HOME CHURCH GUIDE
In this season where our Church is unable to gather as a whole family for worship, we’re seeking to equip our Restoration family for God’s work among them – right where they are. That’s what Home Church is all about: giving you tools to gather with community groups or other believers (*safely* in person or online) for a shared experience of worship with the whole Restoration family. Below, you’ll find three movements of worship together: Worship (praise and prayer), Word (opening the Scriptures), and Witness (talking it out and living it out. So whether with a community group or a friend or two, let’s worship together!
FAMILY WORSHIP GUIDE
As we make our way through the story of God, we are prioritizing the discipleship of our children through our Family Worship Guide each week! Each week, you’ll find questions, activitives, and other fun stuff that follows along with the same passages as the adults. Join us!
Family Worship Guide:
WORSHIP: PRAISE AND PRAYER
Worship is the continual process of orienting our hearts around that which we value most. Each Sunday, we worship in song and prayer to offer our hearts and allegience to Jesus, who alone is worthy of our praise. In your Home Churches, we encourage worship through the use of the video below or by worship in person. If you cannot participate through song in your group, spend time answering this question:
What do I have to praise God for this week?
Prayer for the week:
Glory of Israel,
The coming of your son, Jesus, broke open the heavens and prepared a way for all of your children to come home to you. Give us eyes to see your miraculous spirit moving in this church and in this world. Teach us to be proclaimers of your love to the nations, for the sake of the one whose name is redemption for the peoples, Jesus Christ, our salvation. Amen.
WITNESS: TALK AND LIVE IT OUT
This Week’s Scripture: Luke 2:22-38
Whether among your community group or a few friends over Zoom, we want to challenge you to move beyond just knowledge and information and into practicing the way of Jesus in your everyday life! But we do this together. Below you’ll find some questions to discuss, as well as next steps for living it out!
Studying The Scriptures Together
- Both Simeon and Anna see what thousands of others do not – the infant Messiah in a crowd of thousands – because they were expecting him. What is the difference between believing God can do something and expecting Him to?
- Anna and Simeon were immersed in the Story of God, looking forward to the “consolation of Israel” when the Messiah would redeem the world. In your own journey, how has the Bible fueled your hope for God’s future restoration?
- Sometimes we avoid talking about our future because we’ve seen it distorted in our past. When you’ve heard about the second coming of Jesus, has it been presented as a weapon of fear or an anchor of hope?
- Simeon and Anna were faithful to the end. What would it look like to live a life of expectancy – a life that is ready for the coming of Jesus? How can this posture change our present?
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