1 Chronicles 16

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A Time of Praise and Worship in Jerusalem

1 Chronicles 16

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Lesson Number 10

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. Worship of the Lord should include praise.
  2. Worship of the Lord should have content.
  3. Worship of the Lord should be continual.

Practical Application

  1. Have a good definition of worship!


  1. Where was the Tabernacle at this time?
  2. How did David ensure that praise and worship happened when the Ark was brought to Jerusalem?
  3. The hymn of thanksgiving in verses 8-36 is a medley of which psalms?
  4. How did David ensure that the worship of the Lord was continual?
  5. Give a definition of worship.


  1. The Tabernacle with its furnishings was in Gibeon, about six miles northwest of Jerusalem (verse 39).
  2. He appointed Levites to minister and made sure that music was included.
  3. Psalms 105, 96, and 106
  4. He assigned some priests and Levites to minister at Jerusalem where the Ark of the Covenant was, and others at Gibeon where the tabernacle and bronze altar were.
  5. Acknowledging who God is and what God does to God Himself with reverence, love, and joy.


  1. ead 1 Chronicles 16:8-36. The people of Israel’s hymn of praise was filled with good content. Discuss some of the worship songs sung lately at your church fellowship. Do those songs have good content or are they lacking? True worship is in spirit and in truth (John 4:23).
  2. Discuss the issue of continual worship. It is not easy or automatic, but God will be honored and glorified if you have regular worship in your personal and family life.


  1. Remember the lessons learned here as you seek to worship the Lord this week.

Key Verses

  • “And he appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to commemorate, to thank, and to praise the LORD God of Israel.” 1 Chronicles 16:4
  • “Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works!” 1 Chronicles 16:8-9

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