This Is Us

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: Joshua 

Joshua Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: Joshua 7

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What stood out to you when reading this week?

  2. Look at Joshua’s cry of v. 7: “Lord, why?” How does his complaint resonate with you?

  3. Is there anything that you need to bring before the Lord and confess to Him?

Songs:

Congregational Reading

We will extol the Lord at all times;

his praise will always be on our lips.

We will glory in the Lord;

let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

Glorify the Lord with us;

let us exalt his name together.

Based on Psalm 34:1-3 NIV

Jericho

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: Joshua 

Joshua Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: Joshua 6

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What did you notice from chapter 6?

  2. Have you ever found yourself in the shoes of Joshua where God was asking you to do something that sounded completely crazy? What was that like for you and how did it affect your faith?

  3. Where is God currently calling you to believe in His power over logic, reason, or earthly thinking?

Songs:

  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Joachim Neander & Catherine Winkworth

  • The Word by Brian Eichelberger, Dustin Kensrue, Nick Lathe, & Zach Bolen [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Cornerstone by William Batchelder Bradbury, Eric Liljero, Reuben Morgan, Edward Mote, & Jonas Myrin [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • We Will Not Be Shaken by Ben Fielding, Bob Hartley, Bobby Strand, Brian Johnson, & Chris Greely  [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Here He Comes (Psalm 114) by Seth Woods [iTunes] [Spotify]

People of the Covenant

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: Joshua 

Joshua Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: Joshua 5

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What did you observe from this week’s reading?

  2. The Israelites now eat from the crops of Canaan after waiting and eating manna for 40 years. How does this impact the way you view your own “waiting period?”

  3. How can you adopt Joshua’s attitude toward the angel in v. 14 this week?

Songs:

  • Rising Sun by David Leonard, Kyle Lee, Leslie Jordan, & Paul Mabury [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Holy Holy Holy by John Bacchus Dykes & Reginald Heber

  • Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor by Matt Boswell & Matt Papa [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Lord, I Need You by Daniel Carson, Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, & Jesse Reeves [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Remembrance by Benjamin Hastings & Chris Davenport [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • O Come to the Altar by Christopher Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, & Wade Joye [iTunes] [Spotify]

Corporate Confession

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, 1979.

Crossing the Jordan

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: Joshua 

Joshua Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: Joshua 3 & 4

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What did you notice when reading this week?

  2. Think about your own personal “memorial stones” from the Lord. What do they mean for you?  

  3. Who can you encourage this week through your “memorial stones” stories? How?

Songs:

  • Praise Be to God by Clayton Luckie

  • How Great Thou Art by Stuart K. Hine

  • Only Name by We the Union [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah by William Williams & Jeremy Casella [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • In Christ Alone by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Do It Again by Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Matt Redman, & Steven Furtick [iTunes] [Spotify]

Responsive Reading (congregational response in bold)

God, our Creator, from nothing you made our world.

You formed us, love us, and give us all that we need.

God, our Redeemer, you rescued us from sin.

You have given us new life and hope of healing to the world.

God, our Comforter, you are with us always.

You comfort us, renew us, and guide us into your truth.

Almighty God, for your gracious love for us, we praise you.

Amen.

* Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook, Second Edition, © 2013, Faith Alive Christian Resources.

Favor of God

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: Joshua 

Joshua Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: Joshua 2

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What stands out to you from chapter 2?

  2. Notice the dialogue in verses 8-11 and Rahab’s view of God. How does this encourage you with what you are walking through in your own life or have walked through?

  3. Who is someone in your life right now that you could help or sacrifice for?

Songs:

Responsive Reading (congregational response in bold)

You, oh Lord, created the earth and the sky, and made life from the dirt, creating us to be your children.

Lord, you are worthy!

You, oh Lord, guide your people through every wilderness, and lead us into life with you.

Lord, you are worthy!

You, oh Lord, bring healing to the broken and hope to those in despair.

Lord, you are worthy!

You, oh Lord, are faithful. Help us live lives of faithfulness to you.

You are holy, Lord. We lift our voices in worship to you.

Presence of God

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: Joshua 

Joshua Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: Joshua 1

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What did you observe from this week’s reading?

  2. Joshua is told to be strong and courageous four times in this first chapter. How can you identify with the fear and hesitation that Joshua was likely experiencing?

  3. What part of your life is God calling you to be strong and courageous in (big or small)?

Songs:

From Self to Others

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: Measures of Discipleship

Songs:

From Shame to Grace

Sermon Guide (PDF)

Series: Measures of Discipleship

Songs:

  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing by John Wyeth & Robert Robinson

  • You Have Won Me by Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, & Joel Taylor [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Cornerstone by William Batchelder Bradbury, Eric Liljero, Reuben Morgan, Edward Mote, & Jonas Myrin [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Holy Spirit by Bryan Torwalt & Katie Torwalt [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Remembrance by Benjamin Hastings & Chris Davenport [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • The Center of It All by Aaron Ivey, Brett Land, Dietrich Schmidt, Jimmy McNeal, & Marcus Dawes [iTunes] [Spotify]

Congregational Reading - from Romans 5:1-2, 5

Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.
And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

* Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook, Second Edition, © 2013, Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

From Striving to Abiding

Sermon Guide (PDF)

Series: Measures of Discipleship

Songs:

  • Holy Holy Holy by John Bacchus Dykes & Reginald Heber

  • Rock of Ages by Augustus M. Toplady, Thomas Hastings, arr. Brooks Ritter [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Singing in the Victory by Aaron Ivey, Brett Land, Dietrich Schmidt, Jaleesa McCreary, Logan Walter, & Marcus Dawes [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Lord, I Need You by Daniel Carson, Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, & Jesse Reeves [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • God’s Highway by Sandra McCracken & Thad Cockrell [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • You Have Been For Us by Clayton Luckie

A Back to School Litany (Congregational response in bold)

As we embark on this new school year, we know that it will hold joy and frustration, success and failure, happiness and grief.

Help us, Lord, to place our trust in you.

Lord, we ask that you use this season to continue to form our children in your likeness, that they might carry your love throughout our community.

Help us, Lord, to place our trust in you.

When we send our children to school, we know they are in your hands. Lord, please make our schools places of learning, peace, and safety.

Help us, Lord, to place our trust in you.

In all we do, we want to honor you with faithful lives. Throughout this school year, may your name be glorified by our dependence on you.

Lord, be our rock and our refuge.

From Flesh to Spirit

Sermon Guide (PDF)

Series: Measures of Discipleship

Songs:

  • Grace Greater Than Our Sin by Julia Harriette Johnston & Daniel Brink Towner

  • Holy Spirit by Bryan Torwalt & Katie Torwalt [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor by Matt Boswell & Matt Papa [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • No Longer Slaves by Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Build My Life by Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kable, Matt Redman, & Pat Barrett [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Spirit Speaks by David Leonard, Drew Cline, & Leslie Jordan [iTunes] [Spotify]