Nicky Gumbel recently shared with readers of Premier’s Youth and Children’s Work magazine how he and his wife, Pippa, never needed to tell their children to read the Bible, and how we as parents should not pressurise children and young people to read their Bibles. You can read a summary of the article on the …
I recently posted a picture on Facebook of Joshua and I (with Leoni joining in) reading the Bible together one Friday afternoon after work. A few days later, I was speaking with a friend who commented to me how they loved the idea of reading the Bible with their children but wouldn’t know how to do it or where on earth to begin.
I am convinced that reading the Bible with our children is not only the main way of bringing our children up to know and follow Jesus, but is also really easy and straightforward (certainly once you have done it a couple of times and overcome the initial uncertainty of what you are doing). And so I’ve written down some brief thoughts on why we should read the Bible with our children and how to go about actually doing it.
This Sunday I preached the fifth sermon in the Faith and Family series at Romford Evan, on the role of children in our families. I have already written a post from the first half of the sermon about reasons why children honouring and obeying their parents is a good idea.
In this post, I’ve shared a few thoughts and pointers on the subject of discipline. I trust they prove useful.