Tell Me the Stories of Jesus

So many wonderful hymns are full of truth from the Scriptures! As you enjoy singing hymns with your children, your children will begin to lay up these truths in their hearts. And these hymns can remain with them, ready in their hearts to one day be sung with the next generation.

Hymns comfort, encourage, lift up our eyes to Jesus and renew our spirits. Let’s keep singing hymns!!

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Your Child’s Faith

My father loved God’s Word and actively shared God’s Word with our family and others.

One of my many girlhood memories is the day I watched and listened as my father talked with a young man, engaging him in a conversation that led to spiritual things. At one point in the conversation, my father turned to me and asked “Where does faith come from?” He probably assumed that I would know the answer to that question. I didn’t. But I’m sure, at that moment, I wished that I did!

My father shared Romans 10:17. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Both the young man and I heard the truth from the Scriptures that faith comes from hearing the Word of God!

Do you want your child to have faith in God? Do you want your child’s faith to grow? Be sure that your child is daily hearing the Word of God!

How can you help your child hear the Word of God? Here are a few ideas:

1. Read a Bible passage/story to your child.

2. Encourage your child to read a Bible passage/story to you.

3. Enjoy Bible study together.

4. Listen to a recording of Scripture together.

5. Have your child check you out on your Bible memory verses.

6. Sing Scripture songs together! I love this idea and have enjoyed using it over and over again with our daughters through the years. Actually, I still do!

Keep joyfully sharing God’s Word with your child! Read, listen, study, quote and sing it together! And just perhaps, you may like to ask your child the question my father asked me. She could come to appreciate the truth found in Romans 10:17 in a new way!

Scripture taken from the KJV

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Plans 4A and 4B

Do you have the desire to help your children love Jesus and grow in Him, yet wonder how to go about it or where to begin?

First Place Plans are here to help! First Place Plans provide you with a simple yet intentional guide as you enjoy Bible Time with your children. They offer creative activities and encourage participation, discussion and discovery as you and your children read, study and memorize God’s Word together.

Two Plans!

There are two 5 Day First Place Plans to choose from. Plan 4A is designed to be used with children who have yet to read or write. Plan 4B is designed to be used with everyone else! Plan 4A and Plan 4B can also be used together if you have both children who can’t read and children who can.

Hymn, Song and Activities!

A hymn, Scripture song and creative activities are included! Just click on the active links in the download before printing.

Resources!

Related Memory Verse Cards and Bible Study Pages are provided.

Great news!

These plans are flexible! Miss a day? No worries. Just pick up where you left off and keep going!

Binder!

Bible Study Pages can be kept in a three ring Bible Study Binder. (Binder Cover Download available here)

You’re all set!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask. It would be wonderful to hear from you.

And if you do decide to use one of the 5 Day First Place Plans I’d love to hear from you as well! Your feedback will help us as we continue to make more First Place Plans.

May the Lord bless the work of your hands as you choose to put the spiritual nurturing of your children in first place over their academic studies and other endeavors.

Note: Files are created for two sided printing.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Under His Wings

So many wonderful hymns are full of truth from the Scriptures! As you enjoy singing hymns with your children, your children will begin to lay up these truths in their hearts. And these hymns can remain with them, ready in their hearts to one day be sung with the next generation.

Hymns comfort, encourage, lift up our eyes to Jesus and renew our spirits. Let’s keep singing hymns!!

Note: This hymn is included in First Place Plans 4A and 4B.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

O Taste and See

Psalm 34:1-8

Voice: Marian Thomsen | Harp by Kristen Thomsen | "Hevenu Shalom" Arrangement © 1987 by Sylvia Woods, Woods Music and Books Publishing - Used with Permission

Let’s be like a tree. Like a tree that is planted by water. A tree ready to bring forth fruit in its season. Let’s plant ourselves by the living water of God’s Word. Come be refreshed as we meditate on God’s Word together.

 

Psalm 34:1-8

I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

New to Like a Tree?

Psalm 1:1-3 encourages us to meditate on God’s Word day and night. God tells us that when we do, we will be like a tree planted by water. A fruitful tree. A tree that stays fresh and green. Join me on Like a Tree as we meditate on God’s Word together.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Our Help

Our Help

Let’s be like a tree. Like a tree that is planted by water. A tree ready to bring forth fruit in its season. Let’s plant ourselves by the living water of God’s Word. Come be refreshed…

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The Blessed Mother

The Blessed Mother

The blessed mother, the happy mother, is the mother who does not walk in the way of the wicked or listen to their counsel. Instead, this mother delights in and desires God’s Word. She thinks carefully on God’s Word during the day and during the night.

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First Place Bible Time Planner

This First Place Bible Time Planner is a hands on resource and a companion to the First Place Bible Time Handbook! Throughout the planner, reference is made to related pages found in the First Place Bible Time Handbook.

Use the First Place Bible Time Planner as you pray, prepare and plan for Bible Time. Also, enjoy Journal Pages to record memorable Bible Time moments!

This planner is available as a free download below. To learn more about the First Place Bible Time Handbook see here.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

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