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Bible Study With Kids

Hi Laurie, I was wondering if you could give me your recommendation for a more focused Bible time in the morning with my kids (ages 10, 7, 2). My usual thing is to just read a chapter (Proverbs right now) and perhaps discuss it or ask the kids if they have any questions…but it seems to fall flat. I don’t feel like we are really getting any meat from it. We already do a family Bible time with my husband, so I am looking for more of a short devotional or something that I can begin to use to help my children understand God’s Word and also to fill their day and minds with a God-centered thought. Do you have any thoughts on this? Thanks for your time, Sommer

Just a couple of suggestions:

Read aloud from a chronological Bible (helpful for understanding ancient history) — start at the beginning (skip the repetitive stuff)

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Read from a daily devotional book like Spurgeon or J.C. Philpot (those are my 2 favorites)

2 Responses to “Bible Study With Kids”

  1. Amanda Says:

    You could also try Long Story Short and Old Story New. It covers the whole Bible in 3 years in short readings with explanation and questions.

    For a little longer reading, you can try Nancy Ganz’s series starting in Genesis. Great stuff, but it’s more like curriculum than a devotional.

    http://www.reviewsandstuff.com/2012/11/family-bible-study-list.html

  2. carolynn walters Says:

    Check out goingthroughthebible.com. It’s a five year plan to go through the Bible for children and families. There’s a Bible story each week broken down into 3 to 5 minute daily video lessons and a daily Bible reading that the family can listen to together. You can also receive daily printables to go with each days lesson by becoming a member.

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