Worship in Heaven

Read Revelation 4 and 5. What do these two chapters teach us about the heavenly dwelling place of God? In what way is the plan of salvation revealed in these texts, as well? Some people go to church and some people have church. If you do not know what I am talking about let me […]

Throne Room

Read Psalms 47:6–9; 93:1, 2; 103:19. What do these texts teach us about God and His throne? If your house is like my house you have that chair in your house which is the perfect place for relaxing. You can sit there read the paper, watch some TV and everything is right with the world. […]

The Importance of Unity

Read 1 Corinthians 1:10–13. What does this passage tell us about how important Paul believed unity in the church was? In the Corinthian church factions began to develop around leaders. Paul is letting the people know that there should not be these type of schisms in the church of God. What are some issues that […]

“I Fell at His Feet as Dead”

Read Revelation 1:13–18, John’s depiction of Jesus, as revealed to him there. What is his reaction, and why would he react that way? How is the Cross presented here? John is awe struck by the majesty of Jesus and falls at His feet as if he were dead. When John was confronted by the presence […]

Worshiping What You Know Not

Read John 4:1–24. What important point about worship was Jesus making to the Samaritan woman in verse 21? Why was He pointing her away from specific places of worship? When Jesus had an encounter with this woman she waned Him to settle the question of where the appropriate place to worship was. Jesus points out […]

Worship and Serve

Read the above verses carefully (Luke 4:5-8), especially Jesus’ response. What does Jesus mean by linking together the verbs “worship” and “serve?” How are they related When Jesus links together the verbs worship and serve He reveals how closely related the words are. From this linkage we understand that worship and service go hand and […]

Mary’s Song of Praise and Worship

Read Luke 1:46–55, often known as the Song of Mary. What is the background to this song? Why is she singing it? What elements of praise and worship are revealed here? What appears here that we have touched on all through the quarter? Mary is a virgin and she was visited by the angel of […]

Worshiping the Image

Read Daniel 3. Compare the worship of the image there with the worship of the image in Revelation 14. What can we learn from this story that can help us understand the issue regarding the mark of the beast? In Daniel 3. We find the remarkable story of how three Hebrew exiles withstood the temptation […]

Counterfeit Worship

Read 1 Kings 12:25–27. What does this tell us about the power and influence worship can have on the human mind? Jeroboam is concerned that the Israelites will rebel against him and return to Rehoboam. Rehoboam  perceives if the people offer sacrifices at the temple that they will give their allegiance to the Lord and to king Rehoboam. […]

Between Saul and David

Read the following glimpses into David’s life before he became king: 1 Samuel 16:6–13, 17:45–47, 18:14, 24:10, 26:9, 30:6–8. What does this tell us about David? These scriptures give us a peak into the life and character of the David. From David’s humble beginnings God developed David into a mighty warrior and king. When Samuel […]

Bethel, the House of God

Read the story of Jacob’s flight (Gen. 28:10–22). Note the messages of encouragement and assurance God gave him through a dream. What was Jacob’s response? Jacob was thankful to God for the promise that He gave him. Jacob did two things. The first thing that Jacob did was establish a foundation for the house of […]

The Faith of Abraham

The Faith of Abraham Read Genesis 12:1-8. What do these verses reveal about Abram ( later Abraham) and his calling by God? The first thing that we notice about Abraham is that he was obedient to God. Abraham left from the land that was familiar to him and went to follow God by faith. As […]

Worship Outside of Eden

Read carefully the first recorded story of a worship service (Gen. 4:1–7).Why was Cain’s offering not acceptable to God and Abel’s was? When we look at these two offerings there appears to be no apparent reason why God would choose one over the other. The offering that Cain brought was a sacrifice from the ground […]

Worship in Eden

Worship in Eden Read the tragic story of the fall in Genesis 3:1–13. What changes now took place in Adam’s relationship to his Creator? (vss. 8–10). How did Adam respond to God’s questions to him? (vss. 11–13). What does his response reveal about what had happened to him? When Adam ate from the tree of […]