Men, is your home a place that proclaims the Gospel, worships the Lord, and praises His Name continually? If it isn't, it should be. In fact, it must be if you and your family are going to survive the coming onslaught against believers, or even make it day to day glorifying the Lord.
This country has fallen into the misconception that the church is some building you and your family visit on Sunday morning. It's also considered a place where you send your children to learn about Jesus, expecting the children's pastor or the youth director to teach them about a life in Christ, and give them the skills they need to relate with their peers.
This scenario leads to the taking in of predigested food, thinking that it is enough, and letting others go to the Lord for you, instead of cultivating an intimate relationship yourself and establishing the family altar. It produces weak, malnourished followers of Jesus, insignificant legacies, and few leaders capable of helping spread the Gospel without a program sponsored by other people in that church building.
God has ordained your home and the life created there by the Holy Spirit to be the real church of Jesus Christ. He has given you and your family a safe place to grow and be nurtured in Him. It's up to you, as a father, to create the spiritual atmosphere where those you cover are free to go as deep as they please with Christ. What kind of atmosphere have you set in your family church?
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