God has set us free to worship Him, but that freedom requires sacrifice and a generous heart.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- How did this message change or enhance your understanding of worship?
- What does it mean to be "free to worship"? What Scripture comes to mind that displays this freedom?
- Do you keep a few idols in the "closet" of your heart? What are they? How do these idols or "impostors" hinder your worship of the true God?
- Read Isaiah 45:14-25. Do these verses inspire you to worship? How do they speak to God's worth, and the worthlessness of idols?
- In 2 Samuel 24:24, David says, "I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God that cost me nothing." Why does our freedom to worship require sacrifice?
- How can you keep your possessions from possessing you, and thus drawing you away from worship? How can you encourage others to serve God rather than mammon?
- What are some practical ways you can stretch yourself in being generous to God?