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Session 9

Sing like no one is listening

Read: 2 Samuel 6:12, 2 Samuel 6:14-15, Psalm 33:1-3, Psalm 100

Singing, dancing, raising hands and crying are all part of worshipping God. The Old Testament is filled with stories of God’s children singing and dancing before Him, especially kings. King David rejoiced while bringing the Arc of the Covenant from the house of Obed-Edom to Jerusalem. The Bible says, “Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.”

The book of Psalms is filled with examples of how to praise the Lord. Psalm 33:1-3 says, “Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.”

God doesn't care how we sound. He cares about our hearts. 

We don’t have to sound like the next American Idol or winner of The Voice to sing praises to God. He only cares about our hearts. When we sing, we’re giving praise and honor to Him, so don’t worry about how you sound or who might hear you. Sing your pants off and worship the God from whom all blessings flow.

Reflect: 

  • On a scale of 1 to 10, how self-conscious do you feel about singing at church? Why did you pick the number you chose?
  • When was the last time you sang loudly and didn't care who hears? How different does singing feel when you're not worried about what other people think?

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2

Respecting someone after they hurt you

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3

When following God, always ask for directions

When following God, always ask for directions

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4

Does God call us to quit?

Does God call us to quit?

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5

Has your anger gone too far?

Has your anger gone too far?

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6

What “they” say doesn’t matter

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7

Why waiting is worth it

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8

Why should I ask God what to do?

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9

Sing like no one is listening

Sing like no one is listening

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10

God always has a better plan

God always has a better plan

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11

Why would God choose me?

Why would God choose me?

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12

What is the secret to success?

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13

Come out of the shadows

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14

A life of harmony or hostility

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15

What popcorn can teach you about sin

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16

Did you hear what she did last night?!

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17

Is God fair?

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18

The difference between love and lust

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19

Why would I reconcile with God?

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20

Is the work of discipline worth it?

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21

How do you know who to trust?

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22

Choose your battles wisely

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23

How to handle the haters

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Pride: a fatal flaw

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Do you act before you think?

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Getting over the grip of grief

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27

Do for others what Jesus has done for you

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28

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Is God your last resort?

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30

How do you feel about God?

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31

How to praise God in all circumstances

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32

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What you need to lead others well

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How to fight with God’s strength

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God’s character revealed

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