Bookends To A Sunday Worship Gathering

We started worship yesterday (September 8) with a look back at what God had done when the church “went home” the previous Sunday.

After a montage like that people were in a mood to sing to the Lord and then to listen to his word.

Then, as the service concluded 60 minutes later (approximately), we handed out this column by John Rosemond:

We had obtained permission from Mr. Rosemond himself to copy and distribute his words.  It seemed like the ideal way to finish a day in which the point of the sermon — drawing from I Samuel 2:12-34 and based on the characters of Hophni & Phinehas — was this:

If you indulge your children you are not building their loyalty.  You are breeding their contempt.