“Worship changesthe worshiper intothe image of the Oneworshiped.”
- Jack Haford
What are some outward expressions of worship that you’ve used before?
Read PSALM 150:6
What is supposed to praise the Lord?
New Testament Worship
Read JOHN 4:20-24
Insight: In this famous Biblical story, we find Jesus speaking to a woman at a wellin Samaria. Jesus is Jewish and the woman is a Samaritan. The Jews and theSamaritans did not get along at all. However, Jesus goes to Samaria and meets thiswoman and is very kind to her (very Un-Jewish, but very Christ-like). The womantakes this opportunity to ask Jesus where the proper place to worship is. Samaritanshad a mountain that they worshiped at and Jews had the temple in Jerusalem. Soshe wanted to know who was right. Jesus tells the woman that worship is not aplace (ex. the Temple, church), but worship is in the heart. We can worship Godanywhere as long as it is in spirit and in truth. In Spirit simply means to surrenderour lives to the Holy Spirit as we worship and in truth means to worship accordingto the Bible.Where can we worship God? When can we worship God?In what two ways are we to worship God? What do these mean to you?How do you think ‘true worshipers’ live their lives?
Read ROMANS 12:1
Insight: Paul is begging us to worship God by surrendering our lives to Him. Paultells us that giving our lives to God is the proper response for all that He has donefor us. God won’t settle for 90 percent of your life; He wants all of it. You mighthave been a follower of Jesus for years, but you still have areas of your life thatyou are holding back from Him. What are those areas? Only you know that.What has God done for you?What areas of your life have you given to God? (ex. speech,family, time. etc.)What areas of your life are difficult to give to God? (ex. relationships, thoughts,words, etc.)Why is it so hard to give every part of our lives to God?If you desire to give God everything in your life, write a prayer offering Godeverything: