Style of Worship
In our special time of worship at Message of Life, we empty ourselves of the pressures of the world and focus on letting the Lord know our love for Him. If our style of worship is new to you, consider the following scriptures:
“All things need to be done decently and in order.” – 1 Corinthians 14:40
The gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit are administered in an orderly fashion. Those with a gift to share with the congregation are asked to go to the Center Usher, who will then administer direction.
The Music of Worship
The Bible encourages us to admonish one another.
“…with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” – Colossians 3:16
“Praise Him with trumpets, psaltry and harp, timbrel and dance, stringed instruments, organs and cymbals.” – Psalms 150:3-5 & 2 Chronicles 5:11-14.
Posture of Worship
Standing is a gesture of respect.
“The Levites…stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.” – 2 Chronicles 20:19
“A great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, kindred people and tongues, standing before the throne of God…crying with a loud voice saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.'” – Revelation 7:9-10
“Oh come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our maker.” – Psalm 95:6
True freedom in worship is not feeling compelled to sit or stand, to raise your hands or not to, but that with which you feel comfortable.
Lifting Up Holy Hands
“Therefore, I desire that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.” – 1 Timothy 2:8 & Psalm 134:2
Clapping and Dancing
“Oh clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with a voice of triumph.” – Psalm 47:1
“Praise Him with the tambourine and dance.” – Psalm 150:4
Singing in the Spirit and A New Song
“I will sing with the Spirit and I will sing with the understanding also.” – 1 Corinthians 14:15
“Sing unto the Lord a new song…” – Isaiah 42:10
“Pursue Love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy…For he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort.” 1 Corinthians 14:1-5 & 1 Corinthians 12:10
Laying of Hands
“And these signs shall follow those who believe: In My Name…they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16:17-18 & Acts 28:8
Word of Knowledge
“For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit.” – 1 Corinthians 12:8 & Acts 9:11
Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues and Prayer Language
“And these signs will follow those that believe; in My Name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues…” – Mark 16:17, Acts 2:4, 1 Corinthians 14:8,39
Falling Under the Power
“Now when he had said to them, ‘I am He’, they went backward and fell to the ground.” – John 18:6 & 2 Chronicles 5:14