What Is Worship?

March 15, 2019

GOAL:

To learn that worship is doing everything we already do, but doing it for God.

CONVERSATIONS STARTERS:

Go around the room and have everyone share one high point (best thing) and one low point (worst thing) about their week

One study claims we interact with our phones (on average) more than 2600 times per day (including picking it up, taps, swipes, etc). Do you think you are below or above that average?

If you had to choose three (small) items to bring to a desert island, what would you bring and why?

What was your favorite memory of Encounter Weekend?

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

What do you think it means to worship? Is worship simply singing songs at church, or is there something more to it?

In your opinion, what the purpose of worship? Why do you worship God?

Are there many different ways to worship God? What are some ways that you worship God?

During Darien’s talk, he said that “Worship is anything we give our full attention and affection to”

Do you think it’s possible to worship things other than God? What do you think that looks like?

What kind of things do you see people worshipping? What kind of things in your life do you maybe worship, aside from God?

During the talk, Darien also said “Worship isn’t a moment at church or songs that we sing – worship is a lifestyle. To worship God means to keep doing what we already do everyday, but to do it for God”

How can you worship God in your daily life? What do you think that looks like?

ACT IT OUT:

What is one thing you can do this week to worship God, whether it be while at church, at home or at school? Take a moment and share with a friend what that one thing is. Over the next week, pray for one another and ask each other how you are doing in that area.

PRAYER TIME:

Ask your group/child if there are any prayer requests or praise reports that they would like to share. Take a moment and pray over all the requests.

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