11/8 Prepare Your Heart for Sunday Worship

God Encounters

Sunday’s play list via YouTube

This Week’s Bible Readings  Nov. 8-15 

  • Esther 1-10
  • Psalms 59-71

Texts:   Rev. 4:8-11; Neh. 8:6; Hab. 2:20; Matt. 2:11; Ps. 47:1; 2 Sam. 6:14, 16, 22

IN A NUTSHELL  Posture not only reflects the attitude of humility and gratitude that is present in the believer, but postures can enhance and magnify the experience of gratitude and reverence expressed by the believer.

ICE BREAKER  When a child raises their hands to his father, he wants to be picked up. When a friend offers you a gift, you reach out to receive it. When you celebrate a great victory, you jump up and down and shout and high five those around you. When you enter in the presence of a great king, you bow down in honor and respect. Talk about how posture does have meaning and significance in our lives.

WINDOWS IN THE WORD

Read 2 Sam. 6.  Why was David dancing with all his might in worship of the Lord?  What was his response to his wife’s critical comments about his expression of worship?

WINDOWS INTO MY HEART

Do you find yourself more often being like David and worshiping God without inhibitions? Or do you find yourself more like Michal who is embarrassed and critical of those who are expressive in worship? Which one did God bless?

WINDOWS TO THE WORLD

In a world that often does not believe in a Creator God, what do you think the average person thinks when they see someone passionately singing and lifting their hands in worship? How could posture communicate to a broken world that you believe in an unseen God?  ?

 WHAT I SEE…

Online Resources:

  1. The CARE Sheet –11215GodEnccaresheet
  2. Worship in the Bible – David Carpenter
  3. LCC Music Ministry – Pinterest Board
  4. Timber Lake Christian Church Website
  5. Timber Lake’s past videos (Vimeo)
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