February 16, 2020

Gospel Paideia

Passage: Deuteronomy 11:18-23, Ephesian 6:4

This is the fourth message in To You & Your Children series. First, we considered the grace and promises foundationally laid in God the Father’s home. Second, the gift of discipline drives folly out of a child and restores him to joy and fellowship. Last Sunday we saw the bright blessing teenagers are as trees and pillars in God’s kingdom. Now we come to the topic of education, but really something much bigger. Werner Jaegar: “It is impossible to avoid bringing in modern expressions like civilization, culture, tradition, literature, or education. But none of them really covers what the Greeks [and the apostle Paul] meant by paideia.” We are talking about the total shaping of a person in the Lord.

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