Why We Do What We Do

Why do we worship God?

Then saith Jesus unto him, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written,Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve –Matt. 4:10.

How should God be worshipped?

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.

Why do we stand to sing?

Then some Levites… stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with very loud voices –2 Chron. 20:19.

After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb –Rev. 7:9.

Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the name of the Lord; praise him, O ye servants of the Lord. Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. Praise the Lord; for the Lord is good; sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant –Psalm 135:1-3.

Why do we clap our hands?

O clap your hands, all ye people; 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. I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting –I Tim. 2:8.

Why do we give audible praise unto God?

I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being –Psalms 146:2. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name –Heb. 13:15.

Why do we speak in an unknown language?

And they were filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Sprit gave them utterance –Acts 2:4. 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. –I Cor 14:15.

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 is in them –Acts 4:24.

Why do we use Musical Instruments?

And all the Levitical singers, Asaph, Herman, Jeduthun, and their sons and kinsmen, clothed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps and lyres, standing east of the altar, and with them one hundred and twenty priests blowing trumpets in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music. –2 Chron 5:12-13.

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