Why do we worship God?
“Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him alone shalt thou serve.” Matthew 4:10 b
How should we worship God?
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth for the Father seeketh such as worship Him. God is a Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.” John 4:23, 24
Why are musical instruments a part of the worship service?
“Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the psaltry and harp. Praise Him with the timbrel and dance. Praise Him with the stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals; praise Him upon the high sounding cymbal.” Psalm 150:3-5
Why sing choruses as well as hymns?
“And be not drunk with wine, within 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 54:18-19
Why do we stand to sing?
“And the Levites…of the children of the Korahites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.” 2 Chronicles 20:19
“After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitudes, which no man could number, of all nations, kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and psalms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice saying, Salvation to our God which sittith upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9-10
Why do we have audible praise unto God?
“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name.” Psalm 103:1
“By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.” Hebrews 13:15
Why do we lift our hands?
“Thus will I bless Thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in Thy name.” Psalm 63:4
“I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath or doubting.” I Timothy 2:8
Why do we clap our hands?
“O clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with a voice of triumph.” Psalm 47:1
Why does the whole church pray at one time for specific needs?
“And when I heard that, they lifted up their voice with one accord, and said, “Lord, Thou art God, which has made heaven and earth…” Acts 4:24
Why do we have speaking in tongues and their interpretation in the church?
“Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.” I Corinthians 14:39
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal…To another diverse kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.” I Corinthians 12:7-10
What is prophecy and why do we prophesy?
“But he that prophesieth speaketh unto the men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.” I Corinthians 14:3
“Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.” I Corinthians 12:10
Why do we receive tithes and offerings?
“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith saith the Lord of Hosts if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out such a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:10
“Give and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom. For with the same measure that you meet withal it shall be measured unto you again.” Luke 6:38
“Every man shall give as he is able according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which He hath given thee.” Deuteronomy 16:17