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Household Worship Guide – 10/27/13

Prayer

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 Shammah
  • Meaning: The Lord is There, The Lord My Companion
  • Ezekiel 48:35; Psalm 46; Matthew 28:20; Revelation 21

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)

  • The Promise, Hemet CA – Website

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

  • Country: Turkey
  • Population: 80,694,000
  • Religion: 99{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9} Muslim, 0.2{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9} Christian
  • HeartCry Missionary: N/A
  • Overview – “In January of 2009, HeartCry began developing a relationship with a key church leader in western Turkey. Resulting from the development of this relationship, HeartCry has assisted a group of Turkish churches in several ways over the last few years, including the support of both an indigenous pastor and a university evangelist. Though our participation with these churches is presently limited to assistance for the translation of theological literature, we are committed to helping the fledgling Turkish church advance the Gospel in any way possible. Currently, there are only a few church leaders in Turkey with formal training for the ministry. Our Turkish partners have a desire to start a Turkish theological seminary in the future to help facilitate the in-country training of future leaders. To this end, HeartCry is prepared to help, at the very least, in the production of solid theological resources for the Turkish church.
  • The following is a list of resources that HeartCry’s financial assistance has helped to produce:
  • God in Three Persons: Biblical Testimony to the Trinity by Allen Vander Pol
  • Puritan Evangelism: A Biblical Approach by Joel Beeke
  • If I Should Die Before I Wake: What’s Beyond This Life? by Scott Oliphint and Sinclair Ferguson
  • Repentance by C. John Miller
  • The Lord Our Righteousness by George Whitefield (Sermon)
  • Directions on How to Hear Sermons by George Whitefield (Sermon)
  • The Duty of Searching the Scriptures by George Whitefield (Sermon)
  • What is Justification by Faith Alone? by J.V. Fesko
  • Salvation Through Judgment and Mercy: The Gospel According to Jonah by Bryan D. Estelle
  • The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World by Stephen J. Nichols
  • The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin by Kris Lundgaard
  • 101 Cleared-up Contradictions in the Bible by Jay Smith, Alex Chowdhry, Toby Jepson, James Schaeffer
  • How Was the Bible Written? by F. F. Bruce
  • Christ and Your Problems by Jay E. Adams
  • Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards (Sermon)
  • In Progress: Galatians (Expository Commentary) by J. V. Fesko; Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin; The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way by Michael S. Horton; The Gospel’s Power and Message by Paul Washer”
  • (HeartCryMissionary.com).

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 Council Member –  Shellie Milne, Crystal Ruiz
  • State: Governor & Lieutenant Governor – Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom
  • Nation: Speaker of the House & Majority Leader – John Boehner & Harry Reid

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).

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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.

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Preparing for the Lords Day

Our Sermon Text for This Sunday: Galatians 3:10-14

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.” Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” 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”— so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit[b] through faith.

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Family Scripture Reading

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

  • Sunday – 2 Kings 8, 1Tim. 5
  • Monday – 2 Kings 9, 1 Tim. 6
  • Tuesday – 2 Kings 10, 2 Tim.1
  • Wednesday – 2 Kings 11-12, 2 Tim. 2
  • Thursday – 2 Kings 13, 2 Tim. 3
  • Friday – 2 Kings 14, 2 Tim. 4
  • Saturday – 2 Kings 15, Titus 1

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 Catechism Instruction of Gods Word

 Doctrinal Standard – Baptist Catechism #101 (Compare WSC #95)

  • Q. To whom is Baptism to be administered?
  • A. Baptism is to be administered to all those who actually profess repentance towards God, faith in, and obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ; and to none other.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19, ESV).

Scripture

  • Study Passage: Colossians 2:6-15
  • Support Passages: Acts 2:38-39; Matthew 3:6; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38-39, 8:12,36, 10:47,48
  • Bible Story: Acts 8:26-40

Thoughts

  • Below is taken from page 969-971 of Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology.
  • “The pattern revealed at several places in the New Testament is that only those who give a believable profession of faith should be baptized. This view is often called “believers’ baptism,” since it holds that only those who have themselves believed in Christ (or, more precisely, those who have given reasonable evidence of believing in Christ) should be baptized. This is because baptism, which is a symbol of beginning the Christian life should only be given to those who have in fact begun the Christian life.
  • 1. The Argument From the New Testament Narrative Passages on Baptism. The narrative examples of those who were baptized suggest that baptism was administered only to those who gave a believable profession of faith. After Peter’s sermon at Pentecost we read, “Those who received his word were baptized” (Acts 2:41). The text specifies that baptism was administered to those who “received his word” and therefore trusted in Christ for salvation. Similarly, when Philip preached the gospel in Samaria, we read, “When they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized both men and women” (Acts 8:12). Likewise, when Peter preached to the Gentiles in Cornelius’ household, he allowed baptism for those who had heard the Word and received the Holy Spirit—that is, for those who had given persuasive evidence of an internal work of regeneration. While Peter was preaching, “the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word” and Peter and his companions “heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God” (Acts 10:44–46). Peter’s response was that baptism is appropriate for those who have received the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit: “Can any one forbid water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” Then Peter “commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ” (Acts 10:47–48). The point of these three passages is that baptism is appropriately given to those who have received the gospel and trusted in Christ for salvation. There are other texts that indicate this as well—Acts 16:14–15 (Lydia and her household, after “the Lord opened her heart” to believe); Acts 16:32–33 (the family of the Philippian jailer, after Peter preached “the word of the Lord to him and to all that were in his house”); and 1 Corinthians 1:16 (the household of Stephanas), but these will be discussed more fully below when we look at the question of “household baptisms.”
  • 2. The Argument From the Meaning of Baptism. In addition to these indications from New Testament narratives that baptism always followed upon saving faith, there is a second consideration that argues for believers’ baptism: the outward symbol of beginning the Christian life should only be given to those who show evidence of having begun the Christian life. The New Testament authors wrote as though they clearly assumed that everyone who was baptized had also personally trusted in Christ and experienced salvation. For example, Paul says, “As many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Gal. 3:27). Paul here assumes that baptism is the outward sign of inward regeneration. This simply would not have been true of infants—Paul could not have said, “As manyinfants as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ,” for infants have not yet come to saving faith or given any evidence of regeneration.
  • Paul speaks the same way in Romans 6:3–4: “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death.” Could Paul have said this of infants? Could he have said that “all infants who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death” and “were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead”? But if Paul could not have said those things about infants, then those who advocate infant baptism must say that baptism means something different for infants than what Paul says it means for “all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus.” Those who argue for infant baptism at this point resort to what seems to the present author to be vague language about infants being adopted “into the covenant” or “into the covenant community,” but the New Testament does not speak that way about baptism. Rather, it says that all of those who have been baptized have been buried with Christ, have been raised with him, and have put on Christ.
  • A similar argument can be made from Colossians 2:12: “You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.” But it could not be said of infants that they were buried with Christ, or were raised with him through faith, since they were not yet old enough to exercise faith for themselves.”

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