To evangelize and win the lost at any cost;
To strengthen and edify the believer.
Goal: Make disciples like Christ, loving, caring and sharing
WHY DO WE STAND TO SING?
"And the Levites ... of the children of the Kohathites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel
with a loud voice on high" ( 2 Chr. 20:19). "After this I beheld, and a great multitude,
which no man could number of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood
before the throne, and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God with sitteth up-
on the throne, and unto the Lamb (Rev. 7:9-10).
WHY DO WE CLAP OUR HANDS?
clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph" (Psalm 47:1).
WHY DO WE LIFT OUR HANDS?
"Thus I will 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).
"I will therefore that men pray everywhere lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting"
I Tim. 2:8)
WHY DO WE HAVE AUDIBLE PRAISE UNTO GOD?
"Bless the Lord, my soul: and all" that is within me bless His holy name" (Psalm 103:1).
"And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven saying, Alleluia; Sal-
vation and glory and honor, and power unto the Lord our God ... And I heard as it were the
voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying Alleluia: for the
Lord God omnipotent reigneth" (Rev. 19:1,6). "What is it then: I will pray with the Spirit, and I
will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the and I will sing with the under-
standing also" (I Cor.14:14-15).
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 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" (I Cor. 14:14-15).
WHY DO WE HAVE THIS TYPE OF WORSHIP?
"But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshippers 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). "For we are the circumcision,
which worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the
flesh" (Phil. 3:3).
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 your-
selves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to
the Lord" (Eph. 5:18 19). "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" (Col. 3:16).
WHY DOES THE WHOLE CHURCH PRAY AT ONCE FOR SPECIFIC NEEDS?
when they heard that, they lifted up their voice with one accord, and earth ...” (Acts
WHAT IS PROPHECY?
"... the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy? (Amos 3:8). "But he that prophesieth
speaketh unto me to edification, and exhortation, and comfort" (I Cor. 14:3).
WHY DO WE PROPHESY?
"Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy" (I Cor. 14:1).
"But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.... To another the
working of miracles; to another prophecy" (I Cor. 12:10). "But he that prophesieth speaketh
unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort" (I Cor. 14:3).
WHY DO WE HAVE SPEAKING WITH TONGUES AND INTERPRETATION OF THOSE TONGUES IN THE
“Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues" (I
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal... To another divers
kinds of tongues; another the interpretation of tongues" (I Cor. 12:7).
“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 may
received edifying" (I Cor.14:5).
“If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most three, and that by
course, and let one interpret" ( I Cor. 14:27).
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 the stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him
upon the loud cymbals: Praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals" (Psalm 150:3-5).
I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and -as the voice of a great
thunder; and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps" (Rev. 14:2).
firstborn ..." (Heb. 12:22-23).
Some Scriptural Terminology
THE ANOINTING - The presence and the work of the Holy Spirit in a person's life.
"But the anointing which have received of him abideth in you ..." (I
INISTER - To serve or help another by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. “…but
our sufficiency is of God; who also hath made us able ministers of the new tes-
tament ..." (2 Cor. 3:5-6).
Zion - The hill in the Old Testament (in Jerusalem) where God's presence dwelt.
God's presence is now in His Church (Also called Mt. Zion).
ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the City of the Living God, the
heavenly Jerusalem ... to the general assembly and church of the
firstborn ..." (Heb. 12:22-23).
THE GLORY - The manifestation of God's presence and splendor to the spiritual and physical
faculties of man.
it came to pass ... that the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could
not stand minister ... for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord" (I Kings 8: 1 0-
REVELATION - The manifestation of God's will and truths to man.
“Wherefore I also ... making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father , may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the
knowledge of Him ..." (Eph, 1 :15-17).