WHY WE WORSHIP

Included in our worship philosophy are these forms of expression found in scripture:

  • Singing to Him.  (Col.3:16; Psalm 149:1; 2 Chron. 29:27)
  • Singing new song.  (Psalm 144:9)  The word “new” in Aramaic is “Hadas” which means fresh or unused.
  • Singing or speaking with your spirit.  (1 Cor. 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 Chron. 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.  (Neh. 8:6)  An outward expression of our hearts. Shows dependence, gratitude or surrender.
  • Bowing low with our faces to the ground.  (Neh. 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.  (Rev. 1:10-17)  Total awe, fear, reverence, humility or adoration.
  • Standing in His presence.  (Deut. 10:8)  Acknowledgement of reverence and service to royalty.
  • Clapping our hands.  (Psalm 47:1)  “The Father’s heartbeat”.  Release 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; Phil. 4:8)  Pondering the attributes of God in our hearts. 
  • Dancing.  (1 Chron. 15:29; Psalm 149:3 & 150:4; 2 Sam. 6:14-16; Ex. 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”.)