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Household Worship Guide – 08/23/15

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-Rapha
  • The Lord Who Heals
  • Exodus 15:25-27; Psalm 103:3; Psalm 147:3

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)

  • Reformed Baptist Church of Riverside, Riverside CA – Website

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

  • Country: Peru
  • Population: 29,850,000
  • Religion: Catholic 82{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Evangelical 12{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Unreached People Groups 9, Total People Groups 103
  • Click here for information about Peru and 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 people 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, Russel Schmidt, Phil Anady
  • Deacons: Dave Anady, Mike Thezier

Pray For Kings And Those In Authority (1 Timothy 2:2)

  • Local: Hemet & San Jacinto Council Member – Paul Raver, Alonso Ledezam
  • 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).

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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 Lord’s Day

Our Sermon Text for This Sunday – John 

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Catechism – Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standard BC #95

  • How is the Word to be read and heard that it may become effectual to salvation?
  • That the Word may become effectual to salvation we must attend thereunto with diligence, preparation and prayer, receive it in faith and love, lay it up in our hearts and practice it in our lives.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (II Timothy 2:15, ESV).

Scripture

  • Study Passage: Matthew 13:1-23
  • Support Passages: Deuteronomy 6:6-7; Psalm 119:11, 18-19; Proverbs 2:1, 8:34; Luke 8:18, 9:44; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Thessalonians 2:8-12; Hebrews 2:1,4:2; James 1:21, 25; I Peter 2:1-3
  • Bible Story: Acts 17:1-14

Thoughts

  • “Paul the Apostle once said: ‘Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel’ (1 Cor. 1:17). The preaching of the word of God, then, has a certain priority. It is more important than the sacraments. Thus the Bible constantly reminds us that God uses ‘the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe’ (1 Cor. 1:21), and that ‘the gospel… is the power of God unto salvation’ (Rom. 1:16) since ‘faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God’ (Rom. 10:17). The reason is obvious: the sacraments by themselves do not convey a clear message to the ignorant and uninstructed man. A man who had never known about Christ could witness the sacrament of baptism and still know nothing about Christ, if he did not also hear the word with the sacrament. The sacraments depend upon the word. But the word is intelligible in itself. When the word is faithfully preached, the explanation or meaning is self-evident! So God uses the word as the ordinary means of convincing and converting sinners. And let it be noted that it is especially the preaching of the word that God uses in this work.” [1]

Discussion Questions

  • Where should the Word of God be read and heard?
  • Explain in practical ways you can pay more careful attention to the reading and hearing of the word.
  • How do you or how can you prepare yourself for the reading and hearing of scripture?
  • Why should we pray for understanding when reading and listening to the Word of God?
  • How do you receive scripture with faith and love?
  • What does it mean to “treasure it in our hearts?”
  • Why is it important that we strive to practice what the Word teaches?

 

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

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