We Believe in Meeting Needs through Biblical Understanding
The Bible contains much more than prophecy and philosophy. Surprisingly, it also provides sound guidelines for promoting good physical and mental health. In keeping with its commitment to live by every word of God, the church follows the biblical dietary guidelines.
The Word of God also provides practical information for marriage, positive family relationships, childrearing, financial responsibility, successful business relationships and transactions, etc. The Bible covers every aspect of humanity and teaches how to live victoriously through Yahshua (Jesus) Messiah.
SOME WHY’S & WHY NOTS
Why Do We Stand When We Sing?
“Then the Levites…stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with voices loud and high.” (2 Chronicles 20:19)
Why Do We Clap Our Hands?
Oh, clap your hands, all ye people! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! (Psalm 47:1)
Why Do We Lift Our Hands?
“Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your Name.” (Psalm 63:4)
“I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.” (1Timothy 2:8)
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)
“So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord…” (Acts 4:24)
Why Do We Sing in Tongues and In English?
For if I pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit [by the Holy Spirit within me] prays, but my mind is unproductive [it bears no fruit and helps nobody]. Then what am I to do? I will pray with the spirit [by the Holy Spirit that is within me], but I will also pray [intelligently] with my mind and understanding; I will sing with my spirit [by the Holy Spirit that is within me], but I will sing [intelligently] with my mind and understanding also. (1Corinthians 14:14-15 Amp)
Why Do We Have This Type Of Worship?
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24)
Why Do We Sing Choruses As Well As Hymns?
And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:18-19)
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)
What Is Prophecy?
PURSUE love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy…But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. (1Corinthians 14:1, 3)
Why Do We Have Speaking with Tongues and Interpretation Of Those Tongues?
Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order…I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification. (1 Corinthians 14:39-40, 5)
Why Are Musical Instruments A Part Of The Worship Service?
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments [guitars, violins, pianos, and such] and flutes [organs, and such]! Praise Him with loud cymbals! Praise Him with clashing cymbals! (Psalm 150:3-5)
Why Does The Whole Church Pray At Once For Specific Needs?
So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, “who by the mouth of Your servant David have said… (Acts 23-23-31)
Why Do We Anoint With Oil And Pray For The Sick?
Is anyone among 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 [heal] the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. (James 5:14-15)
Why Do We Use The Bible In All Services and To Answer All Questions
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man [or congregation] of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Why Do We Receive Tithes And Offerings?
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse …Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, in what way have we robbed You? In tithes and offerings. (Malachi 3:10, 8)
Let each one give as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion. For God loves, that is he takes pleasure in, prizes above other things and is unwilling to abandon a prompt to do it giver whose heart is in his giving. (2 Corinthians 9:6-9 Amp)
Why Do We Share The Love Of God with One Another By Hugging?
…Greet one another with a holy kiss. (1Corinthians 16:20)
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God (1 John 4:7)