It starts at home
Published 11:51 pm Saturday, October 7, 2023
By Rev. Dunford Cole
Camp Ground and Rutledge Methodist Church
In a rapidly changing world where traditional values are often overshadowed, parents face the challenge of instilling Christian beliefs and values in their children. As the saying goes, “If you want your children to know who Jesus Christ is, church starts at home.”
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The significance of the home environment in shaping a child’s understanding of Jesus Christ is the role of parents in building a strong foundation of faith. By creating a faith-centered home, parents can provide a nurturing atmosphere for spiritual growth that will develop a child’s personal relationship and increase their love of God.
Parents who actively practice their faith and demonstrate Christ-like values in their daily lives become powerful role models. By living out our faith, we can raise an entire generation of faithful believers who will know and share the message of the Gospel.
The church can only help with so much, educating and equipping, but ultimately the responsibility is on mom and dad. So, if you want your child to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, it starts through your example at home.