Main Idea: Worship Comes with a Cost
Introduction: True worship looks different than we may realize. It isn’t about us. It may be mocked by others and initially be out of our comfort zone. As we lay down our lives for God, we demonstrate our love for Jesus through worship.
Discussion Starter: What is your favorite way to worship God?
Primary Scripture: Matthew 26:6-13; 2 Samuel 24:18-25; Matthew 10:37-40; Colossians 3:16-17; Hebrews 13:15; John 4:23
Big Sacrifices- Have you ever stepped fully into a form of worship that initially made you uncomfortable? A form of worship you felt called to step out in faith and do, but it was hard? This could have been something like raising your hands or even giving in Heart for the Harvest. What happened once you took that step of faith and did it?
Free Sacrifices- Are free sacrifices even a thing? We read in Matthew and in 2 Samuel about the cost of the woman’s and King David’s sacrifices. Does reading these verses have any impact on your mindset when it comes to worship?
Removing Idols- When we put something above God, it’s an idol. Ultimately, we are worshipping that idol rather than God. This is very hard to wrap our minds around sometimes because society doesn’t stack priorities in the right order. Read Matthew 10:37-40. What is something you struggle with putting above God? If this is not a struggle of yours, what advice would you give to someone who is working on this?
Worshipping- What are some ways that you can grow your worship? Read Hebrews 13:15, John 4:23, and Colossians 3:16-17. These verses describe ways we can implement worship in our lives. Can you think of other Bible verses that you like that are about worshipping God?
Break into groups of 2 or 3.
Think about all the different ways that we worship God. Which one could you focus on this week? Ask your small group to pray with you as you grow in this area of worship.