Digital Worship Guide
August 22 / 23

SERIES: Raise Your Voice: Speaking Vertically in a Volume-obsessed World
SERMON: I’m Listening | 1 Samuel 3
TEACHER: Ryan Paulson, Lead Pastor

Worship Service

In this five-week sermon series, RAISE YOUR VOICE: Speaking Vertically in a Volume-obsessed World, EFCC Lead Pastor Ryan Paulson will lead us through various Scriptures which focus on different aspects of prayer. This message is from 1 Samuel 3.

Following is a guide that will help you and your family engage in this time of worship during, following and in the week to come. We are glad you have joined us on the journey!

Let’s start by worshiping the Lord together. See the On-Campus lyrics tab below, or CLICK HERE for a printable file (PDF) of the worship lyrics.

Post-Service Reflection

As we conclude our service, consider these questions:

Reflect: Take a moment to think about what from the passage and message impacted you most.

Share: What verses or points made an impact on you today and why?

Pray: Have one person pray a blessing over the group.

For families with young children, you can find more Faith Kids resources here: Faith Kids.

Keep Growing …

In light of this weekend’s sermon, following are some ways that we can continue to grow in our relationship with Jesus both personally and in connection with others. (To join or lead a Life Group: Life Groups Online.)

Discuss: Life Group Questions

1. Share a time when listening proved to be really important. Or possibly a time when you didn’t listen well and it was detrimental.

2. Is there a time in your life when you are confident that you were hearing direction from God? What did he say? How do you know that it was from God? (See 1 John 4:1-2)

3. Read 1 Samuel 3:15-18. Samuel listened and obeyed. Discuss how or if your own life would look different if you were more intentional about these three steps:  1) Stop and Listen, 2) Ask to hear God, 3) Do what God says.

Spiritual Practice

Using the practice of Lectio Divina, meditate on Psalm 119:97 – 105.

Memory Verse

Psalm 119:105


You speak in unexpected places,and with unexpected voices, God.

And we aren’t always sure how to listen. We aren’t always sure who to listen to.

We aren’t always sure if we’re really hearing you.

Be blunt with us, please. Be clear.

Give us the challenge of loving you, of loving the other, of loving ourselves.

And help us to live it out! Because you are God who loves us all, even when we don’t know where to turn. In Jesus’ name we ask it. Amen! 

~A Prayer from Richard Bott


Create some space for silence to listen to God this week and ask Him to bring to mind people in your community who might need some encouragement this week. Reach out to that person, pray for that person, and be listening to the Lord and attentive to Him.

Going Deeper

Study John 10:14-18. Or access our daily devotional guide, The Daily Fill.

EFCC Ministry Resources

Faith Kids | Junior High | High School | Young Adults | Current Sermon Series | The Daily Fill Devotional