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The Great Duty of Family Religion (Part I)

By George Whitefield (1714-1770“As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” [Joshua 24:15] These words contain the holy resolution of Joshua, a most devout man of God, who reminded the Israelites in a most moving, affectionate speech … Continue reading

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The Great Duty of Family Religion (Part II)

by  George Whitefield  (1714-1770) And from these words, I will insist on these three things: I. First, That it is the duty of every head of a family and household to take care, that not only he himself, but also … Continue reading

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The Great Duty of Family Religion (Part III)

by George Whitefield  (1714-1770) And this is apparent, if we consider that every head of a family must look upon himself as obliged to act in three capacities—as a prophet, to instruct: as a priest, to pray for and with; … Continue reading

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The Great Duty of Family Religion (Part IV)

by George Whitefield  (1714-1770) Second point: To show in what way a family head and his household should serve the Lord. 1. The first thing I will mention, is READING THE WORD OF GOD. This is a duty incumbent on … Continue reading

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The Great Duty of Family Religion (Part VI)

by George Whitefield  (1714-1770) 2. We now move on to the second way in which every head of a family and his household ought to serve the Lord, and that is by FAMILY-PRAYER. This is a duty, though as much … Continue reading

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The Great Duty of Family Religion (Part VII)

by George Whitefield (1714-1770) 3. The third and last way every head of a family must with his household serve the Lord, is by TEACHING AND INSTRUCTING their children and other household members, bringing them up in the training and … Continue reading

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The Great Duty of Family Religion (Part VIII)

by George Whitefield (1714-1770) III. My Third and Last major point, is to offer some motives, to stimulate all heads, with their respective households, to serve the Lord. 1. The first motive I will mention is the duty of GRATITUDE, … Continue reading

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