At Lubbock Junior Academy we want our students to learn to enjoy reading the Bible. Each morning we have a worship story which correlates with a text from the Scriptures. The text is written on the whiteboard and the students know to get out their Bibles and find the text. One of the benefits of this daily task is that our students have naturally learned the books of the Bible and can find chapter and verse.

An interesting side-effect has occurred this school year. Our students are eager to read the text from their own Bible translation. Each day five to seven students of varying ages read the verse for the class. The teachers arethen able to make comments about that particular version’s interpretation. Many students have special highlighters to mark their Bibles.

As Deuteronomy 6:6,7 says, “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 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.” Just another example of the benefits of Seventh-day Adventist education.
Susan Zimmermann