God’s Work God’s Way

Join us in worship at 10:30 in-person or online as Pastor David continues his series on the life of David, titled After God’s Heart.

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I will meet with you there and talk to you from above the atonement cover between the gold cherubim that hover over the Ark of the Covenant. From there I will give you my commands for the people of Israel. (Exodus 25:22)

  • David got __________________  (v.8)
  • David gave ___________ (vs. 9-11)
  • _________________ does not make it right
  • _____________ does not make it right
  • _________________________does not make it right 

Zeal without knowledge is not good; a person who moves too quickly may go the wrong way.(Proverbs 19:2)

“…Samuel took the flask of olive oil he had brought and anointed David with the oil. And the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David from that day on…Now the Spirit of the Lord had left Saul, and the Lord sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear.” (I Samuel 16:13,14)

Q: How do you God’s work God’s way?

1. ______________________ (II Samuel 6:12,13)

2. ______________________ (II Samuel 6:13,17)

3. ______________________ (II Samuel 6:14-16)

4. ______________________ (II Samuel 6:17-19)

5. ______________________ (II Samuel 6:16,20-22)

Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and the Master you are serving is Christ.” (Colossians 3:23,24)

Digging Deeper

Q1:  Zig Ziglar said- “Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it.”  Do you agree or disagree with this statement?  Why?

Q2:  Read I Sam. 15:1-23.  What does this story teach about doing God’s work God’s way?

Q3: How do you normally react/respond when something you are working on doesn’t turn out the way you hoped?  How might the Lord want you to respond in a more productive way?

Q4: Read I Chronicles 15:1-2, 11-13, Exodus 25:10-15.  How did God’s Word change David’s methodology in moving the Ark the second time?

Q5: How does the world wrongly assign significance to the standards of “majority, new and enthusiasm/sincerity when it comes to doing something “right”?

Q6: What do this passage teach you about abandoning safety and taking a risk for the Lord?

Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both. (Ecclesiastes 11:4-6)

Q7: What do the following verses teach us about working for the Lord? Lev.18:1-5, Joshua 1:8.