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week 10 – Kids learning about God

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

I finally tackled John 3:16. I was oooing and ahrrring about it but finally got the courage to talk about it with my 6yo son, Sam.
John 3:16 is a core verse in Christianity. Without God giving His only Son Jesus, we would have no salvation or redemption and so it was or is a vital ingredient in forming Sam’s Christian faith. As the verse is quite long, we stayed learning it for almost 3 weeks.

The first week, he copied the verse into his notebook and stuck the memory card on the mirror. I then helped him recite it but found the most important aspect of reciting the verse was Sam being able to understand what it meant. I therefore spent time telling Sam why Jesus died for us. He had many questions like ‘Why did God allow Jesus to die?’ ‘Why do we have to believe in Jesus?’ and ‘what is eternal life?’ Once he understood the meaning of the verse, it became revelation to him (his light bulb moment as we like to put it) and he could recite it better. Today I wrote the verse on a piece of paper and cut it up into small groups which he then had to put together (a bit like a puzzle).

He had fun doing this! The one thing that I have learnt about my time sharing to Sam about God is appreciating the time we have together. Though my 1yo lingers in the background doing her own thing, Sam appreciates the attention that I give him during these short intervals and these moments of bonding I wouldn’t miss for the world.

Week 1- Day 3 Ministering to kids

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Well its day 3 of the 1st week and my 6 year old has mastered Luke 2:11. Each day since Monday after school homework he has been enthusiastic to learn more about Jesus and remind me that we are going to do it together. It’s a beautiful feeling for him to ask me than for me to put pressure on him to learn about God.

Still focusing on Luke 2:11, yesterday the verse’s words were all muddled up so he had fun guessing what the words were whilst looking at the verse to make sure that it was correct. Today I sat with him at the computer while he put the verse’s picture puzzle together.

To ensure learning took place I asked him two questions

1. What was the name of the city where the Saviour was born?

2. Who was born in the city of David?

He got both answers right and was able to recite the verse.

For bed time story this evening, I read to him the ‘crossing of the Red Sea’ from ‘The Biggest Bible Storybook’ to which he had many, many questions. He ended with a prayer saying ‘Thank you God for opening the Red Sea’.

I am so blessed.