Friday, February 18, 2011

Watch Joel Beeke's Sermon here: LEADING FAMILY WORSHIP

The Importance of Family Worship in the Home.

In this sermon, Dr. Beeke marvelously and clearly reveals the importance of fathers & husbands leading their families (=wives and children) in regular, consistent, and vibrant worship times.

In this sermon he lists three ways to engage in family worship:

1) daily instruction from the word of God (Deut 6:4-9)

2) daily prayer to the throne of God (1 Tim 4:4-5; Jer 10:25)

3) daily singing of the praise of God (Ps 118:15; Col 3:16)

One quote from George Whitefield shall suffice:

“And this will appear, if we consider that every governor of a family ought to look upon himself as obliged to act in three capacities as a prophet, to instruct: as a priest, to pray for and with; as a king, to govern, direct, and provide for them….For if, as the apostle argues, he that does not provide for his own house in temporal things has denied the faith and is worse than an infidel, to what greater degree of apostasy must he have arrived who takes no thought to provide for the spiritual welfare of his family?” (“The Great Duty of Family Religion”)

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