This coming Sunday, October 18th, at our 10:45 AM service we are having another Take-It-Home event with 1st Graders and their parents. We will be looking at "How to Cultivate a Servant's Heart" in our children. It is going to be another wonderful time of being encouraged in and learning more about passing down faith to our children. In fact, the families will be given another great Family Time Virtue Pack to use in their times of connections as a family.
We have been doing these TIH events for nearly two years now, so I thought it might be beneficial to take a quick look, again, at the purpose of the Family Journey in Faith. [Because, it's not about giving something ELSE for the family to do in an already busy schedule.]
So, let me ask you a question: What is THE most important thing if life? As parents, since our time is precious, what one thing should we MAKE SURE our kids learn? Take a look at Matthew 22:37-40:
Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
We are to teach our children to Love God above everything else!!! Above athletic ability and accomplishments, above academic success, above a positive self-image.....Loving God, and then Loving others, is THE most important thing. The bummer....that does NOT happen naturally. We are bent towards sin; and in order to help our kids to learn this commandment we MUST be intentional. That is why we have the Family Journey in Faith ministry: To assist, encourage and inspire parents to be intentional in their passing faith to their children.
I hope to see you there!