Theme: The Bible is God’s message to us
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness…” (2 Tim 3:16)
Scripture Memory: This week and next, we’re going to learn Psalm 119:9-11. Psalm 119 is basically a love song about the Bible, and is a great read for when you’re feeling unmotivated to open the Scriptures for daily devotions. Today we’ll work on verse 1a:
- How (Put both arms up with palms out as though asking a question)
- Can a young man keep (ASL sign)
- His way pure (ASL sign)?
Q. Where do you learn how to love and obey God? A. In the Bible alone.
It’s a Message:
Read 2 Peter 1:20-21. Gather 33 books and put them in a pile. Show your children all those books and talk to them about how the Bible is not just one book – it is lots of books! You have 33 books in the pile, but the Bible is actually 66 books. Most of those books were written by different men over 1400 years. Yet even though the books have varying authors, they all have the same message and point to Jesus Christ.
To learn more, you choose one of these 2 DVDs to watch:
- The Amazing Book, a video from the 80s that’s definitely dated but has lots of good stuff and cute songs
- What’s in the Bible, created by Phil Vischer of Veggie Tales fame and has a great overview of who wrote the Bible, how many books make it up (even differentiating between the Catholic and Protestant Bibles), how inspiration works and how we came to have these particular books in Scriptural canon. It’s a LOT of information, and will probably go over your 3-5 year olds heads.