Household Worship Guide – 09/15/13

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“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.”

Address God and Praise Him for Who He Is (Matthew 6:11)

  • “Psalm 147:5, Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.”  Hebrews 4:13, and no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. These texts say that God’s understanding is limitless, that His knowledge is perfect, and there isn’t a creature anywhere in the universe that isn’t plainly visible to His sight. Nothing is shut before the eyes of God. That is what is called divine omniscience, one of the attributes of God. An attribute, as I have said before, is something which God has declared to be true about himself ” (A.W. Tozer, Attributes of God).

Thank God for All That He Has Provided (Ephesians 5:20)

“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Pray For the Ministry of Other Churches (Matt. 28:18-20)

  • Reformed Baptist Church of Riverside, Riverside CA – Website

Pray For the Gospel to Spread Among All Peoples (Matt. 9:37-38)

  • Country: Argentina
    Population: 40,655,000
    Religion: Catholic: 87{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Evangelical 9{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, 4{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9} Other
    HeartCry Missionary:  Nicolas Serrano – click here to learn more about this missionary.Overview: “The Argentine Republic, commonly known as Argentina, is located in southeastern South America and is the second largest country on the continent. Its economy is aided by an abundance of natural resources, which, at the beginning of the 20th century, enabled it to become one of the most prosperous countries in South America. Over the past 100 years, Argentina has experienced severe economic instability and has gone from being one of the richest countries in the world to being entrenched in repeated recessions. While the government has sought to manipulate the public statistics in order to hide the extent of the economy’s problems, it is estimated privately that the actual annual inflation rate over the past decade is approximately 30 percent. Since the severe economic crash from 1999 to 2002, the nation’s income disparity has been reversed slightly, but there is still a considerable income inequality. This is demonstrated by the 500,000 people who are currently living in the slums of the capital city of Buenos Aires.

    Catholicism is by far the dominant religion in Argentina and has had a powerful influence on the country’s affairs since its foundation. However, of the 87 percent who identify themselves with the Catholic Church, it is estimated that less than 20 percent actually practice their religion. The nation is largely influenced by postmodern and agnostic beliefs and is increasingly moving toward secular practice and ideology. Evangelicalism has seen an increase recently, and since 1980, the number of people who profess to be Evangelical has increased from just 1 million to over 3 million. The greatest needs among the Evangelicals in Argentina are sound biblical instruction and biblical training of men for the ministry.”

    *Information taken from

 Give us this day our daily bread”

Pray For Yours and Your Family’s Needs (Matthew 6:11)

Pray For One Another (James 5:16)

  • See the CITY for a list of families to pray for.

Pray For Those Who Feed, Lead, And Care For The Flock (Col. 4:3; 2 Thess. 3:1)

  • Elders: Joe Anady, Steve Bovee, Kris Vanderschuit
  • Deacons: Dave Anady, Mike Thezier

Pray For Kings And Those In Authority (1 Timothy 2:2)

  • Local: Hemet City Council  – Linda Krupa
  • State: Secretary of State  – Debra Bowen
  • Nation: Congressman  – Raul Ruiz

Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”

Ask Forgiveness From God And Others. Forgive Those Who Sinned Against You. (1 John 1:9)

lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”

Pray That God Would Strengthen Us From Giving Into Temptation (James 1:12-17).

Worship through Song

Song of the Month  

  • I encourage you to incorporate musical worship in some way within your household worship time. This is also a great way to prepare for worship Sunday worship by learning the songs we sing.
  • “O Great God” by Sovereign Grace Music can be purchased and downloaded here.


Preparing for the Lord’s Day

Our Sermon Text For This Week Is: Galatians 1:13-24

  • “ For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. 14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord’s brother. 20 (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me.”


Family Scripture Reading
The scriptures follow the reading plan for families outlined in Emmaus’ Passages booklet.

  • Sunday – 2 Sam. 11, 2 Cor. 5
  • Monday – 2 Sam. 12, 2 Cor. 5
  • Tuesday – 2 Sam. 13, 2 Cor. 6
  • Wednesday – 2 Sam. 14, 2 Cor. 7
  • Thursday – 2 Sam. 15, 2 Cor. 8
  • Friday – 2 Sam. 16, 2 Cor. 9
  • Saturday – 2 Sam. 17, 2 Cor. 20

Catechism – Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standard – Baptist Catechism #95 (Compare WSC #88)

  • Q. What are the outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption?
    A. The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption are His ordinances, especially the Word, Baptism, the Lord’s Supper and Prayer; all which are made effectual to the elect for salvation.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42, ESV.)


  • Study Passage: Proverbs 2
  • Support Passages: Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 10:17; Ephesians 5:15-20; Colossians 3:12-17
  • Bible Story: Acts 2:41-47


  • “Imagine a father who is away on a trip. He has been wanting to buy a horse for his son. While he is away, the father sees the perfect horse for his son. So he buys it for him. The father has paid the full price for the horse. Nothing more needs to be done to make the horse the boy’s horse. But because the boy is at home, in a different state, he cannot enjoy the benefits of having a horse. So the father hires a truck and a trailer as the way to bring the horse to the boy. Now the boy can enjoy all the benefits of having the horse that his father bought for him.The Lord Jesus paid fully to redeem His people when He died on the cross. Nothing more needs to be done to redeem them. But the benefits of being redeemed need to be brought to God’s people. The Lord Jesus has chosen ways to bring those benefits to us. This answer lists those ways. The Word of God, the (ordinances) (baptism and the Lord’s Supper), and prayer are the ‘ordinary, external ways Christ has chosen to bring us the benefits of redemption.’ As we read and hear God’s Word, as we pray, and as we receive baptism and communion, we enjoy the benefits of the redemption Christ bought for us.

    The apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, giving him instructions about prayer, worship, and preaching and teaching God’s Word. He told him that using these things would result in salvation for Timothy and for those whom he ministered. Read 1 Timothy 4:15-16.” [1]

Discussion Questions

  • What does redemption mean?
  • What are the means by which Christ communicates the benefits of redemption?
  • Why is it important for Christians to read the Word of God?
  • Why is it important that Christians be baptized and attend baptisms?
  • Why is it important for Christians to participate in the Lord’s Supper (communion)?
  • Why should Christians be in continual prayer?

[1] Meade, Starr (2000). Training Heart, Teaching Minds. Phillipsburg, New Jersey, USA; P&R Publishing Company.

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