Household Worship Guide – 01/25/15


Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

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

  • The Names of God: El Olam
  • Meaning: The Eternal God, The Everlasting God
  • Genesis 21:33; Psalm 90:1, 2 Isaiah 40:28

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 – Website

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

  • Country: Kenya
  • Population: 44,038,000
  • Religion: Evangelical 49{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}
  • Unreached People Groups 31
  • Indigenous Languages 74
  • Click here for information about Kenya on how to pray for this country.
  • Heart Cry Missionary Society 

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 City Manager – Wally Hill, Tim Hults
  • State: Governor: Jerry Brown
  • 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).


Worship through Song

Sunday Worship Set 

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


Preparing for the Lords Day

Our Sermon Text for This Sunday: John 5:1-15


Catechism  Instruction of Godsl Worship

Doctrinal Standard BC #54 & 55

  • Q. Which is the second commandment?
  • A. The second commandment is, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy. God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me: and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.”.
  • Q. What is required in the second commandment?
  • A. The second commandment requires the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances, as God has appointed in His Word.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24, ESV).


  • Study Passage: Deuteronomy 12:1-32
  • Support Passages: Ephesians 5:18-19; Colossians 3:15-16; Malachi 3:8-9; Acts 15:21; II Timothy 4:2; Deuteronomy 17:18-20
  • Bible Story: John 4:1-30


  • Below is a few excerpts from C.I. Williamson’s book, The Westminster Shorter Catechism regarding doctrinal standards 49 and 50.
  • “This is the great principal contained in the second commandment: the duty to worship God as He himself commands. This means that God many not be worshipped properly in any way invented by men. In order to bring out clearly what we mean, let us study figure 37.1 (see below).
  • It will be clear from side A that true worship (according to the Reformed view) will contain only such elements as can be proved from Scripture to be the will of God. Thus there will be the reading and preaching of the Scriptures, singing of psalms, administration of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and prayer. Here we see the simplicity and spiritual nature of Reformed worship. But in such as the Roman Catholic, or Lutheran, for example, there will be the other view (side B). In this view, the things commanded by God constitute only a part (often only a small part) of what is considered to be true worship. The Roman Church therefore has seven sacraments, only two of which are actually commanded in Scripture. The Roman Church also finds a place for special garments for clergymen, crosses, candles, statues, and so on. And these are even room to add more of these things in the future. For (according to this view) the only thing that is wrong in the worship of God is what God has specifically forbidden in His word. It is wrong, for example, to use an image of Baal because the Bible expressly condemns any image of Baal. But it is not wrong to use an image of the Virgin Mary, according to this view, because God has not said (in so many words) that it is wrong to use an image of Mary. In answer to this, a Reformed Christian would say: ‘No, God has not given us a long list of every possible thing that He would forbid in His worship. If God had done that, the Bible would be so big no one could read it all. What God has done is to give us a simple principle. And by this principle we know that what He commands is sufficient, and that what He does not command is therefore forbidden.” [1]
  • It is important to note that no church is perfect in following this view. While perfection is unattainable in how we worship God this side of heaven, it is important for individuals and churches to struggle with and to strive to worship God in the way that he prescribes.

Discussion Questions

  • Read the second of the Ten Commandments and then explain or summarize it in your own words(Deuteronomy 5, Exodus 20, or the Catechism).
  • Can man worship God however they want to? Explain.
  • Why do you think God has commanded man how He wants to be worshiped?
  • What are some of the ways God wants to be worshiped?
  • According to the second commandment ,who suffers from not worshiping God correctly? Why do you think this is?

[1] Williamson, C.I. (2003). The Westminster Shorter Catechism – 2nd Edition. Phillipsburg, New Jersey, USA; P&R Publishing Company.

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