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Bible Studies

Hey Homeschoolers! 

I am working on making a resource for new homeschoolers where they ask the questions and veteran homeschoolers give the answers. My goal is to provide advice, resources, and most of all to show that there is more than one way of doing things. 

Please contact me with your answer to the following question. I have already included answers that folks sent me on Facebook. Please let me know if you do not want me to include your name in the posting. Please give as much info as possible including links, details, explanations, etc... I will add your answers to this page so that new homeschoolers will have a resource to refer back to again and again.

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Deb Spradlin
Everest Academy Administrator

Question: Do you incorporate Bible studies in your daily studies?  In what way?  

My Answer:  Yes, my children have done lots of Bible study. We have also studied different religions using multiple resources.  Dalton, at one time, thought he would be going into the ministry in some capacity and actually attended seminary shortly. He also did extensive Bible studies at church, on is own, and using the Glo software. Dae, who is much more visual, used movies from the library and the following resources from Netflix (links were correct when originally drafted):

Bible Overview:
The Bible - History Channel http://www.history.com/shows/the-bible

Old Testament:
The Bible....In the Beginning
In the Beginning
The Bible Collection: Samson & Delilah 
The Story of Ruth
The Story of David 
Solomon: The Bible 
Jeremiah: The Bible 
One Night With the King 

New Testament:
Time Travel Through the Bible 
The Nativity Story 
Jesus of Nazareth
The Passion of the Christ 
The Gospel of John 
The Story of the Twelve Apostles 
Paul the Apostle 
Paul the Emissary 
Seven Signs of the Apocalypse 
The Robe 
Ben Hur 

We do not currently have structured Bible studies daily (though I would like to). We do often bring the Bible and it's teachings into the lessons when it can be incorporated as part of the discussion. This is most often in history, art, and science.

I don't believe Bible is a daily for us. We do say prayers together, we talk about all the wonders that God created in nature and in each of them, but we don't have a dedicated devotional time.

Yes I incorporate Bible by reading the Bible with the kids and the curriculm we use is written from a Christian perspective.

We read scripture daily. We usually follow a formal study. Last year was survey of the Old Testament. (Read OT and followed study with questions and activities.) The year was the Ministry of Christ. (Read NT and followed study with questions and activities.) We usually take outside classes as well on Church History and World Religions.

Studying the Bible is part of our daily life because that is how we learn to be more like Christ. We read devotionals, have Bible memorizations, and topical studies. In the past we have studies “The Names of Christ”, Proverbs, and Jonah. We attend an AWANA Program, Sunday School and worship services.

We do Bible Study every day. Our kids have a jornal that they write, draw, or write scriptures in.

They spend the first 30 minutes of the day with God. We also do a series of books called "Studying God's Word" by Christian Liberty Press that we have enjoyed. We did the Old Testament the last two years and next year we are doing Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. We are looking forward to it. We also do character books and listen to cd's on each subject. I have used lots of things from Doorposts and enjoy their charts.

I also have found free printables on Rose Publishing that are awesome. They send one free one a week and I use them often for our lessons.

We do. :) Our ten year old reads a chapter from Rod & Staff's, "Bible Stories to Tell" every day while his preschool aged little sister listens and enjoys a coordinating coloring pages from their, "Bible Stories to Color" workbook. We also do family devotions and prayer, and try to thank God throughout our day for so many things we have to be grateful for. Every mealtime we pray for those who do not have the food/water/health they need. I think it reaches the heart when you are about to take a drink from a tall glass of clean cool water and remembering that there are so millions around the world who have never experienced that in their entire lives.

We use scripture stories and descuss the meanings and how we can apply it in our lives.

Yes. Our curriculum is Bible based. We, also, have daily Bible studies each day of the week. Sometimes I teach a lesson to everyone. Sometimes they have their own lessons or scripture reading to do. They have Bible verses to memorize from Sunday School. On Wednesday, we have Bible study at church.

I have stopped teaching Bible as a 'subject.' We do talk about the Bible, especially when something comes up, but I didn't want Bible to be added to a list of things my kids 'had' to do. I'm not sure, for my family, that making the Bible a chore is the right thing to do. We hope that our kids will choose to make time for Bible reading from their own hearts and not because it falls between English and History.

We are using Discovering Scriptures. We read a scripture story and answer questions, draw pictures, and memorize scripture verses.