Sunday 23rd February, 2020 : Family Alter: Keep the fire burning
As we conclude our discourse on our February Subtheme, Fellowship that Bears Fruit, our worship today shall focus on maintaining Family Altar. The original meaning of Altar in the Old Testament, is an elevated small structure made of earth or unwrought (undressed) stone on which sacrifices are offered to atone for sins and honor God.
The altar is so sacred to God that when stones are used to construct it no tool was expected to be used on such stones in order not to defile it. It is a meeting place between God and man. While man comes to worship God through the offering of sacrifices for his sins and thanks offering, God comes to bless man when such offerings are accepted.
Today within the Baptist family, we use the phrase Family Altar to mean a place where a family (Husband, wife, children/wards) meet to worship God regularly. The frequency ranges from once to twice daily. Our worship today would reveal more details on how to start and keep the Family Altar fire burning as our guest Preacher, Revd. Mrs. Mary O. Osusu delivers Gods message to us.