READ YOUR BIBLE
There are so many Christians in our feel good, instantaneous society today that don’t read or know their Bible. They watch it on YouTube or glance at it on Instagram, they listen to it at church or on the Bible app, and they don’t know basic Christian doctrine or have an understanding of how each book of the Bible points to Christ. Additionally, they don’t memorize the Bible or meditate on it in a journal (electronic or otherwise). Lastly, they don’t know what the Bible says about certain subjects such as food, money, marriage, bones, chains, women, government, fish, blood, or any other random idea like that.
My suggestion is to make it a part of your regular routine to learn these things. It’s kind of like going to Bible school. It’s an effort that has eternal worth in so many ways in your own life and in society around you. Attend a church that teaches the Bible verse by verse chapter by chapter not topically.
READ AND KNOW THE US CONSTITUTION
Becoming highly familiar with the US Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Pledge of Allegiance will help you understand the biblical principles by which we live in this country. Read them and take lots of notes over time. Research its meaning and purpose and history. Enroll in a study course if desired. Ask yourself questions about how you can teach these ideas in your classroom. Keep a record of principles that you learn and make an effort to explain them on paper even if it’s just one or two sentences. Keep a list of things you are inspired by and match them up with the Word of God.
Plan lessons that reflect a Bible verse or historical principle from America’s founding documents. The book that I mentioned in the blog post entitled “How I Got a Biblical Worldview” talks about all these things. It’s a big book, but has a lot of short yet inspirational nuggets of information.
Go to thekidsguide.com for some teaching resources along these lines. Visit my TpT Store often to find lessons I created for public schools. Take baby steps. Follow me as I attempt to articulate and encourage other Christian teachers to do this.
I’ve been doing this for 6 years and I want to share it with Christian teachers in public school. I want Christian teachers in public school to be empowered and confident in the God they serve. No public institution can tell us what we can or cannot say. That’s where the constitution comes into play. Freedom is a real thing paid for with real blood and preserved only by those with real courage to protect it at all costs.
We will lose our freedom if we don’t fight for it. Pay attention to what’s going on around you. Resist any and all ideas that are against the principles of freedom, independence, and self government. Finally, stand up for truth in your class and when you’re teaching your lessons!!