For Mom & Dad:
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.” – Baptist Faith and Message, Part I

Read Together: 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Psalms 119:11, 103-105

Big Idea for Kids: God gave us the Bible.  God shows us Himself in the Bible.  The Bible is true and can be trusted.  It tells us everything we need to know about God and life.  We should read it, study it and do what it says.  We want our hearts and minds to be full of the Bible.

Learning Question:  Who gave us the Bible? What things have you read about in the Bible?  What has the Bible told you about God?  Do you do what the Bible says?

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“To Do” Today:  Take some time and look through a Bible with your child.  Talk about all the different types of writings that are in the Bible: history, poetry, songs, wisdom, and true stories. Read to them some of your favorite passages and share with them why they are meaningful to you.  Show them their Bible and let them know that it is very important to read it together and alone.   Let each of your children taste a bit of honey.  Use that to illustrate that God’s Word is sweet to our lives—it is very good!

Pray Together:  As you pray together, thank God for speaking to us through His word.  Pray that we will each hear God’s Word and do what it says.

State Missionary Jerrod Brown serves Alabama Baptists as a Baptist Campus Minister at the University of South Alabama. He may be contacted at jbrown@alsbom.org

Editor’s note:
December 13 through December 24 we will post a daily guide that you can use with your family to help reclaim the Christmas season.

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