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Household Worship Guide – Week of May 15th

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 23, Ps 64‐65, Isa 13, 1 Pet 1
  • MONDAY > Num 24, Ps 66‐67, Isa 14, 1 Pet 2
  • TUESDAY > Num 25, Ps 68, Isa 15, 1 Pet 3
  • WEDNESDAY > Num 26, Ps 69, Isa 16, 1 Pet 4
  • THURSDAY > Num 27, Ps 70‐71, Isa 17‐18, 1 Pet 5
  • FRIDAY > Num 28, Ps 72, Isa 19‐20, 2 Pet 1
  • SATURDAY > Num 29, Ps 73, Isa 21, 2 Pet 2

Bible Stories

  • The Burning Bush – Exodus 3:1-22
  • The Ten Plagues – Exodus 7:14-12:30

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – May 22nd

  • 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: Elohim
  • Meaning: The All-Powerful One, Creator
  • Genesis 1:1-3; Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 68

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
  • Redeemer Reformed Baptist Church, Redlands – Website
  • Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Ontario – Website

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

Emmaus’ Supported Missionaries

Heart Cry Missionary Society

  • Country: Israel
  • Population: 7,707,000
  • Unreached People Groups 41
  • Jewish 75{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Muslim 17{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Evangelical Less than 1{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}
  • Click here for information on how to pray for Israel 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 City Manager – Gary Thornhill, Tim Hults
  • State: Assembly & Senate – Melissa Melandez, Mike Morrell
  • Nation: Senator – Dianne Feinstein, Barbra Boxer

“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 22nd

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

  • I Stand Amazed – LYRICS
  • All Creature Of Our God And King – LYRICS
  • Have Mercy – LYRICS
  • It Is Well – LYRICS
  • How Deep The Father’s Love For Us – LYRICS

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Catechism – Systematic Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standard BC #24

  • Q. Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?
  • A. The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was and continues to be God and man, in two distinct natures and one person, forever. 

Memory Verse(s) 

  • “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6, ESV). 

Scripture 

  • Study Passage: I Timothy 2:1-7
  • Support Passages: Matthew 7:13-14; John 1:9, 6:35-40, 10:9, 14:6, 17:1-3; Acts 4:12, 2:23; Hebrews 9:11-15; I John 5:12, II John 9
  • Bible Story: II Kings 5:1-15

London Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator

  • 2. The Son of God, the second person in the Holy Trinity, being very and eternal God, the brightness of the Father’s glory, of one substance and equal with him who made the world, who upholdeth and governeth all things he hath made, did, when the fullness of time was come, take upon him man’s nature, with all the essential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without sin; being conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary, the Holy Spirit coming down upon her: and the power of the Most High overshadowing her; and so was made of a woman of the tribe of Judah, of the seed of Abraham and David according to the Scriptures; so that two whole, perfect, and distinct natures were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion; which person is very God and very man, yet one Christ, the only mediator between God and man. ( John 1:14; Galatians 4;4;Romans 8:3Hebrews 2:141617Hebrews 4:15Matthew 1:2223Luke 1:273135Romans 9:51 Timothy 2:5 )

Thoughts

  • We often think of Jesus as a physical being who was born in Bethlehem. It is important that we remember that Jesus has always existed as God. There is no beginning and no end to Jesus Christ. He is the second person of the Trinity.
  • “Because we are alienated from God by sin, we needed someone to come between God and ourselves and bring us back to him. We needed a mediator who could represent us to God and who could represent God to us. There is only one person who has ever fulfilled that requirement: ‘There is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus’ (1 Tim 2:5). In order to fulfill this role of mediator, Jesus had to be fully man as well as fully God” (Pg. 541)In order for Jesus to be an effective mediator He first had to be our ransom and redeemer. 1 Timothy 2:6 says, “that Jesus gave himself ransom for all.” The term ransom means that there is a payment for liberation. Jesus’ death is a ransom or liberation from sin. Scripture explains that sin does two things; it enslaves and it kills. As a result of Christ death the Spirit of God is able to free an individual from the bondage of sin and give life to a dead soul. 
  • Jesus Christ is also referred to as a redeemer.  “Jesus had taught them that ‘everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin’ (Jn. 8:34). In line with this, Paul can think of himself as ‘carnal, sold under sin’ (Rom. 7:14), sold as under a cruel slave-master. He reminds the Romans that in earlier days they had been ‘slaves of sin’ (Rom. 6:17). From another point of view men were under the sentence of death on account of their sin. ‘For the wages of sin is death’ (Rom. 6:23). Sinners are slaves. Sinners are doomed to death. Either way the ancient world would have regarded the situation as being in need of redemption. Failing redemption, the slavery would continue, the sentence of death would be carried out. The cross of Christ is seen against this background. It is the price paid to release the slaves, to let the condemned go free.
  • 1 Timothy 2:2-7 is the study passage for this week because it address the important doctrine that Jesus Christ is our mediator and the only way to God. With that being said 1 Timothy 2:3–4 could potentially bring up questions in light of the previous catechism question regarding election.  1 Timothy 2:3–4 says, “this is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”  The area of focus is with the words “desires all.” In the preceding two verses Paul tells Timothy that, first of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way (1 Timothy 2:1–2). Then in verse three and four he explains that God desires all to be saved. It appears to me that when Paul tells Timothy that prayer should be made for all people he is referring to all types of people. This would include rulers and people in authority as Paul mentioned, it would also include both the poor and the rich, and every ethnicity. Therefore when Paul says that God desires all people to be saved, He is means all types of people. The Jew and all the Gentiles, people of every economic  status, and people in every level of authority. It is God’s desire that the Gospel go forth throughout the nations and people repent and turn to Him. This is God’s desire and it is something that will and is being accomplished. 

Discussion Questions

  • Who is Jesus?
  • What does mediate mean? 
  • What are some every day examples?
  • Who does Jesus mediate for and does He do it?
  • How is Jesus our redeemer and ransom?
  • Why is Jesus the only way to have fellowship with God the Father and get to Heaven?

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