Household Worship Guide – Week of April 2nd

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 > Lev 5, Ps 3–4, Prov 20, Col 3
  • MONDAY > Lev 6, Ps 5–6, Prov 21, Col 4
  • TUESDAY > Lev 7, Ps 7–8, Prov 22, 1 Thess 1
  • WEDNESDAY > Lev 8, Ps 9, Prov 23, 1 Thess 2
  • THURSDAY > Lev 9, Ps 10, Prov 24, 1 Thess 3
  • FRIDAY > Lev 10, Ps 11–12, Prov 25, 1 Thess 4
  • SATURDAY > Lev 11–12, Ps 13–14, Prov 26, 1 Thess 51 Thess 5

Bible Stories

  • Sodom and Gomorrah – Genesis 18:16-19:29
  • Abraham’s Obedience – Genesis 22:1-19

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – April 9th

  • 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 – April 9th

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 #69 & 70

  • Q. What is required in the fifth commandment?

  • A. The fifth commandment requires the preserving the honor, and performing the duties, belonging to everyone in their several places and relations, as superiors, inferiors, or equals..

  • Q. What is forbidden in the fifth commandment?

  • A. The fifth commandment forbids the neglecting of, or doing anything against the honor and duty which belongs to everyone in their several places and relations.

Memory Verse(s)

  • Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4, ESV)

Scripture 

  • Study Passage: Ephesians 5:22-6:9 

  • Support Passages: Genesis 4:20-22, 45:8; Numbers 12; II Kings 13:14; I Corinthians 4:14 21; I Peter 2:13-17, 3:6; Romans 13:1-7; Colossians 3:18-25

  • Bible Story: 2 Kings 2:12-25

Click here for the catechism study guide and discussion questions.

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