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Why We Worship

We believe that worship is a relational encounter between us and God.  Listed below are biblical expressions of worship that are found throughout Scripture to help you understand our style of worship.

  • Singing to Him. (Colossians 3:16; Psalm 149:1; 2 Chronicles 29:27)
  • Singing new songs. (Psalm 144:9) The word “new” in Aramaic is “Hadas” which means fresh or unused.
  • Singing or speaking with your spirit. (1 Corinthians 14:14-17) Refers specifically to ‘tongues’.
  • Speaking about Him. (Psalm 145: 6-12) Refers to praises with the sense of “bubbling over with joy.”
  • Playing musical instruments. (Psalm 150:1-6; Psalm 149:3; Psalm 144:9; 2; Chronicles 5:11-14 & 29:25-30) These instruments include winds, reeds, strings, brass and percussion.
  • Shouting joyfully to Him. (Psalm 47:1; Ezra 3:10 & 11) Praising God LOUDLY for His triumphs.
  • Weeping. (Ezra 3:12 & 13) Response of intimacy, joy, awe in God’s presence, etc.
  • Lifting up your hands. (Nehemiah 8:6) An outward expression of our hearts. Shows dependence, gratitude or surrender.
  • Bowing low with  our faces to the ground. (Nehemiah 8: 6; Psalm 95:6&7) Demonstrating reverence and respect.
  • Kneeling. (Psalm 95:6) Shows humility, meekness, and submission. It literally means “to bless” God.
  • Laying Prostrate. (Revelation 1:10-17) Total awe, fear, reverence, humility or adoration.
  • Standing in His presence. (Deuteronomy 10:8) Acknowledgment of reverence and service to royalty.
  • Clapping our hands. (Psalm 47:1) “The Father’s heartbeat.”  elease of joy and thanks. Also a powerful tool against the enemy’s strongholds; many times combined with shouting, praise and singing.
  • Meditating. (Psalm 77:12; Philippians 4:8) Pondering the attributes of God in our hearts.
  • Dancing. (1 Chronicles 15:29; Psalm 149:3 & 150:4; 2 Samuel 6:14-16; Exodus 15:20) celebrates God’s victory and is a full expression of joy or rejoicing. Dancing also expresses intimacy with the Lord. (An example would be “slow dancing”).
  • “Falling under the power” or “being slain in the Spirit”is a manifestation that can take place when the power of God comes in contact with man. Biblical references to this occurrence can be found in:
    • Matthew 17:6 (When Jesus was glorified and God spoke from the cloud the disciples fell on their faces).
    • Kings 8:10-11 (When Solomon’s temple was dedicated the priests couldn’t stand to minister because of the cloud of God’s presence and the Glory of God).
    • John 18:6 (When Judas came with a band of men and officers asking for Jesus, He responded “I am he” they all fell backwards to the ground) His presence overpowered them.
    • Acts 9:4 (Saul, later named Paul, fell to the ground when the Lord appeared to him on the road to Damascus).
    • Revelation 1:17 (The apostle John fell at the Lord’s feet when He appeared to him).

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