By shaunefc, Jun 8 2013 12:48PM
This month being June, as a Church, we welcome Richard, Joy, Anna and Deborah Blunt to Egerton once again as they come to conduct the annual Bible Club, in a marquee on Egerton School’s playing field (Monday 10th to Friday 14th June, 3.30 to 4.30pm).
As the title “Bible Club” infers, the week’s programme is based upon the Bible 100% with Bible stories, songs, quizzes and prayer times. As the children come across from their classes they are offered a drink and biscuit to keep the “wolf from the door” till they get home and they receive their attendance card with appropriate points for coming, bringing their Bible and, perhaps, bringing a friend for the first time. Further points are awarded during the meetings for answering quiz questions, etc, good behaviour during the stories and excellent vocalization during the songs!
Of course, “point make prizes” for the end of the week when prizegiving takes place towards the end of Friday’s meeting.
However, the main aim of the week is to teach the boys and girls about the Lord Jesus, including why He came to earth in order that they might know that He can forgive sin and is willing to enter their lives because He came, ultimately, to bring salvation to each one of them.
Sadly, the Bible is virtually an unknown book in many households these days and this is one reason why the Blunt family come to Egerton and visit many other towns and villages throughout the UK during the course of a year.
It also reminds me that the Bible clearly teaches “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). And what is that way? Way back in the book of law, Deutoronomy, Moses reviews the Ten Commandments before the nation of Israel at the beginning of chapter 5 saying, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgements which I speak in your hearing today, that you may learn them and be careful to observe them”. In the next chapter (verses 6 and 7) he continues, “These words which I command you today shall be in your heart; you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up”.
A group of three single verse songs which were sung regularly at Sunday School when I was a lad underline these thoughts:
The best book to read is the Bible, (repeat)
if you read it every day it will help you on your way,
Oh, the best book to read is the Bible.
The best Friend to have is Jesus, (repeat)
He will hear me when I call: He will keep me lest I fall,
Oh, the best Friend to have is Jesus.
The best thing to do is to trust Him, (repeat)
and if you on Him depend, He will keep you to the end;
Oh, the best thing to do is to trust Him.