Is praise dancing during worship appropriate?

Is praise dancing during worship appropriateThere are many ways people celebrate and praise God in the church. One way is being inspired to dance during parts of the service. Is “praise dancing” during worship appropriate?

Worshipping in both song and dance is a Biblically appropriate way to praise our Lord. For example, David is famous for dancing while praising the Lord. 1 Samuel 30:16; 2 Samuel 6:14-16.

1 Samuel 30:16 (NKJV)

16 And when he had brought him down, there they were, spread out over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing, because of all the great spoil which they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.

2 Samuel 6:14-16 (NKJV)

14 Then David danced before the Lord with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod. 15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet.

16 Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart. Continue reading

How do You Worship God?

How do You Worship GodIs worship learned or is it something that you just do naturally? Does it require a certain feeling or emotional state? How do you worship God?

By worship, we assume you are referring to the practice of Christians singing praise music during a church service. Obviously, worship is a much broader concept than this narrow definition, but many Christians have come to see worship in this limited context.

Scripture, on the other hand, defines worship as obedience. For example, Paul defines worship this way: Continue reading

What does “faith like a mustard seed”mean?

faith like a mustard seedThe Bible says that if a person has faith like a mustard seed they can command a thing to be. If by praying and believing for certain mountains in your life to move, however, nothing changes no matter how hard I believe. Then are there other works that can be done?

This is a misunderstanding of Jesus’ teaching, and as a result, you are expecting things to happen which Jesus never promised. The full context of the quote you mentioned is: Continue reading

Why Does God Permit Suffering?

What is the cause of our suffering What is the cause of our suffering and why Does God Permit Suffering to exist in His Creation?

 

The question of suffering is a common one, but the Bible has the answer. In short, the answer to why suffering exists is our sin. Sin is disobedience to God and a departure from living in the counsel of God’s word. When Adam decided to disobey God’s word in the Garden, he brought sin into the nature of mankind:

Romans 5:12 (NKJV)

DEATH IN ADAM, LIFE IN CHRIST

12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because all sinned—

Adam’s decision to sin set in motion of chain of events that plunged the world into every suffering imaginable, as Paul explained:  Continue reading