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Teaching Young Children the Bible
Why Teach Young Children the Bible?
Once some NASA scientists were asked, "What is the moon made of?
Just say the very first thing that comes to your mind." They all
smiled and said, "Green cheese!" These scientists knew what
the moon is really made of, but their first response was what they were taught
Young children are like sponges. Their whole job in life is to take
information in. It is important as parents and teachers, that we
understand the precious opportunity we have to teach our young children to
know and to love God. There are at least two examples in the Bible that
Consider the story of baby Moses in Exodus 2:1-10. His mother had him
for a little while at a very young age and then had to give him to Pharaoh's
daughter. She taught him while she had the opportunity. Let's use
our imagination for a moment. She may have said something like, "My
precious little Moses, soon you will no longer live here. But I want you
to know God, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is my
God and I want Him to be your God, too. Remember, He will always use His
power to help you. He will be your safe place in trouble. Stay in
the secret place He has for you. Remember, with every step you take, His
angels are watching out for you." Even though Moses was taught in
all the wisdom of Egypt, he still followed the faith of his mother.
Think about how powerful his mother's influence was over her young child,
considering how short her opportunity was.
Now, let's look at the story of little Samuel in 1 Samuel 1:9-28. His
mother, Hannah, kept him with her until he was weaned. These few years
were the only time she had with him. Then, as she had promised the Lord,
she brought him to the House of the Lord while he was young. From then
on, she only saw him once a year. It was his mother's faith and teaching
that influenced this mighty prophet.
Parents and teachers, your little children are ready and waiting to hear about
God from you. It is an opportunity for all of us to study the Bible for
ourselves, so that we are ready to teach them. It is an opportunity to
spend time in prayer, drawing close to God, so that we can share with them our
first hand knowledge of Him.
Coloring Fun - Baby Moses
Lesson 9 - Craft 1
Little Blessings Bible Lessons