How to Introduce Your Kids to the Scriptures

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Help your children to become familiar with God's Word using simple activities that will also enrich your time together

Introduce your children to God’s Word with these easy activities:

The One Thing

As a member of the military, I never really knew when I would be deployed. So I asked myself, If
there were just one thing I could tell my son to help him understand what is most important in life,
what would it be?

After much thought, I decided that the most important thing I could tell him was the Gospel message:
who God is, how we can approach Him, how much He loves us and how we can return that love. After
much prayer, God led me to these verses:
Genesis 1:1,
Proverbs 9:10,
John 3:16,
Acts 16:10 and
Matthew 10:32.

My son was 6 months old when I started reading these verses to him. When he learned to talk, I had
him repeat them after me every night. Eventually, we studied them together. These verses were not
our only Scripture study, but they helped my son understand his need for salvation at a young age.

—Justin Lavadour

Hear the Word

When our kids were younger, my husband and I would choose a daily Bible passage to read to them.
Because the Bible uses complex language, we would look for repeated words and phrases in the
passage, such as “and behold,” “it came to pass” and “you shall not.” Then we taught these words and
phrases to our children, helping them understand big concepts in simpler terms. They would shout the
words when we pointed to them during our Bible reading. This kept them engaged and greatly improved
their vocabulary.

—Valarie Schenk

Lulla-Bible

This year I got the Bible on CD. We play one of the 70 CDs every night. By the time my
children turn 5, they will have heard the entire Bible more than 20 times.

—Briana Bloom

“The One Thing” © 2018 by Justin Lavadour. “Hear the Word” © 2018 by Valarie Schenk. “Lulla-Bible” © 2018 by Brianna Bloom. Used by permission. “The One Thing,” “Hear the Word” and “Lulla-Bible” first appeared in the August/September 2018 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. The compiled article “How to Introduce Your Kids to the Scriptures” first appeared on FocusOnTheFamily.com (2018).

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Understand How to Respect and Love your Son Well

Why doesn’t my son listen to me? Have you ever asked that question? The truth is, how you see your son and talk to him has a significant effect on how he thinks and acts. That’s why we want to help you. In fact, we’ve created a free five-part video series called “Recognizing Your Son’s Need for Respect” that will help you understand how showing respect, rather than shaming and badgering, will serve to motivate and guide your son.
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This article is a compilation of articles written by various authors. The author names are found within the article.

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