How to teach Christian Character this Thanksgiving

Everyone loves stories, and telling stories is one of the most powerful ways to teach. It was the teaching method modeled by Jesus throughout the Gospels and proved to be one of the most instructive ways He mentored the disciples. The Thanksgiving season is the opportune time to teach the much-loved, Christian history classic, The Courtship … Continue reading “How to teach Christian Character this Thanksgiving”

Teach your children to tell the Truth

Commandment IX:You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.Exodus 20:16 The ninth commandment concerns our own and our neighbour’s good name. This forbids speaking falsely on any matter, lying, equivocating, and any way devising or designing to deceive our neighbour. Speaking unjustly against our neighbour, to hurt his reputation. Bearing false witness against him, … Continue reading “Teach your children to tell the Truth”

Teach your children to respect property

Commandment VIII:You shall not steal.Exodus 20:15 The eighth commandment is the law of love as it respects the property of others,” says Matthew Henry. “What are we not to steal? We are not to steal by which every man has lawful dominion of.”* What does this commandment teach us? First:We are not to steal a … Continue reading “Teach your children to respect property”

Teach your children to love their neighbor

Commandment VII:You shall not commit adultery.Exodus 20:14 The seventh commandment expresses the honor we are to give to the purity of our neighbor. William Ames writes, “Chastity is a virtue, whereby the purity of his person is preserved in respect to those things which pertain to generation.”* While Matthew Henry states, “We should be as … Continue reading “Teach your children to love their neighbor”

The meaning of humanity

Commandment VI:You shall not murder.Exodus 20:13 Humanity, n. The peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings. Thus Christ, by his incarnation, was invested with humanity.—American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster 1828 William Ames, theologian of the American Republic, explains the sixth commandment as defining humanity—the respect for life: That … Continue reading “The meaning of humanity”

Teach your children to put God first

Commandment I:You shall have no other gods before me.Exodus 20:3 Understanding and obeying the Ten Commandments leads to a good life. This commandment tells us that first place must always be given to God and His Word to bring about that good. Three important ideas to teach your children from the first commandment: First:God must … Continue reading “Teach your children to put God first”

Education for Christian Self-Government

America is a nation of self-governed individuals, but for the most part, we have forgotten that idea. How can we “remember” this key concept and return our nation to its true purpose—liberty under law with Christian self-government? Noah Webster, founding father of American education, spent 60 years of his life writing books to help his country grow … Continue reading “Education for Christian Self-Government”