Knowledge of God’s Word
When we share the Word of God with children we share facts and reveal important new knowledge. To truly know God and His will a child must hear what he has to say. As teachers we make it clear to children that the Bible is the Word of God. As Christians we model a burning desire to listen to what God has to say.
Applying God’s Word to the Heart
The Word of God moves and convicts each of us. When a child listens to God’s Word he or she may respond with emotions such as guilt, conviction, joy, trust, peace or compelling mercy toward others. As teachers we should intentionally allow opportunity for this important response and not just rush through a lesson.
Applying God’s Word to Everyday Life
The new knowledge and response is naturally followed by an inspiration or conviction emotional reaction inspire and convict us to act out God’s will in our lives. As teachers we should guide children in exploring ways they might be obedient to God in new or changed thinking, behaviour and/or action.