In 1704 Matthew Henry preached a sermon to encourage fathers in developing spiritual life in their homes. Originally titled “A Church in the House,” this newly typeset version of Henry’s sermon shows that in terms of vital spiritual life—Scripture reading, singing, praying, and catechizing—“every house should be a little church.”
Matthew Henry (1662-1714) was an English non-conformist pastor and Bible commentator who is an emblem of faithful fatherhood. He is the author of the famous commentary on the whole Bible. It is said that hte Henry household was like unto the "gates of heaven," where the parents governed all family life by the Word of God.
Scott Brown (editor) received a B.A. in History from California State University in Fullerton and an M.Div from Talbot School of Theology. He gives most of his time to local pastoral ministry, conferences on fatherhood, church reformation, and strengthening the family. He has been married to Deborah for twenty-eight years and they have four children and three grandchildren.