One thing that I’ve been working on lately is a list if suggested Bible lessons/topics that parents should teach their children. Ignorance of Bible content is not a problem limited to third world countries, such as where we currently live. It is an increasingly world-wide challenge, as worldly pleasures compete more and more for our time. This isn’t just a challenge for children, but it affects all ages. So, I would like to challenge you to make Bible knowledge a priority in your family. Help your children become students of the Word.
Knowledge alone is not the same thing
as a tender heart that desires to please God.
However, our family members,
both young and old,
need to see that within the pages of His Word
there are men and women who were real,
who had the same basic struggles as we have.
They need to see that some people made good choices
and some made bad choices,
and they need to see what God’s response was,
based on the choices made.
Our families need to be amazed
at God’s power and providence throughout the ages.
If there is one thing I’d like to stress, it is that we should not underestimate the minds of little children! They are so often capable of MUCH MORE than we give them credit for. Most two and three year old children are capable of learning all of the books of the Bible, from memory! You may find that you have some catching up to do, and that’s okay, as long as you recognize the need and you are willing to do something about it. Learn together with your children.
So far I have the list finished for the Old Testament. Please know that this list is just a starting place! It is in no way a complete list of all relevant events in the Old Testament, but rather, it is designed to help parents who may feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin.
I’m also working on one for the New Testament and it is proving to be much more difficult for me to decide what to list, keeping in mind that one of my goals is to translate it into Swahili so that it can be shared with parents who absolutely do not know how to go about teaching their children. It’s still a work in progress, but hopefully I will be done soon, and then I can share my N.T. list with you also.
If you are interesting in having this O.T. list in .doc format email me privately and I will be happy to send it to you. You are free to use it and edit it to make it work for you.