Teaching Tip of the Week
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The level of Biblical illiteracy in the church is astounding. Why do so many
believers know so little about God's Word? Could it be that we do not have
goals for Christian education? Why not find out where your children are in
their level of Bible knowledge and then set a goal of the things you want
them to learn before next year's promotion Sunday?
- First, determine where you students should be. You may want to
consult your Sunday school superintendant or, if you belong to a
denomination, find out if your denominational has any established Christian
education goals for certain age groups.
- Next, make up a test that will let you know where the students are.
Present it to your class as something fun to do and explain that they will
not receive a grade, but that this test (you may even want to call it
something else) will help you to know what they will be learning this coming
- Draw up a schedule of material to teach that will make up for the
- Put the plan to work. Teach them what they need to know from God's Word
and remember to review to help them retain this knowledge. Be sure to bring
out the practical application of each lesson so that you are not teaching
Bible knowledge simply for the sake of knowledge, but so that lives will be
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