Guide for Home Worship

July 26, 2020


Thank you so much for joining us! The following page will take you through the order of worship for this Sunday.

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A few tips for parents:
  • Plan for your time – read through the guide and prepare the room where you are gathering
  • Make your time joyful – have fun!!!
  • Remember, it’s primarily about a relationship, not a task to scratch off
  • Have your kids participate in age and maturity appropriate ways – reading, singing, etc.
  • We also have a special Children’s Lesson for this week. You can watch the video here.

Time of Reflection

“Too often our practical view of sanctification, discipleship, and counseling takes the short view…We love gazelles. Graceful leaps make for a great testimony to God’s wonderworking power. And we like steady and predictable. It seems to vindicate our efforts at making the Christian life work in a businesslike manner. But, in fact, there’s no formula, no secret, no technique, no program, and no truth that guarantees the speed, distance, or time frame. On the day you die, you’ll still be somewhere in the middle, but further along. When we lengthen the battle, we realize that our business is the direction. God manages to work His wonderworking glory in and through all of the above scenarios!”
~David Powlison

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
~A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
~Psalm 42:5

“God says, ‘Here is one, if he could be rid of this lust I should never hear of him more; let him wrestle with this, or he is lost.’ Astonishing! God ordains to leave a lust with me till I become the sort of warrior who will still seek his aid when this victory is won. God knows when we can bear the triumphs of his grace.”
~John Owen, Overcoming Sin and Temptation

“Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself? Take those thoughts that come to you the moment you wake up in the morning. You have not originated them, but they start talking to you, they bring back the problem of yesterday, etc…Now this man’s treatment [in Psalm 42] was this; instead of allowing this self to talk to him, he starts talking to himself, ‘Why art thou cast down, O my soul?’ he asks. His soul had been repressing him, crushing him. So he stands up and says: ‘Self, listen for a moment, I will speak to you’. Do you know what I mean? If you do not, you have but little experience. The main art in the matter of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself. You have to take yourself in hand, you have to address yourself, preach to yourself, question yourself…”
~Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cures

Opening Prayer

(select someone from your group to open your service in prayer)

Call to Worship

1 Corinthians 1:18-21, 25, 30-31 (NIV)

LEADER: For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

CONGREGATION: For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”

LEADER: For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

CONGREGATION: For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.

LEADER: It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.

CONGREGATION: Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”

Songs & Liturgy

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
(Bryan Fowler, Christoper Llewellyn, Gareth Gilkeson, Jonathan Lindley Smith)
When I stand accused by my regrets
And the Devil roars his empty threats,
I will preach the gospel to myself
That I am not someone condemned,
For Jesus Christ is my defense.

My sin is nailed to the cross.
My soul is healed by the scars.
The shame and guilt I bear no more.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord.

When my doubt and shame hang over me
Like the arrows of the enemy,
I will run again to Calvary;
That rugged hill of Hell’s defeat,
My fortress and my victory.

It is finished, sin is vanquished.
Hallelujah, praise the Lord.
All the glory, all the honor,
To my Savior, Christ the Lord.

When I stand before the throne at last,
His blood will plead my innocence.
I will worship Him with holy hands
And raise the song that never ends,
Of Jesus Christ, my righteousness.
©2017 Capitol CMG Amplifier (Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing) CCLI #1791178
Psalm 116:1-7 (NIV)

LEADER: I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.

CONGREGATION: Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.

LEADER: The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.

CONGREGATION: Then I called on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, save me!”

LEADER: The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

CONGREGATION: The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
(Matt Boswell, Matt Papa)
Lord, from sorrows deep I call
When my hope is shaken.
Torn and ruined from the fall,
Hear my desperation.
For so long I’ve pled and prayed,
“God, come to my rescue!”
Even so the thorn remains,
Still my heart will praise You.

Storms within my troubled soul,
Questions without answers.
On my faith these billows roll.
God, be now my shelter.
Why are you cast down my soul?
Hope in Him who saves you.
When the fires have all grown cold,
Cause this heart to praise You.

Oh my soul, put your hope in God.
My help, my rock, I will praise Him.
Sing, oh sing, through the raging storm.
“You’re still my God, my salvation.”

Should my life be torn from me,
Every worldly pleasure.
When all I possess is grief,
God, be then my treasure.
Be my vision in the night.
Be my hope and refuge.
‘Til my faith is turned to sight,
Lord, my heart will praise You.
©2018 Getty Music Hymns and Songs (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) CCLI#1791178

Prayer Time

(You may have an open time of prayer or select someone to pray)

  • Pray for our nation – that the good news of Jesus Christ would draw people to know God genuinely and personally.
  • Pray for those suffering from the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.
  • Pray for those experiencing racial injustices; specifically, that God would bring hope, reconciliation, and restoration through the good news of His Son.
  • Pray for those in authority at every level in our country, that they would govern wisely and justly.

Listen to Sermon

“Having a Heart of Hope”
Psalm 42 and 43 (NIV) – A maskil of the Sons of Korah
preached by Robert Moore

Confession of Faith

adapted from the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) Question 60

LEADER: What do you understand by the words “He suffered”?

CONGREGATION: That during his whole life on earth, but especially at the end, Christ sustained in body and soul the anger of God against the sin of the whole human race. This he did in order that, by his suffering as the only atoning sacrifice, he might set us free, body and soul, from eternal condemnation, and gain for us God’s grace, righteousness, and eternal life.

Sharing Time

(have everyone share one thing that struck them from the sermon)


(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
(Thomas O. Chisholm & William M. Runyan, 1923)
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been Thou forever will be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided.
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.

Summer and winter, springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
©1951 Hope Publishing Company CCLI#1791178

Closing Prayer

(select someone to close your time in prayer)