Kids and the Bible

Many Christian parents face a paradox: How can some children hear the good news of the Bible and believe, while others hear the same message and remain unaffected? While the process of faith may be miraculous, it is not entirely mysterious. Jesus explained it in His parable of the sower (Matthew 13:1-23). Teaching received without understanding kills the yield. Faith with shallow roots withers and dies. Distractions, worries and desires for other things choke the Word. But one who hears the Word and understands it bears fruit.

How can we help our children receive the Word and bear fruit? Jesus’ parable inspires several practical planting tips.

 Many parents and teachers attempt to impart faith primarily through the transfer of Bible facts. Those seeds will not likely take root unless kids truly understand the meaning of the facts. Sunday school worksheets often use fill-in-the-blanks and word puzzles to drill children on their factual knowledge. But unscrambling the word forgiveness in a puzzle is far less important than understanding the meaning of forgiveness.

Hearing is not enough. Reading is not enough. Memorizing is not enough — unless your goal is to produce a Bible “Jeopardy” champion. Concentrate your time on helping kids really understand God’s Word, its relevance today and how you apply it.


Learning how to reach –

Often we are so busy in criticizing the world, that we fail to notice all those things around us that we should be thankful for.

On today’s day, let us thank God for the rain, for the sea, for the sky, for the rainbow, for the air we breathe and for the people we meet. But most of all, let us not forget to thank him for the sweet gift of life.

All our lives we go about searching for miracles, to make us happy. And we forget the greatest miracle of all called ‘life’.

Life by itself is a gift. Everyday that comes by is a gift from above, wrapped in invisible paper. Hence it called ‘present’.

Take this day as an opportunity to thank all those people who have made a difference in your life. It is never too late to thank a person. You may just make their day and give them a reason to thank you.

Today put all your complaints aside, close your eyes and think of all the wonderful ways you have been blessed. Now open your eyes and say thank you to God.

Remember all the people who have made a difference into your life, no matter how big or small. Now make it a point to thank them.

Thank God for the sky above you. Thank him for the sun, moon and stars. Thank him for the rain drops, for the birds, for the animals and the flowers. Thank him for the people in your life, both good and bad. But most of all thank him for this beautiful thing called life.

If the only prayer you would say is a silent thank you to God for everything he has blessed you with, it would sum up all the other prayers.

It is very important to carefully pick the words you use when you are thanking others. Especially when you want your sincere appreciation to reach their hearts.

A person who can’t be thankful for small blessings, will never be thankful for big blessings.

Don’t ever take the people in your life for granted. Thank them for what they are to do, before it is too late.

If you want to live a life without regrets, never forget to thank someone who has helped you even in the tiniest way possible.

If you want to learn how to be grateful for the things you have, simply look at someone who would die for the things you own.

Thank God for your hands, thank him for your legs, thank him for the eyes because of which you can read this and also thank him for the mind because of which you can understand.

Saying a simple ‘thank you’ is one of the effortless and least expensive thing you can do for someone. But for some reason, it is the most powerful thing.

You’re alive! Isn’t that a reason enough to be thankful? You are luckier than millions of those ghosts wandering around you!