Friday, January 8, 2010

Family Bible Study

In this new year we have committed to start having a Family Bible Study time.  We are starting simple with a book that I found at Lifeway ABC's of the Bible.  It will help Jorja to learn the letters of the alphabet and also help all of us memorize scripture (which is vital in our ability to witness to others and defend our faith). 

I was recently reading Lifeway's ParentLife magazine (Parkhills folks the Children's Ministry provides the ParentLife magazine free - pick one up on your way out the preschool doors) and it gave great advice on holding family bible.  The article stated that you should keep the each element of the bible study to the youngest persons age, for example - Jorja is 3 so we will do a 3 minute prayer, 3 minute activity and 3 minute story.  We followed that plan this week and it works really well.  As the weeks progress I think we can go a little longer (plus she will be 4 soon). 

Along with this bible study time we are starting a prayer journal, making a record our prayers and blessings!  I have heard of other families doing this and it is a great tool to teach you and your children to hand it over to the Lord and He will answer your prayers.

This week our study is A - is for Angel.

"He has put His angels in charge of you.  They will watch over you wherever you go." Psalm 91:11. 
We read Psalm 91 and discussed its meaning, practiced the verse and started working on making a decorative angel.  I will post a picture of our angel when it is finished.

Would love to hear what your family is doing!  We can learn a lot from one anothers experiences so please feel free to share yours!


  1. Great idea! We have actually been doing family scripture study since our oldest started to kindergarten (15 years). It is a great way to start the day. It is amazing how it helps the kids' reading, too. We read for 5-10 minutes, followed by family prayer and breakfast. It goes great during the school year, but during the summer, our schedules aren't structured enough.