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Why do we stand when we 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” II Chronicles 20:19
Why do we clap our hands?
“O 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.” I Timothy 2:8
Why do we have audible praise to God?
“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me bless His holy name” Psalms 103:1
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 spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding also” I Corinthians 14:14-
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-
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-
What is prophecy?
“…the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy?” Amos 3:8 “But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort” I Corinthians 14:3
Why do we prophesy?
“Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy” I Corinthians 14:1 “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal…to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy” I Corinthians 12:10
Why do we have speaking with tongues and the interpretation of those tongues?
“Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues” I Corinthians 14:39 “I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied; for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying:” I Corinthians 14:5 “If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most three, and that by course, and let one interpret” I Corinthians 14:27
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 cymbals” Psalm 150:3-
Why does the whole church pray at once for specific needs?
“And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice with one accord, and said, Lord, Thou art God, which hast made heaven and earth…” Acts 4:24