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(Hebrews 12:1 NIV) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
√ Go ALL IN!
DAVID WOULD REMIND US…..
√ You were built for WORSHIP.
(1 Corinthians 6:19 NLT) Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? ….
(Matthew 5:14 NIV) “You are the light of the world. …..
√ Loose your RELIGION & build RELATIONSHIP.
(Isaiah 26:3 NLT) You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
√ Praise & Worship are POWERFUL TOOLS.
(Psalms 22:3 NKJV) But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.
(Psalms 149:3-6 NIV) Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds. May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,
(Psalms 27:5-6 NIV) For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.
THE END OF THE LAP WITH DAVID…..
√ Don’t get LAZY!
(2 Samuel 6:5-7 NLT) David and all the people of Israel were celebrating before the LORD, singing songs and playing all kinds of musical instruments–lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals. …, and Uzzah reached out his hand and steadied the Ark of God. … So Uzzah died right there beside the Ark of God.
√ Worship is an act of FAITH & TRUST.
(Hebrews 11:6 NKJV) But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
√ REFUSE the fear of man!
(2 Samuel 6:21-22 NKJV) So David said to Michal, “It was before the LORD, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the LORD. “And I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight. …..”