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  • Donna G. Warren on Psalms 92
    I am trying my best to come up with a plan for summer reading for my granddaughter who is 12 & is inquisitive ,very very intelligent , she can read anything I can read & have understanding of what she has read .My family has been blessed with intelligence :) . I still am learning. I thought do the gospels ,rest of new testament, psalms& proverbs. Sound like a plan ? Any suggestions ?Well not just reading but a more in depth study.
  • Streetpreacher - in Reply on Psalms 92
    I like to tell stories like Jesus did. There are many to choose from.

    1. Noah and the Ark

    2. The Tower of Babel. How the Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) confused the languages. What Nimrod did with the tower.

    3. Gideon. How he arose from being a coward and became a mighty general of God. His men lapped water like dogs and kept their armor on, and eyes looking for enemies. As in Don't get distracted.

    4. Ruth and Naomi and how Naomi brought her and Boaz together.

    5. How Queen Esther saved the nation of Israel. How she won and kept her husbands heart close to her. Defeated her enemies.

    6. King David's humble beginnings as a shepherd boy that played a musical instrument.

    7. Deborah who was a judge over Israel. Sometimes God uses a woman to lead a nation.

    I'd get a highlighter marker and mark those passages in a special color, so you can just flip through the Bible. I learned to follow Jesus by what other people in the Bible did. Clearly you can see what is right and what Is the wrong way.

    One day I was reading Ezekiel 37. The Holy Spirit nailed me in verse 3, concerning the messes and disasters in my life! I was gifted at it. He says can these bones live? Take a side trip to Ezekiel 12. Back to 37. He tells me to prophesy to the bones of my failures. I followed His leading and my dead hopes lived again.

    Your niece can learn, that mistakes and bad judgement don't have to be fatal__dried out sun-baked bones. :)

    I love of the story of the donkey that spoke.

    And Peter walking on water, then he sees the waves and starts to sink. Like us when we see problems mount up like tsunamis in our lives. Peace, be still_in Jesus Name.

    Just show her how we found deliverance and direction in the scriptures!

    Memorizing scriptures is ok; but it is stories we hear that grow fast roots.
  • Bj - in Reply on Psalms 92
    Proverbs is good and you can read a chapter every day than start again
  • GiGi - in Reply on Psalms 92
    Donna, that sounds like a good plan for your granddaughter. Perhaps right down her questions as you go along. some may be answered in subsequent chapters, but some you will just need to explain in your own words. We are given intelligence to do just that.-explain spiritual truths to those who inquire in age appropriate ways. Bless you for having this opportunity with your dear granddaughter. May you both be blessed as you discover more of Jesus together.
  • Richard H Priday - in Reply on Psalms 92
    I'm not sure if you are planning Psalm 92 as a specific study. It contains impreccatory prayer and a statement on the eternal state of the lost.

    What I would think you would consider; is where she is at in seeking truth. Perhaps; she is trying to understand at this age what is going on approaching adolesdence or the age of accountability. Hopefully; she has parents (if they are raising her) which are not teaching her antithetical knowledge against scripture. Also; the conditioning of youth also is toward a self-destructive narcissistic atheistic (really Satanic) lifestyle. With that barrier covered; there hopefully can be a scientific viewpoint that is open to subjects like Job (and the creation); the book of Genesis; etc. There are Christians which have good arguments on that subject. The gospels and such certainly will provide a basis for teaching scripture; but if she isn't seeking the basic understanding of salvation (not sure where she is at with that); I certainly wouldn't be overly constraining as to what scriptures she goes to. Of course; we have the reality of the Resurrection and plan of salvation. There needs at some point to be an understanding (perhaps a good concordance or commentary) to put cross references together so the scripture (O.T. and N.T) are seen to be cohesive and inspired. There certainly is much wisdom in Proverbs and Psalms; and interesting historical narratives througout the Word.

    A major concern of those such as Akaiane who is one of the top 10 artists (once she was say 5 or 6 years old) but although she paints Christ clearly she is New Age in her viewpoints. I thought I should warn as that is endemic with youth; and the enemy will use that curiousity to try to seduce many away from the pure truth of the Word. Ephesians 6 I would HIGHLY implore you to go over. If the Lord wants her to be a spiritual warrior; there is no point beating around the bush. Agape; RIch Priday

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