Household Worship Guide – Week of January 28th

While it is true that the people of God are to gather corporately to worship on the Lord’s Day (Hebrews 10:24-25), the scriptures also imply that we are to worship God in our homes between each Lord’s day (Deuteronomy 6:7). Emmaus’ weekly Household Worship Guide provides structure to lead singles, married couples, and families with children of all ages in the daily worship of God within the home. The guide simply encourages Christians to read, pray, and sing. In addition, the elder’s of Emmaus encourage the use of the Baptist Catechism for systematic instruction in the Christian faith.

This is a guide and should be used as such. The intent is not for an individual or family to follow the guide point by point, but rather to utilize the resource to craft a daily worship experience appropriate for their home. Keep it simple, keep it short, and keep it consistent (and don’t forget to be patient and flexible too).

For a detailed prayer guide, and for commentary on the catechism, please follow the links provided in the corresponding sections below.

May God be glorified each and every day!

Worship Through the Reading of God’s Word

  • SUNDAY >Gen 23, Matt 22, Neh 12, Acts 22
  • MONDAY >Gen 24, Matt 23, Neh 13, Acts 23
  • TUESDAY >Gen 25, Matt 24, Esther 1, Acts 24
  • WEDNESDAY >Gen 26, Matt 25, Esther 2, Acts 25
  • THURSDAY >Gen 27, Matt 26, Esther 3, Acts 26
  • FRIDAY >Gen 28, Matt 27, Esther 4, Acts 27
  • SATURDAY >Gen 29, Matt 28, Esther 5, Acts 28

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – February 4th

Sermon Text: Revelation 20:7-10

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Worship Through Prayer – The Lord’s Prayer

Baptist Catechism 106

  • What rule [has] God given for our direction in prayer?
  • The whole Word of God is of use to direct us in prayer, but the special rule of direction is that prayer; which Christ taught His disciples, commonly called the Lord’s Prayer.

Recitation of the Lord’s Prayer

  • “Pray then like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’ ”For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.(Matthew 6:5–14, ESV)

See Emmaus Connect for the Emmaus Prayer Guide

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Worship Through Song

Songs that are sung regularly on Sunday can be found here.

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Catechism – Systematic Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standard BC #7

  • What is God?
  • God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24, ESV).

Scripture

  • Study Passage: John 4:1-26, 38-42; Psalm 94, 139
  • Support Passages: I Timothy 1:15-17, 6:13-16; Isaiah 40:12-31, 45:5-25 Psalm 90:1-6; I Kings 8:27; Job 11:7-9; Romans 11:33-36; Psalm 147:4-5; (Holy)Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 15:4 (Just) Isaiah 30:18; Job 34:12; Revelation 16:7; Psalm: 82; Psalm 103:6; 146:6-9 (Good) Psalm 145:8-9, 103:8
  • Bible Story: I Kings 18:21-40; John 10:1-18

1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith Chapter 2: Of God and of the Holy Trinity

  • The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty. ( 1 Corinthians 8:4, 6; Deuteronomy 6:4; Jeremiah 10:10; Isaiah 48:12; Exodus 3:14; John 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Deuteronomy 4:15, 16; Malachi 3:6; 1 Kings 8:27; Jeremiah 23:23; Psalms 90:2; Genesis 17:1; Isaiah 6:3; Psalms 115:3; Isaiah 46:10; Proverbs 16:4; Romans 11:36; Exodus 34:6, 7; Hebrews 11:6;Nehemiah 9:32, 33; Psalms 5:5, 6; Exodus 34:7; Nahum 1:2, 3)

The ​Boys and Girls Catechism​ is a great catechism to use with our younger children.

Click the link for the PDF version of the Doctrinal Standard

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