This is Who We Are - PHLA

This is Who We Are - PHLA

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1. Why Gather for Service?

  • ​The word "church" in the Greek is "ekklesia", literally meaning, "those called out to gather together with God."

  • We believe that only in our gathering for worship is the church made real.

  • "For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20)

2. Why Worship and Praise so Vibrantly?

  • "With trumpets and the sound of a horn; shout joyfully before the LORD, the King." (Psalms 98:6)

  • "Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises." (Psalms 98:4)

  • "Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!" (Psalms 32:11)

  • "I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!" (Revelation 19:1)

  • "And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, 'Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!" (Revelation 19:6)

  • "Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they has seen." (Luke 19:37)

 

3. Why Clap Your Hands?

  • "Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!" (Psalms 47:1)

 

4. Why Have Musical Instruments? 

  • "Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals!" (Psalms 150:3-5)

5. Why Lift Up Your Hands?