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Why You Should Use God’s Word in Your Worship Services

 

It Can Be Proven that the Bible Contains the Inspired Word of God

Many people, even Christians, believe that the Bible’s claim of being the inspired Word of God has to be accepted by faith. The Bible claims that this is true and either you believe it or you do not. They are not aware that there is evidence that this is true. And...

Danger! Danger!

It must be pointed out that there is a great danger in simply listing many scriptures from the Bible that one can use in a worship service as has been done in this reference work. The danger is that it is ignoring the context from which those scriptures came from. In...

Scriptures for 17 Aspects of a Worship Service

45 of the Best Calls to Worship in the Bible

Also See “25 of the Best Introductions to Singing in the Bible” Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the...

All the Introductions to and Prayers
of Adoration in the Bible

Our adoration of God comes from our heart and expresses our love, reverence and awe to Him. This adoration can be expressed in silent prayer and through our actions as well as by our words. Therefore, some of the scripture selections listed below will include the...

All the Introductions to Singing in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

25 of the Best Introductions to Singing in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

All the Introductions to and Confessions
of Sin in the Bible

The Scripture verses that follow are confessions of sin that are in the Bible or verses that emphasize our sinfulness and can be used to introduce a time of confession of sins. Another approach would be to use verses that emphasize the positive things that God wants...

65 of the Best Introductions to and Confessions
of Sin in the Bible

The Scripture verses that follow are confessions of sin that are in the Bible or verses that emphasize our sinfulness and can be used to introduce a time of confession of sins. Another approach would be to use verses that emphasize the positive things that God wants...

All the Introductions to Scripture
Readings in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

30 of the Best Introductions to Scripture
Readings in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

All the Introductions before Offerings in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

50 of the Best Introductions before
Offerings in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

All the Introductions to and Prayers
of Thanksgiving in the Bible

“All the Introductions to and Prayers of Thanksgiving in the Bible” mainly center on what God has done for us and others we know, while “All the Introductions to and Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God in the Bible” mainly center on God and who He is. Since the...

30 of the Best Introductions to and Prayers
of Thanksgiving in the Bible

“30 of the Best Introductions to and Prayers of Thanksgiving in the Bible” mainly center on what God has done for us and others we know, while “40 of the Best Introductions to and Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God in the Bible” mainly center on God and who He...

All the Introductions to and Prayers
of Requests in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

40 of the Best Introductions to and
Prayers of Request in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

All the Exhortations in the Bible

Please note that exhortations to specifically worship God, instead of being listed here, can be found in the “All the Calls to Worship in the Bible” area of this section of “Scriptures for 17 Aspects of a Worship Service” of this reference work. Since the following...

70 of the Best Exhortations in the Bible

Please note that exhortations to specifically worship God, instead of being listed here, can be found in the “45 of the Best Calls to Worship in the Bible” area of this section of “Scriptures for 17 Aspects of a Worship Service” of this reference work. Since the...

All the Ascriptions and Self-Declarations
by God in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

40 of the Best Ascriptions and Self-Declarations
by God in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

All the Benedictions and Blessings in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

25 of the Best Benedictions and
Blessings in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

The Best Scriptures to Use in 31 Worship Services
Based on the Church and Secular Calendars

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to fGod...

Epiphany

The verses below mainly center on Jesus’ manifestation to and salvation for the Gentiles through the visit of the Magi celebrated at Epiphany. The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service...

The Baptism of the Lord

The verses below not only apply to Jesus’ baptism, but also to His time of ministry through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit whom He received at His baptism as well as some other themes. For other scriptures that center on Jesus’ time of ministry, see “The...

The Week for Christian Unity

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on the Week for Christian Unity. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to...

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

Most of the Scriptures listed for this worship service emphasize God’s deliverance, or His call for justice and equality, but there are also Scriptures given for other appropriate themes. The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed...

The Transfiguration of the Lord

The scriptures below center on Jesus’ transfiguration and that He was the Son of God and God in human form while He was on earth. For other scriptures that center on Jesus’ time of ministry, see “The Festival of Tabernacles or Booths, or Sukkoth and Jesus Tabernacled...

Lent

The scriptures listed below for Lent emphasize repentance and rededication. For scriptures on repentance alone, see “Ash Wednesday” listed next in this section. For scriptures on dedication, see “A Dedication Sunday or Service” in “God’s Word and the Best Scriptures...

Ash Wednesday

For Ash Wednesday, the emphasis of the verses below is on repentance. For verses on repentance and rededication, please see “Lent,” the previous worship service in this section of WORSHIPPING WITH GOD’S WORD. The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best...

President’s Weekend

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on the President’s Weekend. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adorationy Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to...

The World Day of Prayer

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on the World Day of Prayer. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to...

Palm Sunday

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on Palm Sunday. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to Singing...

Maundy Thursday

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on Maundy Thursday. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to Singing...

Good Friday

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on Good Friday. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to Singing...

The Great Prayer Vigil of Easter or Holy Saturday

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on the Great Prayer Vigil of Easter or Holy Saturday. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to...

Easter

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into worship service that is based on Easter. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to Singing Confessions of...

Earth Day and the Stewardship of the Earth

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on Earth Day and the Stewardship of the Earth. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God...

The National Day of Prayer

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on the National Day of Prayer. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to...

Mother’s Day

The following scriptures emphasize parenting. For scriptures on marriage, see “A Wedding Service or the Renewal of Marriage Vows” in the section on “God’s Word and the Best Scriptures to Use in 23 Special Worship Services” of this reference work. The following 17...

Memorial Weekend

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on Memorial Weekend. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to Singing...

Pentecost

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on Pentecost. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to Singing...

Trinity Sunday

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on Trinity Sunday. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to Singing...

