Worship in Genesis: Two Classes of Worshipers

Lesson 1 for June 25-July 1

Worship, an experience common to most human beings, is the Scriptural Pursuit discussion topic for July, August and September 2011. We worship God, not ourselves; hence, worship must be about Him, about giving glory to Him, and not about music, culture, or worship styles. Worship should be permeated by a sense of reverence and awe for our God, an attitude that will give us the humility and surrender so needed for true worship. Worship affords an opportunity to recognize who God is and to realize who you are in relationship to God. These and many other Biblical concepts of worship will be discussed in a panel moderated by Glenn Russell.

You may download free study guides from http://absg.adventist.org/Standard.htm. Please click on lesson for the relevant week for the third quarter of 2011.

This week’s discussion takes the viewer back to the beginning of time and how some of the first human beings understood, practiced and experienced worship. Evidently, worship in Genesis includes a vertical and horizontal dimensions: Affirmation of God’s sovereignty and relating to fellow worshipers. Right and wrong forms of worship are discussed as well.

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