At Victory Praise Chapel we believe that our praise and worship should be a creative and outward expression of the joy of our salvation and the intimacy of the relationship that we have with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as well as a genuine heartfelt surrender as we behold the awesomeness and holiness of our God when we encounter Him in the sanctuary.
New visitors may find this challenging and maybe even intimidating, so we would like to share with you the biblical basis of what we do when we enter into worship.
Why do we worship in the way we do?
Here are some biblical reasons why we worship in the way that we do. If you have given up on traditional religion and services, then you have come to the right place. Keep this as a reference in your bible . . .
Feel free join us for some refreshments after the service if you have further questions about the way in which we engage with God in our praise and worship. We would love to meet you and chat more about the modern Acts church that God has created us to be.
How should we worship God?
“You shall worship the Lord and serve Him only” Matthew 4:10
“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:22-23
Why do we stand to sing?
“And the Levites . . . stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel, with a very loud voice” 2 Chronicles 20:19
Why do we lift our hands in the air when we sing?
“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord” Psalm 134:2
Why do we speak and sing in “tongues”?
“For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. What is the outcome then? I shall pray with the spirit and I shall pray with the mind also, I shall sing with the spirit and I shall sing with the mind also.” 1 Corinthians 14:27
Why do we dance in church?
“Let them praise His name with dancing” Psalm 139:3
“Praise Him with timbrel and dancing” Psalm 150:4
“And He entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God” Acts 3:8
“Though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice (Literal Greek: to jump for joy) with joy inexpressible and full of glory” 1 Peter 1:8
The day of Pentecost was 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus when the Holy Spirit fully “in-dwelt” men and women for the first time, evidenced by the supernatural ability to speak in heavenly languages. Therefore, the Pentecostal experience is the working of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life.
“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” Acts 2:1-4
“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another, faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.” 1 Corinthians 12:7-11
It is the revealing of God’s presence and splendor to the spiritual and physical senses of man.
“And it came about when the priest came from the Holy place, that the cloud filled the House of the Lord, so that the Priest could not stand to minister the Word of the Lord. Because of the cloud, for the Glory of the Lord filled the House of the Lord” 1 Kings 8:10-11
Resources and other information
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“Those things which you have both learned and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you” Philippians 4:9