Simplifying Bible Study with Kids: How to Actually Get Started
The Bible gives very clear instruction to parents: we are responsible for teaching our children spiritual truths. Instead of an afterthought, Bible study with kids should be a way of life. In Deuteronomy 6, we read the following directive to parents:
The commandments I give you today must be in your hearts. Make sure your children learn them. Talk about them when you are at home. Talk about them when you walk along the road. Speak about them when you go to bed. And speak about them when you get up. (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
However, most of us would admit that it’s just not easy. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about the three reasons we most often fail in living out this commandment of God. It’s not a lack of desire or love, either for God or our children. It boils down to time, energy, and knowing how to best teach our kids these spiritual truths. Bible study with kids can feel daunting to say the least.
To overcome all three of these barriers, we have created a devotional guide specifically targeting older children. This resource, Wisdom for Tweens, is a perfect resource to assist busy parents in leading devotions for their family. Wisdom for Tweens consists of 30 daily devotions taken from the book of Proverbs. Each devotion features a verse or passage, a clear and simple truth to remember, a few paragraphs of explanation, and discussion questions designed to elicit feedback from your child(ren).
To show you how to actually get started on Bible study with kids, here is a sample devotion from Wisdom for Tweens:
We believe this will be such a helpful tool for you and your family that we are currently offering a 20% discount on this resource. Simply type in the discount code 2020 at check out. As you look to starting off the new year on the right parenting foot, we hope you’ll consider using our Proverbs Bible study, Wisdom for Tweens as a great resource in helping you live out Deuteronomy 6 in your own life.
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You may also find this Lifeway article regarding how to do Bible study with kids helpful- it is full of great tips!
Do you have any tried and true methods for family Bible study? We’d love to hear them- just leave them in the comments below!