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Help Your Kids Learn & Love the Bible from Bethany House Publishers will give you the tools to teach your children the Bible. Giving them the life-changing, soul-nourishing words of Scripture is not only doable, it’s an essential part of parenting.
As author, Danika Cooley, states, “We are the generation that will educate our children in Scriptures. It’s not enough to take our kids to church, Sunday School, or Bible memorization club that meets once a week. None of these things are wrong. They can support our efforts to teach our children to know and love the Bible.” However, she continues to say, “our kids aren’t going to learn the Word of God during an hour a week of fun instruction time.” This is so true, Deuteronomy 6:4-9 command us, as parents, to teach our children God’s Word continually throughout the day – talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. I can think of no greater pursuit than to teach my own children the Bible. The impact we have on our families lasts not just through the lifetime of our children, but through the lifetime of their children, and generations to follow, as we leave a legacy for Christ.
This book encourages families to read the Word together and to pray the Word together. But one thing that stood out to me the most is the importance of making family Bible memorization a weekly habit. Psalm 119:11 tells us to hide his Word in our hearts. I want my family to have a heart full of Scripture because I know the Holy Spirit will bring those words to mind as my children need guidance or discipline.
Cooley has even devoted one chapter to studying the Word even when you’re not feeling it. Sure, we all have these moments, but we must remain faithful. Rather than feeling guilty when your time studying God’s Word doesn’t look as you expected, you can be confident that you are continuing to point your children to Christ.
Why do I read the Bible and diligently teach it to my children? Because 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
Studying God’s Word as a family doesn’t have to be difficult. You can help your kids learn and love the Bible using the principles from God’s Word and tools like this book to guide you.
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