Going to Church God’s Way Part 1

How to Make a Lasting Impact – Part Two
GOING TO CHURCH GOD’S WAY: The Impact of the Large Gathering
Psalm 100:1-5 / John 4:21-26

Impact Point: “I WILL WORSHIP WITH OTHERS.”

1. How do we gather? Psalm 100:1-5

(7 imperatives that guide our approach to worship)

  1. Shout
  2. Serve
  3. Come
  4. Know
  5. Enter
  6. Give

2. Why do we gather? John 4:21-26

(Jesus gives two reasons why we worship.)

To worship in Spirit . . .
To Worship in Truth . . .

Questions for Further Discussion:

  1. How did Jesus say people would worship God? (John 4:21-23)
  2. What kind of worshipers does God seek? (John 4:23)
  3. What did Jesus say about God? (John 4:24)
  4. Who did Jesus say He was? (John 4:25-26)
  5. What groups of people do you feel uncomfortable being around? Why?
  6. How might a person feel put off by another person’s background, nationality, or race?
  7. How can prejudice affect a Christian’s witness?
  8. How have you responded to Jesus’ invitation to receive His living water?
  9. How is Jesus’ gift of salvation different from what the world offers?
  10. When was the last time you were in a debate on when or how to best worship?
  11. Describe a time when you worshiped in ignorance? (John 4:22)
  12. Of all the types of people God might seek, why do you think that the Father seeks worshipers?
  13. How is the world’s need for salvation and eternal life like thirst?
  14. In what other ways besides thirst might you describe eternal life?
  15. How can we worship God in spirit and in truth?
  16. When was the last time that God spoke so clearly and you still did not get it? (John 4:26)

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