While we hold that all of the below are accurate expressions of Biblical worship and encourage worship in this fashion; each person will be unique as they worship the Lord. “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24
Why do we stand when we sing?
“the Levites, …stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice…” 2 Chronicles 20:19
Why do we clap our hands?
0 clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.” Psalms 47:1
Why do we lift our hands?
“Thus I will bless Thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in Thy name.” Psalms 63:4
“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the Lord.” Psalms 134:2
“I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.” 1 Timothy 2:8
Why do we have audible praise unto God?
“Bless the Lord, 0 my soul: and all that is within me bless His holy name.” Psalms 103:1
“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalms 34:1
“And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God…” Acts 4:24
Why do we sing in tongues and in English?
“For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” 1 Corinthians 14:l4-15
Why do we have this type of worship?
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.” John 4:23-24
“For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh.” Philippians 3:3
Why do we sing choruses as well as hymns?
“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:18-19
What is Prophecy?
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy.” 1 Corinthians 12:7,10
“Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.” 1 Corinthians 14:1
“But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.” 1 Corinthians 14:3
“Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.” 1 Corinthians 14:29
“…the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy?” Amos 3:8
Why do we have speaking with tongues and interpretation of those tongues?
“I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesieth; for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.” 1 Corinthians 14:5
“But the manifestation of the spirit is given to every man to profit withal. To another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.” 1 Corinthians 12:7,10
“If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course, and let one interpret.” 1 Corinthians 14:27
“wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.” 1 Corinthians 14:39
Why are musical instruments a part of the worship service?
“And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps.” Revelation 14:2
“Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the psaltery and harp. Praise Him with the timbrel and dance. Praise Him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals; Praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals.” Psalms 150:3-5
Why does the whole church pray at once for specific needs?
“And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, Thou art God which hast made heaven and earth…” Acts 4:24
Why do we anoint with oil and pray for the sick?
“Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them ray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.” James 5:14-15