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the Lord the Center of Your Home School
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The premiere privilege that we can enjoy as
educators is to make the Lord Jesus Christ the focus of our
children's education as well as of our homes.
In this issue we wish to point you to Him
practical ways to make Him the center of your home school.
May the Lord bless your family for His glory!
Pat, Sue, Heather, Holly, and Brian Welch
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Make the Lord the Center of Your Home School
by Cindy Short and Sue Welch, editors
1. Rely on the Lord.
"I waited patiently for the Lord;
and he inclined
unto me, and heard my cry.
Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his
He Is Always There.
Call on Him at any time, day or night.
His invitations and
promises to you assure that you will never become a burden to Him.
"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy
and I will give
you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
"I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
He Is All-Knowing and All-Wise.
The Lord knows exactly what you are going
through and how
you feel. He knows precisely what your family needs, both now
and in the future. He is willing to share this wisdom with you;
all you have to do is ask.
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of
to all men liberally, and upbraideth not;
and it shall
be given him.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering."
"For we have not an high priest which cannot
with the feeling
of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted like as we are,
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne
that we may
and find grace
to help in time of need."
He Is Loving and Kind.
The Lord loves you and your family with unfathomable,
"Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth
for you." (I Peter 5:7)
He will give you what is best in His time and
in His way.
This is where our trust in Him must be implicit.
"And we know that all things work together
to them that
love God." (Romans 8:28)
Sadly, we all too often fail to receive the
of our Lord because we get into the habit of trying to meet
our own needs, forgetting to turn to the Lord.
The physical world can seem more real to us
than the unseen
spiritual world. We can correct this misperception and find our
Lord's aid and fellowship if we spend time with Him in the
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2. Spend Time with the Lord.
Grow in Your Love for the Lord.
The more your family knows about the Lord,
His love, and His
promises, the more they will love Him. You will grow to love
more as you spend time with Him in meditating on His Word, His
wonderful attributes, and His goodness to you.
Spend Time Daily with the Lord
in His Word.
Teach your children to love and obey the Lord
by helping them
get to know Him and what He tells them to do in His Word.
Morning, noon, and night is not too much.
You can have your
private time with the Lord in the morning; read, study, or
memorize Scripture in your school time or at the lunch table; and
have family Bible reading in the evening at the table, or before
bed, with Dad.
It is in His written revelation to us that
we meet the Lord
and He speaks to us.
"This Book of the Law shall not depart from
But you shall
meditate on it day and night,
So that you may be careful to do according
To all that
is written in it;
For then you will make your way prosperous,
And then you
will have success." (Joshua 1:8)
Talk to the Lord Frequently in
It might be hard to visualize the Lord beside
you all day
long, but if you engage in conversational prayer with Him
throughout the day, you will be reminded of, and comforted by,
Also set aside a time for both private and
Praise and thank Him for what He is and what He has done for you,
as well as seeking His help for the specific issues that you are facing
in your life.
Maintain Fellowship with the
Keep "short accounts" with others (especially
family) and with the Lord so that you can walk with Him in the
"That you too may have fellowship with us;
and indeed our
fellowship is with the Father,
and with His
Son Jesus Christ.
If we confess our sins,
He is faithful
and righteous to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse
us from all unrighteousness." I John 1:3, 9
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3. Include the Lord in All Your Studies.
The facts, truths, and principles revealed
in God's Word
should form the basis for each course of study. The practical
uses and applications of acquired knowledge are also unique for
Christians, as we seek to please the Lord and do His work in the
Emphasize Basic Spiritual Concepts
Mathematics can illustrate the consistency
and beauty of
God's creation. It is used in measurements of fair trade, in
beneficial scientific studies, and for producing all that is
necessary or helpful to mankind.
Accurate reading, writing, speaking, and understanding
language is essential for communication. Through language we hear
and proclaim God's Word, we teach and learn from others, we do
good business with each other, and we maintain godly
You can use the Bible in your language arts
reading, examples of grammar, and copying for penmanship.
God's standards for all we take in, and hold in, our minds include
truth, beauty, and purity.
Facts revealed in God's Word that relate to science guide our
understanding of what we see in nature, such as the creation and
the worldwide flood of Noah's time. Our use of science must also
respect the sanctity of human life and reflect good stewardship
of God's gifts as well as compassion toward His creatures.
The Bible gives us the framework for all of history, from the
very beginning until the prophesied end of the world. God expects
us to learn practical and spiritual lessons from the study of
past events as well as see His hand in the affairs of man.
Geography and Social Studies
The Bible tells us we are all sinners who
came from Adam
through Noah, that God loves us all, and that we as Christians
are His ambassadors of the gospel to the whole world. Our
knowledge and understanding of different cultures is based on
these facts and is useful for that purpose.
See how a biblical worldview is presented in
Analyze and Evaluate Curriculum
a Spiritual Viewpoint.
The Author's Perspective
Ask yourself what the author's perspective
and point is?
Was the author's purpose to entertain, inform, impart a message,
or persuade the reader to change his mind?
Consider what worldview is infused into nonfiction
reference materials, as well as in fiction.
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The Actual Content
Whether you are discussing an event in history,
discovery in science, or a piece of literature, evaluate it by
standards such as truth, morality, accuracy, validity, value,
God's Perspective on the Subject
Find out what God says about it. Look
up scriptures that
relate to the topic you are studying to get God's perspective on
it. Use your Bible concordance or a topical Bible.
Have a wonderful year with the Lord at the
center of your
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