Why We Do What We do

Why We Stand
"Then some Levites...STOOD UP and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with very loud voices." - (2 Chronicles 20:19)

"After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, STANDING before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice; salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb." - (Revelation 7:9-10)

Why We Lift Our Hands
"I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will LIFT UP MY HANDS." Psalms 134:2. "I want men everywhere to LIFT UP HOLY HANDS in prayer, without anger of disputing." - (1Timothy 2:8)

Why We Clap Our Hands
"CLAP YOUR HANDS, all nations; shout to God with the cry of joy." - (Psalms 47:1)

Why We Sing in Tongues and in English
"For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind. I will SING WITH MY SPIRIT, but I will also SING WITH MY MIND." - (1 Corinthians 14:14,15)

Why We Sing Choruses as Well as Hymns
"...instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with PSALMS & HYMNS, and SPIRITUAL SONGS. Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord." - (Ephesians 5:18,19)

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing PSALMS, HYMNS and SPIRITUAL SONGS with gratitude in your hearts to God." - (Colossians 3:16)

Why We Dance

"Praise His name in the dance." (Psalms 149:3) "David danced before the Lord with all his might." - (2 Sam. 6:14)