Setting the Groundwork for a Christian Student
This year we have added regular Bible memorization. I am not sure what you would call the way I am reinforcing the memorization process, but it goes something like this: Each week has a new Bible verse, each student (I have 7 currently) memorizes it along with one commandment. (We are using Martin Luther's Short Catechism). On Friday night after dinner, each student recites both. Some weeks, if the verse is long I allow 2 weeks for the memorization.
Each new week, the student begins with the week(s) before verses that were memorized. There is a prize for each student that knows their memorization with only one prompt. Some exceptions are made for the four year old (who turns out is a memorizing genius, who knew?)
As Christians we are told to hide God's Word in our hearts so that we don't sin against Him. It only makes sense that the Word becomes a larger part of our studies.
This morning my students found the below verse on the large kitchen dry-board easel:
1 Thessalonians 4:11
And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business,
and to work with your own hands,
as we commanded you to.
How about from The Message Bible?
Stay calm; mind your own business; do your own job. You’ve heard all this from us before, but a reminder never hurts. We want you living in a way that will command the respect of outsiders, not lying around sponging off your friends.
Can't wait to see how far we can go this year
with keeping God's Word tucked in our hearts and minds!