Tone Up Week 6: Teacher Voice

Last week during Week 5 we all enjoyed hearing the wisdom of my friend Kerri who shared about using a positive tone in our marriages.  Here’s my brief synopsis of what we learned from her.

I’m also adding a handout on encouragement that Kerri shared with us, which includes a lot of great Scripture. Encouragement Handout

Last week we set the groundwork for what our tone should be with our spouses. While I know there is A LOT more that we could say about that, this week, I thought we’d move along to focusing on our tone with our children or those we are teaching.

The Bible says  in James 3:1 that “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.”  This is PRETTY SCARY since Scripture also makes it pretty clear that we are responsible for teaching our children. We have to get our teacher voice RIGHT.  We don’t have a choice! Since this is the case, we want to make sure that our tone of voice and the lessons that we impart to our kids are God honoring and full of the wisdom of Scripture.

The Scriptures that we are going to discuss are:

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (Song link is HERE.)

Psalm 119: 9-11 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you ; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. (Song link is HERE.)

Deuteronomy 6:4-7 Hear, O Israel; The LORD our God, the Lord is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down, and when you get up. (Song links in two different versions are HERE and HERE.)

Please come ready to share ideas and insights about ways that you’ve found success in teaching your children God’s word.  See you Thursday!


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