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Why We Worship The Way We Do

QUIET MEDITATION: Ecc. 3:7 “There is a time to keep silence.” Psa. 46:10 “Be still and know that I am

SINGING: Hymns – composed, Holy Spirit Inspired lyrics, Psalms – Bible verse put to melody. Spiritual songs – un-composed in the common language or in gift of tongues. 

SINGING IN TONGUES: 1 Cor. 14:15 “I will sing with the spirit (the gift of tongues). “Not the same as singing with the understanding. 

ALL PRAYING ALOUD – NOT IN UNISON: Acts 2:4 “All filled (ALL) began to speak. “If God can hear people praying aloud all at the same time all over the world, he can hear several in the same room doing so. 

UPLIFTED HANDS: 1 Tim 2:8 “That men pray everywhere lifting up holy hands. “Jesus lifted his hands – Luke 24:50. Psa. 134:2 “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary. “ Also Psa. 28:2, 63:4, 119:48, 141:2. 

HAND CLAPPING: Psa. 47:1 “O Clap your hands ALL ye people.” Psa 98:8 “Let the floods clap their hands. “Luke 24:50. Psa. 134:2 “Lift up your hand.” Isa. 55:12 “the trees of the field shall clap hands.” 

GIFT OF TONGUES: 1 Cor. 14:5 “I would that ye All speak with tongues…greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, EXCEPT he interpret, that the church may received edifying. “1 Cor. 14:22 “Tongues are a SIGN, to them that believe not”. 

GIFT OF PROPHESY: 1 Cor. 14:4 “He that Prophesieth edifies the church. “ 1 Cor. 14:3 “Unto edification, exhortation comfort. “1 Cor. 14:31 “Ye may all prophesy one by one. “ 1 Cor. 14:39 “Covet to Prophesy.” 

SHOUTING PRAISE: Psa. 47:1 “Shout unto God with the voice of triumph. “Jesus shouted with a loud voice. John 11:43, Luke 19; 40 “If these…. hold their peace, the stone would cry out.” 

BIBLICAL DANCING: Psa.30: 11 “Thou hast turned my mourning into dancing.” Psa. 149:3 “Let them praise his name in the dance. “Psa. 150:4 “Praise him with the tambourine and dance. “ 11 Sam 6:14 “David danced before the LORD. “Ex. 15:20 “Miriam…. and all the women went out…with tambourines and…. dances.” 

FALLING IN THE SPIRIT: Lev. 9:24 “…they shouted and fell on their faces. “Dan. 10:9 “…then was I in a deep sleep on my face… toward the ground. “John 18:6” …they went back-ward, and fell to the ground.” Acts 9:4 “(Paul) fell to the earth. “Acts 11:5 “(Peter)… was praying and in a trance. “ Acts 22:17 “(Paul)…I was in a trance.” Rev. 1:17 “(John)… I fell at his feet as dead. “Acts 2:13”…these men are full of new wine.” 

MORE THAN RELIGIOUS ACTION: John 4:24 “God is a spirit, and they…must worship in spirit and in truth.” II Tim. 3:5”…the form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. “Matt. 15:8”…draws nigh unto me with their mouth. But their heart is far front me. “I Cor. 14:40 “Let all things be done decently and in order.”

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