Family Worship Guide

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Week of April 19, 2015

 Scripture of the Week


"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light."  --Genesis 1:1-3 (ESV)                                                      

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 99.  How does God direct us to pray?

A. The whole word of God, but especially the Lord's prayer, which Christ taught His disciples, directs our prayers.


Hymn of the Month

"O Love That Will Not Let Me Go"  TH #708

- A Few Words on Family Worship -

"These words which I am commanding you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons..." (Deut. 6:6-7a; Eph. 5:25, 26; 6:4)
“God is to be worshipped everywhere, in spirit and truth, as, in private families daily, and in secret, each one by himself; so, more solemnly in the public assemblies, which are not carelessly or willfully to be neglected or forsaken, when God, by His Word or providence, calleth thereunto” (Westminster Confession of Faith: XXI. 6).
We hope this simple guide to family worship - updated weekly - will lead your family to engage in this life changing practice.Read: The Joy and Duty of Family Worship by Dr. Payne