After you choose a theme you are going to want to ADD Bible verses to help support your theme. If you are not already using a Bible app on your phone, download one today! I recommend YouVersion or Blue Letter Bible. These will help you in your search for verses containing a certain word. Otherwise simply searching the internet for “Bible verses about…” should provide you with ample material.
You may also pick verses you already have memorized or that you would personally like to memorize. Or you may want to offer an extra reward if your children memorize them. This is a great opportunity to hide more of God’s word in your heart.
Choose a Bible version that is suitable to your child’s reading level. Look at the following familiar Christmas verse. Notice the difference in wording between these two popular versions:
- OKAY: For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord (KJV).
- BETER: Today your Savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord (NET).
The year that our theme was LIGHT, we chose two very basic and simple verses (because our children were very small). We wanted to capitalize on the fact that one of the first things children learn about in the Bible is creation–and God first created light. Secondly we wanted to make sure they understood that Jesus shines light in our world.
- Genesis 1:3 “And God said, “Let there be light.”
- John 8:12 “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world.”
Next we get to do our homework as parents before the first meeting…