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Divided between the Old and New Testaments, The Children for Christ contains 52 readings—one for each week of the year—on the subject of parental duty. Each lesson begins with a passage from the Bible, Murray’s thoughts on how the passage reflects on and pertains to parental duty, and finally a short prayer. Published over 100 years ago, the lessons in The Children for Christ are still applicable for today’s parents wishing to learn more about strengthening their Christian household.

In the Logos edition, all Scripture passages are tagged and appear on mouse-over. For scholarly work or personal Bible study, this makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “holiness” or “John 15:1–2.”

Key Features

  • Offers advice and Scriptural guidance on parenting
  • Includes a reading for each week of the year
  • Emphasizes God’s plan for families


  • Old Testament
    • The Family as God created it, Gen. i. 27, 28
    • The Family as Sin made it, Gen. v. 1, 3
    • The Family as Grace restores it, Gen. vii. 1
    • The Child of the Covenant, Gen. xv. 4, 6
    • The Promise of the Covenant, Gen. xvii. 7
    • The Seal of the Covenant, Gen. xvii. 11, 12
    • Keeping the Covenant, Gen. xviii. 19
    • The Child’s Surety, Gen. xliii. 8, 9
    • Faith hiding the Child, Ex. ii. 2
    • A Lamb for an House, Ex. xii. 26, 27
    • The Father Priest and Prophet, Ex. xii. 26, 27
    • Sanctify the First-born, Ex. xiii. 1, 13–15
    • The Sabbath and the Children, Ex. xx. 10
    • The Children’s Commandment, Ex. xx. 12
    • Parental Instruction, Deut. vi. 1, 2, 5–7
    • A Consecrated Home, Josh. xxiv. 15
    • Consecrated Parents, Judg. xiii. 12
    • A Consecrated Child, 1 Sam. i. 27, 28
    • Parental Weakness, 1 Sam. ii. 29, 30
    • The Father as Intercessor, Job i. 5
    • The True Good, Ps. xxxiv. 11–14
    • Training, Prov. xxii. 6
    • The Child choosing the Good, Isa. vii. 15
    • God’s Spirit in our Children, Isa. xliv. 3, 5
    • From Generation to Generation, Isa. li. 8
    • The Crowning Blessing, Joel ii. 28
    • New Testament
      • The Heavenly and the Earthly Father, Matt. vii. 11
      • Children of the Kingdom, Matt. viii. 12
      • A Mother’s Persevering Prayer, Matt. xv. 22, 28
      • The Heavenliness of a Little Child, Matt. xviii. 4, 5
      • Suffering Children to come to Jesus, Matt. xix. 14
      • A Father’s Tears, Mark ix. 24
      • The Sacredness of Motherhood, Luke i. 15
      • A Mother’s Surrender, Luke i. 38
      • A Mother’s Thanksgiving, Luke i. 46–48
      • Jesus the Children’s Surety, Luke ii. 22–24
      • Baptism with Water and Spirit, Luke iii. 16
      • A Faith Home, Luke viii. 49, 50
      • The Chamber of Death, Luke viii. 52
      • The Widow’s Child, Luke vii. 12, 13
      • The Sick Child, John iv. 46, 47
      • Feed My Lambs, John xxi. 15
      • The Holy Spirit in the Family, Acts ii. 39
      • Parental Self-culture, Rom. ii. 21
      • Baptized into Christ, Rom. vi. 3, 4
      • The Heritage of Holiness, 1 Cor. vii. 14
      • The Reign of Love, Eph. vi. 4
      • The Nurture of the Lord, Eph. vi. 4
      • Home Rule, 1 Tim. iii. 4, 12
      • Children and Scripture, 2 Tim. 1. 5
      • Believing Children, Tit. 1. 6
      • I and the Children, Heb. ii. 13
    • Notes
      • On the Church’s Duty to Parents
      • Baptism, Adult or Infant
      • Twenty-Second Day
      • Thirtieth Day
      • Fortieth Day

Praise for the Print Edition

There is a tone of fervor and devotion pervading the book that contrasts pleasantly with the trivially inane tone some writers think fit to adopt in writing for and about children. All Sunday-school teachers and parents would do well to lay its lessons to heart.

Methodist Recorder

Mr. Murray is well known by the works on spiritual life he has published already, and these are worthily followed by these ‘Thoughts for Christian Parents on the Consecration of the Home Life.’

The Scottish Review

Product Details

  • Title: The Children for Christ
  • Author: Andrew Murray
  • Publisher: Anson D. F. Randolph & Co.
  • Pages: 448

About Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray (1828–1917) was born in Graaff Reinet, South Africa, to Dutch missionary parents. Educated at King’s College, Aberdeen, he then studied theology at the University of Utrecht. Andrew and his older brother John were ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church in 1848. Murray pastored South African churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town, and Wellington. A champion of missionary work, he founded the South African General Mission in 1889. That ministry continued to grow, and today it is part of the SIM (Serving in Mission) organization.

A prolific author and lecturer, Murray authored over 200 books during his lifetime, and he was invited to speak at churches and conferences all over the world. Married for over 60 years and the father of eight children, Murray passed away in January 1917.

  • Title: The Children for Christ: Thoughts for Christian Parents on the Consecration of the Home Life
  • Author: Andrew Murray
  • Publisher: Anson D. F. Randolph & Company
  • Print Publication Date: n.d.
  • Logos Release Date: 2012
  • Era: era:modern
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Religious education › Sermons; Religious education › Home training
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-03-24T22:02:16Z
Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray (May 9, 1828–January 18, 1917) was a South African pastor, teacher, and writer. He was educated in Aberdeen, Scotland, and at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. In 1848, Murray was ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church and returned to live and work in South Africa.

Murray was very focused on missions, considering it to be “the chief end of the church.” In 1889 he cofounded the South African General Mission with Martha Osborn and Spencer Walton. As their work spread throughout the continent, the mission’s name changed to Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF), and in 1998 AEF joined SIM which today has over 1,800 active missionaries in over 43 countries. Andrew Murray authored over 240 books, including Abide in Christ, The Holiest of All, The Spiritual Life, and The Mystery of the True Vine.


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