Because 2022- Week 8
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Sunday Recap: This past week we had a night and morning of worship to celebrate and tell the Lord how awesome He is.

Opening Question

  • What has been a powerful worship experience you’ve had in your life?

Read and Discuss

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:1-14‬ CSB

‬‬“I love the Lord because he has heard my appeal for mercy. Because he has turned his ear to me, I will call out to him as long as I live. The ropes of death were wrapped around me, and the torments of Sheol overcame me; I encountered trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me!” The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is compassionate. The Lord guards the inexperienced; I was helpless, and he saved me. Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. For you, Lord, rescued me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. I believed, even when I said, “I am severely oppressed.” In my alarm I said, “Everyone is a liar.” How can I repay the Lord for all the good he has done for me? I will take the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.”

  • What were some things the author of this Psalm experienced?
  • When things were going bad, how did he respond?
  • What are ways people respond to hardships in their life?
  • What are ways people respond to God during hardships in their life?
  • Throughout this worship series we have looked at the phrase, “We worship God because…” What are some of the “because” statements listed in this passage?
  • How have you experienced God in those ways? 
  • The author asks, “How can I repay the Lord for all the good he has done for me?” How would you answer this question?
  • What are some ways worship drives us to action?
  • What are ways your view of worship has changed over the last few weeks?

Challenge Question

  • Who can you talk to this week about why you worship the Lord?

Memory Verse

Psalms 116:1-2

I love the Lord because he has heard my appeal for mercy. Because he has turned his ear to me, I will call out to him as long as I live. 

Prayer TACOS

Thank God for being gracious, righteous, and compassionate.

Adoration- Worship the Lord by saying one word that comes to mind when you think of His goodness

Confess the times that you have blamed the Lord for hardship instead of worshiping through the storms

Others- Pray for those who do not yet worship the Lord.

Self- Ask the Lord to give you an opportunity to tell someone about His greatness this week.