Should children be part of the worship service? In this article the author shows that by understanding the covenantal nature of worship, one can see that when God calls his covenant people he calls families. In the worship service, children can learn that life is not about them, but about worshipping God.
This article shows that for the covenant children, public profession of faith means an acceptance of the covenant, a confession of personal commitment to Christ and of the Reformed understanding of the apostles’ doctrine, and a formal acceptance of the authority of Christ in his church.
Understanding that children are God’s gift in a marriage, and that he gives them for the increase of mankind and his church, should make us rethink the priority of children in marriage. These facts must challenge the claims of overpopulation, and free up Christians to enjoy the gift of children in the service of God.
Many people today encourage 'self-expression' in parenting, which allows children a lot of freedom. The author of this article maintains that this is not a good parenting practice, and stresses the importance of promoting self-restraint and self-control.