Monday, December 16, 2013

"God's Word is Light" Teaching Ideas

Theme Verse
“Your word is a lamp to my feet” Psalm 119:105a

The B-I-B-L-E
A lamp unto my feet, (fingertips together, then open wide, sign language for light)
It lights the path I walk upon, (walk two fingers on arm)
The B-I-B-L-E

Parent Preparation 
Psalms 119:105, Psalms 43:3-4, Psalm 119:130, Proverbs 4:18 (10-19), Proverbs 6:23 (20-23), Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 6:1

pen, paper, Bible, flashlight, print out of teaching

Day 1
  • (Read Psalm 119:105)
  •  “Your” is talking about God.
  • “Word” how do we know God’s Word?  We read the Bible.  God told men what to write down.
  • “Lamp” (show your child a lamp)  What does a lamp do? Why do we turn it on?
  • “Feet” - What do our feet do?  When we walk do we need a light?
  • If I don’t have light when I am walking I might hurt myself.
  • Light helps me know where I want to walk. 
  • The Bible helps us know how we should live our lives.

Day 2
Night Walk Activity

  • Go outside at night when it is really dark.  Take a flashlight and let your child hold it.  
  • As you walk, note how the flashlight helps you know where there are bushes, rocks, trees, and holes.  Note how walking around these things keeps you from getting hurt.
  • (Read Psalm 119:105)

Day 3  
  • (Read Psalm 119:105) 
  • Light helps us to see how to go the places we want to go.  
  • God’s Word helps us to know about good things to do, how to get born again.  (Read Romans 10:9-10)  God’s Word provides light for our lives.
  • The Bible helps us know good things to do, like obey our parents. (Read Ephesians 6:1) Disobeying your parents is like going off the path and running into a bush.
  • When we don’t know what to do in life, we can look in our Bible and it can tell us what to do.

Additional Activities
  • Day Time Light Activity:  Find a spot in your house that you can make dark during the day.  This maybe a closet, a bathroom without windows, or make a blanket tent.  Put different objects in the space.  Have your child to use a flashlight and find the objects.
  • Observe Light:  During your day note to your child how light helps you during different tasks. 

"God's Word is..." Teaching Series
1. God's Word is True
2. God's Word is Light
3. God's Word is Sweet
4. God's Word Stands Forever
5. God's Word is For Toddlers

© Brigette Hill, 2013

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