Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to go all out and worship God.

27 November 2005

1 Chronicles 16:34

U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris

Camp Walker, Taegu, South Korea


REFERENCES: 2 Samuel 6:14-21; 1 Chronicles 13-16; James 1:17 ( Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with w2hom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning); 1 Chronicles 16:34 (O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever); Deut. 16:11-15 (Law indicating that shall rejoice in the Lord); Numbers 4 (God’s standard for moving The Ark of The Lord); 2 Samuel 6:4-8 (Uzzah is killed); 1 Chronicles 15:27-29 (The record of Queen Michal); 1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV (In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you). Col. 1:23-24 KJV (If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; 24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church);

I. ANNOUNCE THE PERICOPE: 1 Chronicles 16:34


III. READ THE TEXT: 1 CHRONICLES 16:34 KJV - (O give thanks unto the

LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever).

IV. PURPOSE: To motivate the hearers to go all out and worship God.

V. SERMONIC THEME: “In Everything Give Thanks”

INTRODUCTION: It has been said that true worship involves giving God His Worth.

Someone else has said, “Worship is seeing what God is worth and giving him what he’s worth.”

Yet, another has said that there’s something about worship that can drive even a king to strip down and leap up.

********************* TAKE 5 BEATS *******************

MOVE 1: In the Book of Colossians 1:24, we find ourselves witnessing Paul’s confession of having rejoice even in the midst of suffering …

a. The word of God says, “In everything give thanks, for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you”.

b. Now, it was only by the grace of God that the Apostle Paul was able to accomplish some of his feats.

c. Still, it sounds like, Paul at the time this passage came to life, would get an A in the course dubbed, “trials and tribulations …”

d. … because he is able to rejoice in the midst of pain and suffering.

**********************TAKE 5 BEATS *****************

MOVE 2: Honestly, I have been saved for quite some time, and I’m still not proud of how I handle some trials.

a. For you see, I don’t always handle my trials, and my circumstances like Paul.

b. Don’t get me wrong. I wish I did, but I don’t.

c. For you see, unlike many of you, I sometimes find myself whining and complaining about situations and circumstances.

d. I don’t always rejoice. And that’s not all …sometimes even after God has blessed me, and shown His favor in my life, I’m still somewhat reluctant to SHOW HIM THE KIND OF AFFECTION and ADORATION that He desires in worship.

e. Honestly, you would think that after all God has done for me, I would give Him thanks in everything.

f. For it was this same Apostle Paul that said in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – In all things give thanks for this is the will of God concerning you.

**********************TAKE 5 BEATS**************

MOVE 3: Now … my brothers and sisters … one would think … the miracles that God has performed in my life, along, would be enough for me to give Him the worship that he desire.

a. One would think … the companion that He – and He alone – has bless me with … and …

b. … the ministry that He has blessed me to be apart of, and the family that He has loaned to me on this earth …. Would be enough for me to give God Him Worship, when He wants it.

c. But, that’s not the case. Because, sometimes, I’m even hesitant to go all out and worship Him in church.

d. Now, don’t get me wrong. The Bible says, in the Book of Ecclesiastes that there is a time for everything … there’s a time to rejoice; and there’s a time to sorrow.

*********************TAKE 5 BEATS******************

MOVE 4: But, what I’m addressing today is the fact that I sometimes … find myself being dignified when I shouldn’t be dignified …

a. Sometimes … I find myself being reserve when I should simply cut-loose for Jesus …

b. Sometimes I find myself being cool when I should be sweating for Jesus …

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