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Sharing The Riches Of The Bible With Your Children

Hi Moms and Dads!

Let’s take a minute to appreciate the wild ride of parenting. It’s a constant juggling act, trying to balance work, family, and all the chaos that comes with raising kids. In the midst of this beautiful mess, one thing remains clear: we want to give our children the best foundation possible—a solid understanding of truth.

Now, truth can be a tricky thing to navigate these days. Everywhere we turn, there are conflicting ideas and opinions. Some say truth is all about what we personally think, while others claim it’s what society tells us to believe. But as followers of Jesus, we’ve found our anchor in a different place—the Bible.

You see, we believe that the Bible is more than just an old book filled with stories. It’s a living, breathing source of truth that speaks directly to our lives today. Proverbs 30:5 reminds us that “every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” How awesome is that? We have a shield of truth to protect us and our kiddos from the confusion out there.

Teaching our children to find truth in the Bible is like giving them a treasure map for life. It’s a gift that will guide them through the ups and downs, the twists and turns. Proverbs 22:6 tells us to “train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” When we ground our little ones in Scripture, we’re setting them up for a future filled with wisdom and direction.

So, let’s make the Bible an adventure for our families. Let’s gather around, open its pages, and dive into the stories together. Let’s chat about its teachings and explore how they apply to our everyday lives. By doing so, we’re giving our children the gift of a firm foundation, a compass to navigate life’s storms.

In a world that’s constantly shifting, let’s anchor our families in the unwavering truth of the Bible. It’s our rock, our guide, and our source of hope. By embracing its wisdom, we’re equipping our children to live lives of purpose, joy, and eternal significance.

Here are 3 practical tips to help you make sharing the riches of love, wisdom, and guidance from the Bible with your children a habit:

  1. Make it a Daily Adventure
    Carve out a special time each day that’s just for your family and the Bible. The key is to make it a consistent part of your routine. Start with a short passage or a captivating Bible story that fits your children’s age and interests. Encourage your kids to share their thoughts and questions, and don’t be afraid to dive into lively discussions. These daily adventures will foster a love for seeking wisdom and guidance from the Bible in their hearts.
  2. Get Creative with Interactive Resources
    We live in an exciting age where there are countless interactive resources available to make learning the Bible fun and engaging for kids. Explore Apps, Children’s Bibles, Devotionals, or Bible Storybooks that are tailored to their age group. You’ll ignite your children’s curiosity and make the learning process come alive.
  3. Lead the Way by Example
    Remember, you are your children’s greatest role model. Let your passion for the Bible shine through as you share its riches with them. Show them that the Scriptures are not just a set of rules but a wellspring of love, wisdom, and guidance for everyday life. Make reading the Bible a visible and regular part of your own life. By leading the way and letting them see your genuine love for God’s Word, you’ll inspire them to develop their own unique connection with the Bible.Cultivating the habit of sharing the riches of the Bible with your children is an ongoing journey filled with love and discovery. Embrace the joy of learning together and adapt these tips to fit your family’s unique dynamic!


  • Chris Reed

    Chris married his beautiful bride, Tina, in 1990. They have three wonderful adult children, Jacob, Kaylee, and Macie Joy. Chris began pastoring at a church in Los Angeles in 1995 where he was the Children’s and Student Pastor. He was the Executive Pastor of Student Ministries at John Maxwell's church in South Florida before he came to Saddleback in 2008 as our Pastor to 20s/30s. He has since served as Singles Pastor, Small Groups Pastor, Marriages Pastor, and Parents Pastor. He is currently our Extensions Pastor, leading the charge for Saddleback Church start-ups across the US and world. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies and his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

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