Redeemer Weekend Sermons

Beyond Work to Worship | Beyond Belief

Episode Summary

When David danced before the Ark in worship to God, he did so not caring about how he looked to those around him. Despite his place as King of Israel and Judah, he knew his role in that moment was simply worshipper. Adam Barnett continues our series by encouraging us to remember that we were made to worship our King.

Episode Notes

When David danced before the Ark in worship to God, he did so not caring about how he looked to those around him. Despite his place as King of Israel and Judah, he knew his role in that moment was simply worshipper. Adam Barnett continues our series by encouraging us to remember that we were made to worship our King.


Beyond Work to Worship
Beyond Belief | Week 2
February 10, 2019 | Adam Barnett


2 Samuel 6:12-16 NIV
Now King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.” So David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing. When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf. Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets. As the ark of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart.

2 Samuel 6:17-19 NIV
They brought the ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before the Lord. After he had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord Almighty. Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each person in the whole crowd of Israelites, both men and women. And all the people went to their homes.

2 Samuel 6:20-23 NIV
When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!” David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.” And Michal daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.

David moved beyond work…to worship.

1 | Worship is our reckless response to God’s love.

2 | Worship is for an audience of one.

Worship like Jesus is watching you. No one else.

3 | Worship is our all-encompassing identity.