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Faith Begins At Home October 15, 2009

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The role of the Church is not to make sure that others can just see the light shining bright from the church building. Rather, the role of the Church is to equip people so that their lights shine in their homes and in their communities.

The Bible says:
Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you, love him with all you’ve got! Write these commandments that I’ve given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates.” (Deut. 6:5-9, The Message).

If you have children, you can live faith at home in such a way that your home becomes a shining light. It’s never too late to start. Begin with your own at-home Bible study, prayer and worship, and the outflow of these things will impress those around you.

Statistics show that parents are 2 to 3 times more influential than any church program. Search Institute conducted a nationwide survey of more than 11,000 participants from 561 congregations across six different denominations and found this:

• Twelve percent of youth have a regular dialogue with their mother on faith/life issues.
• Five percent of youth have a regular dialogue with their father on faith/life issues.
• Nine percent of youth have experienced regular reading of the Bible and devotions in the home.

Faith really does begin at home. I want to encourage you to begin practicing your faith at home today. If you need assistance or easy-to-use home faith resources, visit DiscipleLand or CORE Discipleship for help.


One Response to “Faith Begins At Home”

  1. Phyllis Ryser Says:

    I know from experience this is true. I was not satisfied with the teaching my children were getting at church. I decided to teach them myself. I sat down with them and let them read and discuss the Bible. I was surprized at how happily they learned. They began to talk to me about their faith at the dinner table and other times. They discussed all aspects of their faith. To this day they are faithful well grounded adults. Keep up your good work.

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