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
ALL NATIONS BIBLE CHURCH
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.
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."
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."
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
Psalm 46:10: "Be still and know that I am God."
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."
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
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."
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."
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."