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Spiritual Growth
As the wise men sought Jesus, seek wisdom from God
Providing spiritual growth for your children is a 24-hour/day task (see quote below). However, there are devotional times during the day when you and your child focus especially on God. The first phase of this is having devotional times WITH your children. The second phase is encouraging them and training them to read the Bible and pray for THEMSELVES and also to memorize the Bible. This section provides information to help you in both phases of devotional life. Just click on the titles of the books/information below to investigate ordering it and having it delivered to your home.
Train a child in the way he should go
These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 NASB
Train a child in the way he should go
Josh McDowell's Youth Devotions
By Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler
This book is adapted from the fundamental principles given in the book “Right from Wrong” also written by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler. This yearlong devotional book, which you can read with your children, is a daily adventure in making right choices. Each month has a special theme or themes, which cover the same topic in a number of different ways, so that children really get the point.

Every devotion presents the following:
A Bible passage to read, a story to relate the topic to everyday things you child can relate to, a reflect section and a prayer.

This is a great devotional book to read along with your children and help point them to reading the Bible on their own.
Train a child in the way he should go
The Adventure Bible
The New International Version Study Bible for Kids
Great features of this youth study Bible are:
1. Early Old Testament men and women with brief descriptions of each person and where to find them in the Bible.
2. Rulers of Israel and Judah
3. The Life of Christ (a brief description plus where it is located in the Bible)
All these are in bright, colorful pages.

Additional Features: located throughout the Bible:
1. Words to remember: Key verses appear in large type to help you see what could be memorized.
2. Life in Bible times: one hundred entries, each with pictures.
3. Did You Know? Interesting small facts that are found in the Bible.
4. Let’s live it: tells you what the Bible has to say about your life right now.
5. Book Introductions: Basic facts about the book, containing information about who, what and why
6. Index: Different subjects and people covered in this Bible
7. Dictionary and concordance.
8. Charts and maps.
Train a child in the way he should go
The Teen Devotional Bible
Devotions for Teens Written by Teens
Teen Devotional Bible

This Bible is aimed at 12 to 15 year old children. Its features include:
1. Daily devotionals for Monday through Friday written by teenagers.
2. Weekend devotions written by youth leaders that emphasize a key point in the previous weeks devotions.
3. Book introductions that include four sections: Introduction; Cast of Characters; Snapshots and What’s Up? (interesting things to think about).
4. Twenty-two full-color pages that include a behind the scenes look at what God thinks about.
5. Subject index.
6. A plan of salvation: how to share your faith
Train a child in the way he should go
The Topical Memory System
By Navpress Staff
PROBLEM: How do you teach your teenager to memorize the Bible, and maintain the discipline to continue doing it.

The Topical Memory System (TMS) is a great way to learn how to memorize key portions of the Bible. It is set up with a simple effective method for teaching you how to memorize Bible verses. It comes with cards printed with verses that you can carry with you. This enables you to utilize spare moments by reviewing the Bible verses that you have memorized. The cards are in all major modern versions of the Bible. The memory verses are set up in five key areas of practical basic Christianity: How to live the life as a new Christian; How to share your faith (simple gospel outline); God’s resources; Be Christ’s disciple and Grow in Christ-likeness. Within each of the five topics are 12 verses.

After you have learned a certain number of verses, the TMS teaches you how to review and keep accurate and updated on the verses you already know while continuing to learn new verses. After you have learned these 60 verses, you will have a solid foundation for your Christian life. More than that, you will have learned how to memorize and will be able to build on the base of 60 verses with other verses from the Bible that God wants you to memorize.
Train a child in the way he should go

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