by Jeff Strite

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A Heart to Worship (6 of 13)
Series: A Man After God's Own Heart
Jeff Strite
2 Samuel 6:12-23

OPEN: A little 6 year old girl and her 4 year old brother were sitting together in church. The brother was giggling, singing and talking out loud.

Finally, his big sister had had enough. ''You're not supposed to talk out loud in church'' she said.

''Why? Who's going to stop me?'' the boy asked.

The girl pointed to the back of the church and said, ''See those two men standing by the door? (pause…) Those are hushers.''

APPLY: What's a ''husher?''

I spent a fair amount of time this week considering that and I've come up with a deeply theological interpretation of that term. Now get ready.

A husher… is someone who wants to ''hush'' you. They want to stop you from doing what ever it is that you're doing. There is something you're doing in worship that they don't feel comfortable with and they want to hush you. They want to stop what you do.

I. Now, that's not all bad. There are times when people need to be ''hushed'' in worship.

For example: Paul wrote the church at Corinth and he told them there IS a time for people to hush:

''What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.

If anyone speaks in a tongue, two- or at the most three- should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and God.

Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.

For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.'' 1 Corinthians 14: ...

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