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....Encouraging Each Other to Experience God & Hear His Voice
Repost: WORSHIP LESSON 1
WORSHIP IS A CONDUIT FOR THE PRESENCE OF GOD...it is
so important for us to praise Jesus.
Here are some lessons that can be broken up over a series
of sessions. It is a repost and is full of timeless multiple
modality activities for kids to help them connect with God.
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WORSHIP LESSON 1
*Target - Kids & youth 7-14 but can be adapted for an older
group.
*This lesson is very interactive with lots of audience
participation.
*Best when done in more than 1 session.
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Materials for lesson 1: Printed out of power verse and
picture version of Rev 4 (below) to hang, big set of
hands from poster board, worship flags (red, purple
and blue) or ribbons, paper and art materials, music
CD - we enjoyed songs from Kirk Franklin's 2007
album and other fast songs, and CD player.
A. Activation
This is probably the most important step! Give the group time
to worship together with the leader using flags, streamers,
ribbons, scarves, banners, instruments......whatever. Fast
worship songs that the kids really like are recommended. 2-3

songs are a fair amount of time. We used 2.
As you worship, pray and ask God to fill the kids hearts and
touch them with His presence.
B. Why do we worship God?
1 .The bible encourages us to =)
POWER VERSE:
(can play a game that the kids say this verse whenever the
teacher says "We worship a big God")
1 Chronicles 16:29b-30a (New Living Translation)
“Worship the LORD in all His Holy Splendor.”
2. Another reason to worship is because God is awesome…
HE IS A REALLY BIG GOD ………
(exercise) We are going to close our eyes and IMAGINE THIS
SCENE from the bible or ou can follow along with the
printout, it is kinda long but hang in there… I want you to
listen closely to what I say to get a picture in your mind
WE WILL ATTEMPT TO DRAW THIS FROM THE BIBLE AT THE
END OF THIS LESSON AT CRAFT TIME…
(This prayer is adapted from the book:
"Praying the Bible, by Wesley and Stacey Campbell...and
awesome resource. Praying the bible out loud somehow
ushers in God's presence in a noticeable way)
The Throne in Heaven- Revelation Chapter 4
After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing
open in heaven.

And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a

trumpet

said,

"Come up here, and I will show you what must take place
after this." At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me
was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.
And the one who sat there had the appearance of

jasper

and carnelian

.

A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled (went around)
the throne. Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other
thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They
were dressed in white and had crowns of gold

on their heads.

From the throne came flashes of lightning

,rumblings and peals of thunder. Before
the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven
spirits of God. Also before the throne there was what looked
like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.
(v10-11)
…the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on
the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever.
They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
"You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being."

C. What happens when we worship?
Have YOU ever been in a sticky situation…what do
you usually do?
Paul and Silas were in a rough situation , they were
doing stuff for God THEN GOT ARRESTED FOR IT ….
(exercise)
Acts 16:23-26 (kids act out as you read it) Need 2+ guards,
Paul, Silas, 2+ Jailers & audience to preach to….
Narrator (teacher) reads:
“After they had been severely flogged, (2 guards
pretend to arrest them and walk them over to prison
area) they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was
commanded to guard them carefully. Upon receiving
such orders, he put them in the inner cell and
fastened their feet in the stocks. (the guards pretend
to lock their feet and arms in chains and then stand
near the “door” of the prision).
"About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and
singing hymns to God (Paul and Silas raise hands to
praise God), and the other prisoners were listening to
them.
Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake
(pretend to shake alot and then be free) that the
foundations of the prison were shaken. (guards shake
and fall out of the way) At once all the prison doors
flew open, and everybody's chains came loose.”
(prisoners rejoice)
*Instead of complaining they sang &
worshiped….GOD THEN RESPONDED AND HELPED

THEM OUT!!
One of things that HAPPENS WHEN WE WORSHIP
IS .....God helps us when we worship Him & He
ENJOYS being with us."
D. What Does Worship LOOK like?
CLAP & Wave hands
(Show large hands)
Warriors actually used clapping to scare off the enemy...it
was a fighting strategy.
We can do the same as we clap to the Lord we are fighting off
the devil our enemy.
(A volunteer comes up to read the scripture…..and helps
lead in a clap pattern for the class to repeat).
Psalm 47:1
Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with
joyful praise!
FLAGS
Many use flags to worship God...the bible speaks
mostly of banners. God seems to enjoy when we
make beautiful flags and streamers and ribbons and
banners to worship.
(show and demonstrate using a flag, ribbon, banner or
streamer to worship)
The colors of flags can also symbolize different

things...can you guess what these flag colors could
represent??
red = blood of Jesus, redemption, atonement, war
Purple = royalty, power, majesty, kingdom authority
Blue= revelation, Heaven
INSTRUMENTS : TAMBOURINE
Can read the verse...or .Have several volunteers come up to
do a simple tambourine pattern (should be made up in
advance)
2 Chronicles 5:13
The trumpeters and singers performed together …
(with) trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments,
they raised their voices and praised the Lord …
At that moment a thick cloud filled the Temple of the
Lord.
It is really cool to see that God REPONDED TO THEIR
PRAYER....with His PRESENCE!! He enjoys being with
us....that is a great thing!!
E. ART TIME
At this point there is an option to continue with the different
forms of worship OR move into an art activity (recommended).
Now kids we will draw. I will re-read (skim) Revelation 4: 1-11
and I want you to imagine what it would look like....this
scripture is from John who God showed many things.
Re-read passage passionately...asking God to draw the kids in
so they can really imagine it.

You may draw what you wish from this passage OR a picture
about worship.
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1 Tim 4:12