A New Approach to Scripture Study: Day 3

Family Scripture Study

Family Scripture Study

Tab flat1. Discuss something that one of the family members learned in their personal scripture study.

Tab flat2. Look at the other lists, choose a method, and modify it to work for family scripture study.

Tab flat3. With every verse you read, discuss how the scripture applies to our time, our families, and our individual lives.

Studying with Young Children

Tab flat1. Perform the scriptures – act out the stories with your children.

Tab flat2. Have stuffed animals (each with its own unique voice) do the reading.

Tab flat3. Read it like a melodrama – have the kids BOOO! or YAY! depending on what’s happening in the scripture story you are reading.

Tab flat4. After reading a scripture story, have each child draw what happened in the story. Put the pictures in their scripture journals or in a family journal.

Tab flat5. Get dolls and action figures to act out what happens in the scriptures. If it is a sermon chapter, have the animal act like the one who is speaking.

Tab flat6. Have the kids draw what they hear as you read out loud.

Scripture quote of the day:

James E. Faust:

In the future, infrequent family scripture study may be inadequate to arm our children with the virtue necessary to withstand the moral decay of the environment in which they will live. Where in the world will the children learn chastity, integrity, honesty, and basic human decency if not at home? These values will, of course, be reinforced at church, but parental teaching is more constant.

James E. Faust, “A Thousand Threads of Love,” Ensign, Oct 2005, 2–7

Suggested Talk: Reading His Words Together

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