SERIES: Raise Your Voice: Speaking Vertically in a Volume-obsessed World
SERMON: Forgive Me | Psalm 51:1-19
TEACHER: Ryan Paulson, Lead Pastor
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 Psalm 51.
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.
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.
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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, or to access leader’s notes, visit here: Life Groups Online.)
Discuss: Life Group Questions
1. What are you interested in that most people aren’t?
2. We were presented with five “R’s” in the message. After reading the passage, remind each other what they are and then spend some time discussing the difficulties and delights of each.
3. What are one or two of the more important things you believe God to be saying to you through the message? Why? How might you seek to apply them this week?
Using the practice of Lectio Divina, meditate on Ephesians 4:17-32.
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.”
Almighty God, who does freely pardon all who repent and turn to Him, now fulfill in every contrite heart the promise of redeeming grace; forgiving all our sins, and cleansing us from an evil conscience; through the perfect sacrifice of Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
– Book of Common Prayer
James 5:16 would tell us to confess our sins to one another. Is it possible that confession of sin to one another could be a powerful tool in your community? Is there someone you need to confess to and pray with? This week, maybe God is inviting you into honesty before God and others. Pray that the Lord would reveal to you how honesty may help mold and shape your community.
Study 2 Samuel 12:1-15. Or access our daily devotional guide, The Daily Fill.
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