When you read the subtitle, "Christian Education", what was your first thought? Did you immediately think about a classroom setting where a teacher lectures about all things relative to a Christian worldview?
I believe it is one of our weaknesses as a culture that we have come to believe that to learn, one must sit in a classroom and be given information. What we have forgotten, or neglected, is that human beings are wired to learn through imitation in relationship! You know...."monkey see, monkey do"!
When children are first learning to write the letters of the alphabet, they are given a pattern to trace, to learn the motor pattern. How do you explain the letter "G" without explaining it and demonstrating it? The same principle holds true for everything from carpentry to clarinet. People learn by example! That is even true of "soft skills" like compassion and humility!
Does a person need to read and comprehend the whole Bible before they can start to live as a Christian? How does a person learn how life and community in Christ look before they have much information?
It takes a village to raise a child and a church to raise a Christian. In both cases, you have to make sure you choose the right kind of village or the right kind of church! Not every example will lead you in the right direction. Be careful little eyes, what you see.
As usual, I believe you will walk away encouraged and challenged by what we will discuss in this session of God’s Word.
So, View and See.....