Guide for Home Worship

July 5, 2020


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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.

Time of Reflection

“He is short-sighted who looks only on the path he treads and the wall on which he leans.”
~ Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), Lebanese-American writer, poet, visual artist and philosopher

“The secret formula of the saints: When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord’s choicest wines.”
~ Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661), a Scottish Presbyterian pastor, theologian and author

“Lament isn’t the opposite of praise. Lament is a path to praise…”
~ Julius Kim, contemporary author, pastor, professor, and current president of The Gospel Coalition

“Lament is the transition between pain and promise. It is the path from heartbreak to hope.”
~ Mark Vroegop, contemporary author and pastor

“Meditation is the activity of calling to mind, and thinking over, and dwelling on, and applying to oneself, the various things that one knows about the works and ways and purposes and promises of God. It is an activity of holy thought, consciously performed in the presence of God, under the eye of God, by the help of God, as a means of communion with God.”
~ J.I. Packer (1929-present), a British-born Canadian Christian theologian and professor

“A story is precisely the sort of thing that cannot be understood till you have heard the whole of it.”
~ C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), British writer and lay theologian

“There are basically two ways to read the Bible — as a book of law, or as a book of promise. Our natural religious psychology wants to read the Bible as law… Every page [in the Bible], most deeply understood, shines forth as a promise of grace to sinners in Christ.”
~ Ray Ortlund, contemporary author and pastor

“God is a covenant-making, covenant-remembering, covenant-keeping God!”
~ Sinclair Ferguson (1948-present), Scottish author, pastor and professor

Opening Prayer

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

Call to Worship

Psalm 100 (NASB)

LEADER: Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing.

PEOPLE: Know that the Lord Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

LEADER: Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise, give thanks to Him; bless His name.

PEOPLE: For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, and His faithfulness to all generations.

Songs & Liturgy

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
(Chris Brown, Mack Brocken, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye)
Are you hurting and broken within?
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin?
Jesus is calling.
Have you come to the end of yourself?
Do you thirst for a drink from the well?
Jesus is calling.

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide.
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ.

Leave behind your regrets and mistakes.
Come today, there’s no reason to wait.
Jesus is calling.
Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy.
From the ashes, a new life is born,
Jesus is calling.

Oh, what a Savior,
Isn’t He wonderful?
Sing Hallelujah, Christ is risen.
Bow down before Him,
For He is Lord of all.
Sing Hallelujah, Christ is risen.

Bear your cross as you wait for the crown,
Tell the world of the treasure you found.
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Psalm 96:1-10

LEADER: Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!

PEOPLE: Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.

LEADER: Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!

PEOPLE: For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.

LEADER: For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.

PEOPLE: Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

LEADER: Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

PEOPLE: Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering, and come into his courts!

LEADER: Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth!

ALL: Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.”
(Stuart Townend)
How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss.
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory.

Behold the man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders.
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything:
No gifts, no power, no wisdom.
But I will boast in Jesus Christ:
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer.
But this I know with all my heart:
His wounds have paid my ransom.
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(as a lead into the Prayer Time, as a group share how you are feeling and what you are learning; below are suggested questions)

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

“A Path That Leads To Praise”
Psalm 105:1-15, 42-45 (ESV)
preached by Pastor Doug Cooper

Confession of Faith

Adapted from The Belgic Confession (1561), Article 16

LEADER: What do you believe about your Savior Jesus Christ?

PEOPLE: We believe that we have no access to God but through our Mediator and Advocate Jesus Christ who became man, having united in one person the divine and human natures. Who else is there in heaven or on earth that loves us more than Jesus Christ? Though he was in the form of God, he made himself of no reputation, and took the form of a man and of a servant for us, and was made like us in all things. Where could we go to find a God that loves us as much as this—a God who laid down his life for us, even when we were his enemies? Who is there that has so much power and majesty, indeed all power in heaven and on earth, and yet cares for us so much?

Sharing Time

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


(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
(Anonymous, 1811)
What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul?

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down;
When I was sinking down beneath God’s righteous frown,
Christ laid aside his crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside his crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing,
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb who is the great I AM -
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;
While millions join the theme, I will sing.

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on;
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing and joyful be,
And through eternity, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,
And through eternity I’ll sing on.

Closing Prayer

(select someone to close your time in prayer)


(The leader or individual should read this aloud relishing in the confident assertion that Christ has conquered.)

Luke 12:29-32

LEADER: Do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.