Worship

Why We Worship the Way We Do
Singing:
Ps 47:6 Eph. 5:19, Col 3:16, Ps 27:6,
Kneeling:
Ps 95:6 II Chron. 6:13, Luke 22:41, Acts 9:40, 20:36
Standing:
Ps 135:1,2
Lifting up hands:
Psalm 134:2I Tim. 2:8 Ps 63:4, 141:2, Lam 3:41, Ex. 17:8-13, I Kings 8:22, II
Clapping:
Ps 47:1 Ps 98:8, Is 55:12, II Kings 11:12
Dancing:
Ps 149:3, Ps 150:4 Ps 30:11 II Sam 6:14-16, Jer 31:4, 13, Judges 11:34, I Sam. 18:6, Ex 15:20, Eccl. 3:4, Luke 15:25
Shouting:
Ps 35:27 Ps 47:1, 32:11, 98:4, 132:9, 16
Musical Instruments:
Ps 150:3-5 II Sam 6:5 Gen 4:21, Ps 33:2-3, 71:22, 144:9, Isaiah 38:20
Prophecy: Joel 2:28, (Acts 2:1-8), 1 Cor 14:31, 1 Cor 14:3
Tongues: Mark 16:17, Acts 2:1-4, 10-44-46, 19:1-6, 1 Cor 14:5,18, (1 Cor 14:27), 1 Cor 14:2

Our Goal in Worship
Indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord saying: “For He is good, for His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.” II Chron. 5:13-14

As we seek to glorify the Lord according to the biblical pattern, it is essential that we never permit our worship to become a mere ritual or religious form. Therefore, we must continually allow the truths of worship to be maintained under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Only then may we become the true worshippers Jesus described who would one day “Worship the Father in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24