Making Family Time Bible
A Memorable Tradition
Lesson 3 of Your Free Teaching
the Bible at Home Course
Your Family Time Bible Studies should be the event that everyone looks
Keeping them fresh and fun will ensure that your kids learn to enjoy
time with the Lord.
The way your children respond to your
special Family Time will merely me a reflection of how you approach it!
But, if they grow to think that studying the Word of God is boring, or
merely a religious obligation, that may become the way that they
approach their own spiritual walk.
So, be creative. Find fun ways to spice up
your Bible time together. Ask your kids what they would like to do.
This time does not have to be structured
like a class or in a stuffy setting. Your imagination is the limit!
Here are a few ideas to get you going.
They won’t all fit your family’s needs, but you may see one or two that
are just right!
- Do your kids have a favorite meal or restaurant? It could
be anything from hot dogs to Chick Fil-A. Save it for Bible Study
Night! After the Bible Lesson is over, have dinner and weave what you
have just learned into the dinner conversation. Allow everyone to
honestly discuss their insights and ideas.
- Make it a tradition to go out for ice cream (or healthy
smoothies ) as a family
after your study time is complete. Reserve this treat for this special
family time so that it remains special.
- Make it a pajama party! Pop some popcorn and grab some
snacks. Let people get into their favorite jammies and sit on the
floor, or even climb in bed with Mom and Dad. Make it a fun bonding
- Start off with a little praise and worship! Have each
person take turns picking a Christian song to start off with. This
works particularly well with older children who are beginning to search
for their own voice.
All current pop music has a Christian counterpart. To get your
kids excited about Christian popular music and away from
negative secular music, try this:
When it is their turn to pick a praise and worship song, let
them download a Christian MP3 in the genre that they choose.
You can download Christian
, or even
Christian Rap and Hip Hop
songs that glorifies God
for under $1!
- Is it nice outside? Take advantage of it. Grab a picnic and
move your Bible Study to the backyard or even to a park.
- If you have children who are old enough to read, let them
take turns reading the study scriptures out loud.
- Have a drawing! Fold up the various Bible Scriptures or
Study Topics and put them in a hat. Or use these fun Christian family conversation starters.
Let someone new pick the topic each time you
- Have older kids? Give them the lesson's scriptures a week
ahead of time. Make it their responsibility to come up with a fun way
to present them to the family and guide the discussion.
- If none of these fit your specific family, sit down as
parents and make your own list. Better yet, make it a family thing! Sit
down with the entire family and brainstorm a list of your own fun
Family Time Bible Study ideas! What would your kids think is fun?
Now that you have completed your free
holding your own Family Time Bible Studies, I hope that you feel ready
to start having Bible time with your own family.
If you are ready to get a jump start on
using what you've learned here about teaching the Bible to your own family, the
Family Walk Devotional
is a great place to start. It deals with topics that are
important to today's youth, and helps them apply God's Word to their
I pray that this mini-course on how to
teach the Bible to your kids
will help you make Family Time Bible Study a tradition in your family
that gets passed down from generation to generation.
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