December 7, 2014
Worship Christ's Majesty
Unifying Principle (Focus)
Some people do seemingly miraculous things with their gifts and talents. How do Christians respond? For the true miracle of Jesus Christ, the gift of salvation, God’s people respond with worship.
Goals for the Learners
To consider why Jesus is worthy of adoration and worship.
To affirm that Jesus’ superiority and God’s anointing of him with “the oil of gladness” lead to their response of worship.
To practice meaningful worship.
Lesson Challenges for the Week
Look for books, art, media references or other depictions of angels. How does society portray angels? How do these portraits confirm or challenge your own beliefs about angels?
Make spiritual preparations during this season of Advent to celebrate the coming of Jesus. What does it mean to you to say that Jesus came in the flesh as “the exact imprint of God’s being” (Hebrews 1:3)? Be ready to tell someone how Jesus’ coming changed the world—and you.
Review your church’s worship schedule for upcoming weeks of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. Also check for ecumenical events where members of the Christian community are invited to come together. Make plans to attend as many of these services as possible. Invite friends or family members to join you.