A couple weeks ago I posted this photo on the The Gospel-Centered Mom Facebook page. A friend had taken it while visiting another church.
I was floored by the flood of responses.
Yes, there was controversy. Most parents feel strongly about the topic. But overwhelmingly the responses reflected encouraged moms. It was like a huge weight had been lifted. I credit that feeling to two profound truths that were acknowledged in this simple brochure:
1. Training kids how to sit in church is a process. It will be messy and uncomfortable at times.
2. The benefits outweigh the struggle. Keep it up, parents. It's worth it.
Do you agree? I want to put it out there to you moms. What are the benefits to having your kids sit in big church? Is it worth the challenges? Do you think it's biblical? Consider the following two passages. Do they relate? How?
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 You shall teach My words diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
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