Club 45 At Home
Week 15, June 18 - June 24
Let's talk about worship!
Hello Club 45 family.
Today we start a new series in Club 45 at Home: Worship! Let's focus on how much we love God and tell him how awesome He is through worship.
We hope to see you at one of our Zoom gatherings this week:
- Fridays at 4:30: worship team practice! This is for any singers or musicians who want to grow in their ability to worship God through music, and help others do the same.
- Sundays at 10:00 is our regular Club 45 gathering where we learn about Jesus, have fun together, pray together, and worship together.
- Thursdays at 4:30 is our Club 45 hangout where we enjoy time with friends and have some fun playing games and chatting.
Your Club 45 team: Tom, Aaron, and Andrea
Alright everyone, time to begin! Answer the following questions with your family:
- Your name
- Your number from 1-4 that tells us how you are...1 is not so good, 4 is great.
What's your favorite activity?
We're starting a new series in Club 45!
Today we’re going to talk about worship: what it is, why we worship God, how we can worship God, and then taking time to practice worshiping God. First, let's listen to a story.
Let's think about that a little bit!
In the Old Testament, people always worshiped something: the sun, the sea, the stars, and more. Kings would build statues of themselves, which they made people bow down and worship, a cold and stone image. People worshiped things that didn’t love them back at all. God planned something different for his people that he wrote into the Ten Commandments.
Read Exodus 20:1-2 again. One of our KEY POINTS in this series is that God loved his people, saved his people, and wanted them to love him too.
Now the New Testament tells Jesus’ story. Some teachers and leaders asked Jesus what the greatest commandment was. Read Mark 12:30 together.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love the Lord Your God with all your mind and with all your strength.”
What do you think this means for us?
One way we can worship Jesus is by remembering what he tells us. Since worship is something we do with our mind and body, let’s use them to remember today’s verse.
Practice this worship action: “Love (cross arms over your chest) the Lord your God (then point upward) with all your heart (point at your chest) and with all your soul (keep pointing at your chest). Love (cross arms over your chest) the Lord Your God (point upward) with all your mind (point at your head) and with all your strength (flex your biceps).”
Why should we worship Jesus at all? Let's read 1 John 1:9 "We love because he first loved us."
BOTTOM LINE: According to the Bible, LOVE is why we worship. We love God and show Him. He loves us and we say thanks.
This is your time to just stop and sing to Jesus with your family. You can play a favorite worship song on your instrument or stream it and sing along. This is a time for you and your family to enjoy Jesus and meet him through song. Here's one that's been going through my (Andrea's) heart this week. "Is He Worthy" sung by this beautiful family...
Quiet time - just you and Jesus
We can worship Jesus just by quietly listening to him and talking to him.
What does this look like? The purpose is to take a few minutes of silence and allow yourself to just connect with Jesus and let Him speak. It’s a time to practice being in His presence, to slow down, practice hearing His voice and experience/feeling His presence. A good way to process what Jesus is saying is to journal.
We’re going to take just a few minutes and sit quietly with Jesus. Our lives are full of so much noise and activity that sometimes it’s nice to just stop and listen for Jesus. Close your eyes and picture yourself with Jesus. Maybe picture you and Jesus by a lake, or sitting together on a rock, or curb, or in a flower patch. If you don’t have a picture, ask Jesus for one and he will show you! When we picture ourselves with Jesus in some way it helps our mind to focus on him instead of the other places our mind goes to like I’m hungry, I want to go home, I can’t wait to play with my friends later, or I love pizza and unicorns! Settle in with Jesus and talk with him. He loves to hear from you and it’s the best part of his day to be with you in this way. Tell him your thoughts, your fears, your worries, your dreams, hopes….just like a best friend….he wants to hear it all. Sometimes you will feel Jesus in different ways. Maybe he gives you his thoughts on something like someone just put in your brain what they think…that’s Jesus. You may feel His peace like a warm heavy blanket was just put on you. Maybe you have a picture come to your mind. We all experience Jesus in different ways.
You can write anything that God shows you, or anything you want to tell God, in a journal!
Communion is the family meal where we get together and remember that Jesus is our forever Passover lamb. Like the Israelites in the Old Testament, who lived because of the shed blood of the lamb on their doorpost, we live forever with Jesus because of his finished work on the cross.
Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, and then take the elements (usually a cracker and juice, but do whatever works!) with your family. Do this in memory of the Jesus who’s paid the greatest price for you, his greatest treasure.
Pray for each other
- As a family, check in with each other, what’s Jesus saying?
- Talk about how to practically apply worshiping God this week (taking some quiet moments with God, going on a walk and recognizing His creation, reading the Bible, prayer).
- Ask your family for any prayer requests that they have and pray for those.
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aka "Tom Cat"