How To Read The Bible | God Speaks
Debbie Ellinger   -  

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If you want to hear from God, you need to read the message he’s sent you.

Psalm 119:97-104

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies.
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.


Remember This

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.


Parent Cue  

Morning Time

If your kids have a phone, text them a message when they get to school or when they are on the bus. Send them a Bible verse that you’d love for them to think about. If your kids don’t have a phone, have them come up with somebody that you can text together from your device to share with them a message from God.

Bed Time

At bed time talk with your kids about the different messages they receive on a daily basis – not just in text or social media, but from TV, apps, teachers, billboards. Ask them how do they determine what messages are worth paying attention to and what are worth tuning out. Ask them if it’s ever hard to make sure we keep paying attention to the Bible. If they say yes, find it if there’s a way that you can help.

Meal Time

Have everyone in the family share what their favorite Bible story is. Pick one of those and look it up to read it together.

Drive Time

Make sure your kid has a tablet or smart phone to use and while you’re driving, pick a Bible verse together as a family that you’d like to challenge the family to translate into emojis.

Screenshot the best translation and save it as your lock screen for a week.


From the Small Catechism

What is the Bible?

“The Bible gathers together writings of God’s chosen prophets and apostles over a period of more than a thousand years. Through the Holy Spirit, God Himself gave these writers the thoughts and words they recorded (verbal inspiration), such that the Bible is God’s Word. For this reason, the Scriptures are both infallible (incapable of error) and inerrant (containing no mistakes). Holy Scripture is therefore entirely reliable and gives us everything we need to know and believe for Christian faith and life.”  – Explanation of the Small Catechism, p. 46

[Over the course of this series read the questions and answers in the Introduction to the Explanation section of Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation]