God is the author of creativity and He loves individual and corporate expressions of worship. It should be one of the main reasons we gather in His house. It should be done the way He wants it, not based upon our traditional definitions or opinions. After all, we are worshipping to please Him, to minister to His heart. At Word of Life Fellowship, we seek to please Him in praise according to the Bible, so He will dwell in our praises as He promises in Psalm 22:3. That is why we have established Worship Teams as cross-generational tools, used by the Lord to lead us through music, song, banners and dance, right into the presence of the Lord.
We do not strive for “showmanship,” but rather for full participation in worship by everyone in the service, young and old, member and visitor alike. It is the Lord’s desire to dwell with His people, and it is our heart’s desire to create an atmosphere of praise in which the Lord can indeed dwell and move in healing, deliverance, peace, and hope for all who enter His sanctuary.
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Word of Life Fellowship services are based on the following Scriptural principles:
We pray together out loud because…In the Bible we read…they lifted up their voice to God with one accord . . . Acts 4:24
We pray for our nation before service because…In the Bible we read, I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior. 1 Timothy 2:1-3
We worship according to the Old Testament as well as the New Testament because…In the Bible we read, But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets. Acts 24:13-14
The musicians and singers enter together because…In the Bible we read, The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels. Bless ye God in the congregations… Psalm 68:25-26
We testify publicly because…In the Bible we read, I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. Psalm 22:22
We worship in audible praise because…In the Bible we read, I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1
We lift our hands in praise because…In the Bible we read, Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.
We sing with all our hearts because…In the Bible we read, Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth; make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Psalm 98:4
We play musical instruments and dance in the Spirit because…In the Bible we read, Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Psalm 150:3-5
We clap and shout unto God because…In the Bible we read, O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. Psalm 47:1
We sing in tongues and in English because…In the Bible we read, For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 1 Corinthians 14:14-15
We anoint with oil for divine healing because…In the Bible we read, Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. James 5:14-15 NIV
We allow the operation of the spiritual gifts because…In the Bible we read, What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church. 1 Corinthians 14:26 NIV
We prophesy because…In the Bible we read, But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort …Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said…For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. 1 Corinthians 14:3, 29, 31 NIV
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good… 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. 1 Corinthians 12:7, 10 NIV