Biblical Concept: Children and Bible Teaching
Dear Parents and Sunday School teachers:
NAS Deuteronomy 6:6 "And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; 7 and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.
NAS Ephesians 6:4 And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
NAS Proverbs 3:1 My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; 2 For length of days and years of life, And peace they will add to you. 3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. 8 It will be healing to your body, And refreshment to your bones.
Parents and Sunday School teachers, it is spiritually imperative that the children in our spiritual care, place the Bible in their souls. The indwelling Holy Spirit will utilize these Biblical resources, in the soul of our children, to their benefit. I suggest teaching the following sequence of Biblical Concepts to facilitate this spiritual goal:
Who is the God of the Bible,
How to have eternal life,
Essence of God,
Sin filling and fellowship,
The Biblical challenge to grow through Bible study,
All for Christ,
Get oriented to God and enjoy life,
All for Christ,
Attitude of improvement,
Loving others is accomplished by application of Bible Doctrine,
Order of importance in life,
Positive mental attitude,
Time: waste not,
The world, subject to Angels,
Right and Wrong in a nation,
Giving word to God,
God wishes all would believe