How do we start teaching Biblical Values?
. . . a step at a time
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. ~Deuteronomy 6:6,7
Does this seem overwhelming? Don’t worry.
- Teaching biblical values is easier than you think. . . a little at a time.
- Breaking bread together—a teaching moment during dinner time conversation.
- You might be surprised how your young adults may someday tell their children what they learned from you, in the morning, or at night, or as you “walked along the way” with them.
Teaching in the Savior’s Way
How can we bless our children with the peace and direction that they need more than ever in our uncertain world? Today we can carry on His timeless messages by teaching biblical values in dinner time conversation.
Breaking Bread—The Universal Parable
AT THE MERIDIAN OF TIME, people followed Jesus everywhere, irresistibly drawn to His message. Whether they were few or many, each walked away with that portion of the bread of life that fed his own soul, having connected at last with his divine heritage.
How did the Savior do it? With parables of daily life that teach biblical values. He broke bread with His friends. He fed them, taught them parables, and changed their lives.
Breaking bread is the archetype parable of the Savior’s ministry. Metaphorically, breaking bread means having a meal together, or starting a meal.
A Way of Life
We can use this same simple means of teaching biblical values to our family today.
- Dinner time is the most natural, irresistible form of fellowship— and it builds lasting bonds.
- We all need to eat every day. Why not add a little “bread of life” along with it? Finding peace in Christ is not a single event—it’s a process.
- Done a little every day, it’s easier than you think!
In homes where the parable of breaking bread is a way of life, family and friends find refuge from society’s cold indifference, or even from hot hostility. All find safety in the fellowship of the King.
Breaking bread is the universal parable. When shared at dinner time, it becomes a metaphor of enduring family unity that can comfort generations, long after we are gone.