Updated: Apr 22, 2020
In the midst of all the demands of the “new normal,” it is very important that we continue to live out our faith as the local church. Since we are currently not meeting together to study, learn and grow, we must, as families, make this a priority.
Each week, you will find an audio message, along with some corresponding Scripture readings that focus on the topic addressed in the message. You will also see a number of questions designed for you and your family to discuss together or for you to use in personal reflection and assessment. Our desire is that your family will have an opportunity to engage together with God’s Word and examine the expectations expressed for His family.
This week’s topic is the second of twelve simple steps that will guide us in fulfilling the church’s mission to become disciples who make disciples. Today we will examine what it means to Connect with God by being a worshiper.
READ & DISCUSS
Scripture Reading One: Psalm 95:1-7
What three actions is the Psalmist encouraging us to do in this passage?
Being a worshiper means that we see who God is and what he has done. We respond to these truths in faith – not just because we believe that they are true but also because we can observe and experience them firsthand and respond with thanksgiving. What reasons does the Psalmist give for why we should worship God?
We most certainly can respond by singing. Worship songs, whether hymns written in
our past or contemporary worship music, are designed to be a way for us to declare what we believe and celebrate about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Take a few minutes to look up the lyrics of your favorite or popular worship songs
and hymns. I’m sure someone will be able to find them with a simple Google search of the title or artist. As a family read through some of the lyrics paying close attention to what is being said and how they are used to worship God. Many of the modern songs come from the Psalms as well as the hymns of old. It is important for us to utilize music and singing to offer our praise to God.
Scripture Reading Two: Romans 12:1-2
As valuable and important as singing is to express worship, it is not the only way. According to this passage, what are some other ways that we can demonstrate our worship to God?
What are some ways that you can “present your body as a living sacrifice” to God?
What are two actions that you can take this week to demonstrate genuine worship to God?
When we see who God is and what He has done, and we respond to Him appropriately, we are genuine worshipers!