Teaching Your Kids About The Bible
Throughout our series "Bones of our Beliefs" we're discussing what we believe and why we believe it. As a parent, I believe it's important to also explain what you believe and why to your children. Since our daughter is six years old and starting to ask questions, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to explain to her the bones of our belief and share that journey with you. Feel free to use these blogs to start conversations with your kids and to add comments on how you have explained the bones of your belief with your family.
Listen to our podcast this week on the Bible:
The Bible is the Word of God.
God spoke to men long ago and they listened. They wrote down every word God said. They were known as prophets. God spoke to many different prophets and they wrote many of the books of the Bible. Some of Jesus' friends also wrote books of the Bible. We believe that every word found in every book in the Bible was written by someone who had heard from God. That is why we call it the Word of God, He inspired the Bible.
Reading the Bible is important.
Reading the Bible is the best way to learn more about God. It is important to read the Bible so you can not only learn more about who God is but also about who He wants you to become. You can read the Bible from the beginning to the end, or study one book at a time. There are also a variety of devotionals you can read along with the Bible to guide you through different topics in the Bible.
Here are a few follow up questions you can ask your kids about Jesus. These are great conversation starters! I included my daughter's responses below :)
- Why is it important to read the Bible?
- Because it teaches us about God
- Do you like reading the Bible?
- Yes, it's fun!
- What is your favorite Bible story and why?
- I like the story about Joseph.
An ongoing discussion about growing up, passing on, and the ties that bind us together. Following Jesus is a family affair — no matter who you call your family.