10 BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM EDUCATION

1. The education of children and youth is the primary responsibility of parents.
(Ps. 127:3, Deut. 6:7-9, Deut. 11:19, Ps. 78:4-5, Prov. 22:6, Mal. 2:15, Eph. 6:4)
Psalm 78:4-7 KJV
[4] We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord , and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. [5] For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: [6] That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: [7] That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
2. The education of children and youth is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week process that must take place from birth through maturity.
(Deut. 6:7, Deut. 11:19, Prov. 22:6)
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 KJV
[6] And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: [7] And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deuteronomy 11:19 KJV
[19] And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
3. The education of children and youth must have as it’s primary goals the salvation and discipleship of the next generation.
(Matt. 28:19-20, Ps. 78:6-7)
4. The education of children and youth must be based on God’s Word as the absolute truth.
(Matt. 24:35, Ps. 119:89, Isa. 40:8)
5. The education of children and youth must hold Christ preeminent in all of life.
(Col. 2:3, Luke 11:52, Col 2:6-10)
6. The education of children and youth must not hinder the spiritual and moral development of the next generation. 
(Matt. 18:6, Matt. 19:13-14, Mark 10:13-16, Luke 18:15-17)
7. The education of children and youth, if and when delegated to other by parents, must be done by teachers chosen with the utmost care to ensure that they all follow these principles. 
(Ex. 18:21, 1 Sam 1:27-28, 1 Sam 3:1-10, Ex. 18:21)
8. The education of children and youth results in the formation of lifestyles or worldviews that will be patterned after the belief systems or worldview of their teachers.
(Luke 6:40, Phil. 4:9)
9. The education of children and youth must lead to true wisdom by connecting all knowledge to a biblical worldview frame of reference.
Romans 1:20, psalms 19:1, 104:24, 136.5, proverbs 4:5,7, 3:19, 9:10, Jeremiah 10:12, Romans 11:33, 1:28, Luke 11:52, Colossians 2:3, 1 Corinthians 8:1, 13:8
10. The education of children and youth must have a view of the future that includes the eternal perspective. 
(Col. 3:1-2, Col. 3:23-24, Matt. 6:19-21, Heb. 11:13, 2 Tim 4:6-8, Acts 20:24)
[SOURCE: Kingdom Education: God’s Plan for Educating Future Generations, Paperback – October, 2003, by Glen Schultz]
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Sunday 4/19/15

KINGDOM EDUCATION PART 2

Matthew 6:10,33 KJV
[10] Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. [33] But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Colossians 1:15-17 KJV
[15] Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: [16] For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: [17] And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Colossians 2:3 KJV
[3] In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Note: God is the AUTHOR of all things, therefore He is the AUTHORITY in all things.
2 Timothy 3:1-2,7 KJV
[1] This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. [2] For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, [7] Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Luke 11:52 KJV
[52] Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Hosea 4:6 KJV
[6] My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Sunday 4/12/15

KINGDOM EDUCATION PART 1

Matthew 6:10,33 KJV
[10] Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. [33] But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
 
Genesis 18:19 KJV
[19] For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord , to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
Matthew 18:3,6-7 KJV
[3] And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. [6] But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. [7] Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
Offend – to entrap, i.e. trip up (figuratively, stumble (transitively) or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure):–(make to) offend.
“The Christian school must not be education dressed up for church, it must be the church armed for intellectual battle.” -Dr Albert Mohler
 
Worldview: the way someone thinks about the world.

Your beliefs about God, Creation, Humanity, Moral Order, and Purpose shape our worldview:

  • God – To whom or what do I ultimately answer?
  • Creation – What comprises reality?
  • Humanity – Who am I, and how did I get here?
  • Moral Order – How do I determine right and wrong?
  • Purpose – Is there a reason and purpose for my existence?
 A biblical worldview is an overarching view of the world based on God’s revealed truth, the Bible, which directs our life in the world.
Your WORLDVIEW shapes your VALUES which shape your BEHAVIOR which shapes your CULTURE
 
Daniel – judge of God. Daniel’s name was changed in an attempt to strip away the identity [in God] that his parents had given him.
Daniel 1:6-8 KJV
[6] Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: [7] Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed-nego. [8] But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
KINGDOM [CULTURE]
Matthew 13:37-38 KJV
[37] He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; [38] The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Romans 12:2 KJV
[2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
1 Thessalonians 2:12 KJV
[12] That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
1 Samuel 10:25 KJV
[25] Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the Lord . And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.

Sunday 3/22/15

THE POWER OF EXPECTATION

Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
[11] For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Proverbs 24:14 KJV
[14] So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it , then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Proverbs 23:18 KJV
[18] For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
Psalm 62:5-6 KJV
[5] My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. [6] He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
Proverbs 11:7 KJV
[7] When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV
[1] To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Acts 3:4-6 KJV
[4] And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. [5] And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. [6] Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

Sunday 3/15/15

THE POWER OF PATIENCE

Luke 21:19 KJV
[19] In your patience possess ye your souls.
James 1:4 KJV
[4] But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Romans 8:25 KJV
[25] But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it .
Hebrews 6:12 KJV
[12] That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Hebrews 10:36 KJV
[36] For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Hebrews 12:1-2 KJV
[1] Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us , and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, [2] Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Sunday 3/8/15

Act on the Word
James 1:22
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

 

James 2:20
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

 

Luke 5:4-6
Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

 

Mark 11:24
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

 

2 Kings 4:22-23
[22] And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again. [23] And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.