Pristine Grace

Home Worship
by Charles Spurgeon
Home Worship

    New Testament believers did not think that religion was meant only for Sundays, and for what men now-a-days call 'the House of God'. Does God need such a house?

    He who made the heavens and the earth, does he dwell in temples made with hands? What crass ignorance is this!

    No house beneath the sky is more holy than the place where a Christian lives, and eats, and drinks, and sleeps, and praises the Lord in all that he does. There is no worship more heavenly than that which is presented by holy families, devoted to his fear.

    To sacrifice 'home worship' to 'public worship' is a most evil course of action. Morning and evening devotion in a cottage is infinitely more pleasing in the sight of God than all the cathedral pomp which delights the carnal eye and ear.

    Every truly Christian household is a church, and as such it is competent for the discharge of any function of divine worship, whatever it may be.

    Are we not all priests? Why do we need to call in others to make devotion a performance? Let every man be a priest in his own house.

    Are you not all kings if you love the Lord? Then make your houses palaces of joy and temples of holiness. One reason why the early church had such a blessing was because her members had such homes.