Why is family worship important?

July 18, 2016

Article By: Generations

Daniel Craig: I was thinking about my upbringing, and I was blessed to have a dad who led us in family worship, or family devotions, as we called it. It didn't happen everyday, probably should have happened more, but I know that those experiences and times of the word were formative. And I was thinking, in relationship to all the Bible study guides that you've put together here on Proverbs, on Psalms, Genesis, Matthew, what's the purpose of family worship? 

I was talking with a young man recently, and I asked him about his Bible-reading habits, and his comment to me was, "It's hard to read the Bible because I don't always know what it means to me, I don't really understand how the Bible applies to real life." And when we started going through your Psalms guide as a family, what came alive to me was that what David was speaking about in Psalm 62 or 115, actually is extremely relevant, not only to my life, but to what's going on in the world around us right now. So I think that's one of the reasons why family worship has been important to us, is to help us as children understand how the Bible applies to our lives. So what's some of the vision that you had when you were creating these resources?

Kevin Swanson: Well, I wanted our children to know the word of God inside and out. I wanted them to understand the import of it, the relevance of it, the fact that the word of God is there to equip the man of God for every single good work. But how in the world is he going to be equipped unless he understands it, and he's learned the relevance, and the importance, of the Psalms and the Proverbs and the various gospels, to his life?

About Generations

The vision of Generations (formerly Generations with Vision) is to pass on the faith to the next generation through the biblical family, discipleship, and education. We equip families and churches around the world through our daily radio programs, discipleship resources, the Christian Curriculum Project, and discipleship events and retreats.

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