Guide for Home Worship

September 20, 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

“When we lose sight of the majesty of God, we invariably fill the gap in our vision with the fable of the majesty of someone else.”
~Jen Wilkin (1969-present), American writer, speaker and teacher

“Nourish right conceptions of the majesty of God in your minds. Let us consider that we are drawing to God, the most amiable object, the best of beings, worthy of infinite honor, and highly meriting the highest affections we can give; a God that made the world by a word, that upholds the great frame of heaven and earth; a Majesty above the conceptions of angels; who uses not His power to strike us our deserved punishment, but His love and bounty to allure us; a God that gave all creatures to serve us, and can, in a trice, make them as much our enemies as he hath now made them our servants. Let us view Him in His greatness, and in His goodness, that our hearts may have a true value of the worship of so great a majesty, and count it the most worthy employment with all diligence to attend upon Him.”
~Stephen Charnock (1628-1680), English minister, chaplain and writer

“Once I finally understand the immensity of my own impoverishment, I am finally in a position to see the enormity of God’s majesty.”
~Craig D. Lounsbrough, Counselor and author

“O think, that he who was master of all heaven’s majesty came down to be the victim of all man’s misery!”
~C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892), English minister and writer

“When the Bible says that Christ is God, it does not ask us to forget a single thing that it has said about the stupendous majesty of God. No, it asks us to remember every one of those things in order that we may apply them all to Jesus Christ.”
~Gresham Machen (1881-1937), American New Testament scholar and professor

“Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God’s majesty.”
~John Calvin (1509-1564), French theologian and pastor

Opening Prayer

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

Call to Worship

Psalm 96:1-6 (NIV)

LEADER: Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.

CONGREGATION: Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.

LEADER: Declare his glory among nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

CONGREGATION: For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.  Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary.

Songs & Liturgy

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
(Reginald Heber & John B. Dykes, 1861, Eric Schumacher, David L. Ward)
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and Mighty!
God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, Holy, Holy! Tho’ the darkness hide Thee,
Tho’ the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy– there is none beside Thee
Perfect in power, in love and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Justice meets with mercy:
God the Father crushed the Son for our iniquity.
Crucified and buried, risen unto glory,
Now, by the Spirit, holy we shall be.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy name, in earth, and sky, and sea!
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
©2015, admin by Thousand Tongues
Adapted from Isaiah 40:12-18 (NASB)

LEADER: Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
And marked off the heavens by the span,
And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure,
And weighed the mountains in a balance
And the hills in a pair of scales?

CONGREGATION: Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord,
Or as His counselor has informed Him?

LEADER: With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding?
And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge
And informed Him of the way of understanding?

CONGREGATION: Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket,
And are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales;
Behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust.

LEADER: Even Lebanon is not enough to burn,
Nor its beasts enough for a burnt offering.

CONGREGATION: All the nations are as nothing before Him,
They are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless.

ALL: To whom then will you liken God?
Or what likeness will you compare with Him?
(Charles Hutchinson Gabriel, 1856-1932)
I stand amazed in the presence,
of Jesus the Nazarene,
And wonder how He could love me,
a sinner, condemned, unclean.

How marvelous! How wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

He took my sins and my sorrows,
and made them His very own;
He bore the burden to Calvary,
and suffered and died alone.

For me it was in the garden,
He prayed: “Not my will, but Thine.”
He had no tears for His own griefs,
but sweat-drops of blood for mine.

He binds up the broken hearted,
brings honor to those with shame.
The unclean he graciously cleanses,
the outcast receives his embrace.


(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

“The Majesty of God”
preached by Pastor Chris Audino

Confession of Faith

The Apostles’ Creed (circa 5th Century)

LEADER: Christian, what do you believe?

CONGREGATION: I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell*
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit;
the holy catholic** church; the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.

*i.e. suffered under the judgment of God for His people
**i.e. “universal”

Sharing Time

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


(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
(Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves)
The splendor of the King,
Clothed in majesty.
Let all the earth rejoice,
All the earth rejoice.
He wraps Himself in light,
And darkness tries to hide,
And trembles at His voice,
And trembles at His voice.

How great is our God!
Sing with me,
How great is our God!
And all will see how great,
How great is our God!

Age to age He stands,
And time is in His hands,
Beginning and the End,
Beginning and the End,
The Godhead three in one:
Father, Spirit, Son,
The Lion and the Lamb,
The Lion and the Lamb.

Name above all names,
Worthy of all praise,
My heart will sing
How great is our God!
©2004 songs (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) CCLI License #1791178


(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.