The Teaching Ministry

Teacher’s Sunday BFGFC | 09.23.2012

3 John 1:4

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

FOR TEACHERS
AND MINISTERS/CELL LEADERS/SPIRITUAL PARENTS

There’s no greater joy than to hear that our “children” are walking in the truth.

Am I making a difference?

Are any of these worth it?
Am I getting anywhere with them?

YES, THEY ARE WORTH IT!

looked back those years of teaching Children’s church. It brought tears to my eyes to know that one of those little ones is now serving the King of Kings!!! …”

“…I

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

FOR PARENTS
Wouldn’t it be the greatest joy and security for you to know that your children – wherever they are, how old they may be – are walking in the truth?

The Biblical Role of Parents
Deuteronomy 4:9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.

The Biblical Role of Parents
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

The Biblical Role of Parents
Deuteronomy 11:18-21 18Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, 21so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the Lord swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.

The Biblical Role of Parents
Psalm 78:5-7 5He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, 6so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. 7Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

The Biblical Role of Parents
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

According to the Bible, PARENTS are primarily responsible for their child’s spiritual education.

Practical ways to live out your biblical role as parents

THE FAMILY MINISTRY

The Family Ministry
1. Establish who’s the king of the castle. (Joshua 24:15) 2. Pray for your children.
– 31 Ways to Pray for Your Children

3. Set an example for your children. 4. Your home should be a place of learning God things. (Deut. 6:7)
– Family devotion – Teachable moments

The Family Ministry
5. Make church, small group, youth group, and serving a priority. (Hebrews 10:25)

There is nothing that would give more peace to the dying pillow of the Christian parent, than to be able to leave the world with the assurance that his children would always walk in truth.- Barnes' Notes

The Teaching Ministry
Teacher’s Sunday BFGFC | 09.23.2012

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