HOW WE WORSHIP
Why do we stand when we sing?
II 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.”
Why do we lift our hands?
Psalm 63:4 – “Thus I will 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.”
I Timothy 2:8 – “I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath or 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.”
Psalm 34:1 – “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
Acts 4:24 – “And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God …”
Why do we have this type of worship?
John 4:23-24 – “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.”
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 – “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.”
Colossians 3:16 – “Let the work 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.”
Why are musical instruments a part of the worship service?
Psalm 150:3-5 – “Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise him with psaltery and harp. Praise Him with the timbrel and dance. Praise Him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: Praise him upon the high sounding cymbals."