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!
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:
God of perfect love,
In humility we come before you, repentant for things we’ve done
and things we’ve left undone.
Guide us today in the way of grace, that our religious devotion
may never cripple our compassion.
Remind us of love unending, that holds us day after day.
Bind us together and to you, with the unity of boundless mercy.
Give us a fresh witness of your faithfulness, which is renewed with every rising sun.
In the times we struggle to offer grace, remind us how much of it we’ve received.
Let the well of compassion flow from within our hearts as we turn our faces to you.
In your name, amen.
WITNESS: TALK AND LIVE IT OUT
This Week’s Scripture: Luke 7:1-10
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
- In Luke 7:1-10, the centurion has a faith that amazes Jesus. As you look at his words, his posture, and his actions towards Jesus, what do you think makes his faith stand out so much ?
- We Americans don’t typically do well with authority, prefering a Jesus that often resembles more of a life coach or an inspiring example. What are some of the ways you’ve seen Jesus reduced to cultural standards to fit under our authority?
- The centurion moves beyond what he believes to be true into an act of embodied trust in the present authority of Jesus. How does Jesus’ authority being a present reality (here! now! Not just in the past or the future!) impact the way you see the Christian life?
Next Steps and Resources