Why We Do What We Do
Why Do We Stand When We Sing?
And the Levites.....of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high." 2 Chor. 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?
"Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the Lord." Psalms 134:2
"I will therefore pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting." 1 Tim. 2:8
Why Do We Have Audible Praise Unto God?
"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me bless His holy name."
Psalms 103:1 "I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalms 34:1 "And when they heard this they lifted up their voices to God." Acts 4:24
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 stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: Praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals." Psalms 150:3-5
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..." Acts 4:24
Why Do We Anoint With Oil and Pray for the Sick?
"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 has committed sins, they will be forgiven him." James 5:14,15.
Why Do We Speak With Tongues and Interpretation of Tongues?
Wherefore, brethern, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues... 1 Cor. 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 receiving edifying." 1 Cor. 14:5