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Telling Others

2010 August 24
by John H

    Telling Others
 Christ tells his disciples in Matthew 28 to make disciples of all nations.

If we are also to be Christ’s disciples we must do no less. I suggest we need to

start in our own homes with our own children. We are losing a large number of our

children to the world, especially when they move away from home.

 God has commanded His people through the ages to teach their children about

Him. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 reads “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.” [NIV]

Today’s instructions to us can be seen in Ephesians. “Fathers, do not exasperate

your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instructions of the Lord.”

Ephesians 6:4. [NIV] Bringing children up in the Lord is not possible with an

occasional Bible Class but it involves every aspect of life and occasion. Teaching

at home can be supplemented with Bible Classes with other children.

 American children have so many things and know so much, yet they are so poor

in knowledge of things eternally important. They have all the latest gadgets. iPod,

iPad, TV, computer, cell phone, et al. [I expect to soon see ads for implants of

additional thumbs.] Yet, do they have the Biblical knowledge to identify sin? For

instance, do they know what adultery and fornication are? Is it alright to lie “just

a little”?

 To help with teaching at home I want to encourage all parents to bring their

children to all our Bible Classes. The fall classes are going to be very challenging,

fun and informative. I invite all parents to learn along with the children. This

information from God’s word will help all of us in being able to live better lives

and telling others about Him. Doing everything to prevent losing our children to

the world is of eternal importance.

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