Household Worship Guide – 10/13/13

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

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

  • God’s Immutability: “Now the word immutable, of course is the negative of mutable. And mutable is from the Latin, meaning ‘subject to change.’ Mutation is a word we often use to mean to ‘change in form, nature or substance.’ Immutability, then means ‘not subject to change’… Now there is in God no mutation possible. As it says in James, ‘with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning’ (1;17) – there is no variation due to change. And there is also that verse in Malachi: ‘I am the LORD [Jehovah], I change not’ (3:6)” (A.W. Tozer, Attributes of God).
  • The Names of God: El Olam
    Meaning: The Eternal God, The Everlasting God
    Genesis 21:33; Psalm 90:1, 2 Isaiah 40:28, Romans 1:20

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: Israel
    Population: 7,707,000
    Unreached People Groups: 41
    Religion: Jewish: 75{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Muslim: 17{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Evangelical: Less than 1{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}
    HeartCry Missionary: Antony S., Leonid B., Samuil L.
  • Overview
    “The State of Israel is a parliamentary democracy on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Bordering the Arab-majority countries of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt, Israel is the world’s only Jewish-majority nation, defining itself as both a Jewish and democratic state. The politics and history of this tiny nation form a complex web of international conflict, as arguably no other nation in the world has been plagued with as much controversy. After being a people without a country for almost 2,000 years, Israel began its journey toward statehood with the passing of the British Mandate for Palestine in July of 1922. This mandate was later superseded by the establishment of the State of Israel in May of 1948. Israel’s modern birth as a nation came not with decisive finality, but as the beginning to further regional conflicts and wars with its Arab neighbors. Though it presently has peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan, it has yet to come to terms with Lebanon and Syria, and a resolution for the Palestinian conflict seems evasive, at best. Beyond its political problems, Israel is a highly developed country with one of the highest life expectancies in the world. Even with a small population, its economy is the world’s forty-third largest, and its standard of living is the highest in the Middle East and the third highest in all of Asia. Depending on who you ask, Israel’s capital and largest city is either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.

    Though Israel was the birthplace of Jesus and the home of the first Christians, professing Christians comprise only 2 percent of the population, with evangelicals making up only 0.4 percent. The professing church is grossly fragmented and complicated by the unending barrage of religious noise and confusion produced by the convergence of every creed under Christendom. In spite of this, the church remains very hopeful in the power of the Gospel to subdue adverse spiritual forces and bring the State of Israel under the peace of the Messiah. Pray for the church in Israel; it must take advantage of every opportunity to share the Gospel with Jews, Muslims, and professing Christians” (

“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)

  • Log into 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 & San Jacinto Mayors – Robert Youssef, Mark Bartel
  • State: Attorney General – Kamala Harris
  • Nation: Vice President – Joe Biden

“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. Lyrics are available for all the songs we sing in worship on Sundays. See Dave Anady or Mike Thezier for the song book.
  • “Before the Throne of God Above” by Shane and Shane can be purchased and downloaded here.


Preparing for the Lord’s Day
Our Sermon Text for The Next Couple of Weeks Will Be: Galatians 3

  • O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. 2 Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? 4 Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5 Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith— 6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”? 7 Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9 So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. 10 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” 11 Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” 12 But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— 14 so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith. 15 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ. 17 This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void. 18 For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise. 19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary. 20 Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one. 21 Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. 22 But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. 24 So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.

Family Scripture Reading

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

  • Sunday – 1 Kings 16, Col. 3
  • Monday – 1 Kings 17, Col. 4
  • Tuesday – 1 Kings 18
  • Wednesday – 1 Kings 19
  • Thursday – 1 Kings 20
  • Friday – 1 Kings 21
  • Saturday – 1 Kings 22


Catechism – Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standard – Baptist Catechism #99 (Compare WSC #92)

  • Q. How do Baptism and the Lord’s Supper differ from the other ordinances of God?
  • A. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper differ from the other ordinances of God in that they were specially instituted by Christ to represent and apply to believers the benefits of the new covenant by visible and outward signs.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name” (Acts 22:16, ESV).


  • Study Passage: Matthew 26:26-29
  • Support Passages: I Corinthians 10:16, 11:24-25; Matthew 26:26-28; Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16; Romans 6:4
  • Bible Story: Matthew 12:38-40, Jonah 1-4


  • Below is taken from chapter 28 of the The Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 – Notes by Peter Masters.
  • “1. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances of positive and sovereign institution, appointed by the Lord Jesus, the only lawgiver, to be continued in His Church to the end of the world.1 [‘Positive’ here means that these ordinances are not merely implied in Scripture, but definitely, positively commanded. They are explicitly laid down by Christ.] 1 Matt 28.19-20; 1 Cor 11.26.
  • 2. These holy appointments are to be administered only by those who are qualified and called to administer them, according to the commission of Christ.2 2 Matt 28.19; 1 Cor 4.1.”
  • Below is taken from page 520 of Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology.
  • “The sign of this covenant (the outward, physical symbol of inclusion in the covenant) varies between the Old Testament and the New Testament. In the Old Testament the outward sign of beginning the covenant relationship was circumcision. The sign of continuing the covenant relationship was continuing to observe all the festivals and ceremonial laws that God gave the people at various times. In the new covenant, the sign of beginning a covenant relationship is baptism, while the sign of continuing in that relationship is participation in the Lord’s Supper. The reason this covenant is called a ‘covenant of grace’ is that it is entirely based on God’s ‘grace’ or unmerited favour toward those whom he redeems.”

Discussion Questions

  • What is the reason for Baptism and the Lord’s Supper being different than any other ordinances?
  • What does it mean that these two ordinances are “visible and outward signs” of the New Covenant?
  • Discuss the significance of having “visible and outward signs” of the New Covenant for the community of faith.
  • If these are signs of the New Covenant explain the severity and importance of regularly participating in them in a healthy manor.
  • Who should participate in these ordinances?


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