Southern Oaks United Pentecostal Church

 My OKC Church

 

The sanctuary is a place set apart for prayer, praise and the preaching and teaching of God’s Word.   When you gather with us in the sanctuary you will find enthusiastic praise, praying out loud, fervent preaching and cheerful giving.


If you have never had the opportunity to be in a Spirit-filled service before, you will discover that Biblical expressions of worship are still practiced today. Join in with us as we praise God together in spirit and in truth.

Biblical Expressions of Worship


We pray together aloud because in the Bible we read, “They lifted up their voice to God with one accord” (Acts 4:24).

We lift our hands in praise because in the Bible we read, “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord” (Psalm 134:2).

We sing with all our hearts because in the Bible we read, “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise” (Psalm 98:4).

We play musical instruments because in the Bible we read, “And all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments” (2 Samuel 6:5).

We clap and shout unto God because in the Bible we read, “O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph” (Psalm 47:1).

We dance before the LORD because in the Bible we read, “Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs” (Psalm 150:4).

We testify publicly because in the Bible we read, “I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee” (Psalm 22:22).

We anoint with oil for divine healing because in the Bible we read, “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord” (James 5:14).


We allow the operation of the spiritual gifts because in the Bible we read, “When ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation” (1 Corinthians 14:26).


Taken from the Word Aflame Press tract “The Way We Worship” – #6602

The Altar Area 


While praising with us you may feel the presence of God.  It is proper to respond, opening your heart to God in repentance and praise.  At the conclusion of the preaching,   people often come up around the front to pray and praise God in response to the Word and Spirit.  This is a great time to repent of sins and give your heart to Jesus.  It is during this time that many persons receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:4).