Role of parents and church in teaching children

At the moment I am working towards developing a “Family Worship Workshop.”  First, I have been studying the meaning of family in both the Old and New Testaments.  Next, I plan on taking a look at contemporary defintions of family.  In the meantime, here is a word from Andreas Kostenberger,

While there may be Christian Sunday school teachers and other significant teachers in a child’s life, parents must never go back on their God-given responsibility to be the primary source of religious instruction for their children.

For those of you that read this and are parents and/or guardians, I ask that you prayerfully consider how you are doing in passing on the faith to your children.  Simply dropping them off on Wednesday’s or Sunday’s will not do.  Our children must learn from our example in pursuing Jesus Christ.  We must step-up and incorporate the reading of God’s Word, prayer, service, and formal instruction in and through home.  If this means that extracurricular activities need to be cut, such as sports, and the calendar is cleared for certain day’s and times so that your family can gather together and worship God, then I encourage you to do it. 

If there is anything that I can help you with or pray with you about, please let me know. 

Remember, all that we do is by the grace of God and for the glory of God.

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