Posted on Thu, Apr 20, 2017
We will have a "Pot Luck" luncheon in the Social Hall following today's morning service
WHAT IS CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUNDAY AND WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUNDAY IS MAY 7TH THIS YEAR
WE WILL HAVE A "POT LUCK" LUNCHEON IN THE SOCIAL HALL FOLLOWING THE MORNING SERVICE
The Purpose of CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
God loves us for who we are, not for what we do…. That grace is freely given by God….Teachers are called to create the space where persons can hear God’s promises and claim them as their own, space where they can wrestle with what it means to live those promises in their daily lives. Those who teach are to claim and live the promises of God in their own lives, then share the promises through their teaching and their living.
“Christians” who have never attended Bible study or who “graduated” from Sunday school in their elementary years also live in a kind of blue lagoon. While growing and maturing in terms of their formal and social education, they are left to wrestle with life’s affairs of the soul equipped only with a child’s theological knowledge and reasoning. Both the apostle Paul and the writer to the Hebrews bemoan the apparent circumstance that while their readers should be ready for “meat” they are still only taking “milk”—the faith food of babies, not of the mature (see 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 and Hebrews 5:11-14).
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