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….