Discussion | Worship is More Important
Worship is more important. Jesus goes to Jerusalem with his disciples to celebrate the Passover. Jesus sees people exchanging money or currency and selling animals for sacrifices. He then drives the animals out and tips over the tables. He is upset because they had made the temple a marketplace when it was supposed to be a place of worship!
The Jewish leaders question Jesus after hearing him say, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. He was referring to his body when he said, “this temple.”
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- Worship is our response to God, and it is more important than anything else. It requires us to be outward focused. As a result, it is impossible to worship and be completely self-focused. What are some things that could help you move your focus from self to God and help you respond to him well?
- We often think of music when we hear the word worship, yet as learned today, it so much more than music. How else do we worship? How else do we respond to who God and what he is doing or has done?
- As Christians, how would we live differently if we had the same passion for our bodies, which are temples of the Holy Spirit, as Jesus had for the temple building?
It’s an interesting thought but practically what does it look like to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice to God?
Look around you and see what God is doing. See what God is growing and bringing life too! It might be a movement or a cause, it could be the growth of a person, or it may be something that is being made beautiful. Look around; you will surprise yourself at what you see! Join him in his work. It could be volunteering, donating, praying, or inviting others to see and join in.
See what God is doing and join in the best way you can!
At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.