1. How Shall They Hear Without A Teacher?

How Shall They Hear Without A Teacher?

Instructions: Leader reads standard print. Group reads bold print. All read the italic print.

God, I want to love, trust, and obey You. I want to glorify Your name in all that I do, but what shall I do? Shall I become a deacon, preacher, or missionary to a faraway country? Where shall I begin to live out my faith?

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7, NIV).

How shall they hear without a teacher?

Preschoolers have the rest of their lives to learn about You. Why should I communicate your message to individuals who cannot communicate or learn your message?

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jeremiah 1:7-9 NIV).

How shall they hear without a teacher?

Lord, it will be years before we can see a difference in a child’s life. Shouldn’t I give myself to work with those who will show immediate results?

“Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. . . Now, I have put my words in your mouth” (Jeremiah 1:7-9, NIV).

How shall they hear without a teacher?

There is so much in the world to do for You, Father. How can I possibly make time to teach children? They have so many needs – mental, physical, spiritual and social

Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52).

How will they hear without a teacher?

How will I know how to relate your message to preschoolers? Do You really think it is necessary to teach babies, one-year-olds, and two-year-olds? What can they learn?

You have known the Holy Scriptures ever since you were a little child. They are able to teach you how to be saved by believing in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15, NIrV).

How shall they hear without a teacher?

Why is this so important to You?

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6, NIV).

How will they hear without a teacher?

Isn’t this someone else’s responsibility? What will people think? How can I guide children to know You?

I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. . . And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My name welcomes Me” (Matthew 18:3-5, NIV).

How will they hear without a teacher?

Where will I find a model for teaching children?

“People were bringing little children to Jesus to have Him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. Jesus said to them, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.’ . . . And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them” (Mark 10:13-16, NIV).

How shall they hear without a teacher?

I accept the call, Father. I will teach the children of my family, my church, and my community. I will make a difference in the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves. As my relationship with You grows, my relationship with them will grow. Through the power of the Scriptures and the help of the Holy Spirit, I will be their connection to You. I will bring them to You.

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth” (3 John 4, NIV).

They shall hear because we are their teachers!


Author: Thomas Sanders

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