The Church Helps the Family

  Consider the value of the opportunity to worship that the church affords a family. Families worshipping together have a great bond. It is a true saying, "Families that pray together, stay together." Children are impressed by example as they see their parents active in worship of God. They learn where true values lie. They learn to respect God and His will. No greater heritage can parents give to their children than a strong parental example of faith in and worship of God.

  Such worship opportunities are instances of the church taking an interest in families. We should be repulsed at the idea of taking children from parents during worship and shuttling them off somewhere else and depriving them of what they can see and learn in worship with their families. Let them see the devotion to God their parents possess.