Dancing in the Street
2 Samuel 6:123, 1 Chr. 15:116:43
Samuel & Kings Series: Lesson #11
Bible Verse: I will celebrate before the LORD. 2 Samuel 6:21
Past verses: Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5
A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17
The LORD is my strength. Psalm 28:7
Help one another. Gal. 5:13
The LORD looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
Bible Story for children:
Celebration can be a part of worshiping God.
Prop ideas: Pictures/drawings of the Ark of the Covenant, Make an Ark (Box with
rings on bottom, poles to carry, stone tablets, scrolls of the written laws,
Who knows what the Ark of the Covenant is? (Some may think of Noah’s
Ark, the boat). It was a very special chest covered with gold. The stone
tablets with the Ten Commandments were inside. The Ark represented
God’s presence to the people of Israel. For a long time the Ark was not at
the Tabernacle (a tent for worship) like it should have been. King Saul had
practically forgotten about it! The Philistine enemies had even captured it
and kept it for seven months. David remembered the Ark and its
David wanted to bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem so that the
people could once again worship God together in one place. Jerusalem
would be the capital of Israel and the center of God’s worship. King David
planned a big celebration. He appointed musicians to play cymbals, harps
and lyres. There were priests to blow the trumpets. There were many people
to sing praises to God.
When the priests carried the Ark into Jerusalem, everyone was so happy.
They sang praises and played music. King David was so excited that he took
off his royal robes and began dancing in the street. Can you imagine seeing
a king dancing in the street with all the people? He said, “I will celebrate
before the LORD.” (2 Samuel 6:21) David was so happy and was not
ashamed that he celebrated by praising God with dance. Have you ever
been so happy that you wanted to dance?