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Approval

Approval

Chasing Carrots

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Key Scriptures

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
Proverbs 29:25 NIV

Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.
Galatians 1:10 NLT

... But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved human praise more than praise from God.
John 12:42-43 NIV

On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. ... We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else ...
1 Thessalonians 2:4, 6 NIV

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

Start thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.

Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.

Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

Father, thank You that we don’t have to earn Your approval or the approval of anyone else. Thank You for Your Son’s sacrifice, which secured all the approval we’ll ever need. Help us to embrace the freedom Your approval gives us more and more this week. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

Additional Key Scriptures

2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

Ephesians 1:7 NIV

Romans 8:37 NIV

Ephesians 2:10 NLT

Matthew 5:14 NIV

Romans 8:11 NIV

Romans 8:17 NIV

2 Corinthians 5:20 NIV

2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV

Romans 1:7 NIV


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