Is worship just an activity, or something more? What would it mean to worship God with your whole life? These eight studies take you to the heart of the matter—the character of the God who loves you.
Getting the Most Out of Worship
This section introduces the topic, explains the structure followed in each study and offers tips for those approaching the study on their own as well as those participating in a group.
David says his soul thirsts, will be satisfied and clings to God. How does worshiping God satisfy David's soul? How might David's reasons for worshiping influence our own?
What role does the Book of the Covenant play in this meeting? How would worshiping with others be different if you entered each time believing that God had called you together to make a renewal of his vows to you and yours to him?
Mercy, Not Sacrifice
From what God says to the people, what does it seem has become their attitude in offering sacrifices to God? What commands does God give to remedy the situation? Which one of these commands do you find the most difficult, and why?
Broken for You
Some of the guests call what the woman does a "waste." In contrast, Jesus calls it a "beautiful thing." When have you been told that you were wasting something precious that you gave up to honor Jesus, or when have you thought that about another person?
Plantings of Praise
How does what the servant brings these suffering people transform them into "oaks of righteousness," and what does this title imply? When have you seen someone Jesus healed, provided for or set free become a "display of his splender" to others?
All to Jesus
If you are stamped with the likeness of God, what does it mean for you to give to God what is his?
Luke 20:20-26, 45-47; 21:1-4
How do you respond to the idea of being a living sacrifice?
Our Longing Fulfilled
How does the promise that "there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain" encourage you in a situation you're facing right now?