About Our Worship Services

 

 

Commonly Asked Questions About Our Worship Services

 

Why do we stand when we Sing, Worship and Praise?

“Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord.”  Ps.134:1KJV

“Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God, Praise the Lord.”  Ps.135:2-3 KJV

“And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.”  2Chr.20:19 KJV

 

Why do we use this form of Praise and Worship to God?

 God’s Word explains that praise and worship gives glory to our heavenly Father.  There are over 300 scriptures noting singing, praising, and worship to God.

“Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of His.”  Ps.30:4 KJV

“O come, let us sing unto our King, sing praises.”  Ps.95:1 KJV

“Sing praises unto our King, sing praises.”  Ps.47:6 KJV

Additional scriptures: Eph.5:19; Col.3:16; Ps.276; Ps.81:1; Ps.107:32

 

Why do we make a Joyful Noise and Shout to the Lord?

The Bible teaches us to shout and make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

“Shout unto God with a voice of triumph” Ps.47:1 KJV

“Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”  Ps.95:1 KJV

Other scriptures include: Ps. 35:27; Ps.66:1-2

 

Why do we Clap our Hands to the Lord?

The Lord commands us to clap our hands.

“O clap your hands, all ye people….”   Ps.47:1 KJV

Other references include: Ps.98:8; Is.55:12; 2Kings 11:12

 

Why do we Dance before the Lord?

Many scriptures teach us to praise God by dancing.

“Let them praise His name in the dance”   Ps.149:3

“Praise Him with the timbrel and dance”  Ps.150:4

Dancing is also referred to in these scriptures:  Lk.6:23; Zeph.3:17; Mt.11:17

 

Why do we Lift our Hands?

We can bless and glorify the Lord by lifting our hands.

“Lift up the hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord”   Ps.134:2

“I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands.” 1Tim.2:8; Ps.63:4
 

Why do we have Musical Instruments as part of our Worship Service?

There are some 195 scriptural passages dealing with instruments in the bible.

“Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with psaltery and harp.  Praise him with stringed instruments and organs.  Praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals.”  Ps.150:3-5

“And David and all the house Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments.”  2Sam.6:5

Other bibles verses include: Gen.4:21; Ps.33:2-3; Ps.71:22; Ps.144:9.

 

Why do we have Communion?

We celebrate communion because of what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross.  In the upper room Jesus gave the command, in Matt.26:26-28 KJV

“26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

The bread represents the body of Jesus that was broken for us.  The Wine/Juice illustrates the blood Jesus

spilled for us for the remission of sin.  We remember what Jesus did on the cross for us when we take communion.

In 1Cor.11:24-25 NKJV explains the communion purpose:

24 “and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me. 

25 "In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."  

 

Why do we Anoint with Oil and Pray for the Sick?

14 "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;

15 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 KJV

Other related verses Is.53:4-5; Mt.8:17; Ps.107:20

 

Why do we have Prophecy?

“But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.”  1Cor.14:3 KJV

“For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.” 1Cor.14:31 KJV

 

Why do we Speak and Sing in Tongues?

The bible teaches that speaking and singing in tongues is a form of praise unto God.

“For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.”  Acts 10:46

I will sing with the spirit and I will sing also with the understanding”   1Cor.14:15

 

Why do we Speak in Tongues, and have Interpretation of Tongues?

The Word of God outlines two different types of tongues:

In our personal life, during prayer and worship, tongue spoken to God edifies or builds up the believer as well as give thanks unto God.  1Cor.14:2,17

The gift of “diver’s kinds of tongues” is given during a worship service and is heard above the rest of the congregation.  And should be followed by the gift of “interpretation of tongues” 1Cor.14:27

These two gifts together are equal to the gift of prophecy.  Prophecy may be expressed by speaking or singing.

“Wherefore, brethren, covert to prophecy and forbid not to speak with tongues.”  1Cor.14:39 KJV

“…..to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.”   1Cor.12:10 KJV

“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."   Acts 2:4 KJV

“If any man speaks in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course, and let one interpret.”  1Cor.14:27 KJV

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.“   1Cor.12:7 KJV