Bible Teaching Tip

These pictures are of the notebook I kept this summer.  It is all the take-home papers from my 2-4 year olds Sunday School class.  We use this to review, play matching games with the Bible story pictures I’ve posted around the room, and to remind us of our songs we love to sing.  Our Songbook is kept in the notebook too.  

I suggest you keep all your child’s take-home papers from Sunday School or Children’s Church in a notebook for the year.   Flip through the pages for a quick review of people, places, biblical themes and principles. Then you can quickly apply those principles to her/his everyday life and devotional life for that day.  Be sure to show them Jesus and the gospel in every lesson. 

 For instance, these lessons in my notebook on Shadrake, Meshach, and Abednego and Daniel show how God listens to our prayers and wants us to worship only Him.  The way to show them Jesus is to explain that Jesus is God’s Son, the Promised King.  It is only through faith in Him that we can expect God to hear our prayers.  Even these boys long agos knew God had promised a Savior who would live forever.  The application:  Do you pray?  Do you believe in Jesus? Do you ever worship other things?

The Sunday School literature I use does all this for you. They also include memory verse and Catchism question.  ( 

Simply putting weekly lessons into a notebook lets you keep your teaching tools handy.  If you have to search for them, you’ll end up not reviewing and not much will have been accomplished at Children’s Church or Sunday School.  KEEP YOUR TOOLS HANDY.

About Carol Brandt

I earned a B.A. in History from Florida State University and M.Ed in.Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. I taught high school social studies before “retiring” to full-time homemaking and raising two daughters. Now I love being a grandmother to four boys and a girl. I have also raised five collies.

My husband, John, was an optometrist, who worked tirelessly for his profession through private practice and as a consultant, and served on the Board of Trustees of Illinois College of Optometry for twenty years.

Ernest Reisinger was my chief mentor in this warm-hearted application of Calvinism. He gave me many books! The Founders Journal and Founders Conferences, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Charles Spurgeon have been other sources of Reformed thinking as well as the other warm-hearted ones listed in my book, “Warm-hearted Calvinists.”

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