"...Where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”

Matthew 18:20

What is Home Worship?

Since the founding of the church in the 1st century, faithful Christians have met together in their homes on the first day of the week. We have examples of this in 1 Corinthians 16:19, which describes the meeting place for worship was the home of Aquila and Prisca.  A church also met in the home of Philemon (Philemon 1:2). The actual location of where we worship isn't as important to God, it's how we worship God that counts. 

Why Worship?

Why Worship?

Our God is the Supreme being of the universe. He's the creator and sustainer of all things inanimate and animate. He is the beginning and the end. He is all-powerful and all-knowing. He sees everything and never learns. He simply knows. He manifests Himself to us through the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We owe Him everything. Because of our love for Him we worship Him. We give honor, glory and praise to Him. We do this willingly. 

A Sample Worship Structure

It's important to have a plan when you lead worship. Below is a structure that works nicely. Feel free to adjust the order based on your needs, but remember that the worship should include prayer, communion, preaching of God's Word, and singing.  

- Opening Prayer

- Song 1

- Song 2 (leading into Communion)

- Communion

- Lesson

- Song 3

- Closing Prayer

W​hat You'll Need

  • Singing: If you don't have songbooks handy, you can find popular hymns with lyrics online at  https://hymnary.org/browse/popular
  • Communion Items: Unleavened bread, or Matzoh, is available for purchase at your local supermarket (usually in the "Ethnic Foods" aisle). Alternatively, you can use oyster crackers. Grape juice can used for Fruit of the Vine.
  • Communion Scripture: The purpose of Communion is to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. You can use Matthew 26:26-28, which details enacting the purpose of the communion, but feel free to use scriptures that connect us back to remembering Jesus's sacrifice for our sins.
  • Sermon: The purpose of preaching and teaching the word of God is to remind each other of how we should adjust to be of better service to the Lord, and what we should adjust as Christians. You can start with a biblical idea, or a Bible passage, and share a lesson from there. Any teaching should be backed up with scripture. 
  • Prayer: Our prayers to God in worship should consider what God has done for us, a thankfulness for the physical and spiritual blessings we've received in this life. Prayer is also an appeal of help to God, asking for strength, guidance, support, health in times of need.