Helping our kids dig into the Bible for themselves doesn’t just happen; it’s learned. And how do they learn if we as parents don’t show them? This is why I’ve created a Bible study guide for kids!
Scroll down to grab your FREE Bible Study Guide for Kids printable below!
Children learn by modelling.
They do what they see you do.
They see what it’s like to have a relationship with the Lord by what you do and don’t do; not just by what you say and don’t say.
Helping our children get to know the Lord personally and more intimately takes effort on our part. This is what teaching, leading and discipling our kids is all about.
Ways To Read/Study The Bible For Kids
We can read the Bible daily with our kids as more of a casual reading, such as before bed.
The Bible can also be dug into like a study.
Jesus taught in parables to those who were around Him, like one about the Seed and the Sower. Parables have greater meaning but only to those who are searching for it and inquiry of the Lord.
Our kids need to learn to dig deeper – to discover for themselves through a journey of study who God is. In this, they find such treasure! They’ll find knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and revelation that only can come from God. Our kids will be changed from the inside out now confident that they can be bold and courageous for the Lord, doing great exploits for Him. Isn’t that so encouraging?!
Teaching our kids then how to study the Word to dig out everything they can is absolutely imperative for their walk with the Lord and living this life.
If you feel that you’ve been looking for a way to help guide and develop your child’s ability to study the Word of God, the free printable Bible Study Guide For Kids (found below) might just be for you!
About The Bible Study Guide For Kids
This guide is designed to help kids independently study the Word of God.
Over time, they may not need this guide and might want to start using their own notebook, which is wonderful, too!
How To Use The Bible Study Guide For Kids
I would recommend working through this guide together with your children, especially the first few times as they begin to study out the Word. You can work side-by-side as you study the same Bible passages.
As a helpful resource, be sure your child has an age-appropriate Bible.
In this guide are 7 steps to experience an effective Bible study time. Your child will:
- Pray – Begin their Bible study time in prayer, asking the Lord to reveal His Word to them.
- Read – Write down the portion of Bible scripture(s) being read.
- Learn – Write down what they learned about God from these scriptures.
- Apply – Write down how they can apply what they’ve learned to their life.
- Have Questions – Write down any questions they may have as it relates to the scriptures. Perhaps there’s a word not understood and needs a definition. (As there are questions here, be sure to spend time with your child and review them to help open up good discussion.)
- Memorize Scripture – Write down a scripture they can memorize. Perhaps it’s a verse in the reading, or maybe one that’s related to it. (They may need some guidance here)
- Respond – Finish their Bible study time with a thankful heart, asking for forgiveness of sin and praying for others, in the name of Jesus. Amen!
As your kids are experiencing this precious time with the Lord we know that God is looking to drawn near to them as they have drawn near to Him. We know He is looking and longing to show Himself to our children, as they begin to yearn, knock, ask and seek for Him.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8 NKJV
What More Could Happen?
As your kids have studied the Word of God, they may coming out of their seeing more, knowing more and experiencing a depth of revelation that so so intimate.
Holy Spirit might share with them:
- where they need God’s help and can feel confident in asking for His help.
- feel a conviction as they’ve been led into all truth.
- a sin in their life, where they can ask for forgiveness from the Lord and thank Him for being cleansed by what He did on the cross for them.
- someone that needs prayer.
- sense of who God is that they didn’t know before.
- a prophecy, a vision, a dream.
Anticipate that your child will never be the same as they’ve encountered Jesus.
Be sure to grab the FREE Bible Study Guide for Kids and see what God will do in their hearts.
FREE Bible Study Guide for Kids
Please let me know if you find this Bible Study Guide for Kids helpful.
Anchored in Christ,