Children

If we want our children and grandchildren to carry their faith into adulthood, then we ought to help them fall in love with God’s Word. One of the best ways to do that is through music. And so on today’s episode of the Great Stories Podcast, Adam Wright of The Corner Room joins us to talk about the importance of Scripture-based songs for children.

What began as music Adam would write for his church and family has now become a powerful album enjoyed by countless families around the world: Remember and Proclaim: Scripture Songs for Little Ones. It’s our prayer that this episode will not only inspire you to sing God’s Word with your little ones, but that it would also help you cultivate an atmosphere of ministry within the home.


More from The Corner Room

  • This interview was originally featured on Haven Today. For more content related to leading children to Jesus through music, listen in to the 5-part series Songs to Remember.
  • Make your gift to Haven Ministries and we’ll send you The Corner Room album Remember and Proclaim: Scripture Songs for Little Ones as our thanks for your support of this all about Jesus ministry.


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There’s no shortage of kingdoms in children’s movies and books, and yet all of them pale in comparison to the Kingdom of God. But then why is it so often difficult to teach our kids that all of life and all of Scripture points to our one true king? Storybook author Tyler Van Halteren has some thoughts about how we can help the children our lives become more engaged in God’s Word.

Tyler Van Halteren is the author of the new Kingdom of God Bible Storybook. You might also recognize him for his work on the popular storybook adaptations of Pilgrim’s Progress called Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey. On today’s episode of the Great Stories Podcast, Charles Morris speaks with Tyler about how some of the Bible’s most often skipped over stories are also the ones that help children and adults begin to pray “Thy Kingdom Come.”


THE KINGDOM OF GOD BIBLE STORYBOOK: BOX SET

Take your family on a journey to discover the story of God’s kingdom from Genesis-Revelation in this beautiful set of books! The Kingdom of God Bible Storybook is perfect for children ages 4-12 with hundreds of vivid illustrations and engaging text. This two volume box set comes with with heirloom quality cloth hardcovers, gold foil, and a ribbon page marker.

What makes The Kingdom of God Bible Storybook different?

  • Faithful: Follows the text of Scripture without oversimplifying it or changing the meaning.
  • Thematic: Focuses on God’s covenant promises and the central theme of the Kingdom of God.
  • Christ-Centered: Every chapter points to the longing and need for the promised King to come.
  • In-Depth: Includes many important stories that are often skipped over.
  • Study Guides: Each chapter ends with a summary page with questions and Bible references.

We hope and pray this book will help your family know and enjoy the Bible together as you come to understand God’s kingdom in a clearer and deeper way.


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Most online lists covering what children need most include things like education, good health, and self-esteem. These are all good, but something’s missing . . . prayer. Yet when it comes to praying for our children in the midst of our hectic daily lives, it’s often difficult to know where to start. That’s where Melissa Kruger comes in.

A Christian author and mother herself, Kruger has many helpful insights on biblical ways to pray for our children — many of which are captured in her book 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids. In this episode of the Great Stories Podcast, she reminds us that our children’s spiritual health comes first. She also offers tools to help the busy parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle begin praying more intentionally for the kids God has placed in our lives.


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Fifteen years ago, Sally Lloyd-Jones was tasked to write a children’s Bible that was all about Jesus. What later became The Jesus Storybook Bible would go on to sell more than 3 million copies, making it the most popular kids Bible on the market today. But the most amazing part of this story isn’t about book sales, but the lives of both children and adults who have discovered for themselves that God’s love for them is a “never stopping, never giving up, always and forever love.”

At the time of this publication’s tenth anniversary, Charles Morris caught up with Sally in New York City so that she could tell how the Lord led her to craft this book, and how He continues to use it to bless millions of hearts around the world today.

Going Deeper


The Jesus Storybook Bible

“Every Story Whispers His Name”

The Jesus Storybook Bible, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, is celebrating its tenth birthday with this beautiful clothbound gift edition.

A Bible like no other, this now modern classic invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover the Great Story that’s all about Jesus—and to make that story their own.

Originally created by Randall Goodgame of Slugs & Bugs, the Sing the Bible albums have been a staple for many Christian families wanting their children to grow up with Scripture in their hearts. Every song is based on Bible passages and set to catchy music, silly themes, and a message that’s all about Jesus.

The captivating melodies will have you and your kids memorizing Bible verses without even realizing it. Features special appearances by the African Children’s Choir, author Sally Lloyd-Jones, and a host of Nashville’s finest musicians.

Below is a complete list of Sing the Bible song samples from all four albums.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4


Sing the Bible Vol. 1, 2, 3, & 4

All 4 Sing the Bible CDs in one set!

