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Household Worship Guide – 05/01/16

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 > Num 7, Ps 42–43, Song 5, Heb 5
  • MONDAY > Num 8, Ps 44, Song 6, Heb 6
  • TUESDAY > Num 9, Ps 45, Song 7, Heb 7
  • WEDNESDAY > Num 10, Ps 46–47, Song 8, Heb 8
  • THURSDAY > Num 11, Ps 48, Isa 1, Heb 9
  • FRIDAY > Num 12–13, Ps 49, Isa 2, Heb 10
  • SATURDAY > Num 14, Ps 50, Isa 3–4, Heb 11

Bible Stories

  • Joseph in Prison – Genesis 39:1-40:23
  • Joseph as a Ruler – Genesis 41:1-57

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – May 8th

  • Sermon Text: TBD
  • Old Testament Reading: TBD

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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: El Roi
  • Meaning: The God Who Sees Me
  • Genesis 16:11-14; Psalm 139:7-12

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
  • Free Grace Church, Lancaster – Website
  • Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Palmdale – Website

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

Emmaus’ Supported Missionaries

Heart Cry Missionary Society

  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Population: 10,783,000
  • Catholic 82.44{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Evangelical 9.4{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Ethnoreligionist 2.2{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}
  • Click here for information on how to pray for Dominican Republic 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)

  • Please 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 Council Member – Shellie Milne, Crystal Ruiz
  • State: Governor – Jerry Brown
  • 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 – May 8th

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

  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty – LYRICS
  • To Thee I Come – LYRICS
  • Jesus’ Precious Blood – LYRICS
  • Be Thou My Vision – LYRICS

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Catechism – Systematic Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standards BC #23

  • Q. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?
  • A. God, out of His mere good pleasure, from all eternity, having chosen a people to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace, to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into an estate of salvation, by a Redeemer.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness” (Romans 4:3, ESV).

Scripture

  • Study Passage: Romans 4
  • Support Passages: Genesis 12:1-4; John 3:36, 8:56; Acts 7; Romans 3:21-31; Galatians 3:1-14; Hebrews 11:1-12; James 2:21-24
  • Bible Story: Genesis 22:1-14

London Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 Ch. 7: Chapter 7: Of God’s Covenant

  • 2. Moreover, man having brought himself under the curse of the law by his fall, it pleased the Lord to make a covenant of grace, wherein he freely offereth unto sinners life and salvation by Jesus Christ, requiring of them faith in him, that they may be saved; and promising to give unto all those that are ordained unto eternal life, his Holy Spirit, to make them willing and able to believe. ( Genesis 2:17; Galatians 3:10; Romans 3:20, 21; Romans 8:3; Mark 16:15, 16;John 3:16; Ezekiel 36:26, 27; John 6:44, 45; Psalms 110:3 )

Thoughts

  • The distinction between the Law and the Gospel is something that is found throughout scripture but is a major reoccurring theme in Paul’s epistles. The term law can mean a couple different things in scripture but most of the time is referring to the Old Testament scriptures. When we refer to the Gospel we mean that Salvation and acceptance before God is based solely on gift and imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ.
  • In the book of Romans and many of Paul’s other letters he is trying to communicate with the people that if you try and earn acceptance and salvation from God through keeping the Law (Old Testament commands) your efforts will come up short. The Law or the commands of God were never intended to bring about salvation because no one could ever keep them perfectly.
  • In Romans chapter 4, Paul explains that Abraham who existed before the Law of God was even given was accepted before God because of the faith he had. Paul never once taught that a Jewish Christian should not keep the Law nor did He ever teach that the Law of God was bad. He taught that if you try and earn your way to God by keeping the Law you are destined to be cursed. If you break the smallest part of the Law you have transgressed the Law and are pronounced a sinner resulting in death. Throughout all of Paul’s missionary journeys he continually preached that salvation is received through faith by the grace of God.

Discussion Questions

  • The Bible teaches and the catechism explains that salvation is received through faith. What does this mean?
  • The catechism says that God has freed us from sin through a covenant of grace. What is the meaning of the word grace?
  • How has God shown His grace?
  • The catechism says salvation is provided by a redeemer. What does redeem mean and how does it fit the description of Jesus?
  • If we are saved by grace through faith are we required to follow God’s commands? Why?
  • Is the Law of God bad or faulty? Explain.
  • What could the Law of God not do?

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