For last night's Christian Education team meeting devotional, we looked at this week's Fighter Verses - Psalm 96:4-5
God is great! God is to be greatly praised!
This week's Fighter Verses devotional, How to Praise God Greatly, gives three attributes of great praise.
The first three verses of Psalm 96 help us see what these words look like.
It is with passion. "Sing a new song!" "Sing!" "Sing!" "Bless!" "Tell." "Declare!"
It is about serious things. Salvation. His glory. His marvelous works. These are no small things.
It's origin, lenghth. and audience are great. All the earth sings to the Lord. We tell of his salvation from day to day. We declare his glory among the nations and the peoples.
In planning the Christian Education at Trinity Baptist Church, living life wherever, or working a job, a believer's life should greatly praise the great God of the universe.
As it relates to the children's ministry at Trinity Baptist Church, we want to help parents and kids praise God greatly.
While we want children to have fun in the classes, even more importantly, we want to remind the children God brings to us that God is to be greatly praised. Parents and families can help with this by asking the children what they learned about God and from God's word.
The "did you have fun?" question is not the most important question to ask. "What did you learn about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and from the Bible?" are better questions.
Kids and families Intentionally Discipled Zealously.
That word ZEALOUSLY can be explained using mightily, seriously, and abundantly.
Our God is Great and we want to communicate that through the information we share, activities we do, love we show, and resources we share.
May we help the next know and love God!
Here is a specific example of how we are trying to do this.
From this past Sunday's children's church lesson (3/26/23)
The curriculum lesson theme was God wants us to show respect to others. This is a good goal.
But an even better goal is God wants us to show respect to others because of who God is, what God has done (1 Samuel 12:24), and what he has commanded (Matthew 5:44).