RESET:Worship Part 1 – Max Oates


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This week, Pastor Max continues the series ‘Reset’ with a message titled ‘RESET:Worship’ from Hebrews 13:7-16. This is part 1 of 2.

1. Worship means being led (v. 7)

2. Worship means staying faithful and focused (v. 8-10)

3. Worship means stepping forward (v. 11-14)

4. Worship means making a sacrifice. (v.15-16)

 

ICEBREAKER:

What is your favorite method of worshipping God? What do you find most challenging about worship?

1. In verse 7, the author seems to be prescribing that we should look to spiritual leaders who have completed their years of service and passed on to their reward. Who would you look to that could fi ll this role? Why would it be helpful to study these kinds of leaders and in what ways might we imitate their faith? What does this verse imply about how we, as Christian leaders in the church today, live our lives in the world?

2. How is Jesus an even better example of a leader we can follow? How does Jesus’ example of life and leadership contrast and compare to the examples of historical leaders you might look to? (v.8)

3. What warning does the author plainly state? How would you apply that warning to our present world, community and society? How do you guard your body, mind and soul so as not to be tripped up by these things? (v.11-13)

4. What 3 features in our lives should others see as the evidence of our commitment to Jesus and a response to His love for us? (v.14-16)

5. What is the right response to our Christian church leaders of today? (v.17) What qualities in them are worth imitating? In what ways are you submitting to their authority?

6. What did you find particularly helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

“Worship is the proper response of all moral, sentient beings to God, ascribing all honour and worth to their Creator- God precisely because He is worthy, delightfully so.” – D.A. Carson