FAQs

Q?Why Do We Stand When We Sing?
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Then the Levites … of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with voices loud and high (II Chronicles 20:19).

Q?Why Do We Clap Our Hands?
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Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! (Psalm 47:1).

Q?Why Do We Lift Our Hands?
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Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name (Psalm 63:4).
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord (Psalm 134:2).
I desire that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting (I Timothy 2:8).

Q?Why Do We Have Audible Praise to God?
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Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name (Psalm 103:1).
I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalm 34:1).
So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God (Acts 4:24).

Q?Why Are Musical Instruments Part of the Worship Service?
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Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with high sounding cymbals! (Psalm 150:3-5).
And I heard a voice form heaven, like the voice of man waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps (Revelation 14:2).

Q?Why Does the Whole Church Pray at Once for Specific Needs?
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When they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth”
(Acts 4:24).

Q?Why Do We Anoint With Oil and Pray for the Sick
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Is anyone among you sick? 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 of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven”
(James 5:14,15).

Q?Why Do We Have Speaking With Tongues and Interpretation of Those Tongues?
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Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues (I Corinthians 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 (I Corinthians 12:7,10).
I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification (I Corinthians 14:5).
If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret (I Corinthians 14:27).