Are you meeting regularly with a discussion group? If you meet just once a week, you can find all of this week’s discussion questions in one place right here.
Question: Go through the five languages – time, touch, gifts, acts of service and words of affection. How can you show your love and devotion to God through each of those? Do any of them not apply? What other ways can people show God he’s worthy of our love?
Question: How many of the love languages (time, touch, gifts, acts of service, words of affection) do you see expressed by Israel here? How did they show God’s worth?
“Let every skillful craftsman among you come and make all that the LORD has commanded: the tabernacle, its tent and its covering, its hooks and its frames, its bars, its pillars, and its bases; the ark with its poles, the mercy seat, and the veil of the screen; the table with its poles and all its utensils, and the bread of the Presence; the lampstand also for the light, with its utensils and its lamps, and the oil for the light; and the altar of incense, with its poles, and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the screen for the door, at the door of the tabernacle; the altar of burnt offering, with its grating of bronze, its poles, and all its utensils, the basin and its stand; the hangings of the court, its pillars and its bases, and the screen for the gate of the court; the pegs of the tabernacle and the pegs of the court, and their cords; the finely worked garments for ministering in the Holy Place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, for their service as priests.”
Then all the congregation of the people of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. And they came, everyone whose heart stirred him, and everyone whose spirit moved him, and brought the LORD’s contribution to be used for the tent of meeting, and for all its service, and for the holy garments. (Exodus 35:4-21 ESV)
Question: Why was God worthy of the people’s worship? What had he done for Israel that they would bother showing such love?
Challenge: First, list off some of the ways God has blessed you. Now, what is your worship language? What actions, words, or gifts, or time sacrificed would best show God your thanks for his love? Write something tangible next to each word, and pick one to put into action right now.