Home Church Resource:
Prepare the Way
(Micah 6:8 Journey)
July 12 (Responding to Racism by Shining Brightly, Matthew 5:14-16)
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)
Follow this LINK for this week’s Worship Resource that also has practical instructions on how to worship together on Zoom. YouTube Playlist.
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.
The Life Transformation School (LTS) will run from August 3-15 this year and will follow social distancing guidelines. This is foundational training for Navah membership and leadership. It is not a standard information course but an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to work in us, transforming us further into the image of Christ. Registration is open on the Navah website HERE.
Save the Date: We are planning to join all together on Aug 30th
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 Graham Catto (15 min)
Video - "Responding to Racism by Shining Brightly"
Brief discussion of the message - “What was God revealing to you as you listened?”
We are at a pivotal moment as a generation, as crisis has revealed the cracks in culture and the hearts of people. This has exposed both personal and systemic racism. We believe the Lord is using this moment as a part of our sanctification and is preparing us, as His church, for greater influence, shining a light of grace and truth in our culture.
- How will we respond? Personally and corporately?
- Is there an element of favoritism and racism in our hearts?
- How are we showing the way of Christ in every situation?
Lord Jesus, You came into the world to bring light to those who walked in darkness (Isaiah 9:2). You have released Your church to shine the light of your grace and truth, as You bring life to all who turn from darkness and seek to live in the light. Holy Spirit, we ask for the joy of Your Presence, working with You as You transform the world and conform Your church into the image of Jesus. We invite you to reveal favoritism of any and every kind in our hearts, conforming our character to Yours. Come and have Your way in and through us. In the beautiful name of Jesus. Amen.
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)