Discussion Guide: A Prayer For – Week 3

Before We Get Started

For our discussion today we will be using the sermon series discussion guides. If you would like to follow along you can access this discussion guide on the website at mosaicchurchaustin.com and then select “community group resources” in the menu options.

Prayer

Because the main goal of our time together is to establish relationships and learn how to walk with one another in all that God has called us to be and do, we’d like to begin by praying for one another. So, does anyone have anything you’d like us to pray for, or  anything to share regarding how you’ve seen God moving in your life that we can celebrate together.

This Week’s Topic

Today we continue our new series called A Prayer For…where we will be taking a look at the book of Psalms to learn not just what to pray, but how to pray. We see all through the Psalms a rawness, an authenticity, and a passionate love for God’s presence and God’s heart regarding the brokenness of the world around us. Over the next 6 weeks we will journey together as we focus on developing a life of prayer and seeking God’s Kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

Today’s Topic

A Prayer for Faith Community

Discussion Questions

What has been a difficult thing for you these past 6 months?

What is something you’ve seen God do in, or through, your life these past 6 months?

Psalm 147:1

“Praise the Lord ! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.”

Psalm 103:1-5

“Bless the Lord , O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord , O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”  

What does it mean to worship something?

Over the last six months what are some things you have seen other people giving their devotion and affection (worship) to?

How does maintaining a focus on God’s glory, above anything and anyone else, help stabilize us in the midst of this difficult season?

Psalm 133:1-3

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.” 

What does it mean to be in community?

How would you describe the difference between the kind of community we see in our culture versus the kind of community God has called us to be a part of His Church?

How would you say worship plays into us being the kind of community that God has called us to be?

Alan Hirsch, Missiologist & Author

“It’s not that the church has a mission, my friends, it’s that God’s mission has a church.”

How would you describe God’s mission for the world?

What do you think it looks like for you to be a part of that mission?

What role do you think a worshiping community plays in accomplishing that mission?

Closing Thought

In light of all we’ve discussed, how do you think we can accomplish the task of being all that God has called us to be in the City of Austin?

Let’s pray that



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