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“Family Worship” or a Worshipping Family?

I posted this a while ago and I really wanted to share it again. I was thinking about our family and reading it again as a sort of evaluation as to where our hearts are right now. Reading the title my first reaction is, there is no way that we are worshipping our family. Upon reading the article I see that we are always at risk of doing this and guilty of it in one way or another. I may just print this out right now and put it in a viewable place in our home as a reminder of how we should be living and who we are living for. May our families “be worshippers of the Christ we are seeking to honor. Let us worship Him in our worshipping families, rather than worship our families in the name of worshipping Him.”

We are the Branches - A family worship resource

Really great blog post by Jason Helopoulos from thegospelcoalition.org/blogs.   


“The following are possible signs that we have begun worshipping the family rather than encouraging our family to be worshippers:

We Seldom Host Others:  If our home is seen primarily as a citadel set against the world, there is a problem. A home centered upon Christ will be marked by growing hospitality. It is a way station of truth and worship. We gladly invite others into it for rest, encouragement, and strengthening.

We Seldom Reach Out to Others:  If our family is so insular that others don’t know us, there is a problem. A Christian family filled with love and worship should overflow to those around them. Neighbors and co-workers can’t help but be touched by the love that permeates in and cascades from our family.

We Seldom Serve in the Church: If our family…

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