The Ark Is Brought To Jerusalem – Part 2 of 2 (2 Samuel 6:12 – 19; 1 Chronicles 15:25 – 16:6)

Scripture Text:

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2 Samuel 6:12 – 19

1 Chronicles 15:25 – 16:6

Questions:

1. Recall when a “party-pooper” (parents? spouse? friend? little brother?) once killed the festive spirit of your celebration. How did you feel at the time?

2. What would it take to get you “dancing in the streets”?

  • a wedding
  • a lower crime rate
  • peace in the Middle East
  • a World Series or Super Bowl win for the home team
  • school let out early for the year
  • a healthy baby born

3. In what sense does God “help” the Levites carry the ark this time around (verse 26), whereas before (see 1 Chronicles 13) He had opposed them?

4. How is David (by his costume) redefining the role of the king?

5. What would a worship service led by David be like in your church? What sights and sounds would surprise you? How would he be received? What would he have to wear? Why?

6. How does your attire Sunday morning relate to your duties and approach to worship? What attire is forbidden where you worship? What else are you saying by the way you do and don’t dress?

7. Which of the following would characterize your personal worship life. . .

  • reverential awe
  • childlike joy
  • special clothing
  • conversational prayer
  • David serendipity-like dancing

8. In reference to Question #7, how do you decide what form of worship is appropriate for what occasions?

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