Family Worship Manual: May 1-6, 2017

Family Worship Manual: May 1-6, 2017

In a recent post I mentioned that I would be writing a “Family Worship Manual” for the congregation I pastor at Landis Presbyterian Church, PCA.  I have completed the manual for May 1-6, 2017.

A few notes: First, the “Preached Word” section covers the sermons I am currently preaching at Landis. If you plan on using this manual with your family, you will want to substitute that section for the sermons in your church.  Second, the plan takes a family through the New Testament one chapter at a time. Third, the discussion points are suggestions. They are designed to provoke conversation.  Fathers or heads of households should be mindful of the age of their children and adjust them accordingly. As I said, they are merely suggestions. 

My intention is to release the manual every Friday, Lord willing. I hope this is useful for you.  If you do use it, please let me know. I would also appreciate your feedback and suggestions.  Thank you.

You can download the manual in the attachments section below in Word and PDF format.

Family Worship Manual: May 1-6, 2017

The Family Worship Manual

NOTE: I am Sharing this item that I wrote on the Pastor’s Corner on the Landis Presbyterian Church website.

I remain convinced that the subject of family worship has fallen on hard times these days, especially when we live “hurry up” lifestyles. I suspect that fathers (or heads of households) desire to conduct this valuable time with their families, but either feels ill-equipped or lacks time to prepare adequately.

Therefore, to assist, I will be writing a family worship manual.  

This manual will be divided into two sections:

SECTION ONE:  “The Preaching of God’s Word.”  This section will cover the two sermons preached at Landis Presbyterian Church each Lord’s Day.
SECTION TWO: “The Reading of God’s Word.”  This section will take the family through the entire New Testament.

 Each section will include the following:

A prayer.
A suggested hymn to sing.
Discussion questions related to the chapter or sermon.

The “Family Worship Manual” will be posted each week, beginning Monday, May 1, 2017. It will be available on the Pastor’s Corner and in PDF format on the Landis Presbyterian website here