Key texts for understanding and experiencing victorious Christian living
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20)
God has called us to "make disciples,” and it starts within our own family! There is nothing more important! There is nothing more urgent! God has given us a great responsibility, and at the same time a great opportunity. Homeschooling presents a unique sphere in which to fulfill Christ’s command to make disciples.
The Apostle Paul gives an amazing description of discipleship in I Thessalonians 2:7-12. He describes discipleship with the use of an analogy. He explains that discipleship is like a mother imparting her life to her children and a father giving vision and direction to the family:
“But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children. Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us. For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers; just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children, so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.”
That is a description of home schooling!
We want to share with you resources we have found most beneficial in fulfilling Christ’s command to make disciples.