How do I teach God’s word to my children?
In Proverbs 22:6 we read that children should be trained in the way that they should go, and when they are old, they will not turn from it. School is very important, yes, but the teaching the Word of God to our children in more important than any other form of education. Relative to this, there are hundreds and thousands of books and ways for adults to strengthen and improve their relationship and walk with Christ.
What about our children? Reading the Bible to children does not always grab their attention therefore I suggest that you tell the Bible to them.
What do I mean by tell the Bible? Tell them the stories instead of reading it to them. Make the characters bold and brave and make the Bible come to life in their minds. Start with the story of David and Goliath, Noah and the ark, Jonah and the fish and Samson. Make those characters the hero’s that your children look up to instead of Batman and Superman.
Tell the story as it is, true, noble, right, pure, admirable and lovely – as it is says in Philippians 4:8.
Our faith needs scripture to grow. Children need scripture to develop faith. We need to give Bible lessons and stories to our children one spoonful at a time as too much will make them spit it out. There are Bibles and books that have a good balance of entertainment and teaching, but telling the story instead of reading it will make you part of the story. Also – your child will feel that there is room for questions etc.
In everything, we have to try to keep our children on a straight path as there are so many wrong paths available to them. They have to know Christ in order to form a relationship with Him.