The Education Imperative

Season #1

Welcome to the Spark Influence Podcast with Peter and Misty Phillip, where we ignite conversations about intentional living in our faith, marriage, and with our family. Today we discuss the importance of Christian education and how it relates to the book of Deuteronomy.


Scripture Reference

"Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules[a]—that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." - Deuteronomy 7:1-9 ESV.


Episode Summary

In Deuteronomy 7, God commands his people to teach their children his commandments and statutes so they may know and follow them. This passage emphasizes the importance of passing on the faith and knowledge of God to the next generation.

As Christian parents, we are responsible for equipping our children with a strong biblical foundation that will guide them throughout their lives. We believe that Christian education should be centered on the Word of God, and we should prioritize teaching the Bible to help our kids understand its relevance in their daily lives.

We encourage parents to actively participate in their child’s spiritual education by providing resources and opportunities for them to engage in family devotions and discussions. Help your children develop a biblical worldview that enables them to engage with culture and think critically about the issues they face. Teach your kids to read, and to think critically. 

By teaching them to apply biblical principles to their decision-making, we can equip them to navigate the complexities of the world with confidence and discernment.


Books Mentioned 

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

1984 by George Orwell

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