Household Worship Guide – Week of March 19th

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 > Exod 30, John 9, Prov 6, Gal 5
  • MONDAY > Exod 31, John 10, Prov 7, Gal 6
  • TUESDAY > Exod 32, John 11, Prov 8, Eph 1
  • WEDNESDAY > Exod 33, John 12, Prov 9, Eph 2
  • THURSDAY > Exod 34, John 13, Prov 10, Eph 3
  • FRIDAY > Exod 35, John 14, Prov 11, Eph 4
  • SATURDAY > Exod 36, John 15, Prov 12, Eph 5

Bible Stories

  • Cain and Abel – Genesis 4:1-16
  • The Great Flood – Genesis 6:5-9:17

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – March 26th

  • Sermon Text: Revelation
  • 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 – March 26th 

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 #67

  • Q. What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment?

  • A. The reasons annexed to the fourth commandment are, God’s allowing us six days of the week for our own employments, His challenging a special propriety in the seventh, His own example and His blessing the Sabbath day.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God” (Hebrews 4:9,ESV). 

Scripture 

  • Study Passage: Exodus 20:8-11

  • Support Passages: Deuteronomy -15, Genesis 2:2-3; John 20-21; Hebrews 4

  • Bible Story: John 20:11-18

Click here for the catechism study guide and discussion questions.

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