Household Worship Guide – Week of May 21st

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 > Num 30, Ps 74, Isa 22, 2 Pet 3
  • MONDAY > Num 31, Ps 75‐76, Isa 23, 1 Jn 1
  • TUESDAY > Num 32, Ps 77, Isa 24, 1 Jn 2
  • WEDNESDAY > Num 33, Ps 78:1‐39, Isa 25, 1 Jn 3
  • THURSDAY > Num 34, Ps 78:40‐72, Isa 26, 1 Jn 4
  • FRIDAY > Num 35, Ps 79, Isa 27, 1 Jn 5
  • SATURDAY > Num 36, Ps 80, Isa 28, 2 Jn 1

Bible Stories

  • The Burning Bush – Exodus 3:1-22
  • The Ten Plagues – Exodus 7:14-12:30

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – May 28th

  • Sermon Text: TBD
  • 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 – May 28th 

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

  • TBD

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Catechism – Systematic Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standard BC #80

  • Q. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?

  • A. The eighth commandment forbids whatsoever does or may unjustly hinder our own or our neighbor’s wealth or outward state.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money”  (Luke 16:13, ESV).

Scripture

  • Study Passage: Luke 16:1-14

  • Support Passages: Proverbs 11:1, 20:10, 18:9, 21:17, 23:10,20-21, 28:19; Isaiah 5:8; Ezekiel 22:29; Leviticus 25:13-17; Deuteronomy 19:14, Malachi 3:8; Amos 8:5; Psalm 37:21; James 2:15; I Timothy 1:8-11, 6:10

  • Bible Story: Joshua 7:1-26

Click here for the catechism study guide and discussion questions.

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