Become Committed to Worship
Would you like to get to know God to become committed to worship? This DDCommunity Bible Study Challenge embarks on that journey. Spend the year reading through the Bible to become familiar with the names of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and their attributes as well.
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you,Psalm 89:15 NIV
who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
I must admit, as I [Melanie] prepared for this study, I was constantly overwhelmed! How can we accomplish such a daunting task? Reading through the Bible in a year is a grand undertaking all by itself. But to focus on all the divine names in the Bible too???? With great undertakings come great rewards, right? The great reward is knowing the One who loves me most in a more intimate way! Also, as I grow to know Him better, I will worship Him more completely! And not only will I know Him more intimately and worship Him more completely, but I will also commit my life to worship Him!
It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.Luke 12:37 NIV
What’s the plan to get to know God to become committed to worship?
When the path is challenging, it’s best to join with others for added support and encouragement. So consider inviting others to join you on the journey.
For this study, we chose to read the NIV translation (2011) of the Bible. Daily readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs will guide you through God’s Word. You can find the reading plan in YouVersion. I highly recommend that you purchase a journaling version to have a place to keep all your notes. I chose the NIV Journal, the Word, Large Print, Leathersoft, Teal/Tan (pictured above). There are several variations of this Bible, but I especially like the large print and thicker pages. Also, Herbert Lockyer provides a valuable resource, All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible, to use as a reference.
Connect to God’s Word to Become Committed to Worship Study Focus Statement
In the Connect to God’s Word with This One Year Bible Study, we start with spiritual maturity foundations, namely, Connect to God’s Word and the 2nd step, Fear the Lord. The Study What the Bible Says about Sin and Righteousness considers the 3rd step of spiritual development, Experience Forgiveness of Sins, and the 4th step, Choose Righteousness. In Depend on God and Be Disciplined One Year Bible Study, you grow to Depend on God while you mature to Accept Discipline. The One Year Bible Study to Become a Humble Peacemaker focuses on the 7th step, Be Humble, and the 8th step, Be a Peacemaker. For this challenge to Get to Know God to Become Committed to Worship, we will reach for the 9th step, Enjoy Worship, and the top step, Be Committed.
How will we do that? With each new encounter of a divine name or attribute, we will complete the following statements:
- God is . . .
- I am . . .
- Therefore . . .
Based on the character of God, who am I in relation to Him? And therefore, how should I be responding to Him? Use Herbert Lockyer’s All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible to guide you as to which names and titles to study. By the end of this study, you will have a more complete picture of the God you worship and a more complete understanding of your identity in Christ.
Are you up for the challenge?
We look forward to hearing how you mature spiritually through this DDC Bible Study Challenge. Many past participants describe this study as life-changing. Are you up for the challenge?
For more Bible study ideas, read Thematically Study through the Bible in One Year.
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