When I began searching for a Bible curriculum to teach my kids the Bible, I thought it would be simple to find a curriculum that met my most important qualification.
It had to use the Bible as its spine text.
That seemed to me to be very important in a Bible curriculum.When I began searching for a Bible curriculum to teach my kids the Bible, I thought it would be simple to find a curriculum that met my most important qualification.
Our family homeschools our youngest two children. After sending our older two to school–they came to us at the ages of 8 and 10 so it wasn’t a from-scratch-family situation, we decided that homeschooling would afford us more time to disciple our kids for Christ. More than anything, I want my children to love Jesus, to know his Word, and to pursue a relationship with him their entire lives. It’s what I pray for daily.
Teach Kids the Bible Using…
It seemed to me that the most important thing I could do as a mom was to spend time helping my boys understand God’s Word. I wanted to really study the Bible with them. I didn’t want that study to be haphazard or ill-prepared, though. The Bible is a big book and tackling teaching it to my kids unprepared seemed like a big task.
I wanted research and thought to go into prepared discussion questions. That said, I wanted those questions to be open-ended enough that I could really have a discussion with my kids. I wanted the Holy Spirit to be involved in our study of Scripture. (I fully admit to loving the notes in my ESV Study Bible as well!)
I also wanted my kids to love the Bible. I wanted them to discover the joy that exists in really studying God’s Word. I wanted there to be crafts and notetaking, Scripture memory, and prayer for the nations. I wanted my boys to do some academic work, too, learning more about each book of the Bible, and about the cultures and times the Bible was set in.
In short, I wanted the Bible to come alive for them.
For that, we need to use the actual Bible as a part of our curriculum. Bible curriculum just exists to make it easier to teach kids the Bible, right? It shouldn’t take the place of the Bible.
How to Teach Kids the Bible
The most precious time of our day for me is the morning when we’ve finished breakfast and we sit down with our Bibles, our Bible Road Trip™ notebooking journals, our supporting resources, and our Bible Road Trip™ curriculum and we read together. We talk about who God is and about what He’s revealed in His written Word. We talk about mankind’s fallen nature and God’s spectacular grace shown through His plan for salvation. We discuss Jesus and his teachings, and the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives. It’s a special time.
Over the years, I’ve seen my boys yield to God’s calling on their lives. I’ve seen them grow in maturity as they’ve consumed real, solid food, moving on from milk.
Hebrews 5:11-14 (ESV) says:
About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
The Bible is our solid food. Our kids need more than milk.
They need a Bible curriculum that uses… the Bible.The Bible is our solid food. Our kids need more than milk. They need a Bible curriculum that uses... the Bible.
Bible Road Trip™ is designed to allow you to spend time in the Word with your kids five days a week. You can just read the Bible and use the discussion questions, or you can do the entire program. It’s up to you.
As a mom of four kids, with the last two nearly grown, I can affirm for you that as a Christian, the most important time you’ll spend with your kids will be spent discipling them in God’s Word. Don’t put it off. Start today.
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