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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 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 many...

Scriptures for 17 Aspects of a Worship Service

All the Calls to Worship in the Bible

You can also view "45 of the Best Calls to Worship in the Bible" and "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 NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the...

45 of the Best Calls to Worship in the Bible

You can also view  "All the Calls to Worship in the Bible" and "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 NIV Bible, it is up to you to make...

All the Introductions to and Prayers
of Adoration in the Bible

You can also view "20 of the Best Introductions to and Prayers of Adoration in the Bible" and "Bowing in the Bible" and "Kneeling 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...

All the Introductions to Singing in the Bible

You can also view "25 of the Best Introductions to Singing in the Bible" and "Singing Songs from the Spirit." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final...

25 of the Best Introductions to Singing in the Bible

You can also view "All the Introductions to Singing in the Bible" and "Singing Songs from the Spirit." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final...

All the Introductions to and Confessions
of Sin in the Bible

You can also view "65 of the Best Introductions to and Confessions of Sin in the Bible" as well as "Ash Wednesday" and "Lent." 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...

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

You can also view "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...

All the Introductions to Scripture
Readings in the Bible

You can also view "30 of the Best Introductions to Scripture Readings in the Bible" as well as "It Can Be Proven that the Bible Contains the Inspired Word of God," "The Uniqueness, Importance, and Power of the Word of God in the Bible," "The Beneficial Impact the...

30 of the Best Introductions to Scripture
Readings in the Bible

You can also view "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 NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will...

All the Introductions before Offerings in the Bible

You can also view "50 of the Best Introductions before Offerings in the Bible" as well as "Stewardship Sunday." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final...

50 of the Best Introductions before
Offerings in the Bible

You can also view "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 NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly...

All the Introductions to and Prayers
of Thanksgiving in the Bible

You can also view "30 of the Best 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...

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

You can also view "All the 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...

All the Introductions to and Prayers
of Requests in the Bible

You can also view "40 of the Best Introductions to and Prayers of Request in the Bible" and "Crying Out in Pray in the Bible" from "Scriptures on Our Freedom in Worshipping the LORD" in this reference work. Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete...

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

You can also view "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 NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will...

All the Exhortations in the Bible

You can also view "70 of the Best Exhortations in the Bible" and "Lent." Please note that exhortations to specifically worship God, instead of being listed here, can be found in "All the Calls to Worship in the Bible" which is part of this section of “Scriptures for...

70 of the Best Exhortations in the Bible

You can also view "All the Exhortations in the Bible." Please note that some of the best exhortations to specifically worship God, instead of being listed here, can be found in "45 of the Best Calls to Worship in the Bible" which is part of this section of “Scriptures...

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

You can also view "40 of the Best Ascriptions and Self-Declarations by God in the Bible" as well as "All the Introductions to and Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God in the Bible" and "The Transfiguration of the Lord." Since the following scriptures may contain...

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

You can also view "All the Ascriptions and Self-Declarations by God in the Bible" and "40 of the Best Introductions to and Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God in the Bible." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed...

All the Benedictions and Blessings in the Bible

You can also view "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 NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly...

25 of the Best Benedictions and
Blessings in the Bible

You can also view "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 NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly...

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

You can also view "A Messianic Rosh Hashanah Service for the New Year." The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible to put into a worship service that is based on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day....

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 from the NIV Bible to put into...

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 being baptized and filled with the...

The Week for Christian Unity

You can also view "Hugging and Kissing in the Bible" in the section on this site of "Scriptures on Our Freedom in Worshipping the LORD." The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible to put into a...

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. You can also view the scriptures that are listed in "Christ the King Sunday." For other scriptures that center on Jesus’ time of ministry,...

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 more scriptures on confessing our sins, see "All the Introductions to and Confessions of Sin in the...

Ash Wednesday

For Ash Wednesday, the emphasis of the verses below is on repentance. For scriptures on confessing our sins, see "All the Introductions to and Confessions of Sin in the Bible." For verses on repentance and rededication, please see "Lent," the previous worship service...

