Bible Study - VERTICAL: Sacred Roars

  1. What is something God has done for you that you are thankful for or are celebrating? How have you experienced or observed his faithfulness since our last meeting?

  2. Where are you experiencing stress, anxiety or fear? How would you like to see God move in your life or in the life of someone close to you?

  3. What did you hear in this week’s sermon that was new or particularly interesting? Did anything stand out to you as puzzling or troubling?

  4. What is horizontal worship?  What is vertical worship? Have you ever given much thought to these realities?

  5. Read Psalm 95:1-2. What do you notice about the language of the Psalmist? The word “extol” means to exalt or lift up. What kind of actions is the Psalmist describing?

  6. Now, read Hebrews 13:15-16. These verses describe both vertical and horizontal worship.
    • Consider the phrase “the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.” What is distinct about professing (singing) the name of God?
    • Consider the phrase “do not forget to do good.” What is the text teaching us about the nature of relationships and the power of loving/serving others?
    • This passage emphasizes the vertical and horizontal aspects of worship. Chris stated, “We must be wary of both extremes or of only looking to one as valid and not the other.” Why must we be cautious of this?

  7. Consider Revelation 5:11-12. Jesus is the Lamb who was slain. What does it mean to come to the Father, through Jesus, to worship? What has Jesus done for us on the cross that compels us to worship?

  8. Is there someone in your life who needs to hear about Jesus and all that he has done for us?
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