The Heart of Worship

Learning Outcomes

A 4-week series where kids will learn about worshipping God. They will discover worship is not just about music and song but their whole life can be an act of worship. They will also learn to worship in Spirit, that worship is a weapon against spiritual enemies and medicine to our lives.

Key Word

True worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth. They are the kind of worshipers the Father is looking for. God is spirit. His worshipers must worship him in the Spirit and in truth. – John 4:23b-24 (NIRV)

Part 1

Key Point: Worship is your whole life

Key Scripture:

Brothers and sisters, God has shown you his mercy. So I am asking you to offer up your bodies to him while you are still alive. Your bodies are a holy sacrifice that is pleasing to God. When you offer your bodies to God, you are worshiping him in the right way.

Romans 12:1 (NIRV)

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this lesson children will:

  • Learn that worship is not limited to music, song, and prayer.
  • Know that when they honour God with their whole lives as an act of worship.
  • Understand that it is the attitude of a person’s heart that turns what they do every day into an act of worship.

Part 3

Key Point: Worship is a weapon

Key Scripture:

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying. They were also singing hymns to God. The other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a powerful earthquake. It shook the prison from top to bottom. All at once the prison doors flew open. Everyone’s chains came loose.

Acts 16:25-26 (NIRV)

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this lesson children will:

  • Understand worshipping in times of struggle helps you remember that God is bigger than your troubles.
  • Discover through the example of Paul and Silas how to respond with worship during difficult circumstances.
  • Know that worship can be used as a spiritual weapon to fight off negative thoughts or attacks from spiritual enemies.

Part 2

Key Point: Worship in Spirit

Key Scripture:

Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:18b-19 (NIRV)

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this lesson children will:

  • Discover through the example of the Pharisees how a person can appear to worship God but be far from Him in their hearts.
  • Learn that the Holy Spirit that leads us closer to God when we worship.
  • Know that worship towards God is a supernatural act done in the spirit.

Part 4

Key Point: Worship is medicine

Key Scripture:

When the evil spirit sent by God would come on Saul, David would get his harp and play it. That would help Saul. He would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.

1 Samuel 16:23 (NIRV)

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this lesson children will:

  • Discover that worship can be used as a form of medicine to aid the healing process and overcome anxiety.
  • Understand that God is our healer and is the first person we should seek when we feel unwell.
  • Learn how to practically use worship music in their everyday lives to bring healing upon them.

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