A Practical Theology of Family Worship: Richard Baxter's Timeless Encouragement for Today's Home - Williams, Jonathan - 9781601788856

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  • Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
  • Publication Date: August 2021
  • ISBN: FWILLIJO____APRACTICALTHEOLOGYOF9781601788856

A Practical Theology of Family Worship: Richard Baxter's Timeless Encouragement for Today's Home

Williams, Jonathan

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Baxter believed that family worship is God's will, a conviction that profoundly shaped and motivated his pastoral ministry in Kidderminster. It is said that, at the beginning of his ministry, hardly one family to a street honored God in family worship; by the end of his ministry, there were streets on which every family upheld the practice.

In A Practical Theology of Family Worship, Jonathan Williams examines Baxter's context, the encouragements he gave for family worship, and his family-equipping ministry among the congregation. This study develops our understanding of this vital spiritual discipline among the Puritans. Yet it also draws out implications for family ministry in churches today.

Table of Contents:

1. The Blessings of Family Worship

2. Historical Examination of Baxter's Context as a Seventeenth-Century English Puritan

3. Baxter's Encouragement for Family Worship

4. Family Worship Brings Opportunities for Teaching the Word of God

5. Family Worship Fills the Home with Prayer and Praises

6. Baxter's Family-Equipping Ministry at Kidderminster

7. Implications for Today's Church and Family Ministry

Appendix 1: Further Encouragement for Family Worship

Appendix 2: A Sample Guide for Family Worship

Appendix 3: Opportunities for Reflection: Discussion Questions

Jonathan Williams, Ph.D. (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the founder and executive director of Gospel Family Ministries. This ministry focuses on strengthening family ministry in the local church and cultivating family worship in the Christian home. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Previously, Jonathan served for 10 years as the senior pastor of Wilcrest Baptist Church, a multi-ethnic church of more than 50 nations. He lives and writes in Texas with his wife and three children.
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Baxter believed that family worship is God's will, a conviction that profoundly shaped and motivated his pastoral ministry in Kidderminster. It is said that, at the beginning of his ministry, hardly one family to a street honored God in family worship; by the end of his ministry, there were streets on which every family upheld the practice.

In A Practical Theology of Family Worship, Jonathan Williams examines Baxter's context, the encouragements he gave for family worship, and his family-equipping ministry among the congregation. This study develops our understanding of this vital spiritual discipline among the Puritans. Yet it also draws out implications for family ministry in churches today.

Table of Contents:

1. The Blessings of Family Worship

2. Historical Examination of Baxter's Context as a Seventeenth-Century English Puritan

3. Baxter's Encouragement for Family Worship

4. Family Worship Brings Opportunities for Teaching the Word of God

5. Family Worship Fills the Home with Prayer and Praises

6. Baxter's Family-Equipping Ministry at Kidderminster

7. Implications for Today's Church and Family Ministry

Appendix 1: Further Encouragement for Family Worship

Appendix 2: A Sample Guide for Family Worship

Appendix 3: Opportunities for Reflection: Discussion Questions

Jonathan Williams, Ph.D. (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the founder and executive director of Gospel Family Ministries. This ministry focuses on strengthening family ministry in the local church and cultivating family worship in the Christian home. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Previously, Jonathan served for 10 years as the senior pastor of Wilcrest Baptist Church, a multi-ethnic church of more than 50 nations. He lives and writes in Texas with his wife and three children.
  • Cover Type:
  • 152 Pages
  • Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
  • Publication Date: August 2021
  • ISBN: FWILLIJO____APRACTICALTHEOLOGYOF9781601788856