David: The Musical – Dream: Praise

Psalm 145
As we learned Sunday, Psalm 145 is an acrostic song, each line starts with consecutive letters of the alphabet.  Our challenge this week is to do the same, write a praise to God, each line or stanza, start with the letter A and go through Z (go ahead and substitute a word like exalt when using X).  It doesn’t have to be good, just sincere praise.  Here is my attempt, see what you can do.

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David: The Musical – Dream: House

2Samuel 7
“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).  How would you define “house”?  If you ask David and God, you’ll be looking at two different answers.  David’s dream is to build a “house” or temple for the Lord.  A resting place safe and secure, surrounded by fortified walls containing fine facilities and furnishings.  God’s plan for David is significantly different.  Let’s see whose plan comes to fruition.

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David: The Musical – Dream: Revelation

2Samuel 7
Our text for this week takes a step back in the timeline we have been following to a moment after David brings the Ark back to Jerusalem and before that fateful moment when he spies Bathsheba from his rooftop.  As David sits in his brand new palace, he is struck by the fact that ‘…I dwell in a house of cedar, but he ark of God dwells within tent curtains’ (7:2 NASB).  When he tells Nathan that thought, Nathan’s response is “Go, do all that is in your mind, for the Lord is with you” (7:3 NASB).  But later that same night, the word of the Lord comes to Nathan to be delivered to David.  That word begins with a simple but direct question; “Are you the one who should build Me a house to dwell in?” (7:5 NASB).  And with that simple question, Father unfolds the next of His Covenants, those critical promises that He is using to bring mankind back into relationship with Him.  The words that follow are the next step on the road from Adam to Christ and ultimately to the world’s redemption.

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