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Fun ways to teach your kids Scripture – Hf #157

on September 7, 2018 by Jami Balmet 4 comments

The most important aspect of my parenting is teaching my kids about God. The short time that we have them under our roof, we want to teach them doctrine, theology, and to hopefully love the Lord. In today’s episode we are going to focus on fun and different ways to teach your kids Scripture and about God. 

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Becoming a Discipling mother

I love love love this encouragement to disciple our children. I need to focus on the Gospel within my home for myself and my husband. But another huge responsibility God has entrusted to me is instructing and discipling my children!

“Mothers can tremendously impact the future of the Lord’s heritage, as Paul testified about Timothy’s start for the Lord: ‘and that from childhood you have known’ (2 Timothy 3:15). Young Timothy, in a home with an unbelieving father, was shaped by a Word-filled mother. Everyday I prayerfully set out to do the same. During this short life on earth – this prelude to eternity – God has assigned us parents the role of standing in His place to show our children what He is like. My husband says, ‘God has given us their tiny hands to hold, to walk with in this world, step by step, until we lead them to their heavenly Father, and place their hands in His everlasting hand.” – Bonnie Barnett, Word-Filled Families: Walk in Truth

When you feel unworthy

There are so many times and places when we will feel unworthy. When we will feel our own sinfulness, our own failings, and our own shortcomings so acutely. We are not perfect and we will never have the right answers all of the time, no matter how hard we strive. 

This is an all too common feeling among women, especially for mothers. Here’s some encouragement: 

“God will help you, as you keep a steady focus on the Lord and search for His unchanging truths, to increasingly model the characteristics of a genuine disciple of Christ. Does He expect perfection? No, for that is impossible this side of heaven. Remember: God isn’t after your ability, but your availability. Simply put, God wants your heart. As you surrender yourself unreservedly to Christ, the Holy Spirit will use the Word of God to conform you into the image of God, for His Glory. (Romans 12:1-2). ” – Bonnie Barnett, Word-Filled Families: Walk in Truth

Our family devotions 

Most of what we do is in our morning basket time. I love having devotionals and other good books that teach them about God in our rotation. Here are some of my favorites: 

Catechisms: 

We have also found doing a catechism with the kids to be incredibly helpful! I know many people associate this with being a Catholic idea only, but it can be used very effectively for protestants as well. There are many catechisms out there and I’ll share a few of my favorite that are Biblical sound. 

A catechism is “a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians.” 

So Jason will lead them through the catechism by asking a question and the boys memorize the responses. It’s an incredible way to introduce these doctrines to the family and for everyone to learn together. 

We started this when our oldest twins were 3 and we had to start slow at that age. So we’ve been using The Catechism for Boys & Girls because it has been perfect for their age as they’ve grown (they are now 5). This is an old one that you can find free on a ton of websites. 

The other one we really like is the New City Catechism. For our 3 year olds, this one seemed a little advanced. But now they would do fine with it and it would work especially well for older kids. The catechisms are not just for littles, the entire family can enjoy memorizing together! 

Where to get it: Download the free app here | Get the book

Memorize Scripture Through Song

We all know that one of the best ways to learn is through song. And memorizing Scripture is no exception to this!! We had a resource recommended to us by one of the elders at our Church and we have fallen in love with it. It’s called Songs for Saplings and it’s a non-profit ministry that puts scripture to music. They even have catechisms set to music which is really cool. 

So if you are looking for an inexpensive way to start learning Scripture together as a family, this is an excellent resource for you! If you use Spotify, you can listen to several of their full albums for free and they have a bunch of other options for downloading their albums for free. 

Our kids have been loving Songs for Saplings and I can’t wait to dig into the other ones. 

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  1. I love listening to songs to memorize scripture. We listen to Seeds Family Worship to memorize scripture. We also listen to Ask Me Whooo which is the catechisms put to music.

  2. I’m so inspired! I can relate to pretty much everything you’ve said here Jamie- feeling unworthy, falling short… but find hope in the words you’ve said that we can still model true discipleship. I love the resources you’ve suggested and I’ve committed to avoid to be more active in my role to teach them about our Lord.
    I have to say I am absolutely encouraged by the example of Timothy because I too am married to an unbeliever. I find hope that I can raise my Timothy’s.

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