Home School Bible Curriculum - Why Study the Bible?
Let me first start off by saying in our homeschool we do not use a published Home School Bible Curriculum. Although we did try it for one year (Switched on Schoolhouse), it did not work for us; that is not to say it won't work in your situation. I know homeschool families that use both a published curriculum and the Bible together, some using the Bible and some using just the published curriculum. Go with whatever works for your situation.
We use the "One Year Bible KJV" for our Home School Bible Curriculum. It is broken down into 365 daily readings. We do two readings per day which takes about 30 minutes.
We start our homeschool day with prayer, then Bible and spend about half an hour reading and 15 minutes discussing what we've read. We also spend 15 minutes memorizing scripture.
Home School Bible Curriculum - A Closer Walk with the Lord
One of the best decisions we can make in our lifetime is to strive for a closer walk with the Lord. Once our children know Jesus as their Saviour; this is what we want for them as well. Sometimes we turn to the Lord and know exactly how we can develop that relationship with Him. More often than not, we have the Lord in our heart, but we need some guidance on how we can develop and nurture that relationship. One of the best ways to do this is to study our Bible.
Home School Bible Curriculum - Meditate on the Bible Day and Night
The Bible is the Lord's Word and is a book that is not for casual reading but rather for studying so that it can be applied to our daily lives. In Joshua 1:8 God tells us to meditate on it day and night. The Bible teaches us about faith, salvation, God's love and countless other things. Everyone nees to study the Bible. Studying the Bible brings us closer to God. It allows us to read and hear His very own words. It allows us to open our hearts to His teachings and His lessons. If we take the time to study and apply the teachings to everyday life, God will speak to our hearts.
Home School Bible Curriculum - Develop a Tie That Will Never be Broken
When you study the Bible, you learn more about faith, love, devotion and how to be a better Christian. If you practice this with an open heart and ask the Lord to enter your heart, He will fill it with love, hope and faith and a host of other wonderful blessings. You will begin to develop a tie that will never be broken. You will begin to live your life according to His Word. Each and every day you will pray and ask for His guidance and He will lead you in the right direction.
Home School Bible Curriculum - Make the Lord the Number One Priority in Your Life
The Bible is an extremely powerful book, and the Lord works through it in very mysterious ways. All He asks from us in return is to have faith and be devoted to Him, to make the Lord the number one priority in your life. We must believe that Jesus died for our sins so that we may have everlasting life. Can you imagine all of the benefits we reap by opening our heart to God's Word?
Home School Bible Curriculum - Christians Live by Faith
As Christians we are to live by faith and not by sight (Hebrews 11:1) Also, we are to "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5). How can we live by faith and trust with our whole being if we do not know whom we are trusting or having faith in? According to 2Timothy 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." In other words, the Bible is God's very own words to us.
God Has An Answer
I don't know about you but there are so many questions I have in life such as: How do I be a good parent? How do I be a good friend? What is success and how do I get there? Why is the world filled with such evil? God has an answer to every one of these questions; all we have to do is search and believe.
Homeschool Bible Curriculum - Hiding God's Word in Your Heart
One thing that I've learned growing up is that it is very important to memorize God's Words, and that is why I incorporate it into our Homeschool Bible Curriculum on a daily basis. Psalm 119:10-11 says "With my whole heart I have sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."
What does "Thy word have I hid in mine heart" really mean? You can't place the actual Bible in your heart. It is not an organ that you need to live physically. So let's take a minute and break it down. What does the word hide or hidden mean?
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