1. Set aside intentional time to study the Bible together.
Morning is the best learning and retaining hours of the day. If you can begin your day together in the Word, you have a better ability to deal with the world.
We understand the mornings can be hectic, so a nightly routine may be best in certain situations. God’s Word is a great way to wind down form the day and go to sleep with Him on your mind.
2. Bible verse memory work
Memorizing God’s Word is important, but retaining it so that in a time of need you can remember it and apply it to your situation is vital. When you work on your Bible memory work, walk through what the verse is telling you and how you can you can use it daily.
3. Discuss what the verses mean and how to apply them to their life and situations.
This is a deeper understanding from #2. We all have different learning styles and ways of processing information. When you memorize your Bible verses, find ways to help your children process it, plant it and know it’s purpose. That could be worksheets, copy work, drawing the verse, or placing that verse all around them when it’s necessary.
4. Bible stories and connecting who, what , where, why and how this affected the world.
Make your own Bible timeline. You can create images and places them in a scrapbook, a timeline on the wall or whatever other creative way you can make a Bible timeline. It helps to know the order of events and how they affect their life today. Seeing that the Bibel is the beginning of History and where the people and places they learn in History class overlap.
When Abraham walked to Egypt during the famine he would have seen the Sphinx and pyramids. The Iliad and the Odyssey were contemporaries around the time of King Solomon’s writings. But it’s important to understand why there is no “peace” in the Middle East. It’s been a long time of war over the same land.
5. Talk to your children about everything God created and show them first hand how amazing He is.
When we allow the world to tell our children how the earth was created, how old it is and where men came from, we are forgetting that the world was created by the Word.
6. Tell you children what Jesus did for them because He loves them.
You have been saved. Forgiveness is yours to not only live in, but to offer to others. You are loved.
7. Make learning the Bible interactive.
We’re not saying that you have to make the Bible entertaining to learn it, but we are telling you that games songs and movements are a great way to retain it. Try card games, memory games, board games, and trivia games to increase Bible knowledge. Make a dance or hand movement to the Bible timeline to help remember the order of people and events. Learn songs or create a jingle of Bible stories.