Sorry, this week's sermon was not recorded. Nevertheless, please enjoy reflecting on the study questions, below.
Take out your Bible and look up the scripture, Matthew 6:1-4, 16-21. Over the next week we invite you to sit down (by yourself or even better) with your small group, a friend, family member or soul-mate, and (think about) discuss the following questions:
Recall when a party-pooper 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? Birth of a baby? A Stanley Cup or Memorial Cup? Peace in the Middle East?
3. Is David’s rejoicing genuine or symbolic to his people?
Why is Michal’s bitterness, barrenness and relation to Saul significant in this story? What does David’s answer tell us about his character?
What would a worship service led by David be like in our church? How would he be received? What would he have to wear? Why?
In your private worship life, do you treat God with more “reverential awe” or with more “familiarity”?
What objects or worship or means of grace do you “uphold” as sacred? How do you “uphold” them?