Sunday morning Bible class for children has been a mainstay for many American families, but is Bible class attendance all it takes to raise a faithful child? As you probably guessed, Bible class attendance is just the ‘tip of the iceberg.’ The most influential person in the spiritual growth of a child is the parent. Are you as a parent growing and striving to build a relationship with God everyday?
We sing a hymn titled “How Shall the Young Secure Their Hearts?” This song dates back to the mid-1800s and the words dates back to 1719. Every generation of parents has worried about the spiritual well-being of their children. As scripture states (Deuteronomy 11:9), parents must take every opportunity to speak with their children about God, faith, and deeper matters. When we are on a walk and we see some of God’s creation, talk about it. When troublesome times are at hand, talk about how God helps. When joyous occasions occur, give thanks to God together.
Brother Ed McGeachy recently gave a sermon on this topic. If you are encouraged, please find someone to share this message with….
We are really proud of our participants in Bible Quiz for October. The elementary team took 2nd place in their age division and the adults tied for first place in their division with a perfect score. The time that our families invest in studying God’s word and coming out to the event is very valuable. So many of our families have amazingly busy schedules. For the first time in a long time, we had a full 5 member team among the elementary kids. We also had a full 5 member team among the adults.
A big THANK YOU goes out to Doug Martin and Doyle Bruce for their work with Bible Quiz. The Handley Church of Christ has done a great job of hosting this event for the last several years.
The next Bible Quiz is Tuesday, November 16 at the Handley Church of Christ. As always, the quiz starts promptly at 7:30pm. The text for November is John 7-9 in the New King James version of the Bible. We look forward to having a great team in November.
Congrats to our graduating seniors: Bonita, Christa and Genesis. Our congregation wishes each of you the best as you make the leap into the adult world!
Some of the Bridgewood teens pitched in to help do work around the church building on our recent ‘Afternoon Out.’ After eating lunch we prepped the pavilion for our Memorial Day family picnic and spruced up the flower bed on the north side of the building. Way to go teens!