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Home Worship

 

This page has resources to help you worship at home during the coronavirus lockdown. The entries, selected for their accessibility during the current restrictions, encourage Bible reading, Prayer, and Praise for young and old.

 

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Click “More” when hovering over Bible references to hear David Suchet reading the chapter on Bible Gateway.

While there you can also read the passage in the easy to understand New International Reader’s Version (NIRV).

 

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“Bible 2020 is a global movement reading God’s Word aloud across the world.”

Their Reading Plan and app are freely available.

“The Scottish Bible Society has produced a series of fun-filled and easy to use daily activities, to enable families to get the most out of [Bible 2020].”

They give more information along with their free family resource covering the Bible 2020 readings from 4th April to 6th June.

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The Christian Classic Ethereal Library is a treasure trove of works in a variety of formats including pdf, eBook, and mp3. E. M. Bounds peerless writings on prayer and the great Reformer John Calvin‘s insightful Commentaries are available. The Prince of Preachers, C. H. Spurgeon‘s much admired devotional “Morning and Evening” can also be easily accessed through their app.

 

The following is the current entry from “Morning and Evening”:-

Saturday, September 26th - Morning

The myrtle trees that were in the bottom. - Zechariah 1:8

— Morning & Evening, with Charles Spurgeon Devotionals

The vision in this chapter describes the condition of Israel in Zechariah's day; but being interpreted in its aspect towards us, it describes the Church of God as we find it now in the world. The Church is compared to a myrtle grove flourishing in a valley. It is hidden, unobserved, secreted; courting no honour and attracting no observation from the careless gazer. The Church, like her head, has a glory, but it is concealed from carnal eyes, for the time of her breaking forth in all her splendour is not yet come. The idea of tranquil security is also suggested to us: for the myrtle grove in the valley is still and calm, while the storm sweeps over the mountain summits. Tempests spend their force upon the craggy peaks of the Alps, but down yonder where flows the stream which maketh glad the city of our God, the myrtles flourish by the still waters, all unshaken by the impetuous wind. How great is the inward tranquility of God's Church! Even when opposed and persecuted, she has a peace which the world gives not, and which, therefore, it cannot take away: the peace of God which passeth all understanding keeps the hearts and minds of God's people. Does not the metaphor forcibly picture the peaceful, perpetual growth of the saints? The myrtle sheds not her leaves, she is always green; and the Church in her worst time still hath a blessed verdure of grace about her; nay, she has sometimes exhibited most verdure when her winter has been sharpest. She has prospered most when her adversities have been most severe. Hence the text hints at victory. The myrtle is the emblem of peace, and a significant token of triumph. The brows of conquerors were bound with myrtle and with laurel; and is not the Church ever victorious? Is not every Christian more than a conqueror through Him that loved him? Living in peace, do not the saints fall asleep in the arms of victory?

 

Pray for Scotland encourages a weekly prayer pattern modelled on the Apostoles’ prayers for the Church. The advice is taken from their helpful Praying for the Church leaflet:-

Simply read [the following] verse(s) and turn it into your prayer, first for your own life, then for the church…the heart of each prayer is highlighted in bold.

On Saturdays use 2 Corinthians 13:14.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

 

They also encourage a weekly prayer pattern for our communities and nation. The following advice is taken from their helpful Praying for our Communities guide:-

On Saturdays:-

pray for your local area and the particular issues affecting it, for your neighbours, for community groups.

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trypraying has a good seven-day guide to help get you started available as a free app or booklet.

You can try day one on their site to get started straight away.

They also have children and youth editions that you can preview online by exploring their resources section.

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SU Scotland have great resources including this leaflet to help children pray and this video of the Lord’s prayer in Makaton.

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explorers can read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and try making something like this:-

Thank you God for...

Vineyard Worship have released the following boxset of worship for kids of all ages:-

Their youtube channel features songs with lyrics including the popular “Great Big God” below:-

Doug Horley has released a collection of 50 Awesome Action Songs – Fun and Funky Praise and Worship for Kids available through Apple, Google Play, and amazon.

Keith & Kristyn Getty have songs available through Apple, Google Play, and amazon.

Their youtube channel features a playlist of songs with lyrics including the popular “O Church Arise” below:-

Matt Redman has songs available through Apple, Google Play, and amazon.

His youtube channel features songs with lyrics including the popular “Blessed by your name” below:-

All popular hymns, old and new, are available to stream and download from Apple, Google Play, and amazon. With the usual safety caveats, most hymns with lyrics can be found by searching youtube.

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