Why Worship?

March 22, 2019

GOAL:

To learn that the purpose of worship is to remember what God has done for us, to return to God, and to reconnect with God on a deeper level.

CONVERSATIONS STARTERS:

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

Would you rather have a friend ask you to do them a favor and never know why; or have a friend ask you to do them a really strange favor that they explain in depth?

If you could change one rule in your house (or law in Canada), what would it be?

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Do you enjoy doing things/following rules when you don’t understand the reason why? Why or why not?

What makes worship important? Why do you think a God (who has everything he needs) asks us to worship Him?

Have you ever felt (like Kim) that worship was a chore? That it was something you just had to get through in church?

During her talk, Kim said that worship is not something God needs, but that worship is a gift we can use to connect with God.

Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

In your opinion, how is worship a way to connect with God? What does worship do that connects you (personally) with God?

Kim also mentioned in her talk that worship is a practice that causes us to return to God, to remember his promises, and to reconnect with Him – all of which brings us hope, peace and love.

What do you think Kim meant when she said worship brings us hope, peace and love? How does worship accomplish those things?

Have you seen worship do those things in your life? If so, how has that looked?

ACT IT OUT:

Prayer is an act of communicating with God and allowing Him to speak to us & help us with our lives – but in order to hear from God, we need to be intentional. This week – we challenge you to take 5 minutes every day and spend that time telling God about what’s going on in your life, and listening for his voice. If you doubt he’ll respond, challenge him to respond.

PRAYER TIME:

Take some time when you go home tonight to put on some worship music (suggest: Bethel, Elevation or Hillsong United) and take some time just to worship God in your own space. That can simply mean sitting and listening to the song, singing along, or raising your hands & dancing in your room – whatever worship looks like to you. The goal of this is simply to come to a place where you are taking time to return to God; to connecting with Him and remember what He has done.

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