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In the past two weeks I posted articles explaining that as children understand how obedience is lived in their everyday lives, they’ll see worship as the natural outflow of obedience and a major part of their everyday lives and talked about Able, Seth and Noah and how they were obedient real worshipers! I also posted about Caleb and Josiah and how they are just two examples of Bible people who chose to worship God by giving their all to God! This is a major part of worship!  In fact, if we do not give our all to God, we can’t worship Him. 

Today I want us to consider along with worshiping by obeying, giving our all and music, we worship God by loving others. We do not have to look any farther than at what Jesus said and modeled for us to see how essential loving others is if we are going to be real worshipers of God! In Mark 12 one of the teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Which is the most important of all the commandments?” Jesus said . . .  Continue Reading…

Last week I posted an article explaining that as children understand how obedience is lived in their everyday lives, they’ll see worship as the natural outflow of obedience and a major part of their everyday lives.  In that article, I talked about Able, Seth and Noah and how they were obedient real worshipers! It is so easy to present “worship” as what we do when we sing songs at church on Sunday, but if we want  the children in our churches to have a fuller understanding of worship, they also need to know that real worship involves giving of our whole selves.

Stop and think about it. On a typical Sunday morning, what part of the morning do you call “worship”? Singing is a way we can worship God, but worship is so much more than just singing.

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imageOn a typical Sunday morning in churches around the world, we spend time in “worship” . . . which typically is translated as singing. I completely agree we are able to worship God with our singing, but is this the only, or even the main, way we worship God? What if there is more to worship than singing? What “view” of worshipping God do we give the children . . . and adults . . . in our ministries if we just refer to singing as “worshipping” God, but do not give the bigger, fuller view of worship as we find it in the Bible?

I think it is so easy for children . . . and adults . . . to get the mistaken impression that worship is what we do at church when we sing, and not realize worship is what we do everywhere, every day with our whole lives. If we want children . . . and adults . . . to have a fuller understanding of real worship, they need to understand what worship is by looking at examples God has given us in His Word of people who were real worshippers.

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