Tips & Articles

I have posted some tips to help people use the studies I’ve written, and also to encourage people who desire to learn more about the Word of God.  I have listed them below so they could more easily be found on this site.  I will be adding to these, so please check back often:

    • A sample lesson format for parents/teachers who have children of multiple ages in class.  You might also like my tips for simplifying studies for younger kids, or breaking them down over several days.
    • Another way to simplify studies, this time allowing for more in-depth study: the five-day format.
    • Narration is a method for “testing” your children’s knowledge of a particular topic.
    • Some suggestions for activities to use in conjunction with Bible study.
    • Some other posts that you might enjoy:

    Use these flashcards to help your children memorize Psalm 23.

    Here is a list of hand motions to help kids memorize the historical periods in the Bible.

    • Suggestions for scheduling time with your family to study the Bible.

    One Response to “Tips & Articles”

    1. Janice Says:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry I took so long to answer you; I don’t check my site very often anymore since we have a new baby in the house.

      To answer, I do understand that the Hebrew text may not be referring to a plurality. However, I don’t think it is a mistake that God preserved the use of “us” and “our” instead of keeping the singular form here. The Scripture teaches that Christ was at the creation and was the firstborn of all creation. Please note the following verses in the Bible:

      He [that is, Christ] was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. — John 1:10

      Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, {2} but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. — Hebrews 1:1-2

      In the beginning was the Word [Christ], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. {2} He was in the beginning with God. {3} All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being {4} in him was life, and the life was the light of all people — John 1:1-4

      He [Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; {16} for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers–all things have been created through him and for him. {17} He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. — Colossians 1:15-17

      Throughout my Bible lessons I try to point out the eternal nature of our Savior, the Holy Spirit, and the Father. The lesson in Genesis is just one of many that point that out. I do not have time in these short lessons for children to give all the Scripture, arguments, Hebrew lexicon, etc., but these ideas are discussed in later lessons.

      Thank you for your interest and comments!

      Janice Trees


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