As Christian parents, we all want to teach our children about God and to have a relationship with Him. Moses, in the book of Deuteronomy 6 from verse 1 calls us to a wholehearted commitment to the Lord, asking the Israelites to love the Lord with all their heart, soul and strength and then to commit themselves to the commands that the Lord himself had given them, but in verse 7 it goes to another level and the Lord asks the parents of this new nation to repeat these commands again and again to their children. God says, talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again. God wants us to intentionally teach our children His ways. Sending them to Freshwater Christian College where the name of Jesus is honoured is a great decision and below I have added a few more ideas that will support you in training your children.

  1. Teach them how to pray, not just to pray.
  2. Teach them how to be thinkers so they aren’t easily influenced…
  3. Teach them how to love as defined by God’s Word, in word and in deed.
  4. Teach them from God’s Word.
  5. Teach them to worship so they learn how to connect with God.
  6. Teach them to go to God in both the good and the difficult times.
  7. Teach them how to give to others with a generous heart.

I am very blessed in this College to be able to participate in classes, to share about Jesus and all the great instructions and truths from God’s Word. Here are our great Year 3 cohort showing off their sheep as we had looked at the fact that God is knowable. John 10 tells us that He is the good shepherd and he knows each of us by name and that we too can get to listen and respond to our shepherd’s caring and loving voice.

teach your child about God

teach your children about God

College Chaplain

Carla Pappas

 

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