Scripture Reference: 2 Samuel 6
A skit that demonstrates that we should worship with all our heart.
Pam - Worship Leader
Jeff - Person who doesn’t know how to worship
(During the first worship song, Jeff becomes less and less involved with the song.)
Pam: (looking at Jeff, who ignores her) I want to see everyone singing this next song.
(During the next song, Jeff completely stops singing and sits down.)
Pam: Jeff, what are you doing?
Jeff: What? I’m singing. Didn’t you see my mouth moving?
Pam: Praising God is more than just moving your lips. It is thanking God for being our Provider. It is thanking him with your whole heart.
Jeff: Yeah, but it’s kind of embarrassing. I mean, singing in front of people. What if they hear my voice? I don’t always hit all the right notes. And moving around? I am not the most graceful guy. I could trip over a cordless phone.
Pam: You’re not suppose to be singing for any of these people.
Jeff: There’s no one else here.
Pam: You’re suppose to be singing for God.
Jeff: Oh, yeah. But singing and dancing around is kind of… (whispering) girly.
Pam: What about a football player who dances around after making a touchdown?
Jeff: Okay, but it’s kind of undignified to do it in church. Aren’t you suppose to be quiet in church?
Pam: Yes, there are times when we need to be quiet. We don’t want people up dancing around while Pastor Ty is preaching, but there is a time to celebrate God.
Jeff: Yeah, but....
Pam: What if I told you that I know a famous warrior who danced for God?
Jeff: David? The David? King David? David-and-Goliath David?
Pam: Yes. In 1 Samuel there is a story about the Ark of the Covenant being stolen by the Philistines and placed in a tent with an idol.
Jeff: Kelly Clarkson?
Jeff: You said it was placed in a tent with an idol. Was it Clay Aiken?
Pam: Not an American Idol! A statue of their god Dagon. When they came in the next morning, Dagon was lying on the ground.
Jeff: I guess it wasn’t a very idle idol.
Pam: They put it back in place, and the next morning, it was on the ground with its arms and legs broken off.
Jeff: Talk about it costing an arm and a leg.
Jeff: I guess it didn’t have a leg to stand on.
Pam: Any more?
Jeff: One more: Did anyone give him a leg up?
Pam: Are you done now?
Jeff: Um.... Yes.
Pam: Thank you. So the Philistines send word to David to come get the Ark, because Israel’s God was more powerful that Dagon.
Pam: David led thirty thousand men to get the Ark. The all danced and sang and played instruments all the way back.
Jeff: That’s bigger than Mardi Gras!
Pam: King David took off his kingly robes and celebrated with everyone else.
Jeff: He was naked?!?
Pam: No, he was dressed like everyone else, because he wanted to be just part of the parade. It was about God; not him.
Jeff: The people probably all loved that.
Pam: Well, not everyone did. His wife Michal thought it was vulgar and undignified. Because of her attitude, God cursed her.
Pam: David, on the other hand, humbled himself. He didn’t praise God to impress anyone or to show how spiritual he was. He wanted to celebrate God’s provision. 2 Samuel 6:14 says that David “danced before the Lord with all his might.”
Jeff: And the Bible says that David was a man after God’s heart. I guess this was part of the reason why.
Pam: You got it.
Jeff: Okay, if David can do it, so can I. Let’s praise God!
(During the next song, Jeff sings whole-heartedly – maybe even dances.)