Families learn through routines.

One blog author wrote: “What families regard as important is evidenced by the manner in which they spend their time.” How do we spend our time? Watching TV, playing video games, or shopping? Sadly, many families devote more time to these things than they do teaching their children about God, or just simply spending quality time together.”   http://theresurgence.com/2009/08/19/discipleship-starts-at-home-part-1

Yesterday we talked about teaching Christian values in day to day life, but what about teaching them the source of those values?  Today we’ll focus on reading the Bible together.

Here are some tips from http://theresurgence.com/2009/08/22/discipleship-starts-at-home-part-2

  • Find a good children’s Bible.
  • Remember to have fun with your children while learning the Bible.
  • Keep the time brief to hold the child’s attention.
  • Recite the verse several times a day in your child’s presence so it becomes familiar to them.
  • Make flash cards with Scripture on one side and the book, chapter, and verse on the other.
  • Put the verse to music or rhythm. Your child will enjoy singing and clapping their hands.
  • Think of fun activities to make the verse fun and easy to remember.
  • Tell them you are proud of them and have them recite it to someone else, like a grandparent or teacher.
  • Pray with your children every day at meals and before they go to bed at night.

Some other resources: http://www.sermons4kids.com/ and http://www.dltk-kids.com/

Challenge: What routines will you introduce into your personal and/or family life to practice Christian faith?  How can RTC support you as a family?  What kind of church community would help you disciple your children?  Complete our survey here:

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