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The following questions/answers will help you understand what the Bible says about worship:


Why Do We Worship God? “You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve” (Matt. 4:10).


How Should We Worship God? “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in 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 Stand To Sing? “Then the Levites...stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with voices loud and high” (2 Chron. 20:19). “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 throne...and crying out with a loud voice.” (Rev. 7:9-10).Why Do We Clap Our Hands? “Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph” (Psalm 47:1).


Why Do We Lift Our Hands? “Thus I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name” (Ps. 63:4). “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord” (Ps. 134:2). “Therefore I desire that men 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” (Ps. 103:1). “Let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name” (Heb. 13:15). “...I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, ‘Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power to the Lord our God’...And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude…” (Rev. 19:1,6).


Why Do We Sing Choruses As Well As Hymns? “ filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Eph. 5:18-19).


Why Do We Have Utterances in Tongues and The Interpretation In The Church? “Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues” (1 Cor. 14:39). “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all…To another different kinds of tongues. To another the interpretation of tongues” (1 Cor. 12:7,10). “I wish you all spoke with tongues,…”(1 Cor. 14:5).


What is Prophecy and Why Do We Prophesy? “Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy” (1 Cor. 14:1). “But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men” (1 Cor. 14:3).


Why Do We Occasionally Dance During The Praise & Worship? “You have turned my mourning into have clothed me with gladness” (Ps. 30:11). “Let them praise His name with the dance…” (Ps. 149:3a). “Then David danced before the Lord with all his might…” (2 Sam. 6:14).


Why Are Musical Instruments A Part of The Service? “Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!” (Ps. 150:3-4).” ...And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps” (Rev. 14:2).


Why Does The Whole Church Pray At Once For Specific Needs? “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 Do We Receive Tithes and Offerings? “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now in this, says the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it” (Mal. 3:10). “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38).

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