Home Connection Aug 12

DIVINE TRUTH

Know: The Scriptures are God’s special revelation to humanity, His divine truth.

Think: I can base my life on the Bible, knowing that everything it says is true.

Do: Apply the Scriptures to my life, knowing they tell me the best way to live.

READ: LISTEN TO GOD

Read Romans 1:20; Jeremiah 29:12-14; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; Hebrews 4:12; John 10:27. Throughout Church history, Christians have based the truthfulness of Scripture on its inspiration. Believing in the truthfulness of the Christian Bible, as well as fashioning our lives according to its teachings, is unpopular today. However, God has made Himself known to His creation and the Bible is the primary way in which He has spoken. The inspiration behind the written Word of God is indeed what drives its truthfulness and authority.

PRAY: TALK TO GOD

Always apply God’s Word because it is useful for any situation in life. Pray that you and your family will study and memorize the Bible enough that you will be able to recall scriptures for any situation.

DO: WALK WITH GOD

Option 1: The Bible was written by men who were divinely inspired by God. It is God’s way of allowing us the chance to seek Him and know Him more deeply. Illustrate for your child the way that Scripture is “God-breathed.” Put a piece of paper in a shallow tray (a cookie sheet or baking pan would work). Then drop a marble, ping pong ball, or toy car into a small amount of tempera paint. (No tempera paint? Some food coloring stirred in a spoonful of whipped topping or shaving cream would work too.) With a spoon, drop the marble or small toy onto the paper. Tell your child to blow the marble wherever he wants to. His breath is loving the marble, but the marble is painting the picture. In the same way, God breathed (or inspired) human authors to write His Words, using their vocabularies, abilities, and background to convey just the message He intended.

Option 2: Ask your family to share aloud some common reactions or misconceptions from culture concerning the Christian Bible. (It seems to be irrelevant. It sounds more like a fairytale than history. Much of the Bible is not accurate, especially about human origin. It is really judgmental. It is exclusive and intolerant. Why should I believe it is from God when human beings wrote it? Etc.) This link provides a list of reliable resources to answer the faulty views: goo.gl/E9w4ov

TODDLERS/KINDERGARTEN

Today your child learned God spoke to a man named Paul and told him some things He wanted other Christians to know. Paul wrote to people and
churches to tell them God’s Word. We can read Paul’s letters in the Bible. The Bible Is God’s Word and we can learn from it.

ELEMENTARY

Today your student learned God is the author of every word of the Bible. He or she learned God’s Holy Spirit told 40 different men the words to write. The Bible is the foundation of Christianity. He or she also learned that just as Satan tempted Eve with doubt of what God said, he also tries to tempt us with doubting the validity of God’s Word.

Encourage your child to go even deeper in God’s Word with Jesus Time.  NEW studies each week.

JR/SR HIGH

The Bible has authority in our lives because it is the Word of God. Your teenager learned in class today that God has chosen to make Himself
known by both general revelation (in His created works) and special revelation (the Scripture). He gave the Scripture through inspiration, using the
personalities of human authors moved by His Spirit in writing the Bible. God’s Words are meaningful and precious to us!