Our Beliefs

WHY DO WE STAND TO SING?

2 Chronicles 20:19

And the Levites...of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.

Revelation 7:9-10

9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.


WHY DO WE CLAP OUR HANDS?

Psalm 47:1

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.


WHY DO WE LIFT OUR HANDS?

Psalm 63:4

Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

Psalm 134:2

Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.

1 Timothy 2:8

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.


WHY DO WE HAVE AUDIBLE PRAISE UNTO GOD?

Psalm 103:1

Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Revelation 19:1, 6

1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

WHY DO WE HAVE DANCING UNTO THE LORD?

Psalm 149:3

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

Psalm 150:4

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.


Why Do We Sing In Tongues And In English?

1 Corinthians 14:14-15

14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

15 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.


Why Do We Have This Type Of Worship?

John 4:23-24

23 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.

24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Philippians 3:3

For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.


Why Do We Sing Choruses As Well As Hymns?

Ephesians 5:18-19

18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.


What Is Prophesy?

Amos 3:8

The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

1 Corinthians 14:3

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

Why Do We Prophesy?

1 Corinthians 14:1

Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

1 Corinthians 12:10

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

1 Corinthians 14:3

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

2 Peter 1:21

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.


Why Do We Have Speaking With Tongues And Interpretation Of Those Tongues In Church?

1 Corinthians 14:39

Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:7, 10

7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

1 Corinthians 14:5

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.

1 Corinthians 14:27

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.


Why Are Musical Instruments Apart Of The Worship Service?

Psalm 150:3-5

3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.


Why Does The Whole Church Pray At Once For Specific Needs?

Acts 4:24

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: