MARCH 29, 2020

All you will need is a Bible and access to the video below. You will be guided through a fun and interactive worship experience that gets everyone involved. Have fun with it and make it your own!

WEEKLY RESOURCES

LIVE ZOOM WORSHIP

We are also hosting worship live on Zoom this Sunday at 10:00 AM. The content will be the same as the House Church resource page, but it will be hosted LIVE by Pastor Mark and Pastor Anthony. All you need to do is click on the link below and you will be directed to the Zoom meeting room.*

Join Our Online Worship

*If you do not have a Zoom account, click on the link above, and it will prompt you to download the application and create a free account. Note, you will have the best experience on a computer but a tablet or smartphone will work as well.

ORDER OF WORSHIP

Download/View this week’s worship guide

Call to Worship

Make the sign of the cross and as a group say:

We begin worship in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Then give each other a rock fist and say, “Jesus is the rock!”

Opening Psalm

Someone read Psalm 121 out loud from a Bible.

Singing

Visit our YouTube playlist for some songs to sing together.

Confession

Someone read the following:

We have all heard the saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”

As a group discuss if you think this saying is true or false. Why or why not?

Someone read the following:

Proverbs 16:24
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Colossians 4:6
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

The Bible talks a lot about the words we use with one another and the lasting impact they have. Let’s talk about the following question:

  • Why do you think God cares so much about the words we say to one another?

Someone read the following:

We have all been stuck inside together for two weeks now. There have been moments where we have all lost our temper with one another and said mean and hurtful things to one another. We have all done the opposite of what the Bible passages we just read instruct us on how we ought to use our words.

Take a few minutes to go around and confess to one another how you have used your words to hurt one another this week.

  • If you live by yourself call a person from work you were short with or a family member you were short with.
  • Roommates confess to one another.
  • Families… spouses confess to one another, children confess to you parents, parents confess to your children and siblings confess to one another.

Someone read the following prayer:

God, you have instructed us to use our words to build each other up and to encourage one another. We have confessed to each other and now we are confessing to you how we have not always done that this week. We are sorry for using our words to hurt one another instead of loving one another. Please forgive us for this for the sake of Jesus.

Forgiveness

Someone read the following:

Lord we thank you that you say in 1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

We thank you that you have forgiven us of all of our sins because of Jesus’ perfect life, death and resurrection. Help us to love each other this week with our words. Amen.

Then go around and tell each other: You are forgiven and loved by Jesus! 

Giving

God is so generous! God has given us everything that we have. Our health, our friends and family, our jobs and the resources to take care of those who are in need. Take a moment to thank God for all that you have. (Ask each person to share one thing they are thankful for).

God doesn’t want just 10% of what we have. He wants all of it! He says, “Watch me take care of you in amazing ways as you live lives of generosity!” As a group take a moment to pray for generosity and provision at Water’s Edge in this season.

Then take a moment to give online:
Give Securely Online

Teaching Time

Watch this week’s teaching then discuss the following questions as a group.

Download/View the Discipleship Habits Resource

This Week’s Text:

Philippians 4:4–9
[4] Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. [5] Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; [6] do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. [7] And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

[8] Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. [9]
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Discussion Questions:

  • What gives you or brings you peace? Explain.
  • What would someone who is living out verses 4-6 look like?
  • How would these qualities help bring about the peace that Paul is talking about in this passage?
  • Read v. 8. What kind of things do you think would occupy Paul’s mind? What kind of things should occupy your mind?
  • What is your anxiety level right now? What in this passage could help relieve it?
  • What Discipleship Habit do you think you can grow the most in and why?
  • What is your plan to grow in that Discipleship Habit this week?

Prayer

After the teaching and discussion, conclude your time together in prayer. Take a moment to be still before God and listen to see if he puts anything on your heart. If he does, share it with your group. Then spend some time praying for the following:

  • For the Holy Spirit to give you a plan and the discipline to stick to the plan
  • For all leaders who are making decisions on how to best fight COVID-19
  • Eradication of COVID-19 and healing for those who are sick
  • For followers of Jesus to be a presence of peace and joy in our city
  • For financial provision for our church and community
  • For any needs in your household and community

Sending

When you are done praying say the following together:

May our worship continue as we live as witnesses of our risen Savior!