Saturday, March 3, 2012

Children in Church

Too often we go to church and leave our children at home. or send them up stairs to the nursery. However I think as our children become old enough to understand reason we should have them at our sides hearing the full world of God. Children church has it place but after a while our children just like us must be weaned off milk.
But I’m sure you have reason why you don’t require your children to hear the word of God so if I can I will try to address just a few of the more common excuses. 

1.My child would not understand what the preacher was saying.
If this is your excuse I can almost bet you are one of the same
people that allow their children to watch PG13, R, or MA rated movies on TV completely unattended. Yet, you will argue that the world of God is entirely too mature for your small children to understand. I don’t think there is anyone that would deny that TV has an influence on the behaviors of our children. On a more positive note I can promise you that hearing the Word of God in its fullness will have an influence on our children as well. The question you must ask yourself is which influence do you more desire for your children.

Don’t worry about your children not understanding the deeper meaning of the world of God. Just as you have no idea what they have come to understand about sex, drugs, alcohol and violence from watching TV. I promise you have no idea what will come to understand by listening to the Man of God preach the full counsel of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

2. My children are too fidgety and they don’t behave in Church
Is this really an excuse? We expect our children to behave in school, to sit still and listen to what is being taught. When our children are disruptive in school we discipline them. This is because we alike the rest of the world see education as an important part of the growth of our children. If our 6 year old says to us I think I don’t ever want to go to school again no one of us will say to them “that is your decision to make”

Yet we fail to discipline our children when they misbehave in church. We don’t even see the knowledge of Christ as important to them, and 80 % of profession Christians will say they think their child should make the decision to go to church or to accept Jesus Christ as their savior or to which religion they will practice for themselves.

However, this is not a reflection of the child; it is a testimony of the lack of faith of the parent. If you do not believe your faith enough to want to direct your child to Christ, it is foolish to believe that your child will want to give up the things of this world to seek after Christ. Let face it if your child does not understand or believe in God it’s because you really don’t. 1 Peter 2:2

Here is my thought on this, call your preteen child from the nursery, and set him next to you, wake him up if he falls asleep, take his toys and coloring books and have him sit still and listen to the word of God. Then when you get home, talk about what he learned in church that day. It will reinforce his knowledge, and build an bond between the two of you.

D. L. Moody says;
"It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?"

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