Why We Believe

To Our Visitors

Our visitors are always considered very special people in our family. We hope you will make yourself at home and the Lord will in someway bless you. Since we do not have a particular “order of service”, we
have prepared a brochure that will give you some information about our style of worship and explain the scriptural foundations for that worship style.
Please read Acts 7:48; Ephesians 2:19-22; I Peter 2:5

Why Do We Stand When We Sing?

And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and 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 the voice of triumph. {for: or, of}
Psalms 47:1

Why Do We Lift Our Hands?

Thus will I 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. {the sanctuary: or, holiness}
Psalms 134:2

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
1 Timothy 2:8

Why Do We Have Audible Praise Unto God?

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Psalms 103:1

I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. {Abimelech: or, Achish}
Psalms 34:1

And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
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 Have This Type Of Worship?

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must
worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:23-24

For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit,and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Philippians 3:3

Why Do We Have Speaking In Tongues?

And The Interpretation Of Those Tongues?

Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
1 Corinthians 14:39

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal… to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
1 Corinthians 12:7 & 10

I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
1 Corinthians 14:5

If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. {two…: by two or three sentences separately}
1 Corinthians 14:27

Why Do We Sing Choruses As Well As Hymns?

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Ephesians 5:18

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Colossians 3:16

Why Are Musical Instruments A Part Of The Worship Service?

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. {trumpet: or, cornet} Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. {dance: or, pipe} Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Psalms 150:3-5

And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
Revelation 14:2

Why Does The Whole Church Pray At Once For Specific Needs?

And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
Acts 4:24

Why Do We Anoint With Oil And Pray For The Sick?

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
James 5:14

What Is Prophecy?

The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
Amos 3:8

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
1 Corinthians 14:3

Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
1 Corinthians 14:1

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal… to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
1 Corinthians 12:7 & 10

For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
1 Corinthians 14:31

Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
1 Corinthians 14:29

Scriptural Terminology

The Anointing—The presence and work of the Holy Ghost in a person’s life. “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you,…”
1 John 2:27

To Minister—To serve or help another by the anointing of the Holy Ghost.. “… but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament;”
2 Corinthians 3:5

Zion—The hill in the Old Testament where God’s presence dwelt. God’s presence is now in His church, also called Mt. Zion. “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, …To the general assembly and church of the firstborn,…”
Hebrews 12:22

The Glory—The manifestation of God’s presence and splendor to man’s spiritual and physical senses. “And it came to pass,… that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, So that the priests could not stand to minister… for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.”
1 Kings 8:10

Revelation—Our understanding of God’s will and purposes. “Wherefore I also,… making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:”
Ephesians 1:15-17

The Body—The church is the body of Christ on earth. “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?”
I Corinthians 12:12-15

Edify—“To build up”. ‘Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. {of spiritual gifts: Gr. of spirits}
1 Corinthians 14:12

Spiritual Gifts—Supernatural abilities given by the Holy Ghost to believers. “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.”
I Corinthians 12:1

“Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.”
I Corinthians 14:1

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