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Why do we...?
Why do we Worship God?
"You must worship the Lord your God; serve only Him."
Why do we have Speaking in Unknown tongues and the Interpretation in the Church?
"So, dear brothers and sisters, be eager to prophecy, and don't forbid speaking in tongues. But be sure that everything is done properly and in order."
1 Corinthians 14:39 & 40
Why do we have Audible Praise to God?
"Praise the Lord I tell myself; with my whole heart, I will raise his holy name."
Why do we Sing Songs as well as Hymns?
"Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, let the holy spirit fill and control you. Then you will sing Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, making music to the lord in your hearts."
How do we Worship God?
"But the time is coming and is already here when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for anyone who will worship Him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth"
Why do we Sing in Tougues and in English?
"Well then, what shall we do? I will do both. I will pray in the spirit, and I will pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I wil sing in words I understand."
1 Corinthians 14:15
Why do we Stand to Sing?
"Then the Levites from the clans of Kohath and Korah stood to praise the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud shout."
2 Chronicles 20:19
Why are Musical Instruments part of the Worship Service?
"Praise him with a blast of the trumpet; praise him with the lyre and harp! Praise him with the tambourine and dancing;praise him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise him with loud clanging cymbals."
Why do we Clap our Hands?
"Come everyone, and clap your hands for joy! Shout to God with joyful praise!"
Why do we do Prophecy?
"But one who prophesies is helping others grow in the Lord, encouraging and comfronting them"
1 Corinthians 14:3
Why do we Lift Our Hands?
"So whoever you assemble, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy"
1 Timothy 2:8
|Carys Mullock: I Have Given It Over to God|
I was brought up in the Salvation Army but never really had a personal relationship with God. When i went into secondry school i started rebelling and i turned against God. In year 8 i argued with some of my friends and had no one and then I met Joy on the bus to orchestra on a monday night and we became close.
Then me and Hannah Bennett became friends on the school bus and she helped me a lot through the bullying at school and her and joy invited me to the youth group on a friday night.
In summer camp in 2008 i gave my life to God. And i have experienced Gods amazing love for each of us. A family member was diagnosed with Cancer and i asked for prayer at Church and she was healed after only having to have one opperation. There are many things God has done to help me and i just thank him.
At the beginning of this year i was hurt by someone quite close to me but now i have given it over to God i feel happy for the first time in weeks.
Without God i wouldn't have gotten through the things i have :)