RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL FOR 2022/2023
AGE 13-19 STUDENT’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 30TH OF APRIL, 2023
LESSON THIRTY FIVE (35)
TOPIC: WORSHIPING IN SPIRIT
BIBLE TEXT: John 4:23-24
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
MEMORY VERSE: For God is the King of all the earth; Sing ye praises with understanding. Psalms 47:7
LESSON AIM: To understand how to worship in Spirit and it’s importance.
CENTRAL TRUTH: To truly worship God is to know God.
INTRODUCTION: The flesh indeed profits nothing eternal (just temporary) that’s why our God commanded us to worship in Spirit which is the only true way to get your worship acceptable to God. The opposite of worshiping in Spirit is worshiping in the flesh which is a fruitless effort. Psalm 47:7 tells us to worship
with understanding. We are to mean every word or action during worship we shouldn’t do eye service to be an eye service is to entertain, we don’t come to church to entertain we come to be edified.
A:) WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO wORSHIP?
Worship means adoring, reverencing, honouring, glorifying, giving top priority to
someone or something.
B:) HOW TO WORSHIPIN SPIRIT
1. You have to be a child of God, for God inhabits the praises of His Children
2. You need to have a pure heart. We are to cry unto God out of a pure heart, not a heart of unforgiveness, full of evil imagination etc. We can maintain a pure heart by constantly renewing your mind with the word of God.
3. You have to be willingly grateful, many people have to be cajoled before they praise God, to worship God in spirit you have to really mean it.
C:) BENEFITS OFWORSHIPING IN SPIRIT
1. ……………………………….. The main purpose we were created is to glorify God. When you constantly glorify God you will do well (your tomnorrow will be alright)
2. You become a good example for others to follow
3. You become more blessed When you are grateful you receive more
4. ………………. God will fight your battles for you.
5. You will live long. In one of the Psalms of King David (Psalm 30:9) he asked from God shall the dust praise thee?. Can you say that to God when you are not genuinely worshiping God.
DISCUSSION: If you don’t worship God will you still make Heaven?
LIFE APPLICATION: Worshiping in Spirit should be the lifestyle of every Christian Worship God daily teach your younger ones to worship God in Spirit too.
CONCLUSION: Worshiping God daily in Spirit is only possible from a place of knowing God just as Daniel 11:32 says those that know their God shall be strong and do exploits. When you know your God, you will worship Him better.
What did they learn in today’s lesson?
How can I apply this to my life?
My prayer points today: