How to Get Back to Real Worship
- Breathe In the Love of God. (Mal 1:1-5)
- Breathe out Reverence for God. (Mal 1:6-14)
Am I a Worshiper or a Faker?
- Do I offer God my Best? (Mal 1:6-9)
- Do I just go through the Motions? (Mal 1:10-14)
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Malachi 1:1-14
Malachi 1:2-3 talks about God's love: What exactly is God saying? How does this prove His love?
Why is love the motivator for worship (see also Romans 2:4)?
Have you ever doubted God's love because things weren't happening the way you expected? Share the experience with the group.
Define reverence: Why do you think this is a lost concept in our culture today?
How would you reply to this statement: "This stuff in Malachi doesn't apply to us today. We don't offer sacrifices anymore!"
What are ways, today, that you can "breathe out" reverence for God?
Complete transparency: How are you doing with sincerely worshiping God? What changes do you need to make to be able to "breathe" (in God's love / out reverence for God)?