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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Family Devotion Ideas - Use What You’re Studying

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I mentioned in yesterday’s post that my husband was studying about heaven with a men’s Bible study group in our church, and that he broached the subject of the end times and what heaven would be like with the children. If you need an idea of what to use in your family devotion time, do what my husband did - use what you’re studying.

Of course, this is predicated on the fact that you’re actually engaging in a time of regular personal Bible reading. Family devotions in your home will never get off the ground if you’re not having personal time with God and learning His truths for yourself.

Sometimes, if your child is older and both of you are essentially at the same level of spiritual understanding, you can study together, reading alongside with each other and using questions from a study guide (if you’re using one with your study).

Otherwise, adapt the material for the age of the child and their level of understanding. Refer to their children’s or teen Bibles for passages on what you’re studying. Purchase a topical concordance (or go online), look up the subject you want to learn about, and research passages pertaining to that subject.

Whether you’re in a study group or doing something more personal, utilize what you’re learning and teach it to your children. The knowledge will be fresh in your mind, your children will benefit from your insight, and what you learn will be reinforced for yourself.
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