TITLE: Christian Education
TEXT: 2 Timothy 2:1-3
PROPOSITION: There is a real need for Christian Education.
KEY WORD: Needs
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
Failure to develop personal faith.
A personal faith must be developed.
Small child has faith in parents, grandparents, etc.
If personal, deep, abiding faith is not in us – we will fall away.
Lack of solid Biblical information to meet the challenges.
1 Peter 3:15 "Be ready to give an answer"
Some schools test all incoming freshmen.
Level of knowledge is dropping.
Like many SAT and ACT scores – Bible knowledge is declining.
My IQ quiz showed the following: - 122 (4th grade – adults)
We are weak in general Bible Knowledge.
No one got all 20 questions correct.
47% thought Hezekiah was a book of OT prophecy.
We are weak in OT information.
Only 31% knew the woman judge of Israel.
Only 5 out of 122 knew whose life was extended 15 years.
We are weak in NT information.
53% did not know who preached the Sermon on the Mount.
Humor – if not so serious
Judah spent 70 years of captivity in a fish's belly.
Number of people on ark was 2 of every kind.
Woman who followed Naomi was Wynona.
The husband of Gomer was Pyle.
The man with evil spirits was Manson.
Do Christian Colleges cost more?
My purpose is not to shame you for attending a state school.
My purpose is to say there are some benefits for education from a Christian (Biblical viewpoint)