President’s Weekend

You can also view scriptures for "July 4th and Our Country’s Independence." The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible to put into a worship service that is based on the President’s Weekend. Calls...

The World Day of Prayer

You can also view six different ways to pray which are in "Scriptures for 17 Aspects of a Worship Service" and scripture on prayer in "Crying Out in Prayer in the Bible" in this reference work's section on "Scriptures on Our Freedom in Worshipping the LORD." The...

Palm Sunday

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible 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...

Maundy Thursday

You can also view scriptures for "A Festival of Unleavened Bread Messianic Service Where Jesus Provides Himself for Us as 'The Bread of Life' ” as well as in "When Communion, the LORD’s Supper, or the Eucharist Is Included in a Worship Service." The following 17...

Good Friday

You can also view scriptures for "A Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur Messianic Service with Jesus as God’s Final Sacrifice of Atonement." The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible to put into a...

The Great Prayer Vigil of Easter or Holy Saturday

You can also view scriptures for "Waiting on the LORD for Him to Speak or Act." The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible to put into a worship service that is based on the Great Prayer Vigil of...

Easter

You can also view scriptures for "A Festival of First Fruits Messianic Service with Jesus as the First Fruits of the Resurrection." The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible to put into a worship...

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 from the NIV Bible 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...

The National Day of Prayer

You can also view six different ways to pray which are in "Scriptures for 17 Aspects of a Worship Service," and scripture on prayer in "Crying Out in Prayer in the Bible" in this reference work's section on "Scriptures on Our Freedom in Worshipping the LORD." The...

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 from the NIV Bible 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...

Pentecost

You can also view "The Messianic Festival of Weeks or Shavuot = Pentecost and Jesus Supplants the Old Covenant of the Law at Mount Sinai with the New Covenant of the Holy Spirit" in this reference work's section on "God’s Word and the Best Scriptures to Use in 23...

Trinity Sunday

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible 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...

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

You can also view scriptures for a "President’s Weekend" worship service. 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...

Labor Day Weekend

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible 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...

The Resumption of Sunday School or Bible Sunday

You can also view "All the Introductions to Scripture Readings in the Bible." The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible to put into a worship service that is based on the Resumption of Sunday...

The International Day of Peace

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible 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...

World Communion Sunday

You can also view scriptures for "When Communion, the LORD’s Supper, or the Eucharist Is Included in a Worship Service," "Maundy Thursday," and "A Festival of Unleavened Bread Messianic Service Where Jesus Provides Himself for Us as 'The Bread of Life'.” The following...

Thanksgiving

You can also view "All the Introductions to and Prayers of Thanksgiving in the Bible." The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible to put into a worship service that is based on Thanksgiving. Calls...

Christ the King Sunday

The scriptures below center on Jesus’ authority as a Godly King. You can also view scriptures for "The Transfiguration of the LORD." For scriptures that center on Jesus’ time of ministry, see "The Festival of Tabernacles or Booths, or Sukkot and Jesus Tabernacled...

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 from the NIV Bible 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...

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

A Dedication Sunday or Service

You can also view the scriptures in "A Testimony or Member’s Sunday Worship Service" and "When an Ordination or Installation Is Included in a Worship Service" in this reference work's same section. Some of the most important scriptures in the Bible about our...

An Evangelism Emphasis Service

You can also view the scriptures for "A Testimony or Member’s Sunday Worship Service," "A Worship Service When New Church Members Are Recognized or There Is an Adult Baptism," and "A Missions Emphasis Sunday." The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the...

A Healing Service

The Bible teaches that sin can make us sick. For this, 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...

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 from the NIV Bible 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...

When an Infant Baptism or Dedication
Is Included in a Worship Service

You can also view the scriptures for "Mother’s Day" and "Father’s Day" which have to do with parenting. The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible to put into a worship service when an infant...

A Memorial or Funeral Service

You can also view the scriptures for "Crying in the Bible." The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible to put into a worship service that is based on “A Memorial or Funeral Service.” Calls to...

