Household Worship Guide – Week of January 29th

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   

  • SUNDAY > Gen 30, Mark 1, Esther 6, Rom 1
  • MONDAY > Gen 31, Mark 2, Esther 7, Rom 2
  • TUESDAY > Gen 32, Mark 3, Esther 8, Rom 3
  • WEDNESDAY > Gen 33, Mark 4, Esther 9–10, Rom 4
  • THURSDAY > Gen 34, Mark 5, Job 1, Rom 5
  • FRIDAY > Gen 35–36, Mark 6, Job 2, Rom 6
  • SATURDAY > Gen 37, Mark 7, Job 3, Rom 7

Bible Stories

  • Jesus’ Trial – Matthew 26:47-27:31
  • Jesus’ Crucifixion – Matthew 27:32-56 Mark 15:21-41 Luke 23:26-49 John 19:16-42

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – February 4th

  • Sermon Text: Revelation
  • Old Testament Reading: TBD


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)


Worship Through Song

Sunday Worship Set – February 4th

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

  • TBD


Catechism – Systematic Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standard BC #56

  • Q. What is forbidden in the second commandment?
  • A. The second commandment forbids the worshipping of God by images, or any other way not appointed in His Word.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “Take care, lest you forget the covenant of the Lord your God, which he made with you, and make a carved image, the form of anything that the Lord your God has forbidden you” (Deuteronomy 4:23, ESV). 


  • Study Passage: Matthew 15:1-14

  • Support Passages: Mark 7:1-13, Deuteronomy 4, Acts 17:29, Romans 1:21-25

  • Bible Story: Daniel 3

Click here for the catechism study guide and discussion questions.

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