The Puritans considered the family as "a little church," and the father as its pastor. It was his duty to oversee and shepherd his flock. In our day, the idea of a family gathering together for worship is virtually unkown, save for a few isolated pockets where this wonderful tradition is being carried on in spite of the demands of a world that seeks our time, our attention, and our focus. As families get busier with sports, school activites, church activities, and recreation, this book calls us back to a long-forgotten priority: that of worshipping God in the home as well as the church.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 154 Vendor: Reformation Heritage / Soli Deo Gloria Publication Date: 1998
ISBN: 1573580813 ISBN-13: 9781573580816 Availability: In Stock
J.W. Alexander was a great Princeton theologian as well as a pastor for many years. He calls us back to seeing families as little churches, and shows the necessity and importance of families worshipping together in their homes. The goal of this book is to extend the domestic worship of God's people, and especially to arouse children to honor the God of their fathers. To achieve this purpose, Alexander traces family worship from Eden through the O.T. and N.T. and church history.