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Family Worship 101

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Spring 2017 - Join a Wednesday Night Disciple University Parent Class (especially for Parents considering Parent/Child Dedication). Class will be on Wednesday nights at 5:30pm, March 1 - April 12. Call the church for details.

 

Our Top Recommended Family Worship Resources:

1. Top Study Bible:
              ESV Study Bible (Physical Version  / Digital Version )

2. Top Bible for Children:
              ESV Grow Bible

3. Top Devotional Bible for Children:
              Younger Kids:  The Big Picture Story Bible by Dave Helm
                                   The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
              Older Kids: The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski

4. Best Family Devotionals:
              Long Story Short by Marty Machowski 
              Old Story New by Marty Machowski
              The Big Picture Family Devotional by Dave Helm
              Experiencing God at Home by Tom Blackaby and Rick Osborne

5. Best Devotionals for Children:
              Everything Counts by Stephen Case
              The One Year Devotions for Kids by Tyndale Kids

6. Best Reads for Dad:
              Family Shepherds by Voddie Baucham
              Being a Dad Who Leads by John MacArthur

7. Best Music Ideas:
              Seeds Family Worship

8. Theology for your children:
             A Faith to Grow ON by John MacArthur
             Big Truths for Young Hearts by Bruce Ware
             God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts
             The Ology by Marty Machowski

9. Best Reads for parents:
             Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp
             Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman
             Praying the Bible by Don Whitney
             Praying the Scriptures For Your Children by Jodie Berndt

Lastly remember there’s no ‘magic formula” for family worship. At its simplest, family worship should reflect what we do in corporate worship.

There should be three things: Reading, Praying, and Singing.

  1. We should read God’s Word and discuss what we just read.
  2. We should Pray as a family (try to pray about what you just read about).
  3. We should sing praises of God.

The main thing isn’t when or how long you do it, just that you are doing it. Your children need to see that worship happens more than just a couple of hours on a Sunday morning. They need to see that worship is a priority that they should have and grow to love.

Have fun!

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