Some of you have asked when Children in Church would be available in an electronic for. Your time has come! The book is now available at Amazon.com in the popular Kindle format. You don’t even need to own a Kindle reader, the app is available for many devices – and it’s free.
An excerpt from our book, Children in Church:Nurturing Hearts of Worship. This book is available at the addresses listed below.
While we consider bringing the next generation into the blessings that await them in corporate worship and look forward to the enrichment their participation will bring to the body as a whole, it is important to remember some specific directions from the apostle Paul. Through him, God reminds the Corinthian church about the purpose and practice of the worship service, telling them, “All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church” (1 Corinthians 14:26), in an atmosphere cultivated to “let all things be done decently and in order” (14:40 KJV).
Corporate worship is meant to reflect the character of God. There should be a sense of decency and order whenever the saints come together for worship. Chaos, disorganization, disruptions, and distractions are not of God and should therefore be limited as much as possible. All believers should enter the sanctuary with hearts and minds set on the One they intend to worship.
Worship in the corporate setting provides the opportunity to blend and multiply our love and devotion to God with brothers and sisters of every economic or ethnic group, physical aspect or ability, intellectual capacity or academic standing, emotional development or spiritual maturity, and a host of other variations.
We would suggest that this divinely‑ordained diversity also includes a wide range of ages. The diversity of those who gather to worship wonderfully reflects the humanity God created and the very Godhead itself.
Page 27, Children in Church: Nurturing Hearts of Worship. Available here and in Kindle format here.
Dear International Friends, most of you are aware that Book Depository, based in the UK, offers free shipping anywhere in the world. We would like them to carry Children in Church: Nurturing Heats of Worship. In order for that to happen they need to hear from YOU.
Please go to their website and use their “contact” form to let them know you’d like them to carry Children in Church. The more of you they hear from, the more likely it becomes that they will order our book.
We’re alive and well in New Hampshire where winter is evident on this, it’s very last day.
Please rejoice with us over the release of our first ever joint manuscript, Children in Church: Nurturing Hearts of Worship.
God granted us 30 years in pastoral ministry as we raised our own children and welcomed our grandchildren into our lives. He drew us into His Word as we sought His answers to many questions that arose in all three areas. It is His faithfulness in this simple act of faith that led us to our position and practice. And so we share it with you.
While problems persist with this website, you can still order Children in Church: Nurturing Hearts of Worship. Please use this link and order many. This book is appropriate as a gift for family, friends and church members.
God is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. Therefore our final reading in celebration of Messiah’s advent takes us from the opening scene of a straw-filled manger in Bethlehem to the closing scene of a rough and bloody cross outside Jerusalem.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
The second person of the Trinity descended from halls of splendor to walls of poverty not for His own benefit, but to make a way for others. Christ is not only the Sacrificial Lamb, He is our Redeeming Shepherd. Let us consider together the impact of His coming for the world in general and each of our lives in particular. Amen