Sunday, February 5, 2017

5 Ways to Create a Christ-Centered Homeschool

1. Bible Study
We begin each school day in Bible and prayer. Psalm 119:105 reads "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." As we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, we are able to bear fruit. Christ must be the center of our life before He can be the center of our homeschool.

2. Godly Education
Proverbs 22:6 reads "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Deuteronomy 6:6-9 reads "And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart. And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on the gates." We see from Scripture that the God who is sovereign over education has commanded Christian parents to raise up children to know Him, love Him, and follow Him in every area of life. Every subject is to be studied with the purpose of discovering the God-given meaning contained in it, bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, thus renewing the mind and developing a comprehensive and consistent worldview.

3. Hymn Study
We love Christian music! Colossians 3:16 reads "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." We stand in awe as we learn the stories behind the songs. And, it just makes daily chores more bearable if they can be done while worshipping.

4. Meal Time Prayers
Meals are shared together as a family. We've instilled the habit to always pray at every meal. Philippians 4:6 reads "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

5. Acknowledge Him
Proverbs 3:6 reads "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." This verse could be a theme verse for life. This well-loved verse describes a two-way partnership with God: our part is to stop and acknowledge God along the way - in every decision, word, thought, or response, and His part is to direct our paths.

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