Why We Do The Things We Do: Our Worship
What is worship? Worship (the Greek word proskuneo) means ―to bow down and kiss."
praise? Praise (the Greek word eulogeos) means ―to bless, speak well of."
Why do we dance? We dance to
worship the Lord (Psalms 149:3, 150:4). We dance to praise the Lord for joy and
victory (I Samuel 18:6, II Samuel 6:14, Judges 11:34).
Why do we shout? We
shout before the Lord in joy and gladness (Psalm 47:1, Psalm 5:11, Psalm
Why do we lift our hands? We lift our hands to bless the Lord (Psalm
134:2, I Timothy 2:8, Psalms 119:48, 63:4).
Why do we leap? We leap to praise
the Lord (Acts 3:8, St. Luke 6:23).
Why do we prophesy? To edify (build up in
the faith), exhort or comfort (II Chronicles 20:14-17,21; I Corinthians
Why do we speak in tongues and interpret? To interpret the message
from God in an unknown language into the given language of the local
congregation (I Corinthians 14:5, 13-25).