Greetings in the name of the Lord.

My name is Eddie Faulkner, I am the pastor here at Bolton Full Gospel Church. This is my home church. I came to know the Lord on Easter Sunday of 1980. I then went to Jimmy Swaggart Bible College. After graduation, I came back here and served as youth pastor before becoming senior pastor in July of 1987. I am married to my beautiful wife and best friend Ronnie. We have four sons:  Josh, Ben, Justin, Zach;  and one daughter, Mikayla. We also have two grandsons:  Ryker, Kellon; and one granddaughter, Wren.


Family Worship

This article is an excerpt from 'Family Worship: Teaching Our Children God’s Word' written by by Scot Chadwick of Answers in Genesis. For the complete article and more family relevant articles click here.

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

How Family Worship Helps Our Child Training

As parents, we want to help our children interpret life from God’s perspectiveIn this way we must have a God-centered worldview based solidly in his WordSo we must teach and meditate upon the Scriptures constantly, both individually and as a family.

Many people refer to this practice as “family worship”—the regular practice of devotion to God in Scripture reading, praying, and singing, for the purpose of glorifying God and growing in his graceThe Apostle Paul noted that this was Timothy’s experience: “from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15).


Family worship flows from hearts that love GodIt is to be the practical expression of consciously living in the presence of the LordAs such there is no one correct formula, setting, or scheduleRather it should be a natural part of our families’ lives, as we ask ourselves, “How can I speak God’s Word into this momentWhat do my children need to know about God in this situation?”

Within the greater context of living at all times for God’s glory, there should also be regular, formal times in which we gather our families together for Bible reading, prayer, and singingLet us be sure to read the Bible and not just books about the Bible, honoring the Scripture as our God-given authority, our source bookWe may also intersperse our reading with questions to encourage comprehension like, “What does this passage sayWhat does it meanHow must we respond?” We should pray also, blessing God, confessing our sins to him, giving thanks to him, and asking him to work in specific waysWe may also want to sing “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” as a further means of “teaching and admonishing one another” (Colossians 3:16)This “agenda” is not difficult, but it can result in eternal dividends.

May your family glorify God and grow in his grace,

Pastor Eddie


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