November is here and time to focus on gratitude. Why not turn to the ultimate source with a Thanksgiving Bible lesson?
It’s the perfect time to turn our hearts to God and thank HIM for all we have. Plus, we need to thank God for the ultimate gift: His Son, Jesus, at Christmas.
Giving thanks changes our perspective and our attitude. Not only our perspective, but our kids’ perspective. The best place to begin with gratitude is a thanksgiving Bible lesson as a family.
That’s one reason I created my Bible study on thanksgiving.
It’s so easy to see selfishness in my kids, but God continues to show me that I have a selfish, complaining spirit. One way to overcome selfishness is to get rid of the “me” attitude and move to the God attitude. Move to being thankful.
Let’s take a look at one of my favorite giving thanks Bible verses you can use with your kids.
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.I Thessalonians 5:18
From now until Thanksgiving, memorize a Bible verse about thanksgiving as a family. Your kids can copy it on an index card to help them memorize it.
You can use these questions as a mini thanksgiving Bible lesson.
- What does God want us to do?
- When should we give thanks?
- Should you give thanks when your brother (sister) hits you? Or argues with you? Or use something that happens in your family.
- What is God’s will for you?
- How can we give thanks?
Each day at a meal, read the verse together. Once your kids know the verse, let them say it aloud on their own. After reciting the verse, go around the table and let each person tell one thing they give thanks for.
Did you know there are over 2000 Bible verses about giving thanks?
If God speaks of giving thanks over 2000 times, I think it’s important to him … and to us. As I said earlier, I’ve created a free Bible study on thanksgiving that you can do as a family.
When you finish the thankgiving Bible lesson, you might let each child choose their favorite of the verse to share at the Thanksgiving table.
Be sure to let your kids do this study with you. It is a great tool for your high schoolers to learn how to do a word study in the Bible.
In conclusion, you will find a few follow-up questions so you & your kids can apply the truths of gratitude. Let this simple Bible study be your Bible lessons in homeschooling from now until Thanskgiving … or even afterwards.
So . . . to get your FREE Bible Study on Thanksgiving, just enter your email below and we’ll send it to you immediately. When you sign up (above), you’ll also receive a link to Part 2 – A Short Study of Thanksgiving in Philippians. It’s another free Thanksgiving Bible study for you.