Your student learned that as the Jews were returning back to Jerusalem, one of the first things that they re-established were the worship practices that were prescribed in Scripture. Ask your student how they will connect with God through worship this week. They may struggle to have an answer, but help them understand that worship is our offering of praise that we give to the Lord.
CENTRAL TRUTH: Worship must be an established practice in the Christian life.
PERSONAL PARENT CHALLENGE:
- Dwell: Worship tends to be classified as something we do on Sunday mornings instead of a biblical view of how we live. True worship is not confined to a building, but is believers presenting their lives to Christ daily in response to His glory. Worship that pleases God is fueled by His grace and focused on His Son.
- Memorize: Ezra 3:11a
- Pray: Focus your prayer on the faithfulness and goodness of God. Maybe He has brought you through a difficult time in your life or provided an opportunity for you to move forward. Whatever the situation, allow a heart of gratitude to motivate your worship. Praise Him because He is good and His mercy endured forever.
You student learned that our God is a God on a mission. He is carrying out the mission of reconciling the world to Him. By looking at Jesus, we can see how to live in response to God’s character. Jesus was rejected in His hometown for carrying out the God’s mission, yet He didn’t shy away from staying true to the mission God had given Him. The church must be and extension of Jesus’ mission, bring salvation to the nations.
KEY TEXT: Luke 4:16-30
CRITICAL QUESTION: Have we adopted God’s mission as our own, or do we view it as separate from our life?