I loved it when my kids were little. You could pull a children’s Bible out and read some of the stories over and over and it never felt like a waste of time. Some stories were unbelievably popular and would be read on high rotation.
Hey, perhaps one day it would be worth us revisiting this and analyse what made those particular stories work so well and others not?
Right now my kids are older and you may think that just because I’m trained, just because I’m a teacher, just because I’m a kid’s performer, it’s easy peasy, lemon squeezy when it comes to reading the Bible regularly with my kids in my home.
It’s probably just like yours.
Do your kids groan… ‘do we have to do this?’
‘Oh no, he’s getting the Bibles out!’
‘Can we hurry this along…’
Or perhaps you haven’t tried to read the Bible regularly with your kids, you’re willing to give it a go but not sure where to start?
As my kids grew out of the children's Bibles my wife and found it a huge jump to try and read the adults Bible with our kids. We didn't want to bore our kids or make regular devotions with them a chore for us, so I began experimenting, doodling on an iPad, looking at small chunks of Scripture, together with my crazy friend, Anton. If you don’t know already I produce live shows and videos for kids called ‘Anton’s Antics’ using a trio of fun characters, story-telling with colourful live drawings, rap music and a whole lot of energy!
I have a new series in the works, but before I go any further, I’d like some input from you on how well the videos go with your kids.
What I’ve done is make one, and only one video on the book of James so you can preview it and tell me how it went in your home or ministry.
Test out the video with your kids or ministry today for FREE right here:
While the video is aimed at the home, I don’t see why you couldn’t also use it in a church or school setting, so don’t be put off, if you can’t see it being used in your home but might have a kid’s ministry you could give it a whirl in.
Try "Unpolluted", my first video in an upcoming series of devotions for 9-13 year olds from the book of James with your kids and let us know how it went!