Worship Over Worldly

Set Before You
Scripture

Jeremiah 11:6-11 and 21:1-10


Jeremiah 21:8 says … Furthermore, tell the people,This is what the LORD says: see I am setting before you the way of life and death.’

Let’s look closer into Jeremiah 21:8 and dissect it to grasp the deeper meaning.

**This is what the Lord says: See, I am

LOOK, LISTEN, PAY ATTENTION. God is all knowing, all powerful and ever present. He is the creator os the heavens and the earth. 

Isaiah 40 tells us that God sits enthroned over all the earth, its people are like grasshoppers and who can compare? He has no rival or equal.

Revelations 1:8 says “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” 

Our job is to pay attention, listen to His voice and be aware of His holy presence. 

**This is what the Lord says: See, I am setting before you

God has given us free will, the choice is ours to follow and obey Him or go our own ways. 

God sets before you the way of life and prosperity & death and destruction. (Deuteronomy 30:11-20) 

“Free will is a precise gift from God, for it lets us love Him with out “whole heart”- because we want to.” Matthew 22:37

**This is what the Lord says: See, I am setting before you the way of life

In the Gospel of John we learn who Jesus is by the 7 I AM statements He makes. We are going to look at two of those statements to understand how our free will is a sacrifice. 

He is

  1. the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) 
  2. the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)

Jesus is the only way to eternal life and a life full of abundance on this earth. Through God’s amazing grace we have the opportunity to reign in this life through Jesus. (Romans 5:17) In John 4, Jesus offers the Samaritan woman life giving water that nourishes the soul from deep within, wells up inside and bubbles over with an abundant, fruitful life. Jesus’ manifested presence in our lives is the sources of freedom. 

**This is what the Lord says: See, I am setting before you the way of life and death

SIN. 

Death entered this world through sin. All people have sinner and fall short of the glory of God. 

The mistake the Israelites kept making was to turn their heart away from God, disobey His commandments, and worship other gods. 

What do you worship? Just look at what you spend your time, energy and money on and you’ll find the object of your worship. 

 

 


Research & Define

  1. life
  2. death
  3. surrender

Questions for Reflection

  1. Has there ever been a time when you unintentionally allowed your devotion to slip away from God?
  2. What did you do to get back to Him?
  3. What is taking first place in your life today? What are you worshipping?
  4. How does this scripture help you see God and what He values?
  5. What are you worshipping in place of God today?
  6. What changes do you need to make to live a life of worship instead of a life influenced by this world?

Related Scriptures

Deuteronomy 30:11-20

Isaiah 40

Revelations 1:8

Romans 5:12-17

John 4:1-26

1 Peter 1:14-17

Romans 12:2


Memorize & Meditate

Write out Romans 12:2.

Meditate on this Truth.

Memorize this Scripture, let it renew your mind and change your heart.

We are living sacrifices to God by the way we live and honor Him. 


Prayer

Father God, I honor you today and humbly submit myself to you. I love you and want to live a life that pleases you. I am on fire for Jesus and choose to be alive to You and dead to the world around me. Nothing means more to me than pleasing You, Jesus. Every day of my life, I live to serve You. Holy Spirit, if there is any part of me that has been influenced wrongly by this world, I ask you to please reveal it to me and help me change my ways. I choose to worship you above all other things, above my life, above my dreams, above my desires.

In Jesus’ name! Amen.


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Smurfs & Purpose

Scripture

1 Timothy 4:8, 14-16; Acts 17:26-28


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Research & Define

  1. purpose
  2. godliness

Questions for Reflection

  1. What passion for you have buried deep down inside? Have you given God a chance to dream with you lately?
  2. Have you tried something new recently? Have you stepped out of your comfort zone to help someone around you?
  3. How does this passage reveal God’s heart and character in a new way?
  4. What step do you need to take next?

Related Scripture

Ephesians 2:10

Jeremiah 29:11-14

1 Timothy 6:6

Psalm 37:1-11


Memorize & Meditate

Write out Acts 17:28.

Meditate on this Truth. In Him, not in ourselves, we LIVE, move and have our being… we are His.  

Memorize this Scripture, let it renew your mind and change your heart.


Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for loving me and preparing a purpose for me in advance. I trust in Your ways and Your timing. I know you are in control and fill me with purpose and a destiny to give Your name glory. Let my life be an example of Your love. Match my heart to yours and my will to Your will. Let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.


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Galatians: Week Six

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Scripture to Read

Galatians 6


Research & Define

  1. Weary
  2. Good

Reflect & Discuss

  1. How do you respond when God asks you to do something way out of your comfort zone or qualifications?
  2. How does this passage renew your desire for God?
  3. What is the theme of this chapter?

Related Scripture

2 Corinthians 11:16-33


Memorize & Meditate

Write out Galatians 6:9-10

Meditate on this Truth.

Memorize this Scripture, let it renew your mind and change your heart.


