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The Ministry at Home

The Ministry at Home

“Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.” — Joel 1:3

This is our first duty, we are to begin at the family hearth: he is a bad preacher who does not commence his ministry at home….

To teach our children is a personal duty; we cannot delegate it to Sunday School Teachers, or other friendly aids, these can assist us, but cannot deliver us from the sacred obligation; proxies and sponsors are wicked devices in this case: mothers and father must, like Abraham, command their households in the fear of God, and talk with their offspring concerning the wondrous works of the Most High.

Parental teaching is a natural duty — who so fit to look to the child’s well-being as those who are the authors of his actual being? To neglect the instruction of our offspring is worse than brutish.

Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening