Household Worship Guide – Week of February 18th

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 45, Mark 15, Job 11, Rom 15

·      MONDAY > Gen 46, Mark 16, Job 12, Rom 16

·      TUESDAY > Gen 47, Luke 1:1–38, Job 13, 1 Cor 1

·      WEDNESDAY > Gen 48, Luke 1:39–80, Job 14, 1 Cor 2

·      THURSDAY > Gen 49, Luke 2, Job 15, 1 Cor 3

·      FRIDAY > Gen 50, Luke 3, Job 16–17, 1 Cor 4

·      SATURDAY > Exod 1, Luke 4, Job 18, 1 Cor 5

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – February 25th

Sermon Text: Revelation 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)

See Emmaus Connect for the Emmaus Prayer Guide


Worship Through Song

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


Catechism – Systematic Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standards  BC #11 & 12

·       Q. How does God execute His decrees?

·       A. God executes His decrees in the works of creation and providence.

·       Q. What is the work of creation?

·       A. The work of creation is God’s making all things of nothing, by the Word of His power, in the space of six days, and all very good.

Memory Verse(s)

·       “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:6, ESV).


·       Study Passage: Genesis 1:1-25

·       Support Passages: Hebrews 11:1-6; Romans 1:20; Revelation 4:11; Colossians 1:16; Psalm 33:6-12

·       Bible Story: Genesis 1; the six days of creation.

1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith Chapter 3: Of God’s Decree

·       1. God hath decreed in himself, from all eternity, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably, all things, whatsoever comes to pass; yet so as thereby is God neither the author of sin nor hath fellowship with any therein; nor is violence offered to the will of the creature, nor yet is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established; in which appears his wisdom in disposing all things, and power and faithfulness in accomplishing his decree. ( Isaiah 46:10Ephesians 1:11Hebrews 6:17Romans 9:1518James 1:131 John 1:5Acts 4:2728John 19:11Numbers 23:19Ephesians 1:3-5 )

·       2. Although God knoweth whatsoever may or can come to pass, upon all supposed conditions, yet hath he not decreed anything, because he foresaw it as future, or as that which would come to pass upon such conditions. ( Acts 15:18Romans 9:11131618 )

·       3. By the decree of God, for the manifestation of his glory, some men and angels are predestinated, or foreordained to eternal life through Jesus Christ, to the praise of his glorious grace; others being left to act in their sin to their just condemnation, to the praise of his glorious justice. ( 1 Timothy 5:21Matthew 25:34Ephesians 1:56Romans 9:2223Jude 4 )

·       4. These angels and men thus predestinated and foreordained, are particularly and unchangeably designed, and their number so certain and definite, that it cannot be either increased or diminished. ( 2 Timothy 2:19John 13:18 )

·       5. Those of mankind that are predestinated to life, God, before the foundation of the world was laid, according to his eternal and immutable purpose, and the secret counsel and good pleasure of his will, hath chosen in Christ unto everlasting glory, out of his mere free grace and love, without any other thing in the creature as a condition or cause moving him thereunto. ( Ephesians 1:4911Romans 8:302 Timothy 1:91 Thessalonians 5:9Romans 9:1316;Ephesians 2:512 )

·       6. As God hath appointed the elect unto glory, so he hath, by the eternal and most free purpose of his will, foreordained all the means thereunto; wherefore they who are elected, being fallen in Adam, are redeemed by Christ, are effectually called unto faith in Christ, by his Spirit working in due season, are justified, adopted, sanctified, and kept by his power through faith unto salvation; neither are any other redeemed by Christ, or effectually called, justified, adopted, sanctified, and saved, but the elect only. ( 1 Peter 1:22 Thessalonians 2:131 Thessalonians 5:910Romans 8:302 Thessalonians 2:131 Peter 1:5John 10:26John 17:9John 6:64 )

·       7. The doctrine of the high mystery of predestination is to be handled with special prudence and care, that men attending the will of God revealed in his Word, and yielding obedience thereunto, may, from the certainty of their effectual vocation, be assured of their eternal election; so shall this doctrine afford matter of praise, reverence, and admiration of God, and of humility, diligence, and abundant consolation to all that sincerely obey the gospel. ( 1 Thessalonians 1:45;2 Peter 1:10Ephesians 1:6Romans 11:33Romans 11:5620Luke 10:20 )

1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith Chapter 4: Of Creation

·       1. In the beginning it pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for the manifestation of the glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, to create or make the world, and all things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days, and all very good.

John 1:23Hebrews 1:2Job 26:13Romans 1:20Colossians 1:16Genesis 1:31 )

·       2. After God had made all other creatures, he created man, male and female, with reasonable and immortal souls, rendering them fit unto that life to God for which they were created; being made after the image of God, in knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness; having the law of God written in their hearts, and power to fulfil it, and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject to change. ( Genesis 1:27Genesis 2:7Ecclesiastes 7:29Genesis 1:26Romans 2:1415Genesis 3:6 )

·       3. Besides the law written in their hearts, they received a command not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which whilst they kept, they were happy in their communion with God, and had dominion over the creatures. ( Genesis 2:17Genesis 1:2628 )

The Boys and Girls Catechism is a great catechism to use with our younger children.

Click the link for the PDF version of the Doctrinal Standard

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