Father’s Day

The following scriptures emphasize parenting. For scriptures on marriage, see “A Wedding Service or the Renewal of Marriage Vows” in the section on “God’s Word and the Best Scriptures to Use in 23 Special Worship Services” of this reference work. The following 17...

July 4th and Our Country’s Independence

The verses below not only relate to our country’s successful fight for independence, but also to the Christian belief and commitment of our country’s founders and God’s blessing on our nation as we have carried out His ways. The following 17 aspects of a worship...

Labor Day Weekend

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on Labor Day Weekend. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to Singing...

The Resumption of Sunday School or Bible Sunday

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on the Resumption of Sunday School or Bible Sunday. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to...

The International Day of Peace

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on the International Day of Peace. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions...

World Communion Sunday

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on World Communion Sunday. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to...

Thanksgiving

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on Thanksgiving. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to Singing...

Christ the King Sunday

The scriptures below center on Jesus’ authority as a Godly King. For scriptures that center on Jesus’ time of ministry, see “The Festival of Tabernacles or Booths, or Sukkoth and Jesus Tabernacled Among Us” in the “God’s Word and the Best Scriptures to Use in 23...

Advent

Advent celebrates Jesus’ first and second comings to us. But because there is another worship service in this section, “Christmas,” that centers on Jesus’ first coming, the verses below center only on Jesus’ second coming. The second coming that they center on is when...

Christmas

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on Christmas. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to Singing...

God’s Word and the Best Scriptures to Use
in 23 Special Worship Services

A Dedication Sunday or Service

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on “A Dedication Sunday or Service.” Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God...

An Evangelism Emphasis Service

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on “An Evangelism Emphasis Service.” Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God...

A Healing Service

The Bible teaches that sin can make us sick. See Deuteronomy 28:15, 21-22, 27-28, 35, 58-61, 65-66; Psalm 25:16-18; Psalm 38:3-11; Psalm 41:4; Psalm 107:17-18; Psalm 119:67; Proverbs 14:30; Isaiah 53:4-5; John 5:1-15; and James 5:14-16. Therefore, besides other verses...

A House Blessing or Dedication of a Building

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on having “A House Blessing or the Dedication of a Building.” Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of...

A Memorial or Funeral Service

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on “A Memorial or Funeral Service.” Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions...

A Missions Emphasis Sunday

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on “A Mission Emphasis Sunday.” Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to...

When an Ordination or Installation Is
Included in a Worship Service

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service when there is an ordination or installation included in it. Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God...

Stewardship Sunday

According to the Bible, we are stewards or caretakers of what actually belongs to God. This includes not only all that we have, but also all that we are and our very life. As God’s stewards, we give to Him our time, talent, treasure, and all that we have and are....

A Testimony or Member’s Sunday
Worship Service

I want to encourage you to offer your members opportunities to speak about their Christian faith and what God has done for them as one of His children. For in Isaiah 43:10-12 God declares, “You are my witnesses and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know...

A Wedding Service or the Renewal
of Marriage Vows

The subject matter of the following scriptures is on marriage. For verses on parenting, see “Mother’s Day” or “Father’s Day” in the section on “The Best Scriptures to Use in 31 Worship Services Based on the Church and Secular Calendars” of this reference work. The...

Old Testament Festival and Messianic Services

Purim and God Delivers His People
from Their Enemies

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on “Purim and God Delivers His People from Their Enemies.” Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of...

A Rosh Hashanah Service for the New Year

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into “A Rosh Hashanah Service for the New Year.” Calls to Worship Prayers of Adoration Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God Introductions to Singing Confessions...

Scriptures on Our Freedom in Worshipping the Lord

Introduction and General Verses on Our
Freedom in Worshipping the Lord

We are told in Deuteronomy 6:5 to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. And Jesus confirmed this saying, “ ‘Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all...

Being Baptized and Filled with the Holy Spirit

What Enables Us to Be Baptized and Filled with the Holy Spirit? Being baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit is something different than receiving the Holy Spirit. For example, the first disciples did not receive the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Instead, John 20:22...

Bowing

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Clapping

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Crying

There Is Crying Now but Remember the Following from Revelation 21:1–4 1 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of...

Crying out in prayer

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Dancing

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Fasting

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Giving a Word of Knowledge

The first list of scriptures that are given below explain how a word of knowledge was received and made known so that it could then be pronounced. This is followed by a second list of scriptures that give some examples of where a word of knowledge was likely given in...

Giving a Word of Wisdom

“Giving a Word of Wisdom” is divided into two sections. The first section consists of a list of typed out examples of where a word of wisdom is given in the Bible. The second section lists references for other places in the Bible where a word of wisdom is given. Since...

Hugging and Kissing

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Interpreting What Is Spoken in
an Unknown Language

Since the following scriptures have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are listed below that are incomplete...

Joyfully Laughing

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Kneeling

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Prophesying

To prophesy is to speak whatever word that God wants to be spoken, whether one of conviction, comfort, or a command, whether one of encouragement or exhortation, whether speaking of the future, the past, or the present, or any other word. However, this section on...

Raising One’s Hands

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Receiving and Relating a Vision from God

Please note that in the Bible, when a person has a dream, that it can relate a vision from God. For this see Numbers 12:6, Job 7:13-15, Job 20:8, Job 33:15, Isaiah 29:7, Daniel 1:17, Daniel 2:19, Daniel 2:27-28, Daniel 2:45, Daniel 4:5b, Daniel 7:1, Joel 2:28, and...

Saying “Amen” or “Hallelujah”

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Shouting

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Singing Songs from the Spirit

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Speaking in a Language that You Never Learned

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Trembling

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Waiting on the Lord for Him to Speak or Act

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...

Waving a Flag or Lifting a Banner

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are...