He loves us and longs to spend time with us. As we read the Bible we get to know God, his character and his great rescue plan for humankind! The Bible reminds us of Gods promises, it guides, instructs, corrects and teaches us (2 Timothy 3:16). As we read the Bible we see that we are invited to join God's mission through the power of the Holy Spirit to love and reach a world in need!
When should we read?
Try to pick a consistent time that you will read together so your kids know what to expect! (Don’t worry or get discouraged if you miss a day or 2 or more, just pick up where you left off and keep going).
What Bible should we read?
For younger children who can’t read some suggestions of children’s Bibles are:
For older kids, The Action Bible is a great way to kick start their love of the Bible but when you read together as a family, we would suggest reading a non-graphic novel version (The NIV or NLT are great versions for kids).
Pray and invite the Holy Spirit to speak to you
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires”. Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)
Ask questions as you read
“Hmm that was interesting, what do you think about that?” etc.
Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers
There are some great resources available that would help with Bible understanding on Rightnow Media. If you have not signed up for your free account, we suggest you go HERE to do so and check out:
Creation & Beginnings
About Israel, God’s Special Family
1 Samuel 17:17-58
1 Kings 18
2 Kings 4:1-36
2 Kings 5
Learning about God (and how to talk to Him)
Jesus on Earth
The Church Starts
Good Stuff for Followers of Jesus
When Jesus Comes Back
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18