The other night I was reminded of how impressionable the mind of a child is. My 3 year old daughter Sophia’s prayer went something like this. “Dear Lowrd, I thank you fowr owwr foood and I thank you that owwr Jesus comes saves us. Aaaaamen!” The moment she was done we all looked up in disbelief. In an instant I was reminded of how our little ones are soaking up every word and conversation we have. She had definitely been listening to us talk and pray (little did we know how much)!
From the moment a child is born we begin to cultivate a love for God in their hearts. One of the greatest ways we can teach them about God is to teach them the Bible. Plant the Word in their hearts from an early age. I did not grow up a Christian or in a Christian home. However, each summer I would attend a Christian-owned day camp. There, they would teach us Bible stories and verses to memorize. Though I didn’t fully understand them at the time, God’s word was like seed planted in fertile soil. They stuck with me and in time they played a role in bringing me to faith in Jesus as my savior.
As parents we have the responsibility to cultivate in our children a knowledge of and a love for God’s word. Just a few years ago my oldest daughter Bella had approached my husband and exclaimed, “Dad, I am glad you are a Pastor!” When my husband asked her why, she quickly replied, “Well because you teach us the Bible.” Often times parents want to teach their children the Bible, but perhaps feel intimidated themselves by what they feel like they don’t know. If you feel like that is you, I understand where you are coming from. I became a Christian in High School and basically took a four year crash course in Bible in college at the Moody Bible Institute. If I had not had that intense Bible training I would feel a little behind just because I started so late. Some of you just need the confidence that you can teach your children the Bible and that is one of the reasons my husband created a simple and fun way for parents to do just that! This resource is called The Dig for Kids. Parents and children will join their experienced tour guide, Doc, on a journey verse by verse through different books of the Bible. Our first book is Luke Vol. 1.
A typical Dig lesson consists of the following four components:
1. The Map: The Map tells you and your child where you’ll be going in each lesson. It is a short summary of the study ahead.
2. The Dig: The Dig is the main passage you will be studying. Following each passage will be several questions designed to help conversation and understanding. They are meant to be a guide. You can use them or tweak them to help you talk with your children.
3. The Treasure: The Treasure is the big idea of each lesson. In a short statement, it is what you want your child to remember from the passage you studied.
4. The Display: When an archaeologist finds a treasure, they will clean it up and put it on display for everyone to see. This is the basic idea of the Display. It is the application of the Treasure you have found!
Go to The Dig for Kids to read all about it! You can also Click here to purchase on Kindle for $4.99!, Click here to purchase on Nook for $4.99! or Click here to purchase the PDF for $4.99!
The Dig for Kids just launched on August 1st and we would love for you to have a copy of this bestseller for your family! We are giving away 3 copies here at Mom Heart!
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