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Household Worship Guide – Week of July 31st

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).

For a detailed prayer guide, and for commentary on the catechism, please follow the links provided in the corresponding sections below.

May God be glorified each and every day!

Worship Through The Reading of God’s Word   

Yearly Bible Reading Plan

  • SUNDAY > Judg 13, Acts 17, Jer 26, Mark 12
  • MONDAY > Judg 14, Acts 18, Jer 27, Mark 13
  • TUESDAY > Judg 15, Acts 19, Jer 28, Mark 14
  • WEDNESDAY > Judg 16, Acts 20, Jer 29, Mark 15
  • THURSDAY > Judg 17, Acts 21, Jer 30‐31, Mark 16
  • FRIDAY > Judg 18, Acts 22, Jer 32, Luke 1
  • SATURDAY > Judg 19, Acts 23, Jer 33, Luke 2

Bible Stories

  • Saul’s Disobedience – 1 Samuel 15:1-35
  • David Kills Goliath – 1 Samuel 17:1-51

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – August 7th

  • Sermon text: TBD
  • Old Testament Reading: TBD

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Worship Through Prayer – The Lord’s Prayer 

Baptist Catechism 106 

  • Q. What rule [has] God given for our direction in prayer?
  • A. The whole Word of God is of use to direct us in prayer, but the special rule of direction is that prayer; which Christ taught His disciples, commonly called the Lord’s Prayer. 

Recitation of the Lord’s Prayer

  • Pray then like this:
    ‘Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name.
    Your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread,
    and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’”
    For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.
    (Matthew 6:5–14, ESV)

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Worship Through Song

Sunday Worship Set – August 7th

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

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Catechism – Systematic Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standard BC #30

  • Q. Wherein did Christ’s humiliation consist?

  • A. Christ’s humiliation consisted in His being born, and that in a low condition, made under the law, undergoing the miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed death of the cross, in being buried, and continuing under the power of death for a time. 

Memory Verse(s)

  • “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons” (Galatians 4:4–5, ESV).

Scripture

  • Study Passage: Philippians 2:5-11

  • Support Passages: Luke 2:7, II Corinthians 8:9, Galatians 4:4-5, Hebrews 2:9, 14

  • Bible Story: Hebrews 11:24-28, Exodus 2

Click here for the catechism study guide and discussion questions

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