The Sermon on the Mount: Bible Copywork

Bible copywork workbook Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most well-known of Jesus' speeches. The first part of this message (Matthew 5:1-20) includes the beatitudes, the commands to be salt and light, and He promises greatness to those who teach and obey even the least of God's laws. One way to help reinforce memory of this passage in our children is to use handwriting practice. Using … [Read more...]

Using Scriptures as Bedtime Prayers: 3 Nighttime Psalms


"Now I lay me down to sleep..." "Father, we thank Thee for night..." My wife and I try to pray with our kids every night before they go to sleep. Probably a lot of Christian parents do the same. One way to infuse a lot of rich meaning into bedtime prayers is to use fitting verses from the Psalms. Reciting a short section from the Psalms not only fills our children's … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Teach Kids the Apostles’ Creed

5 Reasons to Teach Your Kids the Apostles Creed

It is ironic we even need to be persuaded about this issue today. The Apostles' Creed is one of the oldest Christian creeds, confessed by believers as a summary of the faith for more than 1600 years. Yet I know parents who would painstakingly teach their children to memorize Bible verses, math facts, Latin vocabulary, and famous speeches, but would find the Apostles' Creed … [Read more...]

3 Great Psalms to Use for Mealtime Blessings

3 Great Psalms for Mealtime Blessings @

"God is great, God is good..." "Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts..." There are a number of good traditional Christian mealtime blessings out there, but why not use meals as a opportunities to also teach Bible verses? Post one of these psalms in your dining area and recite it during meals. Or post all three: one for breakfast, another for lunch, another for dinner. … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Your Family Should Memorize Philippians 2

3 Reasons Your Family Should Memorize Philippians 2

If you have your children memorize Scripture, unless you plan on memorizing the whole Bible, you're going to have to be choosy. What passages should you memorize? There are many texts in the Bible worth memorizing, but this last school year our family chose Philippians 2:1-18. Each night during family devotions we helped each other to recite the passage, little by … [Read more...]

5 Great Bible Verses for Kids to Memorize About Patience


I'm a fairly impatient person. Unfortunately some of my kids have picked up this nasty trait as well. For some, patience might be a more natural virtue, but the Bible teaches that true Christlike patience is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). Here are several passages that can be a great help to your kids when it comes to the area of patience. Have them commit … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Memorize the 10 Commandments

10 reasons your kids should memorize the 10 commandments

There are many texts in the Bible worth memorizing. Why is Exodus 20:1-21 such a good passage learn? 1. God hi-lighted the importance of the Ten Commandments by how he gave them to His people. The giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai is the one time in human history a large group of people undeniably heard the audible voice of God (Exodus 20:1,19; … [Read more...]