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Household Worship Guide – Week of April 3rd

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 > Lev 5, Ps 3–4, Prov 20, Col 3
  • MONDAY > Lev 6, Ps 5–6, Prov 21, Col 4
  • TUESDAY > Lev 7, Ps 7–8, Prov 22, 1 Thess 1
  • WEDNESDAY > Lev 8, Ps 9, Prov 23, 1 Thess 2
  • THURSDAY > Lev 9, Ps 10, Prov 24, 1 Thess 3
  • FRIDAY > Lev 10, Ps 11–12, Prov 25, 1 Thess 4
  • SATURDAY > Lev 11–12, Ps 13–14, Prov 26, 1 Thess 5

Bible Stories

  • Sodom and Gomorrah – Genesis 18:16-19:2
  • Abraham’s Obedience – Genesis 22:1-19

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – April 10th

  • Sermon Text: John 19:16b-30
  • Old Testament Reading: Psalm 22:1–18

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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-Jireh
  • Meaning: The Lord Will Provide
  • Genesis 22:13, 14; Psalm 23

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
  • Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Palmdale – Website
  • Portico Church, Orange – Website

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

Emmaus’ Supported Missionaries

Heart Cry Missionary Society

  • Country: Switzerland
  • Population: 8,062,000
  • Catholic 38{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9},  Non-Religious 15{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Evangelical Affiliation 4.5{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}
  • Click here for information on how to pray for Switzerland 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 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, Russel Schmidt, Phil Anady
  • Deacons: Dave Anady, Mike Thezier

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

  • Local: Hemet & San Jacinto Manager – Gary Thornhill, Tim Hults
  • State: Assembly & Senate – Melissa A. Melandez, Mike Morrell
  • Nation: Representative – Raul Ruiz, Ken Calvert

“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 10th

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

  • Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed – LYRICS
  • To Thee I Come – LYRICS
  • Speak, O Lord – LYRICS
  • Before the Throne of God Above – LYRICS

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Catechism – Systematic Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standards BC #20 & 21

  • Q. Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?
  • A. The fall brought mankind into an estate of sin and misery.
  • Q. Wherein consists the sinfulness of that estate whereunto man fell?
  • A. The sinfulness of that estate whereunto man fell, consists in the guilt of Adam’s first sin, the want of original righteousness, and the corruption of his whole nature, which is commonly called original sin, together with all actual transgressions which proceed from it.

Memory Verse(s)

  • ”For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23, ESV).
  • “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear” (Isaiah 59:1, ESV).

Scripture

  • Study Passage: Romans 3:1-20
  • Support Passages: Psalm 5:9, 10:7, 14:1-3, 36:1-4; 53:1-4; Isaiah 59
  • Bible Story: Numbers 13-14 (14:1-10)

Thoughts

  • Adam and Eve were the only two human beings to live without sin. They did not have a sin nature until they disobeyed God by eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Since Adam and Eve, the Bible teaches that every single human is born with a sin nature. That is to say they we are “conceived in sin”. From the very beginning of every individual’s life, their hearts are sinful – they are enemies of God. It is the death of Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit that enables us to have eternal life.
  • As a result of Adam and Eve’s sin, we display our own disobedience to the true and living God.  Our sinful hearts are revealed by the words that come out of our mouths and our sinful actions.

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 is sin?
  • What was the sin of Adam and Eve?
  • What were the consequences of Adam and Eve’s sin?
  • Are individuals born sinful, or do they learn how to sin? Explain.
  • If we are born sinful, we are enemies of God. How do we become friends of God?
  • What part does God play in this process?
  • What part does man play in this process?
  • What do our actions and words reveal about our heart?

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