In Romans 12:1-2, Paul tells us that the total sacrificing of our lives over to God in faithful obedience is true worship. Therefore, while singing songs on Sunday morning is one way that we can worship, is certainly doesn’t begin and end with the songs we sing. Rather, we should worship God all the time by living righteously before Him. We achieve this by obeying His Son – as Jesus says in John 14:15 – “If you love you, you will obey my commands.”
Our hope and prayer is that our students will learn to cultivate a personal lifestyle that is constantly worshiping God! After all, this is the only reason we exist. Please join us in praying that our students will catch on to this important vision for their lives!
Here’s how you can pray for our students this week!
- Continue to pray for salvation among our students. We shouldn’t have any expectations that lost people share the Gospel. They can’t…because they don’t really know and love that Gospel message. Thus, we need to pray that our students are truly saved before we can commission them to the task of sharing that same saving message in our community.
- Pray that our unsaved students would not have a peace until they get saved. This statement sounds harsh when you first read it off the page, but I assure you that it comes from a place a true compassion and love. The worst possible place for our students (or anyone for that matter) is to be unsaved and comfortable with that reality. I would much rather God not give them a peace of mind or conscious until they submit their lives to Christ. Please pray that the ministry of the Holy Spirit (to convict men of sin and testify to the Lordship of Christ) would continue through the lives of our students.
- Pray that our students would commit to the discipline of worship. Yes, this does include singing songs of praise to God. But it also includes: sharing the Gospel, reading God’s Word, praying consistently with Him, confessing our sins, and serving and loving others. We want all of these disciplines cultivated in the lives of our students. As Paul says in Romans 12 – “this is your true and proper worship.”
Here are some questions that you can ask your students leading up to and following Wednesday’s lesson.
- Do you think that worshipping God should be a priority in our lives? (A: Yes! Discuss.)
- How often do you think we should worship God?(A: All the time!.)
- How do we worship God constantly in our lives? (A: By obeying His commands.)
- Do you think that reading our bibles, praying, or sharing the Gospel with people is a form of worship? (A: Yes! Explain to your student that obeying God is always worshipful; and these are all things that God commands that we do!).
- What is your favorite way to worship God? (A: Discuss with your student).
- What is a new way that you can worship God this week that you maybe haven’t done recently? (A: Discuss)