Session 10: What is true and proper worship?

Ask:

Describe what worship look like to you.


Teaching Time:

Worship often times can be difficult to really understand. Here we want to break it down for you. Authentic worship of God is a function of our affirmation that Jesus is here and our understanding of who he is. Our ability to worship is directly related to our view of God. The depth and authenticity of our worship of God flows automatically from our concept of God, from who we think He is. A true worshipper is someone who seeks to put God first in every area of their lives. True worship is an overflow of a right view of God.

Worshipping Jesus at its core is an identity issue. Jesus once said that no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again (John 3:3). What that means is that we are transformed into a new creation once Christ has our life. (2 Cor 5:17) Our lives become marked by Jesus Christ. Worship isn’t raising our hands and singing on Sunday, it’s a life lived to see Jesus receiving our FIRST and our BEST in everything we do. In our time, our treasures and our talents.


Application:

Read Romans 12:1

  • What does this passage teach us about worship?
  • What is true and proper worship?
  • What does it mean to worship in view of God’s mercy?
  • How do we present ourselves as a living sacrifice?

Read Isaiah 6:1-8

  • What does this passage teach us about worship?
  • How did Isaiah respond to seeing God and experience His grace?

Read Psalm 95:1-11

  • What does this passage teach us about worship?

Read Romans 1:25

  • What does this passage teach us about idolatry?
  • What is idolatry? How does this passage show us the process of idolatry?
  • What is your time, talent, money, thoughts, energy, and affections devoted to?
  • What would you say you are worshiping right now?

Read Exodus 20:2-6

  • What does this teach us about idolatry?
  • Why is God warning His people about worshiping idols?
  • How strongly does God love His people and want their worship?
  • What are some common idols today that we are tempted to worship over God?

Where do we get it wrong?!

  • Worship is only singing songs to God.
  • Worship is a feeling.
  • Worship happens only at church.
  • Idolatry is okay.


Action Plan:

  • What are some ways you can remove idolatry from your life so you can keep more focused on Jesus?
  • Is there anything currently pulling more of your attention than it should?


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