Christian Education Answers the Big Questions in Life

Aug 16, 2015
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 748; CW 510 (alt. TLH 655); WR 319; CW 513; 36
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD, You have instructed us to draw close to You and to bring our children up to know You, the one true God, and to understand the truths of Your Word.  Send Your Spirit to guide our worship this day, so that Your will might be done in our lives, and so that the power of Your kingdom might come to me and to my fellow believers.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 119:1-8

God’s Word is to be hidden in our hearts, heeded, and never forgotten, for it cleanses us through its message of atonement, guides us with its revelation of God’s will, and brings us unending joy.  God’s Word is at the heart of Christian education!

Living a godly life in this world is not easy and will bring persecution.  Paul encourages us to continue to believe the truths revealed in God’s Word—truths leading to our personal salvation, but also equipping us to do every good work.  God’s Word is the primary tool of Christian education!

Second Reading: 

Mark 10:13-16

Jesus once admonished His disciples to let the little children come to Him.  Those who hope to enter His kingdom must have that simple faith of a child.  Jesus then picked up those children and blessed them.  The goal of Christian education is to assure each child of that blessing of Jesus!