“Children are a heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127). God’s love for children is clear from the passages we read in scripture. For this reason, it is a primary responsibility of Bible believers to teach children the character of their Heavenly Father and the wonderful promises contained in scripture.
God urges his followers to be diligent in the teaching of His children. In Deuteronomy 6: 6-7, the Israelites are commanded by God to instruct children of their beliefs and to make faith a part of everyday family life. “These words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). The emphasis placed on teaching can also be found by the apostle Paul when he commends his young friend Timothy for his early understanding of the scriptures. “You must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:14-15).
As Christadelphians, we understand the importance God places on children. Sunday School classes are held each week prior to the Breaking of Bread service where children of all ages are taught the precious promises contained in the Bible. Each lesson comes directly from the Bible and often includes practical applications to everyday life. Lessons generally include a bible story, songs, crafts and snacks for the young ones to reinforce what is taught.
In addition to Sunday school classes for children, adults also enjoy the benefits of spending time together studying God’s word each Sunday morning prior to the Breaking of Bread service. This provides adults the opportunity to explore various subjects and books of the Bible as a group.