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Inductive Study for Kids, John 1:35-44

Simple Inductive Study for kids. Walking through the Gospel of John, verse by verse using inductive study tools.
This entry is part of 8 in the series Inductive Study for Kids

This week marks a turning point in the Gospel of John. It is the point where we turn our focus from John (the Baptist) to Jesus (the Light, the Lamb, the Son). It is getting exciting to see just how much our students have learned in the first part of the first chapter of John.

Annnddd….we are finished with chapter 1!! I mean, who would have thought it could take this long to go through ONE chapter? It feels like such an accomplishment to have made it this far. We should be able to pick up the pace a bit for a little while.

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Devotion

Inductive Study for Kids, John1:29-38

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Inductive Study for Kids

We are back after a short hiatus for varied adventures around the country involving more rental vehicles than I care to mention. And what a refreshing passage to come back to!! We were even able to come up with a song to help us remember the testimony of John!

A note about the formatting for this and future posts: I previously created a conversational outline of the teaching time we have for each day. It looked just the way I wanted it to look. Then I went away and my post editor changed; and I cannot figure out how to edit it the way you (and I) are used to seeing it. Please bear with the change. It will hopefully be something simple I can figure out soon.

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Inductive Study for Kids: John 1:8 – Witness

Inductive Bible Study for Kids through the book of John. Chapter 1, verse 8 - a lesson about the witness of John
This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Inductive Study for Kids

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

Devotion, Growing Up

A Simple Latin-English Reader for you

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Classsical Conversations

The concept of the one-room schoolhouse must, as a necessity, be a reality in our home.  This year we are homeschooling a 1st grader and a pre-k kid, while trying to keep a busy and quick learning almost 2-year-old.  Well, we are homeschooling in between nursing the baby and dealing with tantrums and naps and meals (and, and, and).  And there are days that go incredibly well and days where nothing happens of seeming importance.

These are the days when I have to take the long view of the education of our children.

I take a deep breath (or a fresh cup of coffee) and remind myself we have a LOT of days in which to educate and train our little ones.  I also remind myself that the older two, for better or worse, are test cases.  Hopefully, I have much more figured out once the younger two are walking through the stages we are going through today with the older.  I think: “We can make mistakes.  We can take breaks.  We will have another chance to do these things.”

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Devotion

Verse by Verse through The Gospel of John, 1: 6-8

Inductive study for kids - working through the Gospel of John verse by verse
This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Inductive Study for Kids

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.

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Devotion

Asking God to be your Teacher

You DO have time for Bible study - and you do have a Teacher. Asking God to be your Teacher is the key to unlocking exciting and insightful Bible study.
This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series You DO Have Time for Bible Study

The sheer size of the Bible can be overwhelming when you approach it to study it.  Where do you start? How can you possibly know all of the information inside?  How can you begin to understand what men and women of God have pondered and debated for centuries?

And the answer could be discouraging:

You can’t!

You, in your own strength and with the power of your own brain, cannot understand this book.  It is too much for you.

Before you click away and go off discouraged from studying the Bible altogether, let me assure you:

there is still hope for you.

There is a way you CAN understand the Scripture.  But it is outside of you.  Understanding comes only from one source – God!  The most exciting part of the study of God’s Word is that He (the author of the book) comes alongside you and becomes your teacher!

Today I have some simple things to say about God, the Teacher of the Word.  I hope you will find encouragement to continue the habit of studying the Word of God.

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