Category Archives for "Family Bible Study"

Jun 26

Can Children Understand the Bible?

By Anna Lowell

I recently read an article written by Michael Hyatt in which he described his experiences as a child reading the Bible.

“I remember the first time I tried to read the Bible for myself. I found my grandfather’s copy on a shelf in his living room. I was nine years old. I sat down on the floor cross-legged, with the Bible on my lap. I opened it slowly…reverently…and began to read.

The Bible is God's Living Word, and it is written for children and adults! You can intentionally teach your children that God's Word is for them.

  • I was fascinated by God’s creation of the heavens, earth, and man in Genesis 1-2.
  • I was swept into the drama of man’s temptation and fall in Genesis 3.
  • I was saddened by Cain’s murder of Abel in Genesis 4.

I felt like I had discovered a lost book-the key to the universe! I was captivated.

Then I hit the “begats” in Genesis 5.

Oh boy.

My eyes glazed over.

I closed the Bible, stood up, and slipped it back on the shelf. I didn’t pick it up again for another ten years.”
(Excerpt from How to Read the Bible and Enjoy It by Michael Hyatt)

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Jun 19

Teach Us to Pray Worship Verse Cards

By Anna Lowell

Do you struggle with knowing how to worship God in prayer? Don’t worry – there are lots of inspired examples of worshipful prayers throughout the Bible to learn from.

These Teach Us to Pray Worship Verse Cards are designed to be used by older kids and adults as prompts to worship God in prayer. You may choose to worship God for a virtue mentioned in the prayers, or you may choose to pray through the prayer as written, personalizing it as you desire. Either way, these 10 prayer cards will increase your faith and your ability to worship as they remind you of how great God truly is.

These Teach Us to Pray Worship Verse Cards are designed to be used by older kids and adults as prompts to worship God in prayer.

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Jun 12

Do YOU Know How to Worship?

By Anna Lowell

What comes to you mind when you think of worship? Do you think of emotionally-stirring church music services? Do you think of angels standing before the throne of God calling out “Holy, Holy, Holy”? Do you think of monks secluded in a monastery, listening to Gregorian chants? Do you feel guilty and defeated because you know that you should be worshiping God, but this worship seems like one more demand on your time or duty to fulfill? Or, if you are like me, do you feel that you are unable to worship because you are just too stiff to get your hands swaying in the air on Sunday morning at church? Do you really know how to worship?

What comes to you mind when you think of worship? Do you even know how to worship?

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Mar 09

Teach Us To Pray

By Anna Lowell

Are you teaching your children how to pray?

If you are a Christian parent, you know the importance of prayer. You probably also have a desire to teach your children to pray. So, let me ask you: Are you intentionally teaching your children to pray? If not, why not?

God wants us to pray and He is able and willing to help us to learn. When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, He graciously gave them a model prayer to pattern their own prayers after. God has also given us many other examples of inspired prayers throughout the Bible. And, if that is not enough, the Holy Spirit is within us ready and willing to help us pray as we ought to (Romans 8:26-27).

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Oct 15

God’s Names

By Anna Lowell

Teach Your kids Who God really is through this study of God's Names

God’s Names 

God’s Names, by Sally Michael, takes a unique approach to studying God by introducing kids (and parents!) to the different names that God uses for Himself throughout the Bible.  God’s Names studies 25 different names for God that help us understand more about Who God is and how God relates to us and how we should relate to Him.  Here are some examples:

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Jul 04

Family Devotionals – One Year of Dinner Table Devotions and Discussion Starters

By Anna Lowell

One Year of Dinner Table Devotions 

If you want to start having a family Bible time, but are completely overwhelmed, getting resistance from your tweens and teens, and have almost no time to spare for an in-depth Bible study, this may be exactly the book you are looking for.

If you find your family Bible time has become stale or boring, the relevant conversation starters found in this book may infuse new life into your devotional time.

If your family is struggling with the current system you are using, this book may come as a breath of fresh air because it is so easy to use. You can use this book at the dinner table, in the car on the way to soccer practice, or wherever you can squeeze a couple of minutes into your day.

Dinner Table Devotions - Do you want to have devotions with your family, but don't know where to start? Try this fantastic devotional.

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