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Christian discipleship begins in the home. One of the greatest responsibilities is the call of parents to disciple their children. Throughout Scripture God called families to speak of the gospel at home and remind one another of the steadfast love and faithfulness of God (Psalm 78; Deut 6:4-8; Eph 6:4). This family worship guide is one way to help you develop moments of family worship throughout the week. Family schedules vary, so relax and remember to have fun with the small moments God gives you to talk to your children or spouse about the gospel. We don't think there is a one-size-fits-all approach, but discipleship at home is an important part of your Christian growth. We want to help you enjoy worshipping Jesus together at home once again. It not easy to do this, but it’s good.
Week of June 20, 2021
This Week's Bulletin
Call to Worship (everyone together)
Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless His name; tell of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
“Praise to the Lord, The Almighty" (read or sing these words together)
(Bulletin, page 3)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,The King of creation
O my soul, praise Him, For He is thy health and salvation
All ye who hear, now to His Temple draw near
Praise Him in glad adoration
Praise to the Lord, Who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth
Shelters thee under His wings, Yea, so gently sustaineth
Hast thou not seen how all your Longings have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?
Praise to the Lord, Who doth prosper thy work and defend thee
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do If with His love He befriend thee
Praise to the Lord, O let all that is In me adore Him
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him
Let the Amen sound from His people again
Gladly for aye we adore Him
Hearing and Learning God’s Word
Scripture Reading: Psalm 14 (one person read the Scripture aloud)
Questions for Discussion (may be answered in one worship time or spread over several times)
Questions for younger children:
1. What do mountains, rivers, sky, and trees tell us about who God is? (Psalm 19:1-2)
2. Why is it sinful to deny God exists? (It is a sin to deny God exists because he has clearly revealed himself to us through nature (general revelation) and His Word (special revelation.) Parents, you can explain that sin is missing the mark like an arrow missing it's target. In the same way we are not holy like God. We sin by not doing the things we should or by doing the things we should not. God's moral law tells us this.
3. What happens when we act like there is no God (Psalm 14:4-6)?
4. Where is salvation found? (Psalm 14:7)
Questions for older children:
1. God's existence is evident through what he has made (Romans 1). What does Psalm Psalm 19:1-2 teach us about God's existence?
2. What does the Bible usually mean when it calls someone a fool? (v. 1)
3. Why does the fool say this “in his heart” and not merely “in his head”? (v. 1)
4. What is David lamenting when he sees people acting as if there is no God? (v. 4-6)
5. How has God been your refuge in difficult times? (v. 6)
6. Where is Zion? Who ultimately is David talking about when he says salvation shall come out of Zion (v. 7)?
Scripture Memory for June: (memorize these verses of Scripture this month)
Psalm 62:5–8,  For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.  He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.  On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.  Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
Prayer (saying together)
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil; for Thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Psalm 14 in song:
Consider watching this video from the Bible Project as a family one night this week.