I love the idea of worship and I love sharing with my kids about worship. This super easy Bible study on worship is perfect for kids. Theses verses are easy to understand and use, even in your home for family worship.
Unfortunately, worship may be a tough topic to teach to your kids because the subject matter is so deep and personal. Different people can define worship based on how they feel in the moment and/or how they connected with God.
True worship, however, has more to do with our relationship with Jesus and how we approach Him.
Psalm 100 breaks worship down beautifully. It’s easy to understand and can be used to teach worship even at a young age. We focused on verses 1 & 2 but the rest of the chapter is easily understood if you want to include in your study.
I recommend spending a few minutes a day for a week learning about what scripture says in these verses.
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Psalm 100:1-2
Make a joyful noise to the LORD –
Repeated from Psalm 98, means a glad shout. This is similar to when people see someone famous or go to a concert, or in the days of the Bible people would appear before Kings in this manner. Worship full of joy signifies how full of joy He is. Joyful noise also indicates that worship is full of voices and music that are filled with rejoicing and thanksgiving.
all the earth –
Just in case you are wondering, this means the whole earth! The people of the earth should be making a joyful noise to our LORD. This statement reminds me of the people groups on earth that are still unreached. If the earth is to make a joyful noise, they need to first experience the joy-giver. To experience Him, they need someone to go and tell.
Serve the LORD with gladness –
Serving the LORD means that we should be employed by God. Not only should we be employed by God but we should serve with gladness. Serving is like working without the benefits of a job, rather it’s work because we want to work.
Come into his presence with singing –
Coming into his presence is a great reminder that God came for us so we can have access to him. Access to a Holy God is a benefit of who He is. Whether we worship in secret or in our families we must come into God’s presence. Singing is a great way to bring us to His presence as it reminds us of the wonderful things God has done and who He is.
Here’s a simple plan to implement this verse into your home worship –
Day 1 – Sit down and read the verses. Pray.
Day 2 – Read the verses and talk about the meaning of verse 1. Pray.
Day 3 – Read and have your kids repeat the verses many times. This is good memory work. Pray.
Day 4 – Write out the verses. Read and repeat. Pray.
Day 5 – Read the verses and talk about verse 2. Do one thing that is not enjoyable with gladness today. Pray.
Day 6 – Read the verses and have kids repeat. See if the kids can remember the verses. Then come to his presence with singing! Pull up a YouTube video or sing a simple song and enjoy it.
Day 7 – Write the verse with “I” or with your name. For example, I want to make a joyful noise to the LORD. I want to serve with gladness. I want to come to His presence with singing. Read and repeat.
It really is simple but impactful. Let me know if you used this verse in your Family Worship time.