Family Worship Guide April 11th-16th

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Day 1

Theme
Jesus calls us because God chose us.

Scripture Reading
Ephesians 1:3-14

Discussion
Do you think that you are fundamentally worthy of Gods grace or do you identify with the disciples, the unworthy men who Jesus called to follow him?

If we have been chosen by God for salvation, adopted as children into his family, what does this mean for our sanctification, our continued growth in grace?

Is there a relief that comes with the knowledge that we have nothing to bring to the table when it comes to our salvation and that God has done the work of saving us?

Sometimes we live in ways that expose our unbelief. We try and earn or contribute to our salvation. What are some false idols that we run to? 

Prayer Focus
We praise God for his faithfulness which is the foundation of our salvation. We praise him for the grace and mercy we have received, simply because he chose to love us.

Song
"All I Have Is Christ"
Sovereign Grace Worship

Day 2

Theme
Jesus calls us to community with him.

Scripture Reading
Philippians 3:3-11

Discussion
Do you spend consistent time with Jesus through prayer and reading scripture?

Do you view daily prayer and scripture reading as items on a to do list or do you see it as an opportunity to behold the glory and the goodness of God who desires intimate relationship with you?

If you struggle with prayer, have you considered using scripture as a guide to prayer? The Psalms are a great place to start.

Prayer Focus
We pray thanking God that he was willing to sacrifice Christ in order to have relationship with us. We ask for the Spirit to prick our hearts and draw us close to God, that he would illuminate the scriptures as we read and captivate us with the glory of God.

Song
"This Glorious Grace"
Austin Stone Worship

Day 3

Theme
Jesus calls us to mission with him.

Scripture Reading
Habakkuk 2:14
Ephesians 2:1-10

Discussion
Do you view mission as the way you live life to make disciples for the glory of God or do you view it as an addition to an already busy schedule?

Jeff Vanderstelt says, "We need to learn to see eating and drinking, working and playing - everything we do - as the means through which we can both glorify God and show others what it looks like to worship him in all of life." What are some of the everyday things in our lives that we need to view as an opportunity to glorify God and make disciples? 

Who are we making disciples of?

Do we need to depend on the Holy Spirit to help us be obedient to Jesus' call to mission? 

Prayer Focus
We pray for the Spirit to open our eyes to the ways we can use the every day stuff of life to be missional. We ask for the the Spirit's help to be obedient to this call to mission.  

Song
"Redeemed To Redeem"
Austin Stone Worship