Prayer

Heavenly Father, my desire is to please You and live a life worthy of the calling I have received. Help me to correctly handle the Word of Truth with a pure heart. Let me learn and come to the knowledge of truth, knowing what I believe and why. My feet are firmly planted on You, my Rock and salvation. Help me look to You as my standard and not others. Comparison is the thief of joy and I will not give foothold to the enemy. I choose You and give You all that I am. Let this week’s study transform me from the inside out and bring me deeper and closer to You.

In Jesus’ name amen


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Galatians: Week Five

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Scripture to Read

Galatians 5


Research & Define

  1. Freedom/Liberty:
  2. Walk/live/guide:

Reflect & Discuss

  1. What do you think about when you hear the word alienate? (vs 4)
  2. What does it look like to walk in the Spirit in you life, in this season?
  3. How does this passage renew your desire for God?
  4. What is the theme of this chapter?

Related Scripture

Hebrews 12:11

Romans 8:1-17 (amp)

Colossians 3:1-4


Memorize & Meditate

Write out Galatians 5:25.

Meditate on this Truth. Living by the Holy Spirit means keeping in step with His Spirit, being aware of Him.

Memorize this Scripture, let it renew your mind and change your heart.


Prayer

Thank you, Father God, for sending Your Holy Spirit to live in my heart. May Your Spirit confirm and affirm Your truth to me this week. Let Your word bubble up in me at different times to remind me of Your power and glory. Let me see You and bask in Your Presence. For I am thirsty for Your life giving water and hungry for more of you. Your Word is alive and active. Let it nourish my soul this week and reveal the thoughts and attitudes of my heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from You. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before Your eyes. Thank You for Your throne of grace that I can confidently approach. It is by Your grace that I am saved.

In Jesus’ name amen


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Galatians: Week Four

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Scripture to Read

Galatians 4

 


Research & Define

  1. Heir
  2. Guardian

Reflect & Discuss

  1. What do you find yourself zealous about right now?
  2. Have you ever felt swayed by other’s enthusiasm and doubted your belief? What was the outcome?
  3. How does this passage renew your desire for God?
  4. What is the theme of this chapter?

Related Scripture

Romans 12:11-12

Matthew 11:28-30

 


Memorize & Meditate

Write out Galatians 4:6-7.

Meditate on this Truth. We are God’s children, co-heirs with Christ.

Memorize this Scripture, let it renew your mind and change your heart.


Prayer

Heavenly Father, I praise you because Your hands made me and formed me. Give me understanding to learn Your commands and obey Your Word. For I delight in You and Your Word, I meditate on it day and night. I am firmly planted for the display of Your splendor. I honor you with my time, energy and focus this week. Thank you Jesus for the cross that justified my Gentile soul by faith. So, I put my faith in You today and seek You first. For You alone are worthy to be Praised. Teach me and enlighten the eyes of my heart to receive Your truth this week.

In Jesus’ name amen


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Galatians: Week Three

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Scripture to Read

Galatians 3

The law was meant to be an external restraint while the promise was made to be an internal transformation. 


Research & Define

  1. Clothed
  2. Works

Reflect & Discuss

  1. Have you ever experienced a Spiritual high and then questioned it afterwards?
  2. In what ways have you seen God move as a result of your faith rather than checking boxes off your to do list?
  3. How does this passage renew your desire for God?
  4. What is the theme of this chapter?

Related Scripture

Genesis 12 and 15

Deuteronomy 28:15-68

Colossians 3:12-17

Matthew 5:17-20

 


Memorize & Meditate

Write out Galatians 3:26-29.

Meditate on this Truth. We are all ONE in Christ.

Memorize this Scripture, let it renew your mind and change your heart.


Prayer

Most Gracious Heavenly Father, I surrender all I am to You. Take me deeper than I have ever gone before and lead me where my trust is without borders. Your Word is the bread of life and the more I taste and see, the more I see your goodness, faithfulness and unfailing love. May Christ, through faith, dwell, abide, and make His permanent home in my heart. I am rooted and established in Your love; growing in grace and understanding of just how wide, long, high and deep in Your love that surpasses knowledge. Let this week’s study fill me to the measure of all the fullness of You, my Lord and Savior.

In Jesus’ name amen


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Galatians: Week Two

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Scripture to Read

Galatians 2



Research & Define

  1. Justified
  2. Gentiles
  3. Vain

Reflect & Discuss

  1. What does living for God and dying to the Law look like in your life, in this season?
  2. How can you, personally, help those in need around you? Think of a practical, realistic way you can serve.
  3. How does this passage renew your desire for God?
  4. What is the theme of this chapter?

Related Scripture

1 Corinthians 13:13

1 Peter 4:1-11

Romans 8:29-30

1 Corinthians 1:9


Memorize & Meditate

Write out Galatians 2:19-21.

Meditate on this Truth.

Memorize this Scripture, let it renew your mind and change your heart.


Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word. It is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path and sustains me with joy. I am turning my ear to hear and applying my heart to understand. Confirm, by Your Holy Spirit, the hidden treasures of your Word. I am seeking You with all I am this week and fully committing myself to You. Teach me, show me; I am crying aloud for understanding. Grant me Your Spirit of wisdom and revelation of insight into the mysteries and secrets in the deep and intimate knowledge of You. In Jesus’ name amen


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