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Household Worship Guide – Week of March 20th

It is true that there is no specific command found in scripture that we are to partake in daily family worship, but it is implied that we are to worship God in the days between each Lord’s day. Emmaus’ weekly household worship provides the structure to lead singles, married couples, and families with children of all ages in the daily worship of God within the home. The three elements of family worship that you will find in the worship guide are to read, pray, and sing. In addition, the elder’s of Emmaus encourage the use of the Baptist Catechism to systematical instruct the children in the home.

This document is a guide and should be used in that matter. The intent is not for an individual or family to follow  the guide verbatim in their daily worship but rather customize and utilize the resources to daily worship the Lord through reading, praying, singing, and if applicable instructing the children. Keep it simple, keep it short if need be, and keep it consistent.

May God be glorified each and every day!

Worship Through The Reading of God’s Word   

Year Bible Reading Plan

  • Sunday > Exod 30, John 9, Prov 6, Gal 5
  • Monday> Exod 31, John 10, Prov 7, Gal 6
  • Tuesday> Exod 32, John 11, Prov 8, Eph 1
  • Wednesday> Exod 33, John 12, Prov 9, Eph 2
  • Thursday> Exod 34, John 13, Prov 10, Eph 3
  • Friday > Exod 35, John 14, Prov 11, Eph 4
  • Saturday > Exod 36, John 15, Prov 12, Eph 5

Bible Stories

  • Genesis 4:1-16 – Cain and Abel
  • Genesis 6:5-9:17 – The Great Flood

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – March 27th

  • Sermon Text: John 18:28-40
  • Old Testament Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-12

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Worship Through 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
  • Meaning: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)

  • Southern California Association of Reformed Baptist Churches – Website
  • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, La Mirada – Website
  • Centinela Baptist Church, Lawndale – Website

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

Emmaus’ Supported Missionaries

Heart Cry Missionary Society

  • Country: Spain
  • Population: 47,738,000
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  • Click here for information on how to pray for Spain and the missionaries working there.
  • 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 – Shellie Mine, Crystal Ruiz
  • 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 – March 27th

You can purchase or listen to these songs on various websites such as iTunes. The lyrics for each song are provide for you to add to your Family Worship Song Book.

  • Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed – LYRICS
  • Jesus’ Precious Blood – LYRICS
  • Jesus Paid It All – LYRICS
  • In Christ Alone – LYRICS

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Catechism – Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standards BC #17 & 18

  • Q. What is sin?
  • A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God.
  • Q. What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created?
  • A. The sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created, was their eating the forbidden fruit.

Memory Verse(s)

  • ”Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness” (1 John 3:4, ESV).

Scripture

  • Study Passage: I John 3
  • Support Passages: Leviticus 4; Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Romans 3:9-24; James 2:1-13
  • Bible Story: Genesis 4:1-15

Thoughts

  • “Sin never consists merely in a voluntary act of transgression. Every volition proceeds from something that is more deep-seated than the volition itself. A sinful act is the expression of a sinful heart (cf. Mk. 7:20–23; Pr. 4:23; 23:7). Our understanding of sin must always take into consideration  the perversity of heart, mind, disposition and will.”
  • 1 John 3 is very adamant that the people of God are to not be caught up in sin. In verse 10 He writes that “whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God.” There are a couple important words to examine to fully understand what John is telling us in this passage. The word righteousness is used in scripture in a couple different ways. Righteousness can mean our acceptance before God. We are righteous before God because of what Christ did on the cross which we had no part in. Righteousness can also refer to living right before God. We are to be “Holy as (God) is holy,” we are to obey the commands of God. In 1 John chapter 3 the word righteous has the meaning of the latter.  John is calling Christians to live a life in obedience to the commands of God.
  • As Christians we are to practice living a life in obedience to the commands of God. We are to struggle to live a righteous life before God and when we do sin we can be obedient by immediately confess it to the Lord (1 John 1:9).
  • 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith Chapter 6: Of the Fall of Man, Of Sin, And of the Punishment Thereof
  • 1. Although God created man upright and perfect, and gave him a righteous law, which had been unto life had he kept it, and threatened death upon the breach thereof, yet he did not long abide in this honour; Satan using the subtlety of the serpent to subdue Eve, then by her seducing Adam, who, without any compulsion, did willfully transgress the law of their creation, and the command given unto them, in eating the forbidden fruit, which God was pleased, according to his wise and holy counsel to permit, having purposed to order it to his own glory.  ( Genesis 2:16, 17; Genesis 3:12,13; 2 Corinthians 11:3 )
  • 2. Our first parents, by this sin, fell from their original righteousness and communion with God, and we in them whereby death came upon all: all becoming dead in sin, and wholly defiled in all the faculties and parts of soul and body. ( Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12, etc; Titus 1:15; Genesis 6:5; Jeremiah 17:9;Romans 3:10-19 )
  • 3. They being the root, and by God’s appointment, standing in the room and stead of all mankind, the guilt of the sin was imputed, and corrupted nature conveyed, to all their posterity descending from them by ordinary generation, being now conceived in sin, and by nature children of wrath, the servants of sin, the subjects of death, and all other miseries, spiritual, temporal, and eternal, unless the Lord Jesus set them free. ( Romans 5:12-19; 1 Corinthians 15:21, 22,45, 49; Psalms 51:5; Job 14:4; Ephesians 2:3; Romans 6:20 Romans 5:12; Hebrews 2:14, 15; 1 Thessalonians 1:10 )
  • 4. From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite to all good, and wholly inclined to all evil, do proceed all actual transgressions. ( Romans 8:7; Colossians 1:21; James 1:14, 15; Matthew 15:19 )
  • 5. The corruption of nature, during this life, doth remain in those that are regenerated; and although it be through Christ pardoned and mortified, yet both itself, and the first motions thereof, are truly and properly sin. ( Romans 7:18,23; Ecclesiastes 7:20; 1 John 1:8; Romans 7:23-25; Galatians 5:17 )

Discussion Questions

  • What is sin?
  • Who determines what sin is? Can it change?
  • How does our culture view sin?
  • If sin is not conforming to God’s law, what first must we know?
  • Can we know what sin is without knowing God’s word? Explain
  • Is ignorance a valid excuse to sinning? Explain
  • Are acting upon a desire and temptation the same thing (Genesis 4:6-7)? Explain

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