The school that I visit in zone 7, about a 15 minute walk from our house, allowed me to teach in two different classes this year. I teach preschool kids, and a 4th grade class. They allowed me 20 minutes in each. Since the time is short, I am going to try to make the best of it by giving the lessons while at the same time incorporating fun activities. On my first day of class with the 4th graders, two weeks ago, I did a memory activity with them. They memorized John 1:1-“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Today when I went back they were all eager to recite the verse again. Only 8 students said it correctly, though. So, I promised them a prize for next week. As for the rest of the lessons throughout the year, I will be taking them through the Gospel. Today I started with teaching them about God as Creator and the seven days of creation. Next week will be about His holiness. After that will be about our sin, then Christs’ sacrifice, repentance, faith, baptism, and finally our new life in Him. One topic each week.After this series, I will probably take them through the armor of God. I will be praying about that.
Please pray for my effectiveness in teaching the kids the Gospel. They really do need to know truth. I have noticed that they are still confused as to how to get to heaven. Many of them still believe it is by good works. Pray that they come to the knowledge of salvation in Christ only!