Why Do We
“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 Chronicles 20:19
...clap our hands?
“O clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.”
...lift our hands?
“Thus I will bless Thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in Thy name.”
“I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”
1 Timothy 2:8
“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the Lord.”
…give audible praise to god?
“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
“And when they heard this, they lifted up their voices to God.”
…play musical instruments as part of worship?
“Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
praise Him with the psaltry and harp; praise Him with the timbrel and dance. Praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals.”
…believe in Prophecy?
“But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.”
1 Corinthians 14:3
“But the manifestations of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal...to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy.”
1 Corinthians 12:7-10
…speak with tongues and interpret those tongues?
“Wherefore brethren, covet to prophecy,
and forbid not to speak with tongues.”
1 Corinthians 14:39
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal...to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.”
1 Corinthians 12:7,10
“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 receive edifying.”
1 Corinthians 14:5
“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.”
1 Corinthians 14:27
…sing choruses as well as hymns?
“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Holy Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”
“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.”
…pray corporately 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 made heaven and earth...”
…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 offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.”
…have this type of worship?
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and 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.”
John 4:23 - 24
“For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh.”