“Joan of Ark was Noah’s wife.”
“Paul was one of the disciples.”
“The Lord helps those who help themselves.”
These might seem trite and even comical. However, the importance of understanding the Bible and being able to articulate its relevance and inerrancy is more important than ever.
These seemingly minor misconceptions usually lead to major misconceptions that many adults then hold to be true, like:
“The Bible is full of errors.”
“You can make the Bible out to say whatever you want it to say.”
“The Bible doesn’t mean anything in today’s culture.”
What if every kid in every church had an experience with the text of the Bible that was so profound that it would not only change their view of God and The Bible, but would allow them to be that voice of truth that is needed in the next generation? What if children knew the scriptures so well that when the pressures of life squeeze them, what comes out is the Word of life? Here’s a bigger question: What would the state of the current church be if today’s adults were fully grounded in scripture?
Although I can’t answer the last question, I want to insure that the next generation is prepared.
I am very excited about Explore the Bible: Kids. Lifeway Kids introduces this new curriculum in the Fall of 2014. You can preview one month for free!
You don’t have to worry about whether kids can respond to the myths about God and His Word. Immerse them in the stories of The Bible while leading them to find the application in their walk with Jesus. Let them feel the pages and learn to navigate God’s Word. Let them see how Scripture supports Scripture and how God uses it to transform them.
Let the Word dwell in your kids.
Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God (Colossians 3:16, HCSB).
Watch this! Explore the Bible: Kids (VIDEO)
Jeffrey Reed serves as the Director of Kids Ministry for Lifeway. He came to Lifeway with a wide variety of ministry experiences including worship leader, director of children’s ministry, and executive leadership in several growing congregations. Jeffrey’s posts will give your heart and brain a workout, just like the fitness Boot Camp he leads in the mornings for Lifeway employees. Jeffrey and his wife Katherine have 4 kids.