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June 7, 2013 | by: RAKlets | 0 comments

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In Case the Take-Home-Page didn't make it home this week. This is what we talked about in RAKlets on June 7, 2013: 

Churches Worship God - Worship is focussing 100% on God -- Peter & John Preach the Gospel- John 4, Psalm 100, Romans 12:1, 1 Samuel 15, 1 John 4:19

June 7

This week we talked about one of the things that the church does. We talked about the truth that the church worships God. We defined worship as focussing 100% on who God is and what God is like. One of the things we learned is that in order to worship God we need to know about God, so we took some time searching the Bible for truths about God.

FAMILY-WORSHIP-TIME:

Here are some ideas for your family-worship this week. Read more about family worship here.

The definition we used for worship this week was that worship is focussing 100% on God. That means that in order to worship God we need to know God. We need to know who He is and what He is like. We were also reminded that we can only worship because God first loved us (1 John 4) and that one way we worship is through obedience to God. 



If you have to know God first before you can worship Him, the best way to get to know God is through His Word. Read the following passages each day and make a list of the truths you see about who God is and what He is like in these verses. Also make a list of the ways that the Psalmist worships God (or the times/ places where He is thinking about God) in each of these passages.

  • Day 1- Psalm 7
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Day 2- Psalm 8
 

  • Day 3-Psalm 19


  • Day 4- Psalm 23
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Day 5- Psalm 63

IDEAS FOR THE LITTLE ONES (age 0-4):

Read this great article to see that the Gospel is also important for your Toddler: The Gospel Matters for Your Toddler.

  • THIS WEEKS STORY: The Song - - Psalm 96

Last week we talked about the most important thing that God’s people do. We learned that the most important thing for God’s people to do is to tell people about Jesus.
Another very important thing for God’s people is to worship God. 



Worshipping God means thinking about who God is and remembering the things He has done. Worshipping God can happen when people read the Bible, when people talk about how great God is and when people sing songs about how great God is.

King David in the Old Testament of the Bible wrote this song to tell God how great He is and to worship Him.

“Sing to the Lord a new song. The whole world should sing to God. Sing to God & praise his name. Tell people every day how Jesus died for our sin 
Tell everyone in the world the wonderful things that God has done. Tell everyone that God deserves to be praised. Give God all of the praise He deserves. Come together and worship God. Worship God and remember that He is holy. Tell everyone in the world that God reigns.. Tell everyone that God is King over the whole world.”

God wants us to tell other people about Him. God also wants us to sing and talk and think about how great he is.

  • Play “Instruments of Praise”- Have kids use various things as instruments to play along to a CD of worship music (toy container could be drums, they could clap, etc.). You could also just play a CD and have kids clap and dance along to the music. As they sing & play instruments, tell them that the Bible tells us that we should worship God. Since [Bible Phrase] the Bible is God’s Word we should obey it and worship God. Remind them of the story and how they heard about a song written in the Bible full of reminders to praise God.

  • Learn the Memory Verse

- “Let us- - point to each other

- not - - wave finger like saying NO

- give up meeting together, - - make a pretend book by holding your hands in front of you

- as some are in the habit of doing, - - point over your shoulders

- but let us - - point to each other

- encourage one another - - hug the person next to you

- and all the more as you see the day approaching.” - - hand over eyes like looking at something

- Hebrews 10:25

  • Play “God is...”- Talk about how worship is telling God how great He is. Come up with some motions to represent truths about God...like love, kindness, creator, etc. Say “God is (name something about God) and do the motion to remember who God is.

 

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