Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we stand and sing?
And the Levites... of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high. (2 Chronicles 20:19)

Why do we clap our hands?
O clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with a voice of triumph (psalms 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 (psalms 63:4)
"Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the lord." (psalms 134:2)

I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting." (1 Timothy 2:8)

Why do we have audible praise to God?
I will bless Thee at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalms 34:1)
And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God... (Acts 4:24)

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 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 (1 Corinthians 14:14-15)

Why do we sing Choruses?
And be not drunk with wine wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymms, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:18-19)

Why does the whole church pray for specific needs?
And when they heard that, they lifted up their voices to God with one accord and said, Lord, Thou art God, which hast made Heaven and Earth. (Acts 4:24)

Why do we have speaking with Tongues, and interpretation of those Tongues?
I would that all ye speak with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesies, than he that speaks with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may recieve edifying. (1 Corinthians 14:5)

What is prophecy?
But he that prophesies speaks unto men edification, and exhortation, and comfort.(1 Corinthians 14:3)
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to ever man to profit withal... to another the working of miracle; to another prophecy. (1 Corinthians 7 & 10)
For ye may all prophesy one by one that all may learn and be comforted. (1 Corinthians 14:31)

Why do we annoint with oil, and pray for the sick?
Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church, let them pray over him. anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. (James5:14-15)