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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Inspire Worship


"The ultimate reason for devoting ourselves to the discipleship of the next generation is for the glory of God."

Throughout 2022, there were 6 posts about the other commitments.  Each of them points to this final commitment - inspired worship.

The Bible is the story of God's glory!  

So, Bible teaching is showing your students God's glory and how to live for God's glory.
During this Winter 2022/23 quarter, our study of the Judges has focused on God's faithfulness and power as he used various judges and foreign nations to show the Israelites and the world God's sovereignty. 

Our Bible lessons, no matter the age group, should make much of God. 
"Our children don't need their self-esteem stoked up.  They need to see God in His glory and grandeur." (Zealous podcast)

It is my prayer that Trinity Baptist Church would embrace the fact that the goal of our children's ministry, and every other ministry, is the glorification of God.

And this is why the shelves in the entryway of the Kids' wing were changed recently.  Through the teaching of God's Word at church and home, we need to glorify God and help our children do the same.  This is why we need to give the gift of God's Word. 

If you didn't check what the three pictures on the bottom shelf are, they are from Visual Theology, and contain the Shema, Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Yellow - 6:4 - 6  "Hear, O Israel:  The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  You have shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart."

Blue - 6:7   "You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."

Green - 6:8-9  "You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates"

This is why your first question for after church needs to be "What did you learn about Good?" 

As we work towards Kids and families Intentionally Discipled Zealously (KIDZ), remember the description of zeal shared in the initial Zealous post.  "Zeal is so much more than enthusiasm and excitement.  'It is the result of a heart on fire for the glory of God that is uncontainable and spills out in zealous evangelism, discipleship, service, and good works.'" (p. 13)

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