I’m grateful for individuals who put together 1) ideas & resources to equip parents to teach their kids the Bible, as well as 2) tips for actually doing this.
I hope that you’ll take a moment to purchase one of these resources and think through how you can, by God’s grace and the work of the Spirit instill the truth of God’s Word in the heart of your child.
You can access this from Tim Challies by going here.
Here are ten tips related to family devotions.
- More important than how you do family devotions is that you do family devotions.
- Keep family devotions simple, especially when starting out. Five engaging minutes are far better than twenty rambling ones.
- Family devotions is not only about gaining knowledge but also about establishing patterns and displaying priorities.
- The foundation of family devotions is simple: read and pray. Better said: read, teach, and pray.
- Family devotions don’t need to be fun, but they must not be drab either. Focus on engagement, not entertainment.
- The benefit of family devotions is not only gaining knowledge but also relating to God together as a family.
- Do not grow discouraged if your children look bored. Measure long, not short and let your kids be kids.
- Ask for tips on family devotions from others in your local church. Glean from their successes and false starts.
- Expect that God will work through family devotions but do not demand that his work take a certain form.
- Dad, take responsibility for family devotions. Lead your family by leading them to the Word and leading them in prayer.