Bible Story Series Introduction
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
And thou shalt teach them diligentlyunto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, andwhen thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and theyshall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thygates.” (De 6:5-9)“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”(Joh 17:3)“
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branchcannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye
the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye cando nothing.
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, andcast
into the fire, and they are burned.
If ye abide in me,
and my words abide in you
, ye shall ask whatye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (Joh 15:3-7)
I truly believe that if I can connect my children to the Word of God, they will have eternal life. If I canconnect them in a relationship of total dependence as the branch is to the vine, they will be Christiansforever. If they learn to go to the Word in every situation for counsel, information, history,understanding of the future, comfort, hope, strength, guidance, wisdom, then their characters will bewell-formed and as stable as the wise man's house that was built upon the Rock. And the sooner thiscan be established, the better.I searched through all the resources I could find for family worship and pre-school curriculum for helpin this endeavour. I found many things that were helpful, but could see a great and pressing need for anaudio/visual resource that would feed them the Bible directly, not watered down by human words andinterpretations but straight It Is Written. Everyone that teaches the Bible to pre-school and kindergartenaged children, seem to think that children of this age cannot understand the Scriptures for themselves but need the story told or written out in their own words. I theorized that children could understand theBible—yes, even the King James Version—especially if it were sufficiently illustrated with visual aids.I first tested my idea on my own pre-school-aged children by reading their story from the Bible butusing whatever picture books and felts I could find to illustrate it. Sure enough, it kept their attention,and they understood. Not only that, they memorized not just their memory verse, but the whole entirestory after hearing the same story once or twice a day for a week.
Knowing so many other mothers with the same goals and need for resources, I decided to see whatcould be done to make an audio/visual resource available. my friends atwww.ChildrensMinistryPlace.com, have developed an awesome visual aid called “digital felts.” Thesecan be easily assembled into slide and video programs to illustrate Bible stories. All that is needed, isthe audio portion.We found thatwww.MyBibleFirst.orgis producing good chronological Bible lessons for preschoolers.So following their outlines, I began compiling the script for the audio portion of our production. I
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