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:
This prayer comes from the Book Of Common Prayer, and is prayed on Palm Sunday.
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the
human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to
take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross,
giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant
that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share
in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.
WITNESS: TALK AND LIVE IT OUT
This Week’s Scripture: Luke 19:28-40
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
- Powerful kings would ride into cities on war horses as a display of power and might. Yet Jesus does the opposite – riding in on a humble donkey. What does this monumental moment reveal aobut the kind of King He is… and the kind of Kingdom He’s bringing?
- The world around us is constantly jockeying for power, trying to claw their way to the top – but Jesus says “it must not be that way among you.” How can Christians model a Christ-shaped posture of power in a way that points to a different kind of kingdom in this world?
- True power in Jesus’ kingdom is cross-shaped, self-giving, sacrificial love. How have you experienced the power of God in and/or through the sacrificial love of others? How might you offer the same to others this week?
Next Steps and Resources