Treasure Text: “From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ […]
Published on: 11-01-2018
Treasure Text: “From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:15, 16, NIV).
Grandma showed Gemma where it says that the Bible is God’s book. It is called the Holy Scriptures because it tells us about God and how to give our hearts to Him and live for Him. Grandma explained that the Bible was not really one book, but 66 smaller books written by different people, after God had given them ideas and words. The people wrote down what they remembered about what happened long ago, and some wrote about when Jesus was on earth. Some wrote songs or poems, and some wrote about things that were going to happen in the future.
The Bible tells us that the messages in the Bible didn’t just come from the writers’ own imaginations. “For prophecy never had its origins in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21, NIV).
One book in the Bible tells us about a boy called Timothy who found Bible treasure. He discovered the Bible through his mother Eunice, and his grandmother Lois. They knew how precious the words of the Bible were and decided that it was important to sit with Timothy every day and teach him how to “dig for treasure” in the Bible and give his heart to Jesus.
Because the Bible was inspired by God, Timothy developed a faith in Jesus that gave him courage and passion for sharing Jesus and leading other people to live for him.
People in Thessalonica believed Silas and Timothy when they told them about the Bible treasure and turned from loving idols and started to love Jesus, the living God. Paul praised God for this. He wrote to the Thessalonians saying, “And we also thank God continually for you, because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human, but as it actually is, the word of God which is indeed at work in you who believe” (1 Thessalonians 2:13, NIV).
Grandma asked Gemma if she knew what trust was. Gemma said it was like believing that Daddy would catch her when he told her to jump into the deep end of the swimming pool.
Grandma said that reading the Bible, trusting its words, came from God; and doing what it said was like reading and following a recipe and trusting that what you made would bake into a cake.
What are some of the books and programs you have read or seen that you know are not real? What books and programs do you have that are real and true?
Ask Jesus to help you focus on Bible stories that can help you grow, rather than on untrue stories that are just entertainment.
Arrange the chairs in a room into an obstacle course. Write directions for someone to read to help another person who is blindfolded get through the obstacle course. For example, write down how many steps left, how many steps right or forward, they need to take to get along safely.