Sermon Discussion Questions | "Worship and the Cross"

At the heart of God-honoring worship is the exaltation of Jesus Christ and all that he accomplished on the cross.


1. JESUS CHRIST/ HIS COMPLETED WORK on THE CROSS…Is Our Means of Worship

  • Why was the apostle John in despair over the unopened scroll?
  • What did Bob mean when he said that the cross (or the Lamb slain) is our means of worship?
  • Where might we be tempted to point to our own efforts or merits to give us access and approval before God?
  • How does the cross assure and comfort us when we face our failures and the futility of our own efforts at righteousness?

2. JESUS CHRIST/ HIS COMPLETED WORK on THE CROSS…Is the Content of Our Worship

  • How do Colossians 2:13-15 and Philippians 2:5-11 illustrate and explain this point?
  • In light of this point what truths should our songs, our prayers, our sermons, and our praise include?
  • What are ways that the cross not only informs our songs of worship, but also the way we live lives of worship?

3. JESUS CHRIST/ HIS COMPLETED WORK on THE CROSS…Is the Object of Our Worship

  • If only God is worthy of worship, what names and descriptions of Jesus Christ compel us to worship Him?
  • Explain how suffering and death are actually means of God’s victory.
  • If “we become like what we worship”, where have we seen our devotion or affection for other things influence and divert our worship from God?
  • Explain how Jesus Christ and what he accomplished on the cross helps us cultivate:                

                     (1) Humility
                     (2) Gratefulness
                     (3) Security
                     (4) Joy
                     (5) Holiness