The Weekly Liturgy is a primary tool for the Wellspring community as we grow as disciples of Jesus who are “walking in Christ and with community bearing the fruit of worship, formation, and mission.” The rhythms of our liturgy form us corporately on Sunday mornings as well as throughout the week and continually point us back to the truths of the Gospel. The Weekly Liturgy can be used in many different settings including Life Groups, Family Discipleship, and Gospel Friendships.
How did you experience God this week (joys, struggles, breakthroughs)?
How did the Holy Spirit speak to you through His Word this week? (We desire for God’s Word to always be on our minds, upon our lips, and deep in our hearts).
+ Sermon Discussion Questions
John 4:7-26; Psalm 150
- Read John 4:7-26. What in the passage stands out to you? Why?
- Describe a time in your life when God was more real to you than anything else. What was that like?
- Tim Keller defines worship as "giving ultimate worth to the one who is ultimately worthy." Have there been times when you valued other things more than God?
- We saw from John 4 that worship begins with the heart. How would you describe where your heart is now?
- We saw from John 4 that worship centers on Christ. What aspect of our Sunday liturgy helps you center on Christ? Why?
- We saw from John 4 that worship is empowered by the Holy Spirit. How do you want the Holy Spirit to empower you this week?
- We saw from John 4 that Worship breaks down the barriers that divide. Please pray this week for God to allow Wellspring to become more multi-ethnic in our worship.
- In light of John 4 and the sermon, what do you feel like the Holy Spirit is saying to you?
+ Family Discipleship Questions
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. - Psalm 90:2
- Ask your child what they learned this past Sunday.
- Share at least one time God has fulfilled His promises to you.
- Read Genesis 22:11-18 together.
- Discuss what it means to “provide,” including what it means to provide as a parent and how God provides for us.
- Talk about how God provided what we needed most: Jesus to pay for our sins. Share what this means to you.
+ Gospel Friendships
Gospel Friendship Commitment
Gospel Friendships consist of 2-4 people and are a powerful process for our growth in Christ as we desire to go deeper in our journey as disciples of Jesus together. We commit to meet regularly (weekly or twice a month) to share in each other’s joys, sorrows, hopes, and fears—seeking to listen for, and point each other to, the voice of Jesus (the Gospel). We commit to reading God’s Word and listening for His voice, we will focus on growing in our spiritual maturity, and we will pray for one another and for those who are not yet followers of Jesus. Once our group of two or three people reaches four people, we commit to multiply and form two groups so that others may come to know Christ and become established in the faith.
- Walk through each section of the Weekly Liturgy together.
- In light of your Scripture reading and the Weekly Liturgy, What is God saying to you? How are you going to respond?
Questions to engage either corporately or silently: What have you put in place of God or given your heart to this week? What sin do you need to repent of or what area are you not trusting your identity is in Christ? Encourage one another to turn to God and receive his forgiveness and grace. (Consider praying our Corporate Confession together)
+ Corporate Confession
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.
Spend a few minutes praying into the areas God has spoken to you about. Pray for one another and for the non-believers in your lives. (Consider praying through the Lord’s Prayer)
+ The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name
Thank God for who He is and His abundant faithfulness.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Pray for God’s rule and reign to become a reality.
Give us this day our daily bread
Pray for God’s daily provision in your life.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who have trespassed against us
Confess your sins to the Lord, and forgive people who have wronged you.
Lead us not into temptation
Ask for God to guide you in ‘paths of righteousness for His name sake’.
Deliver us from evil
Pray for God’s protection against any of the strategies of Satan.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen
Where are you being sent this week to share Jesus through your actions and words?