WORSHIP WITH MEANINGDEVOTIONAL READING: Luke 8:9–15
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 29
After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Tell what Isaiah had to say about the shallow worship of God’s people and God’s response to that.
2. Explain how worship can deteriorate to the point where it becomes mere lip service to God.
3. Suggest ways to avoid the insincere worship described by Isaiah.
A. “If I Only Had a Heart”
B. Lesson Background
I. People’s Apathy (ISAIAH 29:9–12)
A. Staggered Walk (v. 9)
B. Spiritual Sleep (v. 10)
C. Sealed Vision (vv. 11, 12)
II. God’s Awareness (ISAIAH 29:13–16)
A. Disgusting Worship (v. 13)
B. Divine Action (v. 14)
C. Defiant Thinking (vv. 15, 16)
A. [“Wondering"] About Worship
B. A Word About the Word