Example House to House Gathering

Call to Worship

Lord, our Lord,
how magnificent is your name throughout the earth!
You have covered the heavens with your majesty.
From the mouths of infants and nursing babies,
you have established a stronghold
on account of your adversaries
in order to silence the enemy and the avenger.

When I observe your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you set in place,
what is a human being that you remember him,
a son of man that you look after him?
You made him little less than God
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
all the sheep and oxen,
as well as the animals in the wild,
the birds of the sky,
and the fish of the sea
that pass through the currents of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
how magnificent is your name throughout the earth!

Be Thou My Vision

Free Amen

Living His Story: Nicene Creed

Since its first formulation 325 AD and it’s necessary additions is 381 AD the Nicene Creed has been used by the church in the East and the West as a tool to form the church in the Christian faith. As we recite this together, we join with the billions of Christians historically to profess our faith in this statement.

We believe in one God,
      the Father almighty,
      maker of heaven and earth,
      of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
      the only Son of God,
      begotten from the Father before all ages,
           God from God,
           Light from Light,
           true God from true God,
      begotten, not made;
      of the same essence as the Father.
      Through him all things were made.
      For us and for our salvation
           he came down from heaven;
           he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
           and was made human.
           He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
           he suffered and was buried.
           The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
           He ascended to heaven
           and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
           He will come again with glory
           to judge the living and the dead.
           His kingdom will never end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the Lord, the giver of life.
      He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
      and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
      He spoke through the prophets.
      We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
      We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
      We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
      and to life in the world to come. Amen.

Lesson for Kids

After kids lesson, feel free to dismiss the younger children if you desire.

Sermon

Response to Proclamation

After watching the sermon, take a few minutes to be silent before the Lord together to see what he wants to share with you. When that time is done, discuss:

  1. How would you define “disciple”? What changes when you think of disciples as one who worships Jesus, changed by Jesus, and Obeys Jesus?
  2. Which part your identity in Christ (disciple, family, servant, missionary? are you currently mature? Where do you need to mature?
  3. Which part of our identity in Christ (disciple, family, servant, missionary) are we currently mature? Where do we need to mature?

Communion

Have someone read the passage and have the facilitator lead through the Communion Elements.

Read: 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 
27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. 31 But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world. 

Remember the work of the Lord Jesus on your behalf. His body and blood broken and shed remind us our sins our forgiven, we are at able to rest in Him. Trust him during this strange time. And be filled by His Spirit to walk in His ways.

Who You Say I Am

Sending

Benediction

Recite this together:

  • We are a new creation in Christ.
  • We are disciples who worship Jesus, are being changed by Jesus and obey Jesus.
  • We are children of God who love and care for each other as a family.
  • We are servants of God who serve others as a way of life.
  • We are sent by God to restore all things to himself.

As we go this week, Spirit empower us to live this out

Soma, you are Sent.