For the next several weeks we will be providing resources to have a time of Personal/Family Worship on Sunday mornings if you are unable to attend in person. Below you will find an outline for the time of worship that will include songs via a YouTube playlist, discussion questions, and a video sermon led by Jason.
Personal/Family Worship Guide for January 24, 2021
Read 1 Corinthians 1:2 and Psalm 147:1
Sing the songs on the YouTube playlist
Play the video sermon.
Link here: THIS WEEK'S SERMON
After the video spend some time answering/discussing these questions.
1. According to Psalm 129 verses 1 and 2 how long has persecution been part of the experience of the people of God? What are some examples in the Bible of God’s people suffering persecution? What was Jesus’ experience with persecution?
2. Verse 1 invites all of “Israel” to acknowledge their history of persecution. Does this only apply to ethnic Jews? Why/why not? How can we, American Christians sing this song? How is this song Christian Scripture?
3. Read Matthew 10:24-25 and Hebrews 12:3. Why should we as God’s people expect persecution?
4. Go to https://www.icommittopray.com/requests/ and read some of the accounts of persecution of the people of God. Then spend some time praying for the persecuted church.
5. According to Psalm 129 how do see that we can not only expect persecution but also preservation? What are some examples in the Bible of God’s people being preserved? What was Jesus’ experience with the preservation of God?
6. Read 1 Corinthians 1:7-9 and Romans 8:35-39. How do we see that preservation can still be expected by God’s people? What are some examples from history that show that God is committed to preserving his people?
7. Read verse 5. Who are those who “hate Zion”? Why do you think they hate Zion?
8. According to the Psalm what can God’s people expect to happen to those who hate them? Why?
9. Read Colossian 2:15 and Revelation 11:15-19. How will the peace that God’s people expect be accomplished? When will it happen? How do we persevere until we experience that peace?
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