FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why lift our hands when we worship?

“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord” (Psalm 134:2); “Therefore I desire that men (people) pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting” (1 Timothy 2:8)

Why clap our hands when we worship?

“Oh, clap your hands all you peoples….” (Psalm 47:1)

Why do we stand up to sing?

“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples and tongues, standing before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Revelation 7:9-10)

Why praise God ‘out loud’?

“…shout to God with the voice of triumph!” (Psalm 47:1); “What is the result then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding, I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding” (1 Corinthians 14:15)

Why do we have this sort of worship?

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:23-24)

Why do we sometimes sing in tongues and in English?

“For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the result then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding, I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding” (1 Corinthians 14:14-15)

Why prophecy?

“But he (she) who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men (people)” (1 Corinthians 14:3); “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all….to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy”. (1 Corinthians 12:7,10).

Why does the whole church pray at once sometimes?

“So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said ‘Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them’” (Acts 4:24)

Why is a band a part of our worship?

“Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with high sounding cymbals” (Psalm 150:3-4)

Why is there speaking with tongues and interpretation in the church?

“If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret” (1 Corinthians 14:27)

Why do we sing hymns as well as other sorts of songs?

“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” (Colossians 3:16)