Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a Baptist pastor in London for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. His is one of the most recognized names in Christian history, but he’s best-known today as the Prince of Preachers.
An electronic search of the mountain of material produced by Spurgeon reveals that he often referred to family worship, which he also called “family prayer.” “I esteem it so highly,” he said, “that no language of mine can adequately express my sense of its value.”
Some may think that Spurgeon lived in a much simpler era that afforded him more time to practice family worship than Christians would have today. I’ve conducted a great deal of Ph.D. research on Spurgeon’s life and pastoral ministry, and can confirm this isn’t so.
Spurgeon’s autobiography, as well as many first-hand observers, tell us that Spurgeon. . .
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a post from the SBTS blog.
This is something that we are pursuing in our family. We currently have a 3yr. old, a 1yr. old and a baby due in July. So our family worship time looks a lot different than a typical Sunday morning time, but none the less we do it. We talk about the Gospel, we sing the Gospel. My 3yr. old understands that she is a sinner and Christ died for our sins. We talk about it often. She probably doesn’t grasp everything but that doesn’t keep us from sharing. We hope to keep this a tradition in our family.
Why we do it?
We believe as the parents it is our biblical responsibility (Deut.6:5-8) to lead and disciple our children. Our church has a great children’s ministry, however we are not leaving the responsibility up to those leaders to teach our children the Gospel. That’s our job. I don’t just want my children to see me go to church, I want them to see me live it out in front of them.
I want to encourage you to start this tonight, pray and worship with your family. I don’t want to leave you hanging so here are some great resources.
Growing a Spiritually Strong Family by Dennis & Barbara Rainey – Click Here (This is a quick read, but powerful.)
Rethink by Steve Wright- Click Here (This is a great resource for student pastors)
We offer weekly family worship guides on our church website cbcglasgow.com >loving God > this week.