Teaching the Seven Pillars of Principle Approach Education

1. God’s Principle of Individuality: God’s Design and Purpose In the beginning God created living creatures… after their own kind… Genesis 1: 25   But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. I Corinthians 12:11 Everything in God’s universe is revelational of God’s infinity, of … Continue reading “Teaching the Seven Pillars of Principle Approach Education”

When I was young I thought the chaos was fun.

by Ben Gilmore– Tomorrow is my 89th birthday.  As I look back along that long path, many thoughts come to mind.  I think of the incredible individuals that God has brought across my path to inspire and guide me.  I recall the many times that the hand of God has moved to save my life.  (Those are just the ones of which … Continue reading “When I was young I thought the chaos was fun.”

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 be Content

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, or his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.Exodus 20:17 The tenth commandment strikes at the root; Thou shalt not covet. The others forbid all desire of doing what will be an injury … Continue reading “Teach Your Children to be Content”

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 generational blessing

Commandment V:Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.Exodus 20:12 “The laws of the SECOND table, that is, the last six of the ten commandments, state our duty to ourselves and to one another, and explain the great commandment, Thou shalt … Continue reading “Teach your children generational blessing”

Teach your children to care for their souls

Commandment IV:Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.Exodus 20:8 Honoring the Sabbath is not only a time of rest but it is a day “sanctified at the time in the mind and purpose of God.”* This was not something given to us to be useful but necessary. God himself took a day of rest. … Continue reading “Teach your children to care for their souls”