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Household Worship Guide – 02/23/14

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 Shalom
  • Meaning: The Lord is Peace
  • Numbers 6:22-27; Judges 6:22-24; Isaiah 9:6

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)

  • Olive Branch Ministries Church,  San Jacinto 

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

  • Country: Finland
  • Population: 5,266,000
  • Lutheran Church of Finland: 83{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Lutheran Church Attendance Weekly: 3{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, No Professed Religion: 16{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Evangelical Affiliation: 12{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}
  • Click here for information about Finland and the missionaries in that country.

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 – Shellie Milne, Alonso Ledezma
  • State: Lieutenant Governor & Attorney General – Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris
  • Nation: Vice President & Secretary of State – Joe Biden, 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).

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Worship through Song

Sunday Worship Set 

All the songs are linked to iTunes or you can listen to them for free on other sites.

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Preparing for the Lords Day

Our Sermon Text for This Sunday: Will update.

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Catechism  Instruction of Gods Word

Doctrinal Standard WSC #7

  • Q. What are the decrees of God?
  • A. The decrees of God are His eternal plan based on the purpose of His will, by which, for His own glory, He has foreordained everything that happens.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him”(Ephesians 1:3-4, ESV).

Scripture

  • Study Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
  • Support Passages: Romans 8:26-39, 9:11-18; Acts 2:23, 4:24-28; John 6:44,65; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; I Peter 2:8; Genesis 18:19; Isaiah 5:1-7; Deuteronomy 7:6-11;
  • Bible Story: Genesis 37:1-28, 50:15-21; Out of the evil of their heart Joseph’s brothers sold Joseph into slavery but God intended and used it for His good.

Thoughts

  • There are a few prerequisites to understanding the decrees of God. First, it is often unclear to see how God is going to use a tragedy or difficult time in someone’s life while it is taking place. Joseph saw nothing but complete evil and despair when his brothers sold him into slavery. It was only after the fact that Joseph saw the plan of God. Second, the dichotomy of God’s sovereignty and mans responsibility is something one will never completely understand. While we will never know in this lifetime how it all works the Bible strongly teaches that God is sovereign and has ordained things while still giving us the responsibility to act and response to the choices we face.
  • The fact that God has a purpose and is sovereign over all should fill us with humility and confidence that God will finish the work He has started in our lives.
  • More studying on this topic can be done by reading chapter 3 of the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 as well as listing to lessons 8 and 9 from the Emmaus Essentials podcast under the same title.

Discussion Questions

  • How does it make you feel that God is in control of everything?
  • How do you think Joseph felt when is brother sold him into slavery? Did he know what God was going to do?
  • If God is in control of everything why do bad things happen to good people?
  • What has God promised to those who love Him? (Romans 8:28-29).
  • What should be our attitude when difficult events happen in our lives?
  • Ephesians 1 says God chose us for salvation before the earth was even created. Why did he do that?
  • If God has chosen us for salvation and is in control of everything what should be our response?

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