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ICS Worship Culture (Part 1)

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Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship. ”Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 4:20-24 (NKJV)

CG Discussion Questions:

1. Why is praise & worship segment the most important portion of the entire Sunday service and what have you experienced differently during the whole worship service if you missed that portion? What are the concerns or struggles that you may have in shifting to praise God intentionally?
(John 4:20-24; Luke 23:44-46; Psalms 100:4)

2. Explain what praise is really about and how the praise segment can help you shift the focus and change the atmosphere. Discuss your understanding on “learn to praise until the spirit of worship comes, worship until the glory falls and then stand in the glory”.
(Psalms 26:7; Psalms 47:1; Hebrews 13:15; Psalms 34:1-3)

3. How does vigorously, enthusiastically, vibrantly and intentionally praising God look like for you? King David did not care what his servants think about him when he praised God joyfully even with a dance, discuss how you can rejoice in the Lord, proclaim His faithfulness, give thanks for His goodness.
(Psalms 121:1-3; Philippians 4:4; 1 Timothy 2:8; Psalms 98:4-6)