WHY WE WORSHIP THE WAY WE DO
WHY DO WE STAND WHEN WE SING?
"And the Levites... stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high." 2 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 will I 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 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." Ephesians5:18-19
WHY DO WE SING IN TONGUES AND IN ENGLISH?
"For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays, 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." 1 Corinthians 14:14-15
WHY DO WE HAVE SPEAKING WITH TONGUES AND INTERPRETATION OF THOSE TONGUES?
"I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied; for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaks with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues." 1 Corinthians 14:5,39
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, and the sea, and all that in them is." Acts 4:24
WHY DO WE ANOINT WITH OIL AND PRAY FOR THE SICK AND SUFFERING?
"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: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him." James 5:14-15 "...I am the Lord that healeth thee." Exodus 15:26
WHY DO WORSHIP WITH 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 a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." Malachi 3:10