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ALPHA:
DANIEL

Susannah
Chalce

Nehemiah

Gagan
Vaishali

Willy

Thanusha

Himalini

DELTA:
GAUTAM

Brittany

Shalini

Prem
Bhanu

Swapna
Veena

Tuhina

Yugandhar
Esther

Spoorthi

GAMMA:
JOHN

Joshua

Sam

Kaushik

Israel

John (Joy's friend)

Joy

Joe

Vinny

Abraham

BETA:
SAINATH

Suchitha

Aleykya

Krishna

Leela

Madhuri
Catherine

Jyothi

OMEGA:
BENJAMIN

Stephen

Chaithanya

Tej

Tanmai
Rebecca Drame
Irene

Christy

Christy Charles

Anju

BOOK discussion, prayer & mutual fellowship 

*QUESTIONS FOR SMALL GROUPS DISCUSSION*
 

*Chapter Three: Why Does God Gather Us? (Corporate Worship)*

1. Why does God gather us? In other words, what does He call us to do when we meet?


2. Is singing an option or mandatory in corporate worship? How are songs of praise to God are also tools for teaching each other God’s Word? Do you learn songs and raise your voice and sing meaningfully along with other members in obedience to God’s Word?


3. With what expectation church members must come together in corporate worship?


4. What are the vertical and horizontal dimensions of corporate worship? Why is it inappropriate to design our gatherings “primarily to facilitate private communion with God”?


5. What does a worship service that is focused on glorifying God and doing good to the saints, and is therefore a powerful evangelistic witness, actually look like? 

 

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*Chapter Two: Must We Gather? (Corporate Worship)*

“Ecclesiology shapes doxology.” Discuss what this could mean. 

“If a church never meets, it is no church at all.” Discuss the reasons for this assertion. 

What is the role of the Trinity (the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit) in making us a community to worship Him? (see page 56)

“Not only does God enable our worship in the first place, he ministers to us each time we gather.” Discuss how this happens. 

How has your perspective on the church and corporate worship been transformed by the insights presented in this chapter?

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*Chapter One: Who Gathers? (Corporate Worship)*

1. The author describes the local church as an "outpost of the kingdom of heaven." How should this understanding shape the way we approach and experience corporate worship?

2. The author states that when the church gathers as God's temple, "the real 'action' is in the pew, not on the platform." What does he mean by this, and how can church members embrace their priestly role in corporate worship?

3. Discuss the metaphor of the church as the "body of Christ." How should the principles of mutual edification and unity in diversity be reflected in our corporate worship gatherings?

4. The author emphasizes the corporate nature of salvation. How does your understanding of being united to Christ's people affect the way you personally prepare for and participate in corporate worship?

5. How can we purposefully fight against the temptation to treat corporate worship anonymously or impersonally? What are some practical ways we can embrace the communal nature by actively engaging with fellow believers before, during, and after the service? 

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*Foreword and Introduction (Corporate Worship)*

1. The foreword suggests that adopting a pragmatic approach to worship, focused on doing "whatever works" to attract non-believers (often referred to as "churching the unchurched"), has led to the "de-churching" of many congregations. What does "de-churching" mean in your understanding? What do you think about this phenomenon, and how does that have a negative impact on the church?

2. The foreword highlights the prevalence of a consumer mindset among church attendees. What does this term signify to you? How do you view the implications of a consumerist attitude within the church, and how does that negatively impact the church?

3, What do you believe is the primary purpose of the church's gatherings, and how can we effectively fulfill that purpose within our congregation?

4. How would you define worship, both individually and in the context of corporate worship? Some individuals associate worship solely with singing songs. What are your thoughts on this perspective, and what is the biblical understanding of "worship"?

5. Reflecting on the foreword and introduction, what aspects challenge your existing beliefs regarding corporate worship? How do you want to encourage/influence others with what you have learned?

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