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"Express Worship" ~ Early Service (8-9 am) begins April 19

  Things You Might See...

When you come to Green Mountain Christian Center, there might be some things that are new to you...

~ Praise and Worship ~

The Pattern: Our desire is to please God in our worship, after all, it is for Him. This leads us to pattern our worship after what we find in the BIBLE rather than after traditions of men or church institutions.

Please enter in: We believe that worship is not a spectator sport. Hence, we encourage all believers to praise and worship Him with all their heart and strength.

Freedom: Freedom in praise and worship is accommodated and encouraged. The Bible exhorts us not only to sing to the Lord, but that kneeling (Psalm 95:6), dancing (Psalm 149:3), and prostrating ourselves (Nehemiah 8:6) before the Lord are powerful ways to worship. Each sincere expression is welcomed.

In Case You are Wondering…?

Why we stand when we worship? “The Levites…STOOD UP TO PRAISE the Lord God of Israel with a very loud voice.” 2 Chronicles 20:19

Why we lift our hands? “So I will bless Thee as long as I live; I WILL LIFT UP MY HANDS in Thy Name.” (Psalm 63:4). "Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the Lord" (Psalm 134:2)

Why we clap our hands? “O CLAP YOUR HANDS, all peoples; Shout to God with the voice of joy.” Psalm 47:1

Why we sing in tongues and English? “What is the outcome then? I shall PRAY WITH THE SPIRIT and I shall PRAY WITH THE MIND also; I shall SING WITH THE SPIRIT and I shall SING WITH THE MIND also.” 1 Corinthians 14:15

Why we wave colorful flags? In the Bible flags, banners and standards were used to denote tribal or family identity. Banners were also Why we wave colorful flags? In the Bible flags, banners and standards were used to denote tribal or family identity. Banners were also used in warfare. They also represented victory and glory. They mean the same things today. The colors picture different truths about God. For example: Red – the Blood of Christ and atonement, Purple – royalty, White – holiness, Brown or Gray – repentance and humility, Orange – passion and fire, Plum – abundance and richness, Green – new life and restoration, Yellow – celebration and joy, Blue – the Holy Spirit, Silver – redemption, etc. The flags are not meant to draw attention to the individual but to what God has done.

IF YOU SEE THIS…

People being prayed for and falling over…

    This is called “being slain in the Spirit”

        2 Chronicles 5:14, Matthew 28:4, John 18:6, Acts 9:4, Acts 22:7, Revelation 1:17

People using oil to anoint others as they pray for them…

    This is called “laying on hands” and “anointing with oil”

        Mark 16:18, Mark 6:13, James 5:14-16, Acts 9:17, Acts 28:8

IF YOU HEAR THIS…

People speaking in other languages…

    This is called “Speaking in tongues”

        Acts 2:4, 10:46, 19:6, 1 Corinthians 12:10; 14:2, 4, 5, 13, 14, 18, 22, 39

People speaking out loudly…

    This is called “Interpretation of tongues and prophecy”

        John 4:19, 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 Corinthians 14:1,3-5, 13, 22, 24, 25, 31, 39



          
 
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