Home Church Resource:
Prepare the Way
(Micah 6:8 Journey)
August 9 (Isaiah 42:1-4)
Eat Together (30 min) Please practice current safety measures as we begin to gather in-person, seeking to enjoy the devotion of sharing a meal. Consider how to safely eat together (try to have each family bring food for their household, etc.).
Worship & Prayer (20 min)
“Worship is the acknowledgement of, agreement with, and yielding to lordship, wholeheartedly offering attention and affection to ascribe worth.”
Follow this LINK for this week’s Worship Resource that also has practical instructions on how to worship together on Zoom.
We encourage you to use the instrumental song as a meditation to behold the character of the Lord - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Posture yourself in a comfortable position, take a couple deep breaths, invite the Holy Spirit to bring you to a place of stillness and focus, and ask Him to reveal more of the Lord’s heart to you. As the Spirit leads our minds and hearts to specific aspects of His nature, our response of worship is offering our gratitude and affection to Him again - our honor, our repentance, our trust, our adoration and our surrender.
Psalm 112 for Lectio Divina
We are going to pause for 2 minutes to consider how we will give this week. For those that call Navah home, this is a time for you to give right now or review your giving to all God does in and through Navah. During this time, also listen and ask the Spirit if there is a need/person He wants you to bless. Let’s wait in silence for 2 minutes now. Give Online.
August 30th, we will be gathering at Swope Park to celebrate our 15 year anniversary as a church! This is going to be such an exciting morning. We will release more details in the coming weeks. Save the date!
Kids (time varies)
Consider how you integrate these kids resources from Navah Kids. Each home church will do this differently depending on the number and age of the children participating. Remember to include your kids as much as possible and have fun! See the resource HERE.
Care (20 min)
Hi/Lo or Good News Stories
Invite each person to share a brief Hi/Lo (gratitude and prayer need)
Consider having the next person who shares pray a short blessing over the previous person who shared
Message from Adam Cox (12 min)
Isaiah 42:1-4 - Adam Cox
DBS and Additional Thoughts and Questions - Isaiah 42:1-4
- What do we learn about God (Father? Jesus? Holy Spirit?)
- How do we deal with the tenderness of a bruised reed?
- How does Jesus deal with His church so she can bring justice?
- How does He feel about her and see her when she is a barely burning wick?
- What do we learn about people?
- What is something you can do to put this passage into practice this week?
- Is there a sin to avoid? (repent?)
- Is there a promise to believe? (take hold of?)
- Is there an example to follow?
- Is there a command to obey?
Communion (10 min)
Ask each person/household to prepare elements ahead of time - give them a few days heads up if possible
Read short passage - 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Lead them in receiving the elements
Consider singing or reciting the doxology together (acapella)
Lord’s Prayer Together (2 min)