Teaching Bible Skills

Bible SkillsI believe that it is important for kids to have Bible skills. Bible skills include knowing the books of the Bible, the divisions of the Bible, and the parts of the Bible and how they all fit together. Bible skills also include understanding a reference, knowing how to use the table of contents, and knowing how to use a concordance and dictionary.

We should be teaching Bible skills to the kids in our care. There are 2 major goals when teaching Bible skills.

#1 – That kids will become comfortable and familiar with their Bibles.

#2 – That kids will be able to navigate their Bibles.

We want kids to be comfortable and familiar with their Bibles and to be able to navigate their Bibles so that they will read their Bibles.

The purpose of teaching Bible skills is not simply knowledge or a means of keeping kids occupied. We teach Bible skills so that kids will read their Bibles!

The Bible is a big book! We can’t expect kids to willingly read such a big book without some help.

Bible skills help kids understand how their Bibles are put together and how to find specific books and verses within their Bibles.

When kids are comfortable and familiar with their Bibles, they are more likely to read their Bibles. When kids know how to navigate their Bibles, they are more likely to read their Bibles.

But more than just reading their Bibles, we want kids to love the God of the Bible and choose to follow Him.

We get to know God when we read the Bible. We get to know what God wants of us when we read the Bible.

 

Let’s teach our kids Bible skills! Let’s encourage our kids to be comfortable and familiar with their Bibles. Let’s encourage our kids to learn how to navigate their Bibles so that they will read their Bibles and fall in love with the God they will discover in those pages and choose to follow Him!

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