May 24, 2020
This home worship guide has been provided to help you lead your family in worship at home. Simply follow the guide from beginning to end. As Christians, we will continue to worship the Lord on the first day of the week while praying that we will all be able to gather together again very soon.
For thus says the Lord God: I will deal with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath in breaking the covenant, yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant. Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you take your sisters, both your elder and your younger, and I give them to you as daughters, but not on account of the covenant with you. I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the Lord, that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I atone for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord God.Ezekiel 16:59-63
- Pray that our first service back next week will run smoothly.
- Remember our leaders: those in government, in the medical community, and in our churches and homes, who bear a heavy responsibility in bringing us through this crisis.
- Pray for those who are sick – those who have contracted coronavirus, but also those who have other health problems and face additional challenges due to the current situation.
- Thank God for the blessing of his sheltering wings.
- Thank Him for the silver lining you may have found during quarantine (e.g., more time with family, a slower pace to “be still,” opportunities to show love to your neighbor, etc.).
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.Philippians 2:5-11
- After every baptized Christian has the unleavened bread, pray something like this: “Father in heaven, we are reminded of your Son’s body which he gave on the cross so that we might be forgiven of our sins. We pray that we might live in a manner worthy of his sacrifice. In Jesus name, Amen.” Following the prayer, instruct everyone to be the unleavened bread.
- After every baptized Christian has the fruit of the vine, pray something like this: “Father in heaven, we are mindful now of the blood your Son shed on our behalf. As we drink this fruit of the vine, remind us of his faithfulness and his great love. In Jesus name, Amen.”
God’s people give as they have purpose, not reluctantly or under compulsion, because God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7). We have been instructed to give on the first day of the week when we gather together in the assembly (1 Corinthians 16:2). This Sunday, however, we do not have the privilege of sharing the same space with one another. Although it is not ideal, we have two other options available to complete our worship to the Lord giving:
- Mail a check to: Ashville Road Church of Christ, 1401 Ashville Road, Leeds, AL 35094
- Give online here: