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Session 27

What it means to be set apart

Read: Exodus 29, Exodus 30

Something as simple as special plates can completely change the atmosphere of a meal. For example, you know it’s a special occasion when Grandma’s china is on the table. The intricate designs and elegant style set it apart from ordinary dishes. 

In Exodus 29 and Exodus 30, God explains how He wants the Israelites to be set apart and special. He gives specific instructions on everything from what the priests should wear and how they offer sacrifices, to how to make anointing oil and incense for worship. God wanted the Israelites to understand that in order to come into His presence, there were expectations of purity and reverence. 

Though Christians today don’t need to follow these rules (Hebrews 10:1-10), we are still called to live in a way that is set apart and different. When we consider how merciful God has been to us, we respond by offering our lives as a “living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God” (Romans 12:1). We do this by showing compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, by loving people like Jesus loved people (John 13:35 and Colossians 3:12). 

Few people remember everyday meals, but the meals shared on Grandma’s china tend to stand out from the rest. In the same way, our lives leave a memorable impression on those around us when we love like Jesus.

Reflect

  • Do you live differently because of your relationship with Jesus? Why or why not?
  • What is one area of your life you can change to set you apart from your coworkers, classmates or friends?
  • If living like Jesus sounds new to you, learn about what it means to follow Jesus.

1

What if the right thing costs you everything?

What if the right thing costs you everything?

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2

Are you in need of rescue?

Are you in need of rescue?

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3

Help is on the way

Help is on the way

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4

Looking for a sign that God is with you?

Looking for a sign that God is with you?

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5

What to do when God doesn’t meet your expectations

What to do when God doesn’t meet your expectations

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6

Will you let God set you free?

Will you let God set you free?

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7

Great success often starts with failure

Great success often starts with failure

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8

How to break a cycle of regret

How to break a cycle of regret

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9

What is your purpose in life?

What is your purpose in life?

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10

When you can’t see clearly

When you can’t see clearly

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11

We are all enslaved to something

We are all enslaved to something

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12

Freedom comes from following instructions

Freedom comes from following instructions

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13

How remembering the past shapes the present

How remembering the past shapes the present

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14

How to win the war

How to win the war

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15

How to celebrate life, even when it sucks

How to celebrate life, even when it sucks

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16

God’s presence is greater than His presents

God’s presence is greater than His presents

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17

God is our banner

God is our banner

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18

The gift we never knew we needed

The gift we never knew we needed

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19

The one person who never breaks a promise

The one person who never breaks a promise

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20

A new way to think about God’s commands

A new way to think about God’s commands

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21

Revenge isn’t as sweet as you think it will be

Revenge isn’t as sweet as you think it will be

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22

What if you are the thief?

What if you are the thief?

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23

Timing is everything

Timing is everything

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24

The key to effectiveness in the church

The key to effectiveness in the church

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25

Why you should give God your best

Why you should give God your best

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26

Worship is more than singing on Sunday

Worship is more than singing on Sunday

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27

What it means to be set apart

What it means to be set apart

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28

You were made to make a difference

You were made to make a difference

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29

Is impatience getting the better of you?

Is impatience getting the better of you?

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30

You’ve got a friend in me

You’ve got a friend in me

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31

You can come to God after a mistake

You can come to God after a mistake

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32

What happens when everyone gives what God says

What happens when everyone gives what God says

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33

How to do more than you ever thought possible

How to do more than you ever thought possible

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34

How to prepare our hearts for worship

How to prepare our hearts for worship

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