Home Worship Guide

November 8, 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

“Love is an act of the will…that leads to action on behalf of its object.”
~Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University (Zambia)

“A god who is all love, all grace, all mercy, no sovereignty, no justice, no holiness, and no wrath is an idol.”
~R. C. Sproul (1939-2017), theologian and pastor

“We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man’s terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.”
“It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong.”
~Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936), English writer and literary critic

“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes. It may even lie on the surface; but we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions — especially selfish ones.”

“The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. ‘One word of truth outweighs the world.’”

“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), novelist and famed Soviet dissident

“Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.”
~Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French mathematician and thinker

“The wisdom of God devised a way for the love of God to deliver sinners from the wrath of God while not compromising the righteousness of God.”
~John Piper, Christian pastor and writer

“At the cross, God accepted his own unbreakable terms of justice.”
~Philip Yancey, American author

Opening Prayer

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

Call to Worship

Psalm 46:1-3, 11 (ESV)

LEADER: God is our refuge and strength,

PEOPLE: A very present help in trouble.

LEADER: Therefore, we will not fear though the earth gives way,

PEOPLE: Though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

LEADER: Though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

ALL: The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Songs & Liturgy

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
(Katharine von Schlegel 1697, Jason Ingram, Kari Jobe)
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side:
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain:
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In ev’ry change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heav’nly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as he has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.

In you I rest, in You I find my hope.
In you I trust, You never let me go.
I place my life within your hands alone
Be still, my soul.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hast’ning on
When we shall be for ever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

In you I rest, in You I find my hope.
In you I trust, You never let me go.
I place my life within your hands alone
Be still, my soul.
©2013 Worship Together Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, Open Hands Music CCLI #1791178
Psalm Meditation: Psalm 46:4-9 (ESV)

LEADER: There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.

PEOPLE: God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.

LEADER: The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.

PEOPLE: The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

LEADER: Come, behold the works of the Lord,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.

ALL: He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.


(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 Justice and Wrath of God”
preached by Pastor Don Willeman

Song of Response

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions) 
(Stuart Townend, Keith Getty)
In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My comforter, my all in all,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! – who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground his body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as he stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His, and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from his hand,
Till he returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.
©2001 Thankyou Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) CCLI#1791178

Confession of Faith

adapted from the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) Question 60

LEADER: How are you righteous before God?

CONGREGATION: Only by a true faith in Jesus Christ;

So that, though my conscience accuse me,
that I have grossly transgressed all the commandments of God,
and kept none of them, and am still inclined to all kinds of evil;

Notwithstanding, God, without any merit of mine, but only of mere grace,
grants and credits to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness
and holiness of Christ;

Even so, God views me as if I never had committed any sin:
indeed, as if I had fully accomplished all that obedience
which Christ has accomplished for me;
Inasmuch as I embrace such benefit with a trusting heart.

LEADER: Indeed! This is the good news that frees you to truly love God and serve others.

Sharing Time

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

Closing Meditation

Psalm 46:10-11 (ESV)

LEADER: “Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

ALL: The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.


(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.