Sunday report (October 3rd)

We were in the final week of our five week series working through the five purposes behind our student ministry purpose statement yesterday at Student Quest.  We’re using a series from the Live Curriculum from Simply Youth Ministry called ‘A Well Rounded Faith’ as a launching point for the series.  These purposes are specifically tied to our student ministry purpose state, ‘we are a real people in love with a real God, making a real difference in the world.’  This week’s lesson on worship specifically dealt with how we are making a real difference in the world.  For parents who want to follow up with your kids (at dinner, in the car, whenever), here’s a recap and some questions you can ask:

Paul R taught the high school group while George F taught the middle school group.  Throughout the series, we have been using the life of Paul as an example as we work through the elements in our purpose statement.  This week our teachers did this by discussing the purpose of honor—another word for “worship.” In Romans 12:1-2, Paul challenges us by broadening the definition of worship. It’s not just about singing songs or getting together with other Christians. We used this passage to explore what life might be like if we were totally devoted to worshiping God in all areas.

When the opportunity presents itself this week, ask your student about the idea of being a living sacrifice and how this can be our spiritual act of worship. Maybe help your teenager by pointing out the things you do daily that you have learned to surrender as a way to honor God. Here are some other questions you could incorporate into your conversation:

  • Besides music, what are some ways to worship God, and how is each example an act of worship?
  • What does it mean to be a living sacrifice? How is that different from the way people usually think about sacrifices and religion?
  • What might your life be like if you saw every moment, every opportunity, and every thought as a chance to worship God? How would your life be different?

Have a blessed week!

We wrapped up our small group series on the biblical purposes and the life of Paul by discussing the purpose of honor—another word for “worship.” In Romans 12:1-2, Paul challenges us by broadening the definition of worship. It’s not just about singing songs or getting together with other Christians. We used this passage to explore what life might be like if we were totally devoted to worshiping God in all areas.

When the opportunity presents itself this week, ask your student about the idea of being a living sacrifice and how this can be our spiritual act of worship. Maybe help your teenager by pointing out the things you do daily that you have learned to surrender as a way to honor God. Here are some other questions you could incorporate into your conversation:

  • Besides music, what are some ways to worship God, and how is each example an act of worship?
  • What does it mean to be a living sacrifice? How is that different from the way people usually think about sacrifices and religion?
  • What might your life be like if you saw every moment, every opportunity, and every thought as a chance to worship God? How would your life be different?

Have a blessed week!

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