1 Corinthians 14:1 : Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Why do we have Speaking in an Unknown Tongue
AND the Interpretation in the Church?
1 Corinthians 14:39 : Therefore brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues.
1 Corinthians 12:7,10 : But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.
Vs 10 :to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
What Is Tithing and Offering?
Tithing is giving TEN PERCENT of our income to the Church for the running of the ministry and the work of God. An offering is anything that is given above and beyond the TEN PERCENT tithe.
Why Do We Tithe and Give Offerings?
Malachi 3:10 : Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My House.
Acts 20:35b : And remember the words of our Lord Jesus, that He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
What Is Missions Faith Promise?
A Mission Faith Promise is a free-will offering used for implementing local and foreign missions work.
Matthew 28:19-20 : Go therefore, and make disciple of all the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.
Acts 4:32-35 : Now multitudes of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great power, the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of the lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.
What is the Holy Communion
AND why do we Partake in It?
The partaking of the Holy Communion is a time where we remember all that Jesus had done for us. We partake of a substance that symbolizes His body and His blood to remind ourselves that Jesus paid the price for our salvation and physical healing; that we are in a New Covenant with Him, and also that he will be coming again.
1 Cor 11:23-26 : For I received from the Lord that which O also delivered to you; that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed, took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me. In the same manner, He also took the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in My Blood. This, do; as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me. For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lords death till He comes.
Why do we worship God?
Man, the crown of Gods creation was created to worship and to have fellowship with Him.
Psalm 8:4-8 : What is man that You are mindful of him? And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honour.
Matthew 4:10b : For it is written, You shall worship the Lord, your God, and Him only you shall serve.
Psalm 95:6 : Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
HOW SHALL WE WORSHIP GOD?
John 4:23-24 : But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.
EXPRESSIONS OF WORSHIP
Stand and sing
2 Chronicles 20:19 : Then the Levites of the children of the Kohatites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with voices loud and high; Psalm 101:1 : I will sing of the mercy and justice; to You O Lord, I will sing praises.
Clapping of hands
Psalm 47:1 : Oh clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout unto God with the voice of triumph!
Shouting in acclamation
Psalm 47:1 : Oh clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!;
Psalm 66:1 : Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!
Lifting of our hands
Psalm 63:4 : Thus will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your Name;
Psalm 134:2 : Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord;
1 Timothy 2:8 : I desire therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
Audible praise unto God
Psalm 103:1 : Bless the Lord, O my soul! And all that is within me, bless His holy Name.
Hebrews 13:15 : Therefore by Him, let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His Name.
Dancing before the Lord
Psalm 149:1-3 : Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise His Name with the dance; let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
WHY WE USE Musical Instruments
The use of musical instruments during worship will intensify our worship unto God
Psalm 150:3-5 : Let them praise His Name with the dance; let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp. For the Lord takes pleasure in His people, He will beautify the humble with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud on their beds.
Why do we Speak in Tongues?
1 Corinthians 14:14-15 : For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the Spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit and I will also sing with the understanding.
1 Corinthians 14:2 : For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
1 Corinthians 14:18 : Apostle Paul says, I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all.
Romans 8:26 : Likewise, the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Romans 8:27 : Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
WHY DO WE PRAY WITH LAYING ON OF HANDS
AND ANOINTING OIL
Mark 16:18c : .they will lay their hands on the sick and they will recover.
James 5:14-15b : Is anyone of you sick? 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 will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.