A Missions Emphasis Sunday

You can also view the scriptures for "An Evangelism Emphasis Service." The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them from the NIV Bible to put into a worship service that is based on “A Mission Emphasis Sunday.” Calls...

When an Ordination or Installation Is
Included in a Worship Service

You can also view the scriptures for "A Dedication Sunday or Service" and "A Testimony or Member’s Sunday Worship Service" and "All the Introductions to and Prayers of Dedication in the Old Testament" and "All the Introductions to and Prayers of Dedication in the New...

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

You can also view the scriptures for "A Dedication Sunday or Service," "An Evangelism Emphasis Service," and "A Worship Service When New Church Members Are Recognized or There Is an Adult Baptism." I want to encourage you to offer your members opportunities to speak...

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

Your can also view the scriptures for "A Messianic Passover Service and as God Saved His People from Slavery in Egypt, Jesus Saves His People from Slavery to Sin" and "A Messianic Passover Service and as God Saved His People on Passover Night from Physical Death,...

A Messianic Rosh Hashanah Service for the New Year

You can also view the scriptures for worship services on "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 from the NIV Bible to put into “A Messianic Rosh Hashanah Service for the New...

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

You can also view the scriptures for "Pentecost," "The Baptism of the LORD,"and "The Messianic Festival of Weeks or Shavuot = Pentecost and Jesus Supplants the Old Covenant of the Law at Mount Sinai with the New Covenant of the Holy Spirit." What Enables Us to Be...

Bowing in the Bible

You can also view the scriptures for "Kneeling in the Bible." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish...

Clapping in the Bible

You can also view the scriptures for "All the Introductions to and Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God in the Bible," for "Shouting in the Bible," and for "Raising One’s Hands in the Bible." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have...

Crying in the Bible

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 in the Bible

You can also view "All the Introductions to and Prayers of Requests in the Bible" in "Scriptures for 17 Aspects of a Worship service." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV Bible, it is up...

Dancing in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV 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...

Fasting in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV 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...

Giving a Word of Knowledge

You can also view the scriptures for "Giving a Word of Wisdom" and for "Prophesying." 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...

Giving a Word of Wisdom

You can also view the scriptures for "Giving a Word of Knowledge" and for "Prophesying." “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...

Hugging and Kissing in the Bible

You can also view "All the Scriptures on Fellowship, Loving One Another, and Passing God’s Peace in the Bible" and "The Week for Christian Unity." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV...

Interpreting What Is Spoken in
an Unknown Language

You can also view the scriptures for "Speaking in a Language that You Never Learned." 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...

Joyfully Laughing in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV 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...

Kneeling in the Bible

You can also view the scriptures for "Bowing in the Bible." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the...

Prophesying in the Bible

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 in the Bible

You can also view the scriptures for "Waving a Flag or Lifting a Banner in the Bible," "Clapping in the Bible," and "All the Introductions to and Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God in the Bible." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse...

Receiving and Relating a Vision from God

You can also view the scriptures for "Waiting on the Lord for Him to Speak or Act." 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,...

Saying “Amen” or “Hallelujah”

You can also view the scriptures for "All the Affirmations, Encouragements,and Promises of God in the Bible for Use in a Worship Service." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV Bible, it is...

Shouting in the Bible

You can also view "All the Introductions to and Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God in the Bible." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final...

Singing Songs from the Spirit

You can also view the scriptures for "All the Introductions to Singing in the Bible" and "Being Baptized and Filled with the Holy Spirit." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV Bible, it is...

Speaking in a Language that You Never Learned

You can also view the scriptures for "Interpreting What Is Spoken in an Unknown Language." 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...

Trembling in the Bible

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV 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...

Waiting on the Lord for Him to Speak or Act

You can also view the scriptures for "All the Introductions to and Prayers of Requests in the Bible," "All the Introductions to and Prayers of Requests and Thanksgiving in the Bible," and "Lying Down in the Presence of God, Falling Under the Power of God, and Resting...

Waving a Flag or Lifting a Banner in the Bible

You can also view the scriptures for "Raising One’s Hands in the Bible." Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly...