Deuteronomy 6:7—Let’s Help Parents Do It!

Sometimes it seems that as a children’s minister I am held primarily responsible for faith development in children. Biblically, that isn’t the case. In Deuteronomy 6 the mandate is clearly given to mothers and fathers. They are to love God completely and teach His commands to their children within the context of daily living. However, this Old Testament mandate was not the responsibility of the family alone. The parents’ instruction was to be affirmed by a loving faith community. What was modeled and taught in the home was also modeled and taught......

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