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Household Worship Guide – 11/24/13

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-Jireh
  • Meaning: The Lord Will Provide
  • Genesis 22:13, 14; Psalm 23, Mark 10:45; Romans 8:2

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: Malawi
  • Population – 16,778,000
  • Religion – Muslim 17{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Catholic 23{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Evangelical 20{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}
  • Aids Among Adults 14.3{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}
  • Missionary: Malamulo Chindongo – Church Planter – Blantyre, Malawi
  • Overview
    “Malawi, known as “The Warm Heart of Africa,” is a small African country on Zambia’s eastern border. It also shares borders with Tanzania and Mozambique and a large portion of its eastern border is lined with Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa. As Nyasaland, Malawi was a British colony until 1953, gaining its full independence in 1964 when it adopted its current name. Malawi’s government is located in the capital city of Lilongwe. The government’s multi-party, democratic system is currently led by Joyce Banda, the country’s first female president. The country remains one of the world’s least-developed nations, as its economy is largely based on agriculture and its population predominantly resides in rural areas.At the most basic level, poverty and AIDS are Malawi’s two greatest humanitarian issues. The country is densely populated with little development, heavily dependent on agriculture, and a victim of severe cycles of drought and heavy rainfall. Furthermore, over 1 million Malawians are infected with HIV, and AIDS is the leading cause of death for 20 to 49 year olds. These deaths have an extremely negative impact on future generations, leaving the country with over 500,000 AIDS orphans. Spiritually speaking, aside from the root sin issues related to Malawi’s AIDS epidemic, the country is also facing a growing number of Muslims, with almost 17{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9} of the population now claiming adherence to Islam. Malawi needs the people of God to be fervent in prayer, that the Church and the Gospel might overcome these numerous challenges” (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 Mayor – Robert Youssef, Mark Bartel
  • State: Lieutenant Governor & Attorney General – Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris
  • Nation: President – Barack Obama

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.

• “Praise the Father, Praise the Son” by Chris Tomlin can be purchased and downloaded here.

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Preparing for the Lords Day

Our Sermon Text for This Sunday: Galatians 4:1-7

1 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

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Family Scripture Reading

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

  • Sunday – 1 Chron. 19-20, 1 Pet. 1
  • Monday – 1 Chron. 21, 1 Pet. 2
  • Tuesday – 1 Chron. 22, 1 Pet. 3
  • Wednesday – 1 Chron. 23, 1 Pet. 4
  • Thursday – 1 Chron. 24-25, 1 Pet. 5
  • Friday – 1 Chron 26-27, 2 Pet. 1
  • Saturday – 1 Chron. 28, 2 Pet. 2

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Catechism  Instruction of Gods Word

Doctrinal Standard WSC #98

  • Q. What is prayer?
  • A. Prayer is offering our desires to God in the name of Christ for things that agree with His will, confessing our sins, and thankfully recognizing His mercies.
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  • Q. How does God direct us to pray?
  • A. The whole word of God, but especially the Lord’s prayer, which Christ taught His disciples, directs our prayers.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8, ESV).

Memory Verse(s)***

  • 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” (Matthew 6:9-13, ESV).

Scripture

  • Study Passage: Daniel 9:3-23, I John 5:13-17
  • Support Passages: Psalm 32:5-6; John 14:13-14, 16:23-24; Romans 8:26-27; Philippians 4:6; Hebrews 4:14-16; James 5:13-18; I John 5:13-17, II Samuel 12:15-23; Matthew 7:7-12, 26:36-46; Mark 11:20-26; II Corinthians 12:7-10
  • Bible Story: Daniel 6; I Kings 17 and 18; James 5:16-18
Scripture***
  • Study Passage: Matthew 6:5-15
  • Support Passages: Jonah 2:1-9; Luke 11:1-4, 18:9-14
  • Bible Story: Jonah

Thoughts

  • Below is taken from page 376-377 of Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology.
  • “Prayer is not made so that God can find out what we need, because Jesus tells us, ‘Your Father knows what you need before you ask him’ (Matt. 6:8). God wants us to pray because prayer expresses our trust in God and is a means whereby our trust in him can increase. In fact, perhaps the primary emphasis of the Bible’s teaching on prayer is that we are to pray with faith, which means trust or dependence on God. God as our Creator delights in being trusted by us as his creatures, for an attitude of dependence is most appropriate to the Creator/creature relationship. Praying in humble dependence also indicates that we are genuinely convinced of God’s wisdom, love, goodness, and power – indeed of all the attributes that make up his excellent character. When we truly pray, we as persons, in the wholeness of our character, are relating to God as a person, in the wholeness of his character. Thus, all that we think or feel about God comes to expression in our prayer. It is only natural that God would delight in such activity and place much emphasis on it in his relationship with us.
  • The first words of the Lord’s Prayer, ‘our father who art in heaven’ (Matt. 6:9), acknowledge our dependence on God as a loving and wise Father and also recognize that he rules over all from his heavenly throne. Scripture many times emphasizes our need to trust God as we pray. For example, Jesus compares our praying to a son asking his father for a fish or an egg (Luke 11:9-12) and then concludes, ‘if you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’ (Luke 11:13). As children look to their fathers to provide for them, so God expects us to look to him in prayer. Since God is our heavenly Father, we should ask in faith. Jesus says, ‘whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith’ (Matt. 21:22; cf. Mark 11:24; James 1:6-8; 5:14-15).
  • But God does not only want us to trust him, He also wants us to love him and pray: Prayer brings us into deeper fellowship with God, and he loves us and delights in our fellowship with him.
  • A third reason God wants us to pray is that in prayer God allows us as creatures to be involved in activities that are eternally important. When we pray, the work of the kingdom is advanced. In this way, prayer gives us opportunity to be involved in a significant way in the work of the kingdom and thus give expression to our greatness as creatures made in God’s image.”

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