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 freedom, we rest in the promise of your unrelenting faithfulness. We have been loyal and unloyal, kind at times and cruel at others, self-righteous in our pursuits and prone to wander when ego gets the best of us. Through every circumstance, you oh God have remained the same. Unshakable, unwavering, uncompromising in mercy. Today, we rejoice in our freedom as people of the covenant – called and chosen.
WITNESS: TALK AND LIVE IT OUT
This Week’s Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34
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
- God’s covenant promise wasn’t just for a person, but for a people – a community whose lives together would reveal and represent God to the world. How might our lives together in community reveal God’s promise to the world more than we might as individuals?
- There’s a common misconception about the Christian faith that sees only rituals and rules given to stay in good standing with God. How might living from the transformed mind and heart (Jer. 31:33) change the way we approach our relationship with Him?
- In Matthew 5:17, Jesus says that He didn’t come to abolish the law, but fulfill it. How does this truth free us from condemnation and fuel us for obedience?
- Read Romans 8:1-4. Now that the God of the covenant dwells within us, how might the Holy Spirit form us as a “set apart” people in a way the law could never accomplish?