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 grace and liberty, on the night of the Passover, the sacrificed lamb became a sign of freedom. You freed the people of Israel from cruelty and slavery in Egypt. Now in Jesus, you have freed all humanity from the cruelty of sin and death. May we live into this new life. Teach us to serve you in faithfulness as you have served us. To you we offer our gratefulness in the name of the one who turned slavery into new life, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
WITNESS: TALK AND LIVE IT OUT
This Week’s Scripture: Exodus 12:1-13, 13:1-8
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!
Jesus isn’t just getting us out of Egypt. He’s getting Egypt out of us.
As you look at your own spiritual journey:
– What ‘Egypt” are you walking out of? What old part of your life are your leaving behind?
– What promise are you walking toward? How is Jesus leading you to a different future as you follow him?
Studying The Scriptures Together
- What does this passage tell us about God?
What do we learn about his character, his posture, and his purpose in our world?
- What does this passage tell us about ourselves?
What do we see in this passage that brings clarity to our identity and purpose in our world?
- How does this passage help us love our neighbors?
In light of what we’ve learned about God and ourselves, how might this story empower us to listen, learn, and love our neighbors well?
- How can we put this into practice?
What would it look like to embody what this story teaches us in ways that make us more like Jesus in both our words and actions in our world?