WHAT TO EXPECT
"Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the tambourine and dance; praise Him with the stringed instruments and flutes!" Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with high sounding cymbals!" Psalm 150:3-5
"Then David and all the house of Israel played music before the Lord on all kinds of instruments...." 2 Samuel 6:5
singing a "new song"
At some point during our worship services a member of the music team or an individual in the congregation may sing out with a spontaneous "new song" from the Lord. At times, the entire assembly may even join in and sing this "new song" to the Lord.
"He has put a new song in my mouth..." Psalm 40:3
"Oh sing to the Lord a new song." Psalm 96:1, 98:1
Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song and His praise in the congregation of saints." Psalm 149:1
lifting up hands
"Lift up your hands in the sanctuary...." Psalm 134:2
Therefore I desire that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands...." 1 Timothy 2:8
"Oh clap your hands all you peoples! Shout to God with a voice of triumph."
"Let them praise His name with the dance..." Psalm 149:3
"Praise Him with the tamberene and dance..." Psalm 150:4
"Let them shout for joy and be glad..." Psalm 35:27
"Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His..." Psalm 30:4
"Oh come, let us sing to the Lord." Psalm 95:1
"Sing praise to our King, sing praises!" Psalm 47:6
"Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our maker." Psalm 95:6
"Behold, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who by night stand in the house of the Lord." Psalm 134:1
The Old Testament prophet Joel predicted:
"And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophecy.....
This gift of prophecy was first given to the church on the day of Pentecost (30 AD.), when 120 followers of Jesus were Baptized with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-8). It is still a vital part of the church today.
Therefore, during our worship service an individual in the congregation may be inspired to speak out a word of prophecy to be heard by the entire church assembly.
The purpose of this inspired word from God is for our edification ( to build us up), our exhortation (to stir us up), and our comfort (to cheer us up), as is shown in 1 Corinthians 14:3
Jesus said that one of the signs that would follow believers would be speaking in new tongues. Mark 16:17
This was fulfilled when believers in Christ were Baptized with the Holy Spirit and spoke with tongues. Acts 2:1-4, 10:44-46, 19:1-6
Paul the Apostle desired that all Christians to speak in tongues and was grateful to God that he spoke in tongues more than anyone in the Corinthian church.
1 Corinthians 14:5, 18
There are two types of tongues:
Whenever a tongue, during a worship service, is distinctly heard above the rest of the congregation, it should be followed by an interpretation in the known language, English in our case, thus building up the church. 1 Corinthians 14:27
In our individual prayer life, a tongue spoken to God edifies (builds up) the believer. 1 Corinthians 14:2