Lift Your Hands
Lift Your Hands
Review Pastor Craig’s points to remember what stuck out to you from the message.
Matthew 2:2 NLT
"The wise men didn’t come to get something from God, but to offer something to Him."
Lift Your Hands to God
"He does not exist for us; we exist for Him."
"Worship isn’t just what we do; a worshiper is who we are."
"Thank Him because He is good, not just when things are good."
1 Timothy 2:8
"The moment you surrender TO Him you find victory IN Him."
Start with an icebreaker question to get everyone talking. Then choose questions that will work well with your group.
- If a genie in a bottle granted you one wish, what would you ask for (no wishing for more wishes)?
- What does worship mean to you? How did this message help shape that definition?
- Have you ever worshiped with raised hands? How did that posture change your perspective of God?
- On a scale of carrying a big-screen to shot blocking, how do you raise your hands?
- Why do we do something with our hands to reflect something in our heart? What are some examples of that in our culture?
- What are some ways you’ve seen God’s love is better than life?
- How have you noticed your mood or circumstances affecting how you participate in worship?
- When you worship God, what percentage is at church? How could you surrender to God in worship every day of the week?
- What are some battles you’re facing? How could you attack these problems with praise?
- What gets in the way of you being the kind of worshiper God deserves?
- Who is someone who has been there to hold up your arms? Talk about what that meant to you.
From the Source
To introduce some different perspectives into the conversation, consider reading one of these verses together.
1 Kings 8:54
Live It Out
End each week with a challenge to take action. Lead your group to help each person identify their next steps.
- Share a time when you felt like lifting your hands in victory and surrender.
- How can our group hold up each other’s arms?
- What’s one battle our group can worship through together? How will we communicate during the week about any breakthroughs or victories?