There has been a trend toward expressive worship in many churches over the recent years. Some churches even offer a special service, deemed a “contemporary service” for these types of expressions. You’ll find, though, that this type of worship is nothing new; it has been a part of Spirit-filled churches since the days of the Apostles. Rather than relegate these moments to a single service once a week, we encourage passionate, open responses to Christ and His Spirit every time we gather. You’ll find that this form of worship creates an authentic experience that is unique to Pentecostal services.
We sing with all our hearts because in the Bible we read:
O come let us sing unto the Lord…make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
We clap our hands because in the Bible we read:
O clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
We lift our hands and praise God aloud because in the Bible we read:
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the Lord.
We all pray together because in the Bible we read:
…they lifted up their voice to God with one accord.
We testify publicly because in the Bible we read:
Whosoever shall confess me before man, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.
We speak in other languages because in the Bible we read:
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
It’s not uncommon to see us dance, cry, laugh, be brought to our knees, or even stand in silence in reverence of the powerful presence of an Almighty God. We’ve found it to be a life-changing experience. We hope you will, too.