Why?

The following is provided to offer you a more complete explanation of some of the things you may have seen or heard during your time with us. Should you have additional questions, please contact us.

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Why do we clap our hands?

"Clap your hands, all you nations; shout unto God with the voice of triumph."    (Psalm 47:1)

 Why do we lift our hands?

"Thus will I bless Thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name."   (Psalm 63:4)

"Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord."    (Psalm 134:2)

 Why do we sing choruses as well as hymns?

"And be not drunk with wine wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord."     (Eph. 5:18-19)

 Why do we have audible praise unto God?

"O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph."   (Psa 47:1) 

:Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands."     (Ps. 66:1)

"I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth."    (Ps. 34:1)

 Why are musical instruments a part of the worship service?

"Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery 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."    (Psa 150:3-5)

 Why do we have this type of worship?

"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in 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)

 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, and the sea, and all that in them is:"  (Acts 4:24)

Why do we dance?

" Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp."    (Psalm 149:3)

 Why do we sing in tongues and in english?

"For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also"   (1 Cor. 14:14-15)

 Why do we have speaking with tongues and interpretation of these tongues?

"Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.  To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:"    (1 Cor 14:39)

 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: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."    (James 5:14-15)