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Summary: As David was returning the ARK OF THE LORD, he learned a few lessons, DAVID LEARNED PRAISE AND WORSHIP... Are we like Martha or Mary?

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TAKE SIX STEPS! WHY PRAISE?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

I HAVE SOME GLASS MARBLES, SOME GRAPES, AND SOME GRAPE JUICE...

TO ILLUSTRATE THIS LESSON...

This lesson is kind of like the DIFFERENCE IN MARBLES and GRAPES...

MARBLES are single units doing their own thing. When marbles hit each other they bounce.

They ricochet and hit each other.

Then there are GRAPES, they come in a cluster, not individuals, when you squeeze or

hit grapes by persecution they bleed and mingle together.

Is our WORSHIP and PRAISE STYLE more like MARBLES, we roll in and out without fellowship

and true connection ---

Or will our WORSHIP and PRAISE make us BECOME THE SWEET FELLOWSHIP of

connecting with each other in THE SWEET WINE OF PRAISE?

THERE ARE TWO APPROACHES TO LIFE...

WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL WORSHIP STYLE?

1. THE MARBLE PRAISE AND WORSHIP?

CUMBERED LIFE STYLES --- MOURN AND WORRY ---

WE CALL THIS ATTITUDE THE WORRIED HOUSE KEEPER

Luke 10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost

thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about

many things:

Martha worried and fretted, murmured and complained... and had a TATTLETAIL SPIRIT.

2. THE GRAPE STYLE OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP...

THE MARY APPROACH... MARY LOVED TO WORSHIP AND PRAISE JESUS...

Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken

away from her.

MARY IS FOUND SPENDING HER HEART THREE TIMES AT JESUS FEET...

1. Mary is at Jesus feet TO LEARN AND BE INSTRUCTED (Luke 10:39)

2. Mary is again found at Jesus feet to FIND COMFORT (Luke 11:32)

3. We find Mary at Jesus feet for SERVICE ( John 12:3)

WE MAY FIND IT EASY TO WORSHIP AND PRAISE GOD WHEN EVERYTHING IS

WONDERFUL ... AND WE HAVE NO PROBLEMS...

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU CAN NOT SEE GOOD?

YOUR JOURNEY TAKES SOME STRANGE TWIST, AND I CAN

NOT UNDERSTAND, AND GOD DOES NOT EXPLAIN THIS MESS TO ME?

ASK JOB IF HE LEARNED THE LESSON... PROBLEMS HAVE PURPOSE---

WHILE HE WAS TALKING MORE BAD NEWS CAME...

Job was a blessed man. He had a wonderful family, 7 sons, 3 daughters...

In one day TERRIBLE STUFF happens...

Bad news comes...

1. The Sabeans come, enemy wins --- The swords destroys.

While he was talking more bad news...

2. Fire comes and kills his sheep.

While he was talking more bad news...

3. Chaldeans take all the camels...

While he was talking more bad news...

4. A terrible STORM kills the children.

While he was talking more bad news...

WHY IS JOB A GOOD EXAMPLE? JUST BECAUSE HE HAD PROBLEMS?

OR WAS IT HOW HE WORSHIPPED AND PRAISE IN NEGATIVE SITUATIONS?

HOW WILL WE HANDLED PROBLEMS...

Job 1:20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground,

and worshipped, 21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither:

the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

JOB FOUND GOD IN WORSHIP AND PRAISE... The ANSWER was found in PRAYER...


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