Household Worship Guide – Week of August 20th

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 > 1 Sam 12, Rom 10, Jer 49, Luke 17
  • MONDAY > 1 Sam 13, Rom 11, Jer 50, Luke 18
  • TUESDAY > 1 Sam 14, Rom 12, Jer 51, Luke 19
  • WEDNESDAY > 1 Sam 15, Rom 13, Jer 52, Luke 20
  • THURSDAY > 1 Sam 16, Rom 14, Lam 1, Luke 21
  • FRIDAY > 1 Sam 17, Rom 15, Lam 2, Luke 22
  • SATURDAY > 1 Sam 18, Rom 16, Lam 3, Luke 23

Bible Stories

  • Samson as Judge – Judges 13:1-16:31
  • Ruth, Naomi and Boaz – Ruth 1:1-4:22

Scripture Reading For The Upcoming Lord’s Day – August 27th

  • Sermon Text: Revelation 12:1-6
  • Old Testament Reading: Genesis 3

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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 

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

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Catechism – Systematic Instruction of God’s Word

Doctrinal Standard BC #95

  • Q. How is the Word to be read and heard that it may become effectual to salvation?

  • A. That the Word may become effectual to salvation we must attend thereunto with diligence, preparation and prayer, receive it in faith and love, lay it up in our hearts and practice it in our lives.

Memory Verse(s)

  • “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (II Timothy 2:15, ESV).  

Scripture

  • Study Passage: Matthew 13:1-23

  • Support Passages: Deuteronomy 6:6-7; Psalm 119:11, 18-19; Proverbs 2:1, 8:34; Luke 8:18, 9:44; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Thessalonians 2:8-12; Hebrews 2:1,4:2; James 1:21, 25; I Peter 2:1-3

  • Bible Story: Acts 17:1-14

Click here for the catechism study guide and discussion questions.

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