Why It’s Important To Teach

We live in a world where faith has easily become “compartmentalized”. Some parents have come believe that the spiritual growth of their children is up to the church. What’s the problem then?  According to several research organizations, seven out of ten students that grow up in the church will leave church when they go away to college.  Seven out of ten students are saying that they don’t have time for their compartmentalized faith with God.  Moses said in Deuteronomy 6:6 “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.

Moses didn’t say talk about God’s word on Sunday, or in your prayer time, or just in youth group.  We’ve been teaching a generation how to “go to church” instead of how to “be the church”.  When you move from a compartmentalized faith to an everyday faith, the church stops being a building and starts becoming the body of Christ.  An everyday faith begins when a parent engages and partners with the church in the spiritual development of their child.  An everyday faith begins when a church partners with a parent understanding that what happens at home is just as important as what happens at church.

 

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