Glenwood Baptist Church of Powell
Friday, August 26, 2016
Proclaiming God's Word...Extending His Love
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Children's Bible Study
Glenwood Baptist Church provides Sunday School for children to hear, know, and do God’s Word. Think of Sunday School in the context of building a house. Hearing, Knowing, and Doing God’s Word are the foundation of the house.
What is Sunday School anyway? It is teaching biblical concepts—or truths—that children need to learn as they grow from infancy to the beginning of the teenage years. Our teaching at Glenwood is built around ten major concept areas or categories: God, Jesus, Bible, Creation, Family, Self, Church, Community, and World, Holy Spirit (school age only), and Salvation (school age only).
For example, these are some truths Glenwood teaches about God:
• God is good. (Babies–2s)
• God is special. (3s–Pre-K)
• God is special. No one is like Him. (Kindergarten)
• God is special—no one and nothing can be compared to God. (Grades 1–2)
• God is unique—no one and nothing can be compared to Him. (Grades 3–4)
• God is eternal, holy, and perfect. (Preteens)
Hearing is only the beginning. The next step is for children to know what the biblical concepts mean as they understand and comprehend Bible truths. This knowledge is more than memorization, although that is often an important element. Knowing God’s Word includes internalizing Bible truths in both the mind and the heart. In writing to his young friend, Timothy, Paul says, “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing those from whom you learned, and that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:14-15,).
So is that it? Hearing and knowing God’s Word? The Bible teaches that doing is a third necessary component: “But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” (James 1:22,). Children who are growing spiritually also do God’s Word by applying Bible truths to their everyday lives.
Examples of Hearing, Knowing, and Doing
Hearing: Be kind one to another.
Knowing: To be kind is the right way to act.
Doing: Cleaning my room without being told.
However, children who hear God’s Word repeatedly and begin to understand it may not apply Bible truth consistently. Adults continually need to encourage children to obey God’s teachings and be faithful in attendance.
While we are not responsible for the choices children make, when we help children hear, know, and do God’s Word, we are laying spiritual
At Glenwood, we work hard to know children. We take time to understand how they play and how they learn. In addition, we work hard to connect children to God’s Word—leading them toward knowing Christ and growing in relationship with Him. That’s why Glenwood promises to offer foundational Sunday School lessons that are biblically sound, age appropriate, and fun. At Glenwood we help children hear God’s Word, know God’s Word, and do God’s Word by learning to apply it to their lives.
Sunday School every Sunday morning for preschool through adults
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