Why We Worship the Way We Do

The Bible teaches that “God is Spirit; and they that Worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23).It is our desire, as His people, to worship Him properly in spirit and in truth. We invite you to worship with us; however if as a newcomer you are unfamiliar with our way of worshiping the Lord, and feel hesitant to take part, please do not feel left out! Often we have told our people to adopt the posture that best helps them worship the Lord. Whether you worship the Lord quietly or join us in enthusiastic praise, let us worship together!

In the Bible references below you will find what we feel to be the scriptural pattern for spiritual worship.

We should worship the Lord with our entire being.”Bless the lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name.” (Psalm 103:1)

PRAISE: “While I live; I will praise the Lord, I will sing praises unto god while I have my being.”(Psalm 146:2)

SING: “O sing unto the Lord a new song.” (Psalm 96:1) “I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” (I Corinthians 14:15b). “Teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” (Colossians 3:16)

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE: “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms.” (Psalm 95:2). “Cry out and shout… for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.” (Isaiah 12:6). “Make a loud noise and noise.” (Psalm 98:4b).

CLAP THE HANDS: “O clap your hands, all ye people. Shout unto God with the voice of triumph.” (Psalm 47:1).

LIFT UP THE HANDS: “I will life up my hands in thy name.” (Psalm 63:4) “Life up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the Lord.” (Psalm 134:2) “I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands.” (I Timothy 2:8)

PRAISE WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: “Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the psaltery and harp. Praise Him with the timbrel… praise Him with the stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals.” (Psalms 150:3-5).

PRAISE HIM IN THE DANCE: “Let them praise His name in the dance.” (Psalm 149:3a). “Praise Him with the timbrel and dance.” (Psalm 15o:4a) “Thou has turned my mourning into dancing for me.” (Psalm 30:11a).

STAND IN REVERENCE: “Praise the Lord… Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord which by night stand in the house of the Lord.” (Psalm 134:1)

KNEEL: “Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our maker.” (Psalm 95:6)

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