As a lover of Bible study, one of my main goals in teaching my kids is to point them to a love of God, a love of others, and a love of His Word! I want them to know there are answers in this Big Book. I want them to know there are wonders. And I want them to know God wrote it because He wanted us to know Him!
As I was preparing our homeschool choices for this year, I came across a great reading schedule for the Gospel of John. It looked like such a perfect idea! To work with G through one book of the Bible, a little bit at a time. But as I started looking at it, I realized it was for a reading level above where she is.
I still wanted to read through the Gospel of John with her, though!
So, I simply started. And along the way, I came up with simple ideas for teaching each verse to her. In the short time we have been doing it, we have started to memorize some of the verses. We have learned many new things! And we have had lots of fun doing it!
We have been slowly working our way through John chapter 1, using a modified inductive study method. We focus on asking lots of questions and reviewing the information a LOT! In the short time we have been working through John, we have learned much of the content. For more information and to discover how we walked through the first part of John, check out the previous post in this series.
Here are the simple ideas we used to learn John 1:6-8. Our girls are 4 and 5 years old.
When I started writing about our Inductive Study for Kids through the book of John, it seems I was a bit hasty in publishing it. Life simply got in the way and I wasn’t able to follow through with it. But apparently this topic has resonated with you, my readers. I get very few comments on this blog; fewer still emails from my readers.
Since I published my first post on our Inductive Study for Kids through the book of John, I have received comment after comment asking, “Is there more?!!” And I even got an email from a pastor-reader asking how I would approach the teaching of another passage for a kids sermon he was working on.
I hear you! And I am trying to dive back into our Inductive Study. Today, I am sharing a little bit of a review. Continue Reading
We have finally gotten back to our study of the book of John. We went off track for quite some time to study the book of Genesis. I am hoping to get through quite a bit of the book in the next few months. Hope springs eternal.
If you have followed along with us on our study of John thus far, you will remember my thoughts on presenting this material to children is incredibly simple and it is inductive/classical in approach. I do not try to make it more than it is and get to the deepest meanings. I am just wanting to present the basics of the Bible to my kids. We spend much of our time in the Observation (attending) stage of our study.
If you are new to this series and would like to catch up, you can find the rest of the posts in the series at the top of this post. And if you have any questions, I am always happy to hear from you in the comments!
We have been having so much fun with our Inductive Study of the Gospel of John. All the kids want to gather round our chalkboard table to participate lately! It makes this Mama’s heart happy to see my kids developing a love for the Scriptures.
This week we moved on in chapter 1 to verses, 14-18. These are truly difficult verses to unpack with little ones. We did our best to work through the verses together using the Inductive method.
Our next section in our inductive study for kids through the Gospel of John is our biggest section yet! I feel like we are actually making progress…finally! The first section of the book of John is so foundational; not only to the book itself, but to the gospel message. No amount of review is too much in the foundational things if we want our children to know who Jesus is and why He matters. Thus, we have expended a LOT of energy on the first 18 verses of the book. We should be able to move a little quicker for the forseeable future.