Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family
Family Bible time for the week of May 2-May 8, 2021
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David Worships God
How do you worship God?
After David became king, he brought the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem. David wanted to build a permanent place for the ark—a temple of wood to replace the tabernacle tent. But God didn’t want David to build the temple—instead, David’s son Solomon would build it. God reminded David of His promise to be with David’s line forever. And one day, the greater Son, the Christ, would rule for all time. David responded with a prayer of joy. Though he wouldn’t get to build the temple for the Lord, David thanked God for His covenant, His faithfulness, and His love toward him and His people. King David likely wrote Psalm 24 for the return of the ark of the covenant to the tabernacle (see 2 Samuel 6). Psalm 24 talks about coming to the hill of the Lord to worship. The psalmist invites the gates and doors of the city to honor the approach of the King of glory, God Himself, as He comes through. Who is this King of glory? We know Him as the Lord of hosts, the Son of God.
Heavenly Father, thank You for all that You have given to us, especially the gift of Jesus, our Savior. Help us to praise and worship You with our whole hearts. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Bible Lesson: David Worships God
- Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
- Read this account using an online Bible (Biblegateway.com) 2 Samuel 7:18–29; Psalm 24
- Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Talk about it
- How did David praise God?
- What did David want to do for God?
- What did Jesus do for you?
- How can you praise God for Jesus, your Savior and King?
David wrote psalms (songs) to praise God, and he prayed to God throughout his whole life.
David wanted to build a temple for God. But God told David that his son Solomon would build the temple. Then God told David that a King who would rule forever would come from his descendants. That King is Jesus!
Talk about what Jesus has done for you. Jesus paid the price for your sins on the cross. He loves you and cares for you every day of your life.
Talk about the many ways you can praise and worship God: through your prayers, songs, playing music, and sharing His love with others.
The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory! Psalm 24:10
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The Lord's Prayer
Dear Jesus, thank You for being our divine faithful friend. As we go about our week, please help us be a good friend to others. In Your name we pray, Jesus. Amen.
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