Grace Bible F
Christ Came to Save Sinners

1.  Select a time on Sunday morning and make it special.

2.  The head of the home (father, if present) should lead the service.

3.  Feel free to let other family members have a part.
They could provide special music (could be instrumental
and/or vocal)
. Someone who likes to read could share the
Scripture reading. Brief words of testimony to God's goodness
would fit very nicely.

4.  Don't feel that the service needs to be an hour.  Shorter
would probably be better, especially with young children,
so that all family members are able to pay attention. 
Twenty minutes may be more than enough in the case of
our little ones.

5.  Don't immediately decide that you will look for a televised
message for the spiritual teaching.  Dad, it would be great
to serve as a spiritual head in your household by taking
a favorite verse, passage of Scripture, or Bible account
and highlighting what it teaches us.  Be faithful to the
Word of God, and look for how that truth relates to our
lives today.

6.  Allow time to answer any questions that might come
from your worship service and its teaching.

7.   Remember to have time for prayer. Keep it brief with
young children as their minds may begin to wander easily.
For older children and adults it would be appropriate
to allow all who would like to pray to do so. Remind your
family to pray for those within the church family and
particular needs of which you are aware.
Follow Pastor Basile's example and include our local, state,
and federal leaders when you pray.
(You will be obeying Paul's instructions in 1 Timothy 2 as you do so.) 


A man who was merely a man
and said the sort of things
Jesus said would not
be a great moral teacher.

- C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Here is the fuller quote:
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”