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Household Worship Guide – Week of March 27th

While it is true that the people of God are to gather corporately to worship on the Lord’s Day (Hebrews 10:24-25), the scriptures also imply that we are to worship God in our homes between each Lord’s day (Deuteronomy 6:7). Emmaus’ weekly Household Worship Guide provides structure to lead singles, married couples, and families with children of all ages in the daily worship of God within the home. The guide simply encourages Christians to read, pray, and sing. In addition, the elder’s of Emmaus encourage the use of the Baptist Catechism for systematic instruction in the Christian faith.

This is a guide and should be used as such. The intent is not for an individual or family to follow the guide point by point, but rather to utilize the resource to craft a daily worship experience appropriate for their home. Keep it simple, keep it short, and keep it consistent (and don’t forget to be patient and flexible too).

May God be glorified each and every day!

Worship Through The Reading of God’s Word   

Yearly Bible Reading Plan

  • SUNDAY > Exod 37, John 16, Prov 13, Eph 6
  • MONDAY > Exod 38, John 17, Prov 14, Phil 1
  • TUESDAY > Exod 39, John 18, Prov 15, Phil 2
  • WEDNESDAY > Exod 40, John 19, Prov 16, Phil 3
  • THURSDAY > Lev 1, John 20, Prov 17, Phil 4
  • FRIDAY > Lev 2–3, John 21, Prov 18, Col 1
  • SATURDAY > Lev 4, Ps 1–2, Prov 19, Col 2

Bible Stories

  • The Tower of Babel – Genesis 11:1-9
  • God Calls Abraham – Genesis 12:1-9

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – April 3rd

  • Sermon Text: John 19:1-16
  • Old Testament Reading: Zechariah 6:9-15

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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-Rohi
  • Meaning: The Lord is My Shepherd
  • Psalm 23:1-3; Isaiah 53:6

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)

  • Southern California Association of Reformed Baptist Churches – Website
  • Christ Reformed Baptist Church, Vista – Website
  • Free Grace Church, Lancaster – Website

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

Emmaus’ Supported Missionaries

Heart Cry Missionary Society

  • Country: Sweden
  • Population: 9,723,000
  • Luther Church of Sweden 68{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9},  Luthern Church Attendance Weekly 2{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, No Professed Religion 22{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Evangelical Affiliation 7{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}
  • Click here for information on how to pray for Sweden 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 – Paul Raver, Alonso Ledezma
  • State: Lieutenant Governor & Attorney General – Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris
  • Nation: Speaker of the House & Majority Leader – Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy

“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 – April 3rd

You can purchase or listen to these songs on various websites such as iTunes. The lyrics for each song are provide below.

  • Praise the Father, Praise the Son – LYRICS
  • To Thee I Come – LYRICS
  • O Great God – LYRICS
  • Be Thou My Vision – LYRICS

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Catechism – Systematic Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standards BC #19

  • Q. Did all mankind fall in Adam’s first transgression?
  • A. The covenant being made with Adam, not only for himself but for his posterity, all mankind, descending from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and fell with him in his first transgression.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5, ESV).

Scripture

  • Study Passage: Romans 5:12-21
  • Support Passages: Genesis 8:20-21; Job 14:1-6; Psalm 51:5; John 3:3-6; Ephesians 2:3
  • Bible Story: Genesis 6-8

Thoughts

  • Scripture teaches, and many times assumes, the position that that Adam and Eve were the only two human beings created without sin. Once their “fall” took place sin entered into the nature of man and is passed down to each generation.
  • Below are a few scriptures that teach that mankind has inherited a sin nature from their parents:
    • 1 Corinthians 15:21–22, (ESV)  “For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.”
    • Psalm 51:5 “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
    • Ephesians 2:1–3 (ESV) “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.“
    • Genesis 8:21 (ESV) “And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.”
    • Psalm 14:2–3 “The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. 3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.”
  • “If we are born innocent and good, why aren’t there at least some people who have continued in this state and remained sinless? The fact that everybody sins needs some explanation. The best explanation is that we are sinners by nature. Someone might argue that the reason all people sin is because society is sinful, and thus society renders it impossible for anybody to keep themselves entirely pure. But that only pushes the question back one step. How did society get sinful in the first place? If people are born morally good, then how did it come about that they congregated into societies that influence all people to sin?” (Matt Perman – Desiringgod.org).
  • 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith Chapter 6: Of the Fall of Man, Of Sin, And of the Punishment Thereof
    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 )

Discussion Questions

  • What was the covenant God made with Adam and Eve?
  • What does it mean that the covenant was “not only for Adam but also for his natural descendants?”
  • Are we able to keep the covenant that God made with Adam and all mankind? Why?
  • Are you and I born a sinner or is it something we have to learn? Explain.
  • Think about your own feelings or thoughts when you have the choice to do what’s right or wrong. Which choice does your heart prefer to choose? How does this prove sin nature?
  • If we are born a sinner and are unable to keep the covenant that God made with Adam and all of mankind what hope do we have?
  • A couple weeks ago we talked about covenants of work and covenants of grace. Explain the two types of covenants.
  • Because of our sin nature what covenant must we be a part of in order to please God? Explain.

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