Jump to content
2Tim215

Homeschooling Advice?

Recommended Posts

Isn't a Christian's career completely up to them, & they can chose the highest paying career they can find if they so desire no matter what that career may or what lines it may cross just as long as they settle down & get into some church after getting that education placing 10% of what they make in the collection plate?

Recently one Christian started a restaurant that has a full bar serving alcoholic beverages & he sees no conflict with teachings in the Bible. This was my nephew. His father, whose marriages to my wife's twin sister was broke up because he played music in night clubs, honky tonks, told his son, "this is the worse mistake that you have ever made."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Isn't a Christian's career completely up to them, & they can chose the highest paying career they can find if they so desire no matter what that career may or what lines it may cross just as long as they settle down & get into some church after getting that education placing 10% of what they make in the collection plate?

Recently one Christian started a restaurant that has a full bar serving alcoholic beverages & he sees no conflict with teachings in the Bible. This was my nephew. His father, whose marriages to my wife's twin sister was broke up because he played music in night clubs, honky tonks, told his son, "this is the worse mistake that you have ever made."


Yes and no. Yes, they are completely free to do whatever they want to do as a career. But I believe that every Christian should constantly seek the Lord's Will as to what He wants them to do. Each and every person was put here for a purpose, and that is to further the Will of God. A lot of the time, Christians think that only Pastors and other ministry workers should seek God's counsel and guidance, since they are directly involved with leading the flock. These Christians see themselves as just "everyday, normal Christians" with no calling to the ministry field, so they don't see the need to consult God.

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?


28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


This passage (Matthew 6:25-34) is talking about all Christians. So I believe that, while Christians can ultimately choose to do whatever they want, we are commanded essentially to seek the Lord's Will for our lives. Edited by Fixation

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fixation, Sad to say we do have many Sunday Christians, & even many more that are just Christian on only Sunday's when they can't find nothing better to do. Plus, both of theses groups are Christian when a loved one is very ill, or they them self are on this death bed. These people wants all of God's benefits, yet they do not want God in their life on a daily basics, especially how they earn their income.

Sad few Christians are like Moses that gives up the riches of Egypt to follow Jesus, & many are like Lot, they run as fast as they can towards the bright light cities becoming as one who mocks God.

Ge 19:14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

Thank goodness we are saved by grace, not by the life we live.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fixation, Sad to say we do have many Sunday Christians, & even many more that are just Christian on only Sunday's when they can't find nothing better to do. Plus, both of theses groups are Christian when a loved one is very ill, or they them self are on this death bed. These people wants all of God's benefits, yet they do not want God in their life on a daily basics, especially how they earn their income.

Sad few Christians are like Moses that gives up the riches of Egypt to follow Jesus, & many are like Lot, they run as fast as they can towards the bright light cities becoming as one who mocks God.

Ge 19:14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

Thank goodness we are saved by grace, not by the life we live.


Amen to that!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to Peter, Lot was a just man.

2 Peter 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:


And he vexed his soul just as many do today.

Ge 19:14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

Yes, to his son-in-laws when he warned what was going to take place, they did not believe him for he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

Yes, you can be saved, yet have no testimony, credibility! There is not hardly a thing worse than a saved person that has no credibility.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As my wife is now 4 months with our first I need to start prepping for homeschooling. As I work from home and am more suited to the task we have decided that I will be responsible for this and seeing that I wasn't the best kid at school all advice would be appreciated.


Make sure you know the laws of your state and county. Join one of these homeschooling groups too if you can. There is strength in numbers and when the state comes after you for something usually it helps when you are part of one of the associations.

My brother and his wife homeschooled both their kids. They are now both cops in Roanoke, VA. The younger one did attend college and got his associates degree. It's a rough road to travel sometimes. Expect some people to give you a lot of grief about it at first. Especially any unsaved family members. Try to find some good tutors to help you with the studies that may be beyond your understanding. My brother and his wife did this by hiring a girl who lived across the street that was really good in math. They even got her to go to church with them and I think she eventually got saved.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a heads up statement, you will never be totally prepped for this adventure, it is a work continually in progress.

We have 4 children, with one of them already graduated. All four have only been homeschooled. With that said, it is well worth it!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I need some PACE's for my kids does anyone have any of the School of Tommorrow's  Pace's, test scores and test they are no longer using?

 

Even if they are written on I will still want them.

Edited by AVBibleBeliever

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am glad I stumbled onto this thread. If we go the deputation route as a missionary, it's good to know that neither I, nor my wife, have to "teach" in the traditional sense. She was worried she would have to be responsible for that. It appears as though Abeka provides that "teaching" aspect of it. Awesome! 

Edited by Anthony John Thornton

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Anthony John Thornton said:

I am glad I stumbled onto this thread. If we go the deputation route as a missionary, it's good to know that I, nor my wife, have to "teach" in the traditional sense. She was worried she would have to be responsible for that. It appears as though Abeka provides that "teaching" aspect of it. Awesome! 

Yes, they do provide that. But be careful of their history and Bible classes. They present a worldview that is more in line with reformed theology than being biblical. If you are aware of that, and take care to counteract that, they have a pretty good set-up for missionaries (except that I'm not fond of the idea of staring at a monitor for hours during the day LOL).

There is a boatload of curricula out there that help parents teach. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, HappyChristian said:

Yes, they do provide that. But be careful of their history and Bible classes. They present a worldview that is more in line with reformed theology than being biblical. If you are aware of that, and take care to counteract that, they have a pretty good set-up for missionaries (except that I'm not fond of the idea of staring at a monitor for hours during the day LOL).

There is a boatload of curricula out there that help parents teach. 

Fantastic advice and thank you for that awareness. I will definitely take a proactive approach to it. And the starting at a screen doesn't thrill me either, but the way I look at it, if we are on deputation, it will be a lot like a long camping trip! We are waiting for a few doors to open if it's the Lord's will, but if not, it's deputation and we will have to homeschool. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Anthony John Thornton said:

Fantastic advice and thank you for that awareness. I will definitely take a proactive approach to it. And the starting at a screen doesn't thrill me either, but the way I look at it, if we are on deputation, it will be a lot like a long camping trip! We are waiting for a few doors to open if it's the Lord's will, but if not, it's deputation and we will have to homeschool. 

"get to" - not "have to." =D  It is a privilege and you will find a joy beyond words to be able to school your own children. And you will find, too, that it isn't as much work as most people think. Especially with the younger kids. There are all kinds of games you can play with your kids as you drive along that will be fun and educational. You can even make up games to play in the car, focusing on a particular need.

 

I loved schooling our son. And I am finishing up schooling one of my nieces - have taught her for all 4 of her high school years. What a blessing, now, to see her ready to head into life as an adult prepared in a way that the public school here just does not do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, HappyChristian said:

"get to" - not "have to." =D  It is a privilege and you will find a joy beyond words to be able to school your own children. And you will find, too, that it isn't as much work as most people think. Especially with the younger kids. There are all kinds of games you can play with your kids as you drive along that will be fun and educational. You can even make up games to play in the car, focusing on a particular need.

 

I loved schooling our son. And I am finishing up schooling one of my nieces - have taught her for all 4 of her high school years. What a blessing, now, to see her ready to head into life as an adult prepared in a way that the public school here just does not do.

Good rephrasing lol. I actually relish the thought of being there every step of the way. I currently work offshore and am gone two weeks at a time. What an incredible privilege it will be to be there all the time! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Who's Online   1 Member, 0 Anonymous, 15 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...