When it comes to the development of your children’s faith, the Bible is where they should start. Through its stories we can teach our kids important lessons about morals, respect, understanding, and kindness. However, the Bible can be a bit tough to chew on for kids, which is why we use stories from the Bible to teach them important lessons about our faith that, in turn, assist in your children’s faith development. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to us.
Here are ten interesting stories from the Bible that you can use to help your child explore their faith.
The Creation Story
How many times have your children asked you where we come from, or how God made us? The Creation story is one of the most well-known stories in the Bible, and it tells of how God created the world in seven days, with each day representing a different task. It teaches your kids about how God made everything out of nothing and gave us life.
Do your children love animals? Noah’s Ark teaches children about God’s mercy and kindness, and how He can forgive even the most wicked people. God punished the wicked with a flood, but forgave them, and then gifted us with the rainbow – His special promise that He would never take drastic steps like that on His people again. Talk to your children about the importance of being thankful for God’s blessings and how we should never take them for granted.
Abraham and Sarah
The story of Abraham and Sarah is very special. Its story tells us about faithfulness, obedience, and most importantly trusting in God’s plan. Discuss with your kids about how Abraham and Sarah showed courage in spite of the difficult circumstances they faced.
Moses and the Ten Commandments
Moses’ story teaches us about God’s holiness and justice, as well as His mercy. Talk to your children about following God’s law even when it is hard, and trusting that He will always have our best interests in mind.
David and Goliath
David and Goliath is a beloved story of courage and overcoming fear, as young David defeats the giant Goliath with nothing more than a few stones and his faith in God. Talk to your kids about how taking risks can be scary, but it can also lead to great rewards when they put their faith in God.
Jonah and the Whale
This story is about obedience and repentance, as Jonah learns the hard way that it is important to listen to God’s instructions. It teaches your children about the importance of admitting mistakes and having the courage to start again.
Jesus Feeds Five Thousand
When Jesus fed five thousand people with five loaves and two fish, it was a miracle! This story teaches us about miracles and how God can provide for us in unexpected ways. Talk to your kids about the importance of trusting in God’s plan instead of seeking worldly solutions.
Jesus Walks on Water
When Jesus walked on water, Peter demonstrated his trust in Him by stepping out of the boat and walking on water. It’s a story about having faith, even when things are scary or going wrong, or when they can’t see what lies ahead!
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
This is a beautiful story about God’s love for us, and how He is always looking out for us even when we make mistakes. It teaches us, and our children, about the importance of forgiveness and not giving up on people who are lost or wander away from faith.
By talking to our children about these stories from the Bible, we can help them gain a better understanding of their faith and its importance in their lives. We can also use these stories to instill important values in our kids and teach them how to live a life of faith. Do you need guidance on how to work on your children’s faith development? Contact us today.