This week I begin a series that addresses Christian parent’s responsibility to educate their children. I speak with some life experience, having two children and five grandchildren. My wife Terry and I became Christians in 1977 when I was 35. In 1995, I joined the Board of Caldwell (Classical, Christian, Community) Academy (CCCA) in Greensboro, NC, one year after its founding and served for three years. During that time Caldwell moved to a permanent facility and we saw the student body more than double. Leaving the board in 2001, I taught at CCCA for three years before beginning teaching at the Community College level where I still teach today. You can see Caldwell CCC Academy today at http://www.caldwellacademy.org/about-us/
If God gave you children, then he also gives you responsibility for their instruction. As a parent, one of your PRIMARY responsibilities is your children’s education. Before you can begin teaching your children, you must learn God’s wisdom yourself from the primary source, the Bible. Since we are God’s creation we must understand the nature and character of God. This gaining of wisdom is a cycle of study, learning and teaching. It requires effort! In Romans 12:1-2 we are told it happens by the renewing the mind, personal STUDY! Your work is to take your thinking and bring it from your sinful self to more and more knowledge of God. This transformation impacts our behavior as we are changed more and more into the image of Christ. By building a foundation of our spiritual depth we can begin to instruct our children. In the Bible verses below, you will see it is our effort combined with faith in the Scriptures brings us greater wisdom. We can only teach what we know and understand so, the more we grow the greater our ability to impart wisdom to our children. Remember it’s not just what we teach it’s more how we live. Our actions often speak louder than our words so we MUST let the truth transform us. Do not say to your children: “Do what I say not what I do!” Say to them: ”Watch me and do what I do!” A living example has far more influence than instruction alone. Read these Bible verses carefully to see the importance of wisdom!
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Psalm 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.
Proverbs 4:13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.
Proverbs 9:9 Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
2 Corinthians 10:5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.” which develops a personal evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You. Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” answers more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com Charlie’s third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead! Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE” challenges Evolution’s believability, because it flagrantly violates three scientific laws, the 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics and Biogenesis. To break a scientific law, you need a miracle, and Atheistic Evolution cannot allow any. Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com
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