Resources for Family Worship and Bible Study
Parents are always on the lookout for tools to help with family devotions. Let’s face it- most moms and dads haven’t been to seminary, but we do want to do a good job discipling our kids to love and understand Scripture. With guides like these, we’ve got much-needed help from trustworthy sources.
Family Worship Bible Guide by Joel R. Beeke
This rich volume pulls material from the Reformation Heritage Study Bible and offers discussion questions and thematic guidance for every single chapter in the Bible. You read that right; all 1,189 chapters of the Bible have their own section, so you can dive right into Second Chronicles or Obadiah with your kids and not be overwhelmed by what you don’t know, but rather encouraged to learn more. Use this guide alongside your Bible. Each section includes both commentary and application, so you’ll have rich fodder for good theological conversations.
Family Worship: In the Bible, In History, and In Your Home by Donald S. Whitney
For parents who aren’t sure how to begin the practice of family worship, this book will lay foundations for your family’s devotional time together. By sharing the biblical and historical precedents of family worship, Whitney assures us that this spiritual discipline is not only possible, but God-honoring and family-edifying. The second half of the book is devoted to practical concerns, objections that might arise, and wholehearted encouragement. A few quotes from the book will help you see the heart behind it.
Whitney’s book will help you establish the practice of family devotions, and Beeke’s will be your daily companion as you carry it out. Hope this helps!