What does the Bible say about that? It is a question we are answering with our kids these days during our family Bible time. For the past several years we spend time together in the Bible every night. First, a few years back, we read through the entire Bible. It took us 2.5 years, but we really solidified our time together in the Bible during those years. It really became ingrained in us to sit down as a family every single night and read God’s Word. It is just part of what we do every night.
When we finished reading through the entire Bible about a year ago, we then went on to do some theology studies, then read through certain books or would pick a verse for the day and read it and discuss it. Just recently though, we are trying something new.
In an effort to prepare our children for what they will face in this culture, we are sitting down each night to address different issues in the world and asking, “What does God say about___.” Then we ask, “What does the world say about___.”
Because quite frankly, it doesn’t matter as much what we say about the issue…but what God says about it.
Because quite frankly, it doesn’t matter as much what we say about the issue…but what God says about it? He is the absolute truth we are seeking and His Word will give us the truth we need to discern the never-ending issues in our culture that we are all facing these days.
So, how does this look? So far we have addressed poverty, money/debt, and are now on life (abortion/euthanasia will fall into this.) We are probably going to be on this last topic for a little bit. We have found Bible verses to really see what God says about these issues. Then we discuss them. Sometimes I might bring in a good article or sermon, as long as it is from a reputable source.
Because face it, everyone has a lot to say, but are we asking what does God say first? We can only discern biblical truth by being in the Word. We have to be careful not to face the issues with what other people say until we have found what God says.
We have had some interesting discussions lately that stemmed from what the Bible says about the topics we addressed so far, and it really helped to even talk about government issues (ie: socialism) and culture issues. We plan to continue going through many more issues such as gender, homosexuality, marriage, God (vs. atheism), moral laws, etc.
We are also comparing what the world says with what the Bible says. And most times, it is contradictoy.
I have three teenagers and a tween, so it is of the utmost importance that we are teaching Truth. There is a world waiting out there to pounce on them with beleifs that are in direct conflict with the Word of God. We can’t be surprised if they follow the things of this world if we haven’t grounded them firmly in the truth. We believe it is our job to not only teach them God’s Word but to teach them discernment. And that will come through their study of the Bible.
Coming Soon! Bible-Based Homeschooling e-Course!
We are thrilled that the e-course will be released this week! Stay tuned. You will hear me screaming from the rooftops when it’s ready! 😉
This course is a guide where I will walk you through exactly how we used the Bible as our main textbook in our homeschool for one year. So many folks have asked me over the years just how we did it, and I sat down to make this course as a guide, but not a curriculum! I want to inspire and equip you if God is leading you to do this, and even if not, to remember that the Bible is still the foundation upon which we build our homeschool.