INTRODUCTION: 1. The three "R’s" of Education – Religion, Respect, and Responsibility. 2. There are three other "R’s" of education that are too often forgotten, though more important than the first three. DISCUSSION: I. Religion. A. Importance of our influence on others: 1. Salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13). 2. Light of the world (Matthew 5:14-16). B. You can take your religious beliefs to school with you by: 1. Wear modest apparel which is becoming to those who profess righteousness – I Timothy 2:9-10. 2. Refuse to partake of alcoholic beverages or drugs - Proverbs 23:29-35. 3. Refuse to accept what you are taught concerning evolution – Psalm 19:1; Psalm 139:14. 4. Refuse to accept what you are taught in matters of sexuality - Genesis 2:24-25. 5. Take advantage of opportunities that come your way to tell others about Christ. II. Respect. A. For other students. Respect for their property, for their feelings. B. For those who have authority over you (your teachers, principal, etc.). They are over you because (1) your parents have placed you in their care, (2) they are agents of the state (Romans 13:1-2), (3) they are adults (Leviticus 19:32). III. Responsibility. Realize you are responsible for what you do and say. A. Have the courage to do what is right, no matter what the cost. B. Be honest. See Romans 12:17. 1. With God - Galatians 6:7-8. 2. With yourself - I Peter 3:16. Train your conscience properly and use it wisely. 3. With other students. A student who copies another’s test (or allows others to copy his) is not being honest with other students. 4. With your teachers. A teacher cannot help anyone who participates in lying or cheating – Proverbs 20:17. CONCLUSION: Get your education, but don’t neglect the three "R’s" of education… Religion Respect Responsibility
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