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It's important to start the new school year off right. With this in mind, teaching children the importance of respect is a great way to begin!
"Do unto others what you would have them do unto you." Matthew 7:12
Spend a few minutes memorizing the golden rule, "Do unto others what you would have them do unto you" Matthew 7:12.
We call this the golden rule, because it is a very valuable way to treat others. However, the Bible doesn't call it "the golden rule." But Jesus wants us to know we are to respect others, because people are made in God's image. What does it mean to RESPECT others? (Receive answers.)
To respect others means to be kind to other people, to be courteous or polite in the way we use our words and our actions. We are to love one another, because God loves us. Today, we will use the letters of the word, R.E.S.P.E.C.T., to help us remember how we should treat our teachers who give of their time to teach us about God and our world.
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Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
Make every minute count!
*Infuse your Bible lessons with creative teaching techniques.
*Motivate children to listen, learn, and enjoy class time.
*Teach according to your students' abilities—their God-given bent.
*Enhance your existing programs.
*Create effective and engaging lessons.
*Use exciting Bible memorization techniques.
Some people believe Proverbs 22:6 is a promise from God that if we do our
jobs well—as Christian parents or educators—our children will eventually
follow him. Others interpret it has to do with recognizing the God-given
abilities or bent of our children, and then fostering those skills and gifts, so
that when they are old, they will not depart from them. Ted
Hildebrandt, of Grace Theological Seminary, suggests it has to do with
initiating a late adolescent into his official capacity and responsibilities of
society. "According to his way—or in the way he should go—meant
according to the standard and status of what would be demanded of him in that
Because some of us learn in different ways—visual, auditory, verbal, kinesthetic (touching, feeling, moving), solitary or social—the Active Participation Experience (A.P.E.) provides children with a method of learning Biblical truths according to their bent; and I believe this is in keeping with the intent of Proverbs 22:6. I also think there are fundamental strategies children's ministers and teachers can do to spark their own creativity to enhance their Bible lesson time.
In a tote bag place a radio, Bible, and small notepads.
(Turn on the radio while it's in the bag and before you begin the talk. It should be loud and confusing. Start talking to the children in a normal voice as if you are unaware of the noise coming from the bag. If children say they can't hear you, tell them to try harder, not to worry about it, and just listen more closely.)
(Remove Bible from the bag and with sounds playing read the following verses: Psalm 34:11, 37:7a, 46:10, 78:1. Make sure the translation of Psalm 46:10 says, "Be still")
(With music still blaring) Ask, "What do you suppose those verses have in common?"
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