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What is worship? Describe what it is.
An illustration of worship - a football match or music concert.
What emotions and feelings do you think are in the crowd?
So what things help Christians to worship God?
1) In many Churches there will be a cross.
2) Christians will read, or listen, to the Bible to help them in their worship of God.
(3) In many Churches Christians will sing songs and hymns.
4) In a Church service there should be a time for praying, and periods of silence.
5) There should be times for feeling joyful, excited, and thankful to God.
Here's a tough story from the Bible.
What things do you worship?
Are there any dangers in worshiping these things?
Should worshiping God be a natural part of our lives?

What is worship? Describe what it is.
An illustration of worship - a football match or music concert.
What emotions and feelings do you think are in the crowd?
So what things help Christians to worship God?
1) In many Churches there will be a cross.
2) Christians will read, or listen, to the Bible to help them in their worship of God.
(3) In many Churches Christians will sing songs and hymns.
4) In a Church service there should be a time for praying, and periods of silence.
5) There should be times for feeling joyful, excited, and thankful to God.
Here's a tough story from the Bible.
What things do you worship?
Are there any dangers in worshiping these things?
Should worshiping God be a natural part of our lives?

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  1. 1. Teachers note: Topics we will look at What is worship? An illustration of worship. So what things help Christians to worship God? (1) In many Churches there will be a cross. (2) Christians will read, or listen, to the Bible to help them in their worship. (3) In many Churches Christians will sing songs and hymns to help them. (4) In a Church service there will be a time for praying, and periods of silence to help them in their worship. (5) But there will be times when Christians will be feeling joyful, excited, and thankful to God. Here's a tough story from the Bible. How would you describe his worship in the story? PLENARY: What things do you worship? Are there any dangers in worshiping these things? Should worshiping God be a natural part of our lives? See more Free Lesson Plans at: https://notmanywise.uk [i]
  2. 2. What do you think worship is? Describe what it is. What do you think CHRISTIAN worship is? Singing hymns, kneeling to pray? These things can help to express worship, but what actually is worship?
  3. 3. Imagine you are going to a music concert. You go through the entrance and into the stadium. The group walks on to the stage. Now look around you at the crowd. What emotions and feelings do you think are in the crowd? Many of those would be 'fans' of one, or all of them. Many would have pictures and posters of their heroes. They would be their 'idols’. You could say that these fans worship these artists. [iii] An illustration of worship:
  4. 4. It really is raising someone up in your mind. They are important, they're brilliant, very special, very skilful, they are a hero. So because of these qualities, you look up to them, and admire them, and you spend time thinking about them. That is worship. When a Christian worships God, God is all these things to the worshiper. God becomes the most important Person in their lives, because they see Him as being very special - the Creator God of everything, and they want to spend time thinking about Him. How would you describe Christian worship now? [iv]
  5. 5. Christians can't go to the football ground to watch their 'hero', God, come onto the field! [v] So what things help Christians to worship God?... 1) In many Churches there will be a cross. There is nothing special about these crosses, they can be decorated or very plain. They serve as a reminder that Jesus Christ, God's Son, died upon a wooden cross He took our blame and paid the penalty for the wrong things that we have done. (See next slide to explain that one!) [v]
  6. 6. A good illustration to explain this is: Imagine you kick a football through a neighbours very expensive window. The neighbour demands money to have it repaired, but you haven't got anywhere near that amount. Then your dad comes and offers to pay for the full amount of the repairs, even though he wasn't responsible for breaking it. That is what Jesus did - He paid so we could be free of the debt to God (of all the things we’ve done wrong and the good we should have done.) [vi]
  7. 7. An activity to make a cross from paper: [1] Place an A4 sheet of paper on a table. Lift the top up and fold along the A - A line. [2] Lift the right side up & fold along the B - B line. [3] Now cut or tear along the C - C lines. [4] Open out & you should have a cross!
  8. 8. Christians believe that the Bible is inspired by God. That means that although the Bible was written by many people, they were all given the words from God. So by listening to the Bible it is like hearing from God Himself. They learn more and more about God, and therefore they can appreciate Him more, so this raises their worship. [vii](Teachers note: The subject of the Bible will be dealt with in later Lesson Plans). 2) Christians will read, or listen, to the Bible to help them in their worship of God.
  9. 9. 3) In many Churches Christians will sing songs and hymns to help them in their worship of God. If the hymn or song is well written it will focus in on a part of God's character, or on something that He has done. Here is an example of an old hymn (Composed by Cecil Frances Alexander) which describes where Jesus' cross was and what the reason was for it. (Teachers note: The subject of hymns, songs etc, will be dealt with in a later Lesson Plan). [viii]
  10. 10. [viii]
  11. 11. How would this help a Christian in a difficult situation? By believing that God is far more wise and powerful than themselves, they can trust that this situation will work out for the best, and to stop worrying! [viii] For example of a more modern song:
  12. 12. Imagine trying to read a book that requires a lot of concentration. Then someone turns on the TV, the baby starts screaming, someone is bashing cutlery around in the kitchen and the dog is barking constantly! Was it easier to concentrate during the quiet time, or the noisy time? (Teachers note: The subject of prayer will be dealt with in a later Lesson Plan). 4) In a Church service there will be a time for praying, and periods of silence to help them in their worship of God. It is much easier to make a big, important decision when you haven't got any distractions or lots of noise. It is good to have times of quiet reflection, to think about ourselves, other people and God. So Church services ought to have times of quiet. [ix]
  13. 13. 5) But there will be times when Christians will be feeling joyful, excited and thankful to God. So if it was all quiet then it would be very difficult to express their inner joy. An example: Imagine you have been given a wonderful present and you want to tell your friend about it. But your friend is in the library! You run up to them and you start to excitedly tell them about your present. But everyone else is telling you to be quiet! You are not allowed to express your excitement. Church services should cater for these different emotions. Church isn’t the only place to worship… And worship is not only singing songs, listening to the Bible, praying… See the next slide!
  14. 14. Here's a story from the Bible which has been given modern stage props: Job (pronounced Jobe!) had a wife and family, and ran his own business. In one day his lorry got stolen, his warehouse got burnt down with everything in it, he discovered that he wasn't insured for any of it! And then all of his children got killed in an accident! What a terrible day! But what does the Bible say he did? What do you think he did? Kick some things around! Shout at God! The Bible tells us that he fell to the ground and worshipped God! (Job 1:20-22) Wow! Isn't that amazing! He then went on to say: "Naked I came into the world, naked I shall depart. The Lord (God) gave, and the Lord has taken away, may the Name of the Lord be praised." [xi] So in this example worship had nothing to do with singing, or going to Church. (Continued on next slide)
  15. 15. How would you describe this worship? Some might say ‘he's a nutter!’ Job didn't react in the way that you would expect. He had lost a huge amount, just about everything, but even in all this he was able to worship, because: a) He believed that everything he had, his business, his money, even his children were given by God. b) Job trusted God. So even if this situation was terrible, Job believed that God had a plan which would end up for the best. Christians believe that God is pleased with such worship. PLENARY: What things do you worship? Are there any dangers in worshiping these things? If we make these things to be very, very important, we may find later in life that these things were only short lived, and nowhere near as important as we thought they were. Should worshiping God be a natural part of our lives? [xii]
  16. 16. See more Free Lesson Plans at: Not Many Wise Click on this link https://notmanywise.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/lifegiver These images are by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC [i] [ii] [iii] [iv] [v] [vi] [vii] [Viii] [ix] [x] [xi] [xii]

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