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Chasing Carrots

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Key Scriptures

So David did as God commanded him, and they struck down the Philistine army, all the way from Gibeon to Gezer. So David’s fame spread throughout every land, and the LORD made all the nations fear him.
1 Chronicles 14:16-17 NIV

“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”
John 3:30 NLT

For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. ... As for human praise, we have never sought it from you or anyone else.
1 Thessalonians 2:4, 6 NLT

Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
Psalm 115:1 NIV

My life passes as swiftly as the evening shadows. I am withering away like grass. But you, O LORD, will sit on your throne forever. Your fame will endure to every generation.
Psalm 102:11-12 NLT

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • Have you ever been starstruck by someone famous?
  • What are some of the pros and cons that come with fame?

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

  • Have you ever pursued fame in the past, even in small ways? How did you pursue it?
  • How does pursuing fame move us away from God and others?
  • Read Psalm 115:1. Are there any areas of your life where you’re tempted to pursue fame instead of being faithful?

Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.

  • How can you resist cravings for fame?
  • What are some ways you can elevate God and others this week, rather than yourself?

Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

Father, You’re worthy of all fame and glory and praise. Thank You for all You’ve done for each of us—for creating us, providing for us, and leading us. Help us to make more of You and less of ourselves this week. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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

  • Think of someone in need of encouragement. Commit to lifting them up in some small (or big!) way this week.
  • We’re all chasing something. Interested in learning a better way of living? Then check out the Chasing Carrots Bible Plan:

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