FAQs about Pentecostal Worship


Why do we stand to sing?

"and the Levites...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." Psalm 47:1


Why do we lift our hands?

"Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord." Psalm 134:2


Why do we have audible praise unto God?

"I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34:1


What is prophecy?

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


Why do we sing hymns as well as choruses?

"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 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


Why speaking in tongues and interpretation?

"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


Why singing in tongues?

" For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with my 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 does the whole church pray at once for needs?

"And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord thou art God, which has  made heaven and earth..." Acts 4:24


Why anoint with oil?

"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..." James 5:14,15

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