Monday, November 28, 2011

Advent Conspiracy 01: Worship Fully

“Worship” derives from Old-English words meaning “worth-ship.” 
What we give worth to is what we worship: possessions, God, shopping, money, Jesus. 

Advent is a time to consciously direct our worship at Jesus, seeing him in everyone and worshiping him everywhere. How can you worship more fully this Christmas?

• In the Exodus story, every time God says, “Let my people go” it’s followed by “so that they may worship me.” Is our culture captive to things that come between us and full worship? What are those things?

“Even while these people were worshiping the LORD, they were serving their idols.” (2 Kings 17:41) 
Does that passage apply only to ancient polytheists?

• In the weeks before Christmas, is it easier to worship God or more difficult?

• If extra-terrestrials landed in our homes on Christmas morning, what would they see as having “worth-ship” to us?

“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirt and in truth.”

What does that mean?

• In what specific ways do you find it easy to worship God?

• What specific thing can you do during the coming week to prepare for the birth of Christ by worshiping more fully? Share it with a friend. 

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