• Redeemer Stillwater

Family Discipleship Series: Worship

Updated: Jun 21, 2018

It’s so important for your kids to know that God wants to talk with them and He is always ready to hear what is on their hearts. God is pleased when we come together as a body of believers and worship Him—which is a way that we talk to Him. We tell Him what we love about Him through song, through prayers, and through acts of service. A large part of the life of our church at Redeemer is serving one another, and ultimately serving God. We set up and tear down every week, the Redeemer Kids’ teachers pray and prepare for the lesson all week, Bryan and Kevin study scripture and pray in order to prepare a message for us...and on and on. Worship is not just singing, although that is definitely an act of worship. John Piper says:

The inner essence of worship is to know God truly and then respond from the heart to that knowledge by valuing God, treasuring God, prizing God, enjoying God, being satisfied with God above all earthly things. And then that deep, restful, joyful satisfaction in God overflows in demonstrable acts of praise from the lips and demonstrable acts of love in serving others for the sake of Christ.”[1]

So much of this inner essence of worship will just go over many of our kid’s heads, however we desire for our kids to be around it even still. Not only around it but immersed in it! We want children in our services so that long before they can understand any of the songs we sing, or the messages they hear, they absorb what is valuable. Of course, as a parent, bringing children to worship can be a bit frightening. Let’s discuss some of the fears of many parents in bringing their children into worship: