Why Do We Stand Sing?

“And the Levites… stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with every loud voice” ( 2 Chronicles 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. They were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne and to the Lamb.” ( Revelation 7:9:10 )

Why Do We Clap Our Hands?

“Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” ( Psalm 47:1 )

Why Do We Lift Our Hands?

“I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.” ( Psalm 63:4) “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord” ( Psalm 134:2 ) “I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.” ( 1 Timothy 2:8 )

Why Do We Have Audible Praise Unto God?

“Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” ( Psalm 103:1 ) “After this I heard what sounded like the roar of great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peal of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For the Lord God Almighty reigns.” ( Revelation 19:6 )

Why Do We Sing in Tongues and in English or Filipino?

“For if I pray in tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with understanding also.”

1 Corinthians 14:14-15 )

Why Do We Sing Choruses as Well as Hymns?

“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” ( Ephesians 5:19-20 )

Why Do We Prophesy?
“But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.” 
1 Corinthians 14:3 )
“Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophesy.”
1 Corinthians 14:1 )
Why Do We Have Speaking in Tongues and Interpretation of Those Tongues in the Church?
“Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.” ( 1 Corinthians 14:39 ) “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good… to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.” ( 1 Corinthians 12:7, 10 ) “I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified.” ( 1 Corinthinas 14:5 ) “If anyone speaks in tongue, two or at the most three should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret.” ( 1 Corinthians 14:27 )
Why Are Musical Instruments A Part of the Worship Service?
“Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” ( Psalm 150:3-6 )
Why Does the Whole Church Pray for Specific Needs?

“When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God.” ( Acts 4:2 ) Why Do We Anoint the Sick with Oil? “Is anyone of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well.” ( James 5:14-15 )

Ptr. Rick Oasin
Senior Pastor, ACCF

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