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Household Worship Guide – Week of May 8th

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 15, Ps 51, Isa 5, Heb 12
  • MONDAY > Num 16, Ps 52–54, Isa 6, Heb 13
  • TUESDAY > Num 17–18, Ps 55, Isa 7, James 1
  • WEDNESDAY > Num 19, Ps 56–57, Isa 8:1–9:7, James 2
  • THURSDAY > Num 20, Ps 58-59, Isa 9:8-10, James 3
  • FRIDAY > Num 21, Ps 60‐61, Isa 10, James 4
  • SATURDAY > Num 22, Ps 62‐63, Isa 11‐12, James 5

Bible Stories

  • Family Reunion – Genesis 42:1-45:28, 46:28-30
  • Moses’ Birth – Exodus 1:1-2:10

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – May 15th

  • 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 Olam
  • Meaning: The Eternal God, The Everlasting God
  • Genesis 21:33; Psalm 90:1, 2 Isaiah 40:28

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
  • Mountain Reformed Baptist Church, Crestline – 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: Peru
  • Population: 29,850,000
  • Total People Groups 103
  • Unreached People Groups 9
  • Catholicism 82{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Evangelical 12{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}
  • Click here for information on how to pray for Peru 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 – Paul Raver, Alonso Ledezma
  • State: Lieutenant Governor & Attorney General – Kamala Harris, Melissa A. Melandez
  • 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 – May 15th

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
  • Come Thou Fount – LYRICS
  • Have Mercy – LYRICS
  • The Power Of The Cross – LYRICS
  • In Christ Alone – LYRICS

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Catechism – Systematic Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standard 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 in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith…29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise” (Galatians 3:26,29, ESV).

Scripture

  • Study Passage: Hebrews 8
  • Support Passages: Hebrews 9 – 11
  • Bible Story: Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14-16

 

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

  • Scripture is very clear and Paul spent most of his missionary journeys reiterating the fact that salvation is attain by nothing but faith alone. One of the main differences between the Mosaic Covenant and the New Covenant is not the commands of God but rather the type of covenant. The Mosaic Covenant is primarily a covenant of Law. If you keep the commands you will be blessed. If you disobey the commands you will be cursed. While faith was most certainly a part of the Mosaic Covenant the main point of this covenant is to show that the works of man will never be good enough to meet the requirements of God. Whereas the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34) is considered a covenant of Grace. According to Jeremiah, in the New Covenant God actively places His word within the elect giving them faith and the ability to believe. This is what Paul is saying in Ephesians 2:8–9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
  • Paul said, since salvation is a gift, a gracious act of God, we have no right to say that we did anything to deserve salvation. We cannot claim that we were more intelligent than others and, therefore, sought after God, that our sinfulness was less than that of others, that we did enough good to earn God acceptance. We can’t boast in the faith that we have. Hebrew says, “looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”Therefore, if salvation comes only by faith, and if faith is a gift from God, our boasting should only be in the Lord who is at work in our lives.
  • So what is man’s responsibility in light of God’s work in an individual’s life? The answer is rather simple, we are to respond in faith (trusting) being driven by the desires and convictions God is creating within us. God is the one giving life to our once dead souls, He is the one guiding, and providing the faith to respond to what He has called us to do.
    • John 16:7–8 (ESV) Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
    • Romans 8:14 (ESV) For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
    • Romans 12:3 (ESV)  For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
    • John 6:44 (ESV)  No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

Discussion Questions

  • Explain what faith is?
  • Ephesians 2:8–9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”If salvation is by faith but yet it’s not our own doing where does faith come from?
  • If God is the “the founder and perfecter of our faith.” What is man’s responsibility in relating to God and in life in general?
  • Even though Christians have a responsibility to live a holy life before God. How does it make you feel that God is the one actively perusing and growing us spiritually?
  •   In light of what we have been studying the last few weeks can someone lose their salvation?

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