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Household Worship Guide – Week of May 22nd

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 30, Ps 74, Isa 22, 2 Pet 3
  • MONDAY > Num 31, Ps 75‐76, Isa 23, 1 Jn 1
  • TUESDAY > Num 32, Ps 77, Isa 24, 1 Jn 2
  • WEDNESDAY > Num 33, Ps 78:1‐39, Isa 25, 1 Jn 3
  • THURSDAY > Num 34, Ps 78:40‐72, Isa 26, 1 Jn 4
  • FRIDAY > Num 35, Ps 79, Isa 27, 1 Jn 5
  • SATURDAY > Num 36, Ps 80, Isa 28, 2 Jn 1

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 29th

  • 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
  • Meaning: The Strong One
  • Exodus 15:2; Numbers 23:22; Deuteronomy 7:9

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
  • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, La Mirada – Website
  • Centinela Baptist Church, Lawndale – Website

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

Emmaus’ Supported Missionaries

Heart Cry Missionary Society

  • Country: Turkey
  • Population: 80,694,000
  • Muslim 99{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}, Christian 0.2{e0b72a53c242df1424785628340537005f8b2ebeecfbb0205a95286f7b4c8fc9}
  • Click here for information on how to pray for Turkey 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 City Mayor – Linda Krupa, Andrew Kotyuk
  • State: Governor – Jerry Brown
  • Nation: President – Barack Obama

“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.

  • How Great Thou Art – LYRICS
  • Rock Of Ages – LYRICS
  • Jesus’ Precious Blood – LYRICS
  • In Christ Alone – 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) 

  • “And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him” (Colossians 1:21–22, ESV). 

Scripture 

  • Study Passage: Colossians 1:9-23
  • Support Passages: Luke 1:26-35, Colossians 2:8-12, Hebrews 2, Hebrews 7:23-28
  • Bible Story: John 9

Thoughts 

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

  • Jesus did not give up His human nature after His death and resurrection, for He appeared to His disciples as a man after the resurrection, even with the scars of the nail prints in His hands. He had ‘flesh and bones’ (Luke 24:39) and ate food (Luke 24:41-42). Later, when He was talking with His disciples, He was taken up into heaven, still in His resurrected human body, and two angles promised that He would return in the same way.” Scripture indicates that “Jesus did not temporarily become man, but that His divine nature was permanently united to His human nature, and He lives forever not just as the eternal Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, but also as Jesus, the man who was born of Mary, and as Christ, the Messiah and Savior of His people. Jesus will remain fully God and fully man, yet one person, forever (Pg. 542-543).
  • Colossians provides interesting insight into some of the roles of Jesus Christ as the second person of the Trinity. He had an active part in creation. He is actively holding all of creation together. He is the head of the church. He is the first one to have a resurrected body. He is the one who has reconciled man with God.   
  • Jesus Christ through His death and resurrection has made it possible to be reconciled or reunited with God the Father. As a result of Christ’s death and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit man is able to reunite with God in a relationship that once was lost because of sin. Because of the imputed righteousness and the perfect mediation of Jesus Christ we have access to our God the Father. 

Discussion Questions

  • Explains the various roles are activities Jesus has or is actively participating in? 
  • Explain the two distinct natures of Jesus.
  • What does reconciled mean?
  • What are some examples of reconciliation?
  • How has Jesus reconciled man with God?
  • What part does man have in the reconciliation process?

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