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Back to Class

The buses are rolling. Parents are waiting in the drop off/pick up line. Some students are walking to school. Kids are in the band, others are on sports teams or other extracurricular activities. We want our kids to enjoy school and flourish socially. But as we begin to think about our children's education and going back to school, do we think about our spiritual education?

This is a natural opportunity to get in the habit of attending Bible classes on Sunday and Wednesday. We should all want to grow spiritually. A huge part of our spiritual growth comes through our Bible study. You may learn and teach others as a participant in a Bible class. But it is also an excellent opportunity to flourish socially as a member of the church family.

Attending a Bib class regularly gives us a chance to fellowship with others. We hear one another's thoughts and comments in class discussions. We also get the chance to grow closer to God.

Hosea writes of rael who had forgotten God. In chapter 4 and verse 6 he says. "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being my priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children." (NASU) God's not merely upset because Israel doesn't know about Him, but that they don't know Him.

Parents play a vital role in the pattern for their children's desire to know God. We all strive to make sure our kids get to school promptly each day. We want them to succeed in life. We want them to succeed in eternal life as well. So, why not take the opportunity to meet in a class at 9:00 on Sunday mornings and 7:00 on Wednesday nights? You'll be glad you did!

For His Cause
Tim Woodward