Home Worship Guide

November 22, 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

“For my name’s sake I defer my anger; for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off. Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction. For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.”
~Isaiah 48:9-11 (ESV)

“Were we imagining a God, then naturally we should ascribe to him only characteristics which we admired, and jealousy would not enter the picture. Nobody would imagine a jealous God. But we are not making up an idea of God by drawing on our imagination; we are seeking instead to listen to the words of Holy Scripture… There are two sorts of jealousy… ‘Vicious Jealousy’ is an expression of the attitude, ‘I want what you’ve got and I hate you because I haven’t got it…’ But there is another sort of jealousy: zeal to protect a love relationship or to avenge it when broken… Scripture consistently views God’s jealousy as being of this latter kind: that is, as an aspect of his covenant love for his own people.”
~J.I. Packer, Knowing God (Chapter 17)

“God is not jealous like an insecure employer who fears that his employees might get lured away by a better salary elsewhere. God’s jealousy is not the reflex of weakness or fear. Instead God is jealous like a powerful and merciful king who takes a peasant girl from a life of shame, forgives her, marries her, and gives her not the chores of a slave, but the privileges of a wife – a queen. His jealousy does not rise from fear or weakness but from a holy indignation at having His honor and power and mercy scorned by the faithlessness of a fickle spouse.”
~John Piper, “The Lord Whose Name is Jealous”

“You asked for a loving God: you have one. The great spirit you so lightly invoked, the ‘lord of terrible aspect,’ is present: not a senile benevolence that drowsily wishes you to be happy in your own way, not the cold philanthropy of conscientious magistrate, nor the care of a host who feels responsible for the comfort of his guests, but the consuming fire Himself, the Love that made the worlds, persistent as the artist’s love for his work and despotic as a man’s love for a dog, provident and venerable as a father’s love for a child, jealous, inexorable, exacting as love between the sexes.”
~C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Opening Prayer

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

Call to Worship

Psalm 15 (ESV)

LEADER: O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?

ALL: He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;
who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
but who honors those who fear the Lord;
who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
who does not put out his money at interest
and does not take a bribe against the innocent.

LEADER: He who does these things shall never be moved.

Songs & Liturgy

(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
Psalm Meditation: Psalm 16:1-10 (ESV)

LEADER: Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

PEOPLE: I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”

LEADER: As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.

PEOPLE: The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips.

LEADER: The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.

PEOPLE: The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

LEADER: I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.

PEOPLE: I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

LEADER: Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.

PEOPLE: For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.


(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 church’s short and long-term meeting place needs, that God would give us favor in the eyes of those in authority and that He would give us provision that would go far beyond all that we could ask or imagine.
  • Pray for our world – that the good news of Jesus Christ would flourish and that many would come to know God genuinely and personally.
  • 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 Jealous Husband: God’s Loving Jealousy”
preached by Robert Moore

Song of Response

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions) 
(Brooke Ligertwood, Matt Crocker)
Man of sorrows, Lamb of God
By His own betrayed,
The sin of man and wrath of God
Has been on Jesus laid.

Silent as He stood accused,
Beaten, mocked and scorned.
Bowing to the Father’s will
He took a crown of thorns.

Sent of heaven God’s own Son
To purchase and redeem.
And reconcile the very ones
Who nailed Him to that tree.

Now my debt is paid,
It is paid in full.
By the precious blood
That my Jesus spilled.
Now the curse of sin
Has no hold on me,
Whom the Son sets free,
Oh is free indeed.

See the stone is rolled away,
Behold the empty tomb.
Hallelujah God be praised!
He’s risen from the grave!

Oh that rugged cross, my salvation,
Where Your love poured out over me.
Now my soul cries out hallelujah!
Praise and honor unto Thee.
©2012 Hillsong Publishing CCLI#1791178

Confession of Faith

Deuteronomy 6 & 1 John 4

LEADER: Hear, O Israel!

CONGREGATION: The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
LEADER: In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

CONGREGATION: We love because he first loved us.

Sharing Time

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

Closing Meditation

Psalm 16:11 (ESV)

ALL: You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.


(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.