Teach ABOUT the Bible for kids in a way they’ll understand. Check out ideas for helping kids learn about God’s Word in fun, memorable ways.
We’re getting the message that our kids won’t learn Scripture in just a hour or two once or twice a week at church.
We know it’s our job to teach the Bible to our kids.
In my book, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, I talk about how you can teach Scripture to your children: how to overcome your objections and fears, how to be faithful in your teaching, and how to set up a family Bible study habit.
Teach About the Bible for Kids in a Way They’ll Understand
One of the ways we can teach our kids about Scripture is to read it with them. Another important thing we can do is teach our kids about the Bible. We want our kids to be able to understand the context that Scripture was written in.
Consider the stories of Joseph, Moses’ birth, and the Exodus, for example. Those stories are set largely in Egypt. In fact, Egypt is referenced throughout the Bible.
But do our kids really have any way to understand ancient Egypt if we don’t teach them about it?
Teaching our kids about the Bible does more than add a richness to the stories they read–although it does add depth and understanding. Teaching about the Bible helps our kids better understand what the original authors intended to say–and how the original audience heard their message.
(Find more videos on teaching the Bible to your kids over at my YouTube channel!)
ABOUT the Bible for Your Kids | Resources for Teaching
There are so many fun resources you can use to teach your kids about God’s Word. Consider using:
- Nonfiction books
- Bible Atlases
- Historical Fiction
Check out some of the resources I referenced in my video that can help you teach your kids about Egypt, for example:
Books of the Bible Reference ChartThe Student Bible AtlasThe Baker Illustrated Guide to the Bible: A Book-by-Book CompanionDK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Egypt: Explore the Nile Valley Civilizations from Colossal TemplesDK Eyewitness Books: Bible Lands: Discover the Story of the Holy Land its Geography, History, and the Ancient Civilizations of its PeoplesPyramidLife in Ancient Egypt Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)Unwrapping the Pharaohs: How Egyptian Archaeology Confirms the Biblical TimelineTirzahA Place in the SunA Cry From Egypt (The Promised Land) (Volume 1)A Stand at Sinai (The Promised Land) (Volume 2)The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt (Dover Children’s Classics)Drive Thru History Holy Land Series with Dave Stotts Set of 4 Volume 1-4 Episodes 1-12Buck Denver Asks: What’s in the Bible? Volume 2 – Let My People Go
You can use fun resources to help you teach your kids about the Bible. Not only will it enrich their learning, they’ll better understand what the original human authors of Scripture meant to convey to their original audience.
Want to learn more? Check out my book, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible
You want your kids to learn and love the Bible.
You want to teach the Bible…
As parents, we deeply desire the best for our kids. We look for the right schools, we make them eat right and exercise, and we get them involved in extracurricular activities. We take our job as parents seriously.
But are we also putting our time and energy into
teaching them the Bible? Giving them the life-changing, soul-nourishing words of Scripture is not only doable, it’s an essential part of parenting kids for Jesus. And the good news is, studying God’s Word as a family doesn’t have to be difficult!
2 Timothy 2:15, ESV, says:
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Our job, as parents who love Jesus, is to help our kids become approved workers, unashamed and rightly handling the word of truth.
The good news? Teaching the Bible isn’t hard. Your family can learn the Bible together.
…and you can!
A Crash Course in Teaching the Bible to Your Kids
Danika Cooley’s book, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, will give you the tools and confidence to study the Bible as a family. It will help you identify and overcome your objections and fears, give you a crash course in what the Bible is all about and how to teach it, and provide the guidance you need to set up a family Bible study habit.
You will finish this book feeling encouraged and empowered to initiate and strengthen your child’s relationship with the Lord through His Word.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible will equip you with everything you need to know to teach the Bible to your kids!
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