Now I have the unique opportunity to also be a new contributor for their blog!! When I saw the post on their page about applying, I immediately filled out the application and sent it in. I was beyond elated when I received the email that I was chosen as a contributor for their blog! ME? Are you sure?! I CAN NOT even tell you how excited I am to be a part of this wonderful site and join forces for the Lord with this new team! While I love finding freebies and printables I can download online, I have not had the chance to use each one of them.
Truth be told – I am a hoarder of homeschool freebies!!
I immediately signed up for their newsletters so I would never miss a post or freebie. And I am so glad I did!! I have been so impressed with Mister Bull’s ability to learn and memorize the scripture we’re working on. I love the outline of the lessons – copywork for 2-3 days followed by 1-2 days of vocabulary work and finally a day for diction where they write the verse as you read it aloud. Most of the time when we get to the diction day, Mister Bull can nearly recite the verse with me. It’s been so wonderful to watch him grow and learn God’s Word.
Several weeks ago as we began this series, Trisha (co-owner of Intoxicated on Life) emailed their list of subscribers and asked if anyone would be interested in using the accompanying Family Bible Study for the Philippians 2 copywork. Of course, I jumped at the chance! I knew that we needed to not just have the copywork in place during our homeschool day, but we also needed to discuss it over dinner or during a quiet time in the evening.
As parents, there are different ways we can help our children understand the Word of God. The first and probably most common way is by giving them a broad understanding of Scripture. By reading through major Bible stories and events, year after year, we give them “the big picture” of the Bible from beginning to end. This is vital for them to develop a Biblical worldview.
Second, we can spend time drilling deep to specific books or passages. We teach our children the value of contemplating a single word or phrase, showing them just how rich the Bible can be. This models for our children the art of studying the Bible in all its fullness and teaches them to pause and reflect all the words God has inspired.
This family devotional is an example of the second way. It will help your children grasp the rich truths contained in Philippians 2:1-18.
Isn’t that what we want? We want our children to know God’s Word deeply and love it, not just read it because “that’s what good Christians do.” Not having grown up with a strict daily quiet time to spend in God’s Word, I still struggle as an adult to make it a priority – it’s not been a habit of mine. But I want my children to be different. I want them to want to read God’s Word, not just because I told them to and it’s the right thing to do, but because I want them to understand for themselves the rich love God has for each one of us. I want them to truly know and understand the heart of the Gospel. Frankly, I want them to be different.
This Family study can be done several different ways, which makes it very versatile and adaptable for any family. Luke has done an amazing job of creating a very thorough study. He gives background and other passages of Scripture that add to the context of Philippians. He does a wonderful job of giving simple, yet accurate explanations of what is being studied. And the questions at the end of each day are thought provoking, open-ended questions – not silly, pointless, “Sunday School” answer questions.
I feel this study could be used for an entire family with a variety of ages, as you could easily expound on certain points or simplify them for younger children. Overall, I am so pleased with this study and I cannot wait to dive into this with my kids!! Our schedule is finally settling down so we can have dinner as a family again and not on the run like we have been for the past few weeks (we had our annual church revival last week). We have family night every Friday, where we really try to enjoy our evening meal without distractions. This is the perfect time for us to have a set Family Bible Study time!!
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