STRONG IN SPIRIT:
Bible Resources

by Tamara Eaton

In the last article (Are You Neglecting the Needful?), we discussed how important it is to teach our children the Word of God. Have you noticed how many times God uses the simple presentation of the Word to speak to, and direct His children? In the systematic study of His Word (moving sequentially from verse to verse, chapter to chapter), He is able to direct us by consistently bringing "just the right verse" into our lives at "just the right time!" This week we'd like to share some of the helpful resources we've used with our children.

As Christian homeschooling parents, our first goal for our children is that they become "strong in spirit", serving the Lord Jesus with all of their minds, souls, and strength. If we concentrate on academics so much that we end up neglecting spiritual training, we would fail in the most important ministry. What a tremendous privilege the Lord has given us--the opportunity to mold and shape our children into men and women of God--strong in spirit, and ready to be used by Him!

The Bible gives us examples of children growing strong in spirit, here are just two of them:

Luke 1:80 "So the child grew and became strong in spirit..." (Speaking of John the Baptist)

Luke 2:40 "And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him." (Speaking of Jesus)

May the Lord direct your families and bless you in your teaching and training in God's Word so that your children will also be "strong in spirit"!

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We have always homeschooled our six children (elementary through high school and beyond!) and enjoy encouraging other families in their homeschooling, parenting and in the Lord! For more help and information, please join us on the Christian Homeschool Fellowship Message Board.

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"And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord;
and great shall be the peace of thy children."

Isaiah 54:13