Teaching Your Kids “Hard” Books of the Bible (It Can Be Fun!)

Teaching Your Kids "Hard" Books of the Bible (It Can Be Fun!) - Parenting Like HannahThe sad reality is that if you are depending upon the church to teach your kids everything in the Bible, it won’t happen. Even if your congregation has the best ministries in the world, they just don’t have the time to cover everything. Most, for a variety of reasons, will only cover about 10% of what is in the Bible with your kids – even if they attend every possible class from birth through high school graduation.

A lot gets skipped, but certain areas are often totally ignored – books of prophecy, some of the wisdom literature and many of the Epistles. You may feel intimidated by trying to teach your kids these books yourself, but we can help!

Our parent ministry is Teach One Reach One. The website contains free Bible lessons for kids and teens as well as lots of activity ideas. So for example, let’s say you are working through the Bible and reach Song of Songs. Most adults run away at even the idea of teaching that book to kids. That’s because as adults, we associate it with sex. Yet at the very core, Song of Songs is actually the story of a husband and wife’s love for each other.

Find verses you are comfortable sharing with your kids. For young kids explain how important it is for mommies and daddies to love each other and their kids. You might want them to make heart booklets with a page for every family member or a book for each family member where you write and draw loving things for each other.

For tweens, it can be the beginning discussion of sexual purity. With teens, you may want to begin discussions on how to choose the best possible spouse and how to show love to that person – especially when they disagree.

So, don’t be afraid to teach your kids about those “hard” books in the Bible. They have a lot of value in them and your kids need the strongest foundation you can give them. Let us help you make the process a little easier!

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Thereasa Winnett

Thereasa Winnett is the founder of Teach One Reach One and blogger at Parenting Like Hannah. She holds a BA in education from the College of William and Mary. She has served in all areas of ministry to children and teens for more than thirty years and regularly leads workshops for ministries and churches. She has conducted numerous workshops, including sessions at Points of Light’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service, the National Urban Ministry Conference, Pepperdine Bible Lectures, and Lipscomb’s Summer Celebration. Thereasa lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Greg, where she enjoys reading, knitting, traveling and cooking. Their daughter Katrina, who has been an integral part of their service adventures, attends Pepperdine University.

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