Household Worship Guide – 10/20/13

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

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

  • The Names of God: Jehovah-Mekaddishkem
  • Meaning: The Lord who sanctifies
  • Exodus 31:12, 13, I Peter 1:15, 16; Hebrews 13:21; 1Thessalonians 5:23, 24

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)

  • Christ Reformed Baptist Church, Vista CA – Website 

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

  • Country: Lebanon
  • Population: 4,132,000
  • Religion: Muslim: 60{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Catholic: 24{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Evangelical: Less than 1{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}
  • HeartCry Missionary: Walid B.
  • Overview
    The Lebanese Republic forms a small strip of land on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, sharing its southern border with Israel and its eastern and northern border with Syria. Though insignificant in size, Lebanon’s history is on par with that of ancient Israel and Egypt, with some scholars even placing the original location of the Garden of Eden in its mountains. Throughout its history, it has been ruled by Phoenicians, Jews, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, and the French. Today, Lebanon still contains the ancient cities of Tyre, Sidon, and Byblos, and is home to groups as diverse as Maronite Catholics, Greek Orthodox, the Druze, and Sunni and Shiite Muslims. Lebanon’s modern government was established in 1943, when it declared its independence from German-occupied France. This government was formed to reflect the diversity of its population: the President was to be a Maronite Christian, the Speaker of Parliament a Shiite Muslim, the Prime Minister a Sunni Muslim, and the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and the Deputy Prime Minister a Greek Orthodox. For thirty years, the government’s balancing act went well – Lebanon became known as the “Switzerland of the East,” and its capital city Beirut was considered the “Paris of the Middle East.” The nation was a prosperous center of tourism and banking for the whole of the region. In 1975, however, this all changed. Lebanon suffered a 15-year civil war, which destroyed a large portion of its infrastructure and decimated its economy. Though Lebanon was eventually rebuilt, it is still subject to a vicious cycle of war and rebuilding, as it continues to be used as a battlefield for the disputes of greater regional and global powers.

    Though under certain social constraints from other religious groups, the Church in Lebanon possesses a great deal of religious freedom. Open evangelism, for example, is not legally restricted – a rarity for a Middle Eastern country. In spite of the country’s legal openness, however, Evangelical Christians make up an extremely small minority of the Lebanese populace (0.5{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}), as waves of the Christians have emigrated to the West. The country’s political instability, religious tension, and frequent outbursts of fighting have caused numerous Christians to flee the country as refugees, leaving behind a weak and fractured Evangelical witness. Lebanon has the potential to impact the whole of the Middle East and may one day be a launching pad for mission efforts into the entire region. Pray for the development of strong leaders and strong churches in Lebanon. (

“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 Mayor Pro Tem – Larry Smith, Alonso Ledezma
  • State: Assembly and Senate – Melissa A. Melandez, Bill Emmerson
  • Nation: Secretary of State – John Kerry

“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 This Sunday: Galatians 3:6-9

  • “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.”


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

  • Sunday – 2 Kings 1, 2 Thess. 1
  • Monday – 2 Kings 2, 2 Thess. 2
  • Tuesday – 2 Kings 3, 2 Thess. 3
  • Wednesday – 2 Kings 4, 1 Tim. 1
  • Thursday – 2 Kings 5, 2 Tim. 2
  • Friday – 2 Kings 6, 2 Tim. 3
  • Saturday – 2 Kings 7, 2 Tim. 4


Catechism – Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standard – Baptist Catechism #100 (Compare WSC #94)

  • Q. What is Baptism?
  • A. Baptism is an holy ordinance, wherein the washing with water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, signifies our engrafting into Christ and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord’s.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?” (Romans 6:3-4a, ESV).


  • Study Passage: Romans 6:1-11
  • Support Passages: Matthew 28:18-20; John 3:5; Acts 2:38, 22:16; I Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27; Titus 3:5
  • Bible Story: Acts 8:26-40


  • Below is taken from chapter 29 of the, The Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 – Notes by Peter Masters.
  • “Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, to be to the person who is baptised – a sign of his fellowship with Christ in His death and resurrection; of his being engrafted into Christ;1 of remission [forgiveness] of sins;2 and of that person’s giving up of himself to God, through Jesus Christ, to live and walk in newness of life.3 1 Rom 6.3-5; Col 2.12; Gal 3.27. 2 Mark 1.4; Acts 22.16. 3 Rom 6.4.
  • 2. Those who actually profess repentance towards God, faith in, and obedience to, our Lord Jesus Christ, are the only proper [rightful or correct] subjects for this ordinance.44 Mark 16.16; Acts 8.36-37; 2.41; 8.12; 18.8.
  • 3. The outward element to be used in this ordinance is water, in which the person is to be baptised in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.5 5 Matt 28.19-20; Acts 8.38.
  • 4. Immersion – the dipping of the person in water – is necessary [essential] for the due [rightful or adequate] administration of this ordinance.6 6 Matt 3.16; John 3.23”

Discussion Questions

  • When we baptize an individual we must do so in the name of whom? Why is this significant?
  • What does it mean that baptism is “our engrafting into Christ?”
  • How does baptism signify our “partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace?”
  • How does baptism “signify our engagement to be the Lord’s?”

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