TiO 15 – Grit – Gritty Worship (Week 3)
The Main Idea
Gritty worship sometimes involves opening ourselves up to new ways that God can speak to us and draw us closer to him but it can also require simply being intentional about the things we are already doing.
Warm Up Questions: (Choose 1 or 2)
Q1: What are some things that you really enjoy doing?
Q2: Is the thing you like to do best a group activity or an individual activity?
Q3: If you wanted to express your feelings, what is the best way for you to do that?
Read the main passage together: Romans 12:1-2.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Learning to be a worshipper with grit takes understanding the purposes of God for worship and then discovering your best mode (what you do to prompt worship, eg., high-energy praise or quiet contemplation) and style for prompting worship. We are not all the same and we do not worship best the same way all the time. Getting exposed to different modes and different styles can help you find worship prompters that are good for you.
Q1: What is your optimal worship mode? That is, in order to connect with God best what is the thing you like to do and the place where you like to do it?
Q2: If you could add one thing to your worship experience at Riverwood, what would it be?
We’d encourage all groups to pray together at some point in their meeting. This affirms that regardless of the purpose of the group, God is still the focus.