As I have noted in my blogs over the past few months, I have been teaching Sunday school for grades 1–3 at my church. Ten years ago, I’m not sure you could have paid me to teach children in any format because I really felt like it was not my gift. However, after reading Already Gone and having a daughter who was about to enter school, I changed my mind. The Lord convicted me that I needed to teach kids. Somebody (especially me, since I have a strong knowledge base in apologetics) needed to teach them the answers beginning with the Bible to the questions they were being confronted with in school, by friends, on TV, and the internet. So, with much trepidation I began, and it has been a wonderful journey!
I have learned a lot, and I know the kids have, too, from the stories their parents have told me and the way their faces light up when they know the answers to the questions I ask. While I still feel most comfortable speaking to an adult audience, I’ll have to admit that I have a lot of fun teaching kids, too. I’m even the VBS director at our church this year! We are using Gold Rush, and I’m busy right now organizing crafts, decorations, etc.
We are using the Answers for Kids curriculum in Sunday school class and have been talking a lot about viewing the world beginning with the Bible. When I point to my eye, they tell me that God was the only eyewitness to creation so we should trust His account given to us in Genesis. I often hold up the Bible to my face and talk about looking at the world starting with the Bible. However, since the Bible is solid and you can’t “see” through it, I thought of a fun way to illustrate this concept.
I bought some inexpensive sunglasses and some Christian themed foam stickers (I think it cost less than $5 total). I had the kids decorate the glasses on Sunday and told them that every time I say, “When we start with the Bible . . .” or “Look at the world through our biblical glasses . . .” that they are to put on their decorated sunglasses or “biblical glasses.” I hope this will reinforce the idea that the world looks different when we start with the truth of God’s Word rather than our own ideas or those of others. Here is a picture from Sunday. Enjoy.