Why we worship

We are glad you have come to worship with us.  We have no printed “Order of Worship” nor complicated ritual to follow.  Our worship is based on biblical patterns.  This article will explain the biblical basis of our worship – of why we worship as we do.

“Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.” – Matthew 4:10
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is spirit and his worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth.” – John 4:23-24
“Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korhites stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.” – 2 Chronicles 20:19
“Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” – Psalm 47:1

“I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands” – Psalm 63:4

“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.” – Psalm 134:2

“And David was dancing before the Lord with all his might.” – 2 Samuel 6:14

“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of our lips that confess His name.” – Hebrews 13:15

“After that I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: Hallelujah! Salvation and the glory and power belong to our God… Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.” – Revelations 19:1,6

“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.” – Colossians 3:16
“For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays, 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.” – 1 Corinthians 14:14-15

“Therefore my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.  But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.” – 1 Corinthians 14:39

“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good… to another the ability to speak in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.” – 1 Corinthians 12:7,10

“But everyone who proclaims speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.” – 1 Corinthians 14:3

“Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.” – 1 Corinthians 14:1

“Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre, praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals.” – Psalm 150:3

“And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters… “The sound I heard was that of harpists playing their harps.” – Revelations 14:2

“When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. ‘Sovereign Lord’, they said, ‘you made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them.’” – Acts 4:24
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” – Malachi 3:10