The Primary Teacher

I use to believe that my children needed to go to Children’s Church to receive the bulk of their christian education; that the Sunday school teacher had the primary role in this education and I was to reenforce that teacher. I had it backwards.  Proverbs 22:6 tells us “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (NKJV).  In Deuteronomy 6:7 we are told, “You shall teach (the greatest commandment) diligently to your children, and shall talk of (it) when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up” (NKJV).  Notice the scripture use the possessive pronoun your. We must teach our own children continually throughout the day.  Parents, we are the primary teachers of the gospel to our children and the Sunday school teacher has the role to reenforce, not the other way around.  Will we be perfect teachers? No, but that is why we must call on the Lord and expect Him to guide as we take on this awesome responsibility.