Monday, November 25, 2013

A Song and A Bible Verse: 4 Simple Bible Lessons


Are you about to travel?  Is your family going to be out of  your typical routine? Picking a children's song and a related Bible verse may help you continue to teach your child the Bible during this busy time.
Sometimes in my family we need to keep things simple.  Simple may look like this: sing one song, read a Bible verse and then pray together. Doing the same song and Bible verse all week gives my girls a chance to really learn it.  This doesn't take much preparation, and our day is so much richer than if we had just skipped it.   During busy times, such as a holiday and traveling, speaking about God can fall by the wayside.  Choosing a song and a Bible verse at the beginning of the trip or holiday time and continuing to teach it daily can be a great help. 

1. He's Able

He's able, He's able,
I know that He is able,
I know my Lord is able 
To carry me through. 

He heals the brokenhearted
He sets the captive free, 
He makes the lame to walk again
And causes the blind to see. (Chorus)

Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:20
Teaching Ideas:
  • What does the song say our Lord God is able to do?
  • As you read Ephesians 3:20 put one open palm on top of the other hand.  Raise the top hand a step higher with each word: exceedingly, abundantly, above.  (refer to the sign language for "above")
  • God is able to do above what we ask or think! 

2. The B-I-B-L-E

Yes that's the book for me.
I stand upon the Word of God.
The BIBLE.  Bible!

Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:1
Teaching Ideas:
  • The Bible is made up of God's Words.
  • The "gospel" is the good news about Jesus Christ.
  • Do we stand on the Bible?  No.  It means to live our life doing what the Bible says to do.  How have you been standing on God's Word?

3. This Little Light of Mine

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine (x3)
Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine

Hide it under a bushel, No! I'm gonna let it shine (x3)
Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine

Shine all over (city), I'm gonna let it shine (x3)
Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine
Bible Verses: Matthew 5:14-16
Teaching Ideas: 
  • Jesus Christ was teaching his disciple on a mountain. (then read Matthew 5:14-16)
  • A "bushel" is a basket.  Does the light help anyone if it is hidden.
  • As we shine our light, we can glorify God. 

4. It's Bubbling

It's bubbling, it's bubbling
It's bubbling in my soul.
There's singing and laughing,
Since Jesus made me whole.
Folks don't understand it.
I can not keep it quiet.
It's bubbling, bubbling, bubbling.  
Bubbling day and night. 

Bible Verse: Philippians 4:4
Teaching Ideas: 
  • We can rejoice in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • When we are born again we are made whole.  We have body, soul, and spirit. 

Maracas and homemade shakers.

  • Each of these songs can also be sung with a child's maraca or shaker.  You can make a homemade shaker by putting beans, lentils or rice in a plastic container.
  • He's Able -  Sing the song doing the motions with the maraca.  Example: walking the maraca along your arm. 
  • BIBLE - Sing the song holding one or 2 maracas.  Instead of putting up a finger for each letter when spelling, do a shake for each letter.
  • This Little Light of Mine - Pretend like the maraca is your "light" while you sing.
  • It's Bubbling - Hold one or 2 maracas while you do the hand motions.  It really adds to the sound of the "bubbling"! 

Related Post:

11 Simple Ways to Teach Your Child in 5 Minutes Or Less 


  1. I like these teaching ideas. My daughter's still pretty young, she just got the idea that she can open a book, pat a page and say "da!" and I'll read it to her. So now I'm looking for ideas on how I can teach her :)

  2. Thanks for sharing. Those moments with little ones are so sweet!