First Bible Lessons- Instant Download. $9.95
Have you been looking for children's Bible printables, Bible coloring pages, Bible stories or Bible study?
Now, we are offering the hard-to-find resource of a very easy-to-use, fun, visually interesting Bible teaching tool for the youngest of children. (Packages for older children and teens as well as moms coming soon!) First Bible Lessons is available to youtoday through instantdownload!
Would you rather teach your little ones using true-to-life artistic illustrations and real Bible stories instead of caricatures?
Even our youngest children today are exposed to so much that is negative, so early in life, that it is important for parents to quickly begin to exert their authority as the main influencer in their children's life.
BENEFITS OF FIRST BIBLE LESSONS:
--Everything you need in one place- no need to keep searching the Internet.
--Promotes early literacy through letter recognintion and an emphasis on storytelling.
--Promotes solid Bible learning every day of the week, not just one hour a week at Sunday School or Nursery.
--Saves you time by collecting letters, stories and catechism in one place.
--Requires you to spend more time with your child strengthening the parent-child bond that will last a lifetime.
--Encourages appreciation of realistic art.
--Good review or introduction for mom to great Bible truths and Bible stories to encourage you in the Lord as well.
--Simple activites are easy to do together with little to no planning required.
--Discussion questions included to make it easier for you to review Bible concepts with your child.
Order your First Bible Lessons now so you
and your child can begin the learning fun today!
Your printable download package includes: Colorful ABC illustrations with Christian poem and corresponding verse from the KJV, Bible stories, Activities and/or discussion for each letter, separate pages with each letter on a lined section of paper which could be used for flashcards or wall-hanging, a few coloring pages and a first catechism from the 1777 New England Primer. All these components are just $15.95. Pages can be printed out as many times as you like and can be used in many different ways. Just save the package to your hard drive and it is yours to keep.
See A Sample of First Bible Lessons Below
Below is a sample of the unformatted text. Your package will of course be much nicer looking.
Read the following story aloud to the child.
THE STORY OF ABRAHAM AND ISAAC
You remember that in those times of which we are telling, when men worshipped God, they built an altar of earth or of stone, and laid an offering upon it as a gift to God. The offering was generally a sheep, or a goat, or a young ox—some animal that was used for food. Such an offering was called "a sacrifice."
But the people who worshipped idols often did what seems to us strange and very terrible. They thought that it would please their gods if they would offer as a sacrifice the most precious living things that were their own; and they would take their own little children and kill them upon their altars as offerings to the gods of wood and stone, that were no real gods, but only images.
God wished to show Abraham and all his descendants, those who should come after him, that he was not pleased with such offerings as those of living people, killed on the altars. And God took a way to teach Abraham, so that he and his children after him would never forget it. Then at the same time he wished to see how faithful and obedient Abraham would be to his commands; how fully Abraham would trust in God, or, as we would say, how great was Abraham's faith in God.
So God gave to Abraham a command which he did not mean to have obeyed, though this he did not tell to Abraham. He said:
"Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love so greatly, and go to the land of Moriah, and there on a mountain that I will show you, offer him for a burnt-offering to me."
Though this command filled Abraham's heart with pain, yet he would not be as surprised to receive it as a father would in our day; for such offerings were very common among all those people in the land where Abraham lived. Abraham never for one moment doubted or disobeyed God's word. He knew that Isaac was the child whom God had promised, and that God had promised, too, that Isaac should have children, and that those coming from Isaac should be a great nation. He did not see how God could keep his promise with regard to Isaac, if Isaac should be killed as an offering; unless indeed God should raise him up from the dead afterward.
But Abraham undertook at once to obey. God's command. He took two young men with him and an ass laden with wood for the fire; and he went toward the mountain in the north, Isaac, his son, walking by his side. For two days they walked, sleeping under the trees at night in the open country. And on the third day Abraham saw the mountain far away. And as they drew near to the mountain Abraham said to the young men:
"Stay here with the ass, while I go up yonder mountain with Isaac to worship; and when we have worshipped, we will come back to you." For Abraham believed that in some way God would bring back Isaac to life. He took the wood from the ass and placed it on Isaac, and they two walked up the mountain together. As they were walking, Isaac said:
"Father, here is the wood, but where is the lamb for the offering?"
And Abraham said, "My son, God will provide himself a Lamb for a burnt offering."
And they came to the place on the top of the mountain. There Abraham built an altar of stones and earth heaped up; and on it he placed the wood. Then he tied the hands and the feet of Isaac, and laid him on the altar, on the wood. And Abraham lifted up his hand, holding a knife to kill his son. Another moment longer and Isaac would be slain by his own father's hand.
But just at that moment the angel of the Lord out of heaven called to Abraham, and said:
And Abraham answered, "Here I am, Lord." Then the angel of the Lord said:
"Do not lay your hand upon your son. Do no harm to him. Now I know that you love God more than you love your only son, and that you are obedient to God, since you are ready to give up your son, your only son, to God."
What a relief and a joy these words from heaven brought to the heart of Abraham! How glad he was to know that it was not God's will for him to kill his son! Then Abraham looked around, and there in the thicket was a ram caught by his horns. And Abraham took the ram and offered him up for a burnt-offering in place of his son. So Abraham's words came true when he said that God would provide for himself a lamb.
The place where this altar was built Abraham named Jehovah-jireh, words in the language that Abraham spoke meaning, "The Lord will provide."
This offering, which seems so strange, did much good. It showed to Abraham, and to Isaac also, that Isaac belonged to God, for to God he had been offered; and in Isaac all those who should come from him, his descendants, had been given to God. Then it showed to Abraham and to all the people after him, that God did not wish children or men killed as offerings for worship; and while all the people around offered such sacrifices, the Israelites, who came from Abraham and from Isaac, never offered them, but offered oxen and sheep and goats instead.
These gifts, which cost so much toil, they felt must be pleasing to God, because they expressed their thankfulness to him. But they were glad to be taught that God does not desire men's lives to be taken, but loves our living gifts of love and kindness.
Discussion and Activities
What did God ask Abraham to do?
What does it mean to be faithful? (wait and believe)
What did Abraham wait for?
How did God reward him?
How was he faithful and true?
Was there ever a time you had to wait for something that you really wanted? What about a birthday, a Christmas present or a baby brother or sister?
What does it mean to obey?
Who should we obey?
Why should we obey God?
Why should we obey our parents?
Craft-draw a starry night scene on black paper with white crayon or star-shaped cut-outs or small cut-out dots or mini-marshmallows or dots of glue.
Activity-go outside one night and look at the stars with your family
Game- “Obey!”- played like follow the leader or Simon says except say “God says”- say hi to your neighbor, wave, give a hug, share a compliment, say “thank you for being you” are some example actions to be followed. Feel free to add your own! The parent and child take turns giving the commands. Involve other family members!
See coloring pages of Abraham and Isaac (2)