Recalibrate | Aug 19 – Aug 25, 2018

Series Big Idea

Worship recalibrates our hearts to God.

Message Big Idea

Through worship, we respond to God.

Scripture

Colossians 3:15-17

Ice Breaker and Opening Thought

  1. If you could be immortal, what age would you pick to be and why?
  2. Throughout this series, we’ve been discussing a life of worship, which is a life lived in response to God. What is the difference between living a life reacting to the events around us and living our life as a response to God?

Bible Discussion

  1. Read Colossians 3:12-17 in several translations like the NIV, NLT, and the Message (If time allows read verses 1- 17). What phrases or images stand out to you? Why?
  2. It might be tempting to look at verses 12-15 as merely acting goody-goodie, wimpy, or just being nice. However, as we look at living a life of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, it is more than just being “nice.” What does it take to embody one or more of the virtues listed above?

Life Application

  1. One way of thinking about responding to God is to see worship as a continuous outpouring of ourselves to God and others. What do you think about that definition of worship?
  2. Does a life of continuous outpouring seem sustainable in your life right now? If not, how could it be?
  3. Living a life of worship is responding to God. We can respond to God through praise, generosity, and gratitude. What do you think it means to practice a life of praise? Generosity? Gratitude?
  4. Of those three ways of responding to God, which comes easier for you? Which is more challenging?

Challenge

Sometimes it’s easy for us to think that worship just happens for an hour on Sunday morning, but nothing is further from the truth. We’re not meant to relegate our “worship” of God to a single time and place each week, instead our lives are meant to be defined by worship. This week, let the Word of Christ dwell in your richly so your life may be an outpouring of worship to God.

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