Why We Belive

A short guide to understanding some common questions if you have never been in a church service like ours, you may have some questions. We want to provide you with a short guide to help you understand some Biblical principles that guide us in our church services.

ALL NATIONS BIBLE CHURCH


PRAISE AND WORSHIP:

Psalms 150 says: "Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrenne and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with dashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! This is one of the greatest worship scriptures in the Bible. Psalms 150 make it clear that we are to be vocal, audible, and excited about our worship-life.


SINGING AUDIBLE PRAISE (NEW SONGS):

This dynamic time of entering into a deeper level of worship is some times called "free praise." After a song, or at spontaneous moments, the congregation, accompanied by instruments, will lift their voice and sing on unrehearsed song to the Lord. Words of praise, adoration, honor, and splendor are used as we worship our Lord and Savior by singing audible songs of praise.

Psalms 33:3 says: "Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy"

Psalms 40:3 says: "He has put a new song in my mouth-praise to our God; Many will see and fear, and will trust in the Lord"

Psalms 144:9 says: "I will sing a new song to You, O God; on a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to you."


DANCING:

One of the most exciting, yet culturally different things to do is dance in worship to the Lord. We are convinced that the forms of worship in the Bible are relevant for today's church too. Just look at what the scripture says:

Psalms 149:3 says: "Let them praise His name with the dance."

2 Samuel 6:14,16 says: "Then David danced before the Lore with all his might. Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michael, Saul's daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord."


CLAPPING OF HANDS:

Psalms 47:1: "Oh, clap your hands all you people! Shout to God with a voice of triumph!"

LIFTING OF HANDS:

1 Timothy 2:8: "I desire therefore that men may pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. Psalm 141:2: "Let prayer be set before you as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice."

 

STILLNESS/SILENCE : Psalm 46:10: "Be still and know that I am God."

  
SPEAKING AND SINGING IN TONGUES:

Acts 2:4: "And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."

1 Corinthians 14:2, 39: "For he who speaks in tongues does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries." "Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophecy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues."


GIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS:

The Bible teaches giving 10% (tithing) of your income as well as giving generous offerings, giving to the poor and needy, as well as special gifts to fellow believers when in need. This is taught in the Old and New Testament.

Mal 3:10-12 says: "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me NOW in this," says the LORD if hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sake, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field," says the LORD if hosts; And all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land," says the LORD of hosts."

Matt 23:23 says: "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law; justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone."

Luke 6:38 says: "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."


HOUSE TO HOUSE:

An exciting aspect of the All Nations Bible church family is enjoying fellowship with each other in various homes around the region. Acts 2:44-46 says: "Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold thier possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from hosue to house, they at their food with gladness and simplicity of heart."


PREACHING AND TEACHING:

Weekly instruction from the Bible is held in very high honor at All Nations Bible Church. The Bible says that in the first century church, the believers regulary received teaching (doctrine) from church leaders. The scripture also tells us that the role of the pastors is to equip the church. This is done by regular teaching and preaching.

Acts 2:42 says: "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers."

Eph 4:11-12 says: "And He Himself gave some to be aspotles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ."



 
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