Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Family Worship

A portion of a letter from Rev. Joseph Kinghorn, pastor of St. Mary’s Baptist Church, Norwich, England, written to Rev. William Newman, who had just become the president of Stepney Academy on March 25, 1811. The letter was filled with spiritual counsel on many practical subjects, including the importance of maintaining family worship.

You will do well, also, to pay a particular attention to your family worship; not so much that it be long as that it be regular, and conducted in a manner likely to support a devotional feeling, and a sense of its importance. Let it not be broken upon, or treated as a matter of mere conveniency.

The Life and Works of Joseph Kinghorn, by Martin Hood Wilkin, reprinted by Particular Baptist Press, 1995, p. 338.

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