Household Worship Guide – Week of December 24th

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 > 2 Chr 29, Rev 15, Zech 11, Ps 142

·      MONDAY > 2 Chr 30, Rev 16, Zech 12, Ps 143

·      TUESDAY > 2 Chr 31, Rev 17, Zech 13, Ps 144

·      WEDNESDAY > 2 Chr 32, Rev 18, Zech 14, Ps 145

·      THURSDAY > 2 Chr 33, Rev 19, Mal 1, Ps 146‐147

·      FRIDAY > 2 Chr 34, Rev 20, Mal 2, Ps 148

·      SATURDAY > 2 Chr 35-36, Rev 21-22, Mal 3-4, Ps 149-150

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – December 31st

Sermon Text: 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)

Click the link for the Emmaus Prayer Guide (Will update link)


Worship Through Song

Songs that are sung regularly on Sunday can be found here.


Catechism – Systematic Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standard BC #114

·       Q. What does the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us? A. The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer, which is, “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen,” teaches us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praise Him, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to Him; and in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, AMEN.

Memory Verse(s)

·      “Which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me”  (II Timothy 1:12, ESV).


·       Study Passage: I Chronicles 29:10-20

·       Support Passages: II Chronicles 14:11, 20:6-11; Ephesians 3:20-21; Philippians 4:6; Revelation 5:13, 22:20-21

·       Bible Story: II Timothy

Click the link for the PDF version of the Doctrinal Standard

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