Slugs & Bugs has applied its unique blend of sincerity and silliness to brand-new songs filled with lyrics straight from Scripture.

The captivating melodies will have you and your kids memorizing Bible verses without even realizing it. Features special appearances by the African Children’s Choir, author Sally Lloyd-Jones, and a host of Nashville’s finest musicians. Below are a few selections from all four albums.

One of the best ways for kids to learn is through play. Kristin Vazquez and Hannah Santi believe that the Advent and Christmas seasons create a perfect opportunity for them to learn about Jesus in a fun, interactive way through the children’s book and traveling nativity set called The Manger Mission.

In this conversation, executive producer Troy Lamberth steps in for Charles Morris to discuss what is at the heart of this new book and activity created by Kristin and Hannah. They also discuss how our family Christmas traditions are important opportunities for the whole family to anticipate and encounter the living Christ in meaningful and memorable ways.


Going Deeper


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The Manger Mission: A Family Christmas Tradition

After reading the accompanying story, children choose a place for the three Wise Men to begin their journey through their home, every day moving them closer to the nativity where they can once again see baby Jesus. On Christmas morning, children return the Wise Men to the nativity to complete this Christmas tradition.

Created by Kristin Vazquez and Hannah Santi, this set includes the following:

  • 1 hardback children’s book that combines the story of the Wise Men with the story of The Manger Mission tradition and includes beautiful painterly and sketched color illustrations with beautifully-lined black and white illustrations
  • 1 Nativity Set that includes 12 Characters and 1 Stable of shaped blocks of wood with painted characters that coordinates with the story’s illustrations, sized to fit a child’s hand.


Are your kids as brave as Daniel, as wise as Solomon, or as humble as Ruth? The answer is probably no on all counts, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

On today’s episode of the Great Stories podcast, Charles Morris is joined by gospel teacher, parent, and author Jack Klumpenhower. He wrote a helpful Christ-centered book called Show Them Jesus on how to effectively teach the gospel to children in a way they can internalize it and carry their faith into adulthood. He also has some great insight into how adults can preach the gospel to themselves every day.


Going Deeper

  • Read Charles’ favorite quotes from Show Them Jesus here.
  • Get a copy of Show Them Jesus here.
  • Listen to last week’s podcast episode with Jay Stocker on Scripture Lullabies here.
  • Learn more about the Scripture Lullaby albums called Hidden in My Heart here.

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If you’ve been looking for a way for the children around you to memorize and even understand the Bible this Christmas, you don’t have to look any longer. Randall Goodgame, the singer-songwriter behind Slugs & Bugs, has come out with a Christmas album that’s totally based on God’s Word.

This album tells the truth of Scripture in a way that helps it stick in young hearts. With music inspired by “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” these songs were created so the truths of the Bible can resonate in young hearts, but that doesn’t mean it can’t work on the hearts of parents and grandparents, as well.

Here are a few songs from Randall Goodgame’s Sing the Bible Family Christmas that will help you and the kids in your life get in the Christ-centered Christmas spirit this year:

 

John 1:1-4, 14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

 

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 

Luke 1:46-48

And Mary said,

“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;”

 
 

STBC-productSing the Bible Family Christmas

To have this album for the Christmas season, don’t hesitate to request your copy when you make a gift to Haven Today and we’ll send you Sing the Bible Family Christmas as our “thank you” for your generosity to this listener-supported ministry. Randall Goodgame created this album so that each word-for-word Scripture song would celebrate the miracles of all miracles: the coming of Jesus. When you follow the link below, you’ll get the chance to listen to samples of other songs on the album, such as “When the Fullness of Time had Come,” “Zechariah’s Prophecy,” “I Heard the Bells,” and more.

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We believe music is one of the greatest tools God uses for children (and adults!) to worship and learn about Jesus. For Randall Goodgame, the singer-songwriter behind Sing the Bible Vol. 1 & 2 and everything Slugs & Bugs, this is exactly his mission as he seeks to profoundly impact the culture of the home with these Gospel-centered, silly, and extremely catchy songs.
Below are just a few of the songs from Randall’s recently released album called Sing the Gospel. As Randall puts it, we pray this music inspires you and your family to sing together, laugh together, and think deeply together about the meaning of life and the nature of God.
 

God Made Me


 

Stop (Listen to the Lord!)


 

I’m Adopted


 
stgcd_medium3d.vxt2prwb27u6ty6guutku64gh3hacbf6Randall Goodgame’s desire is to help children of all ages understand the Gospel through songs that delightfully get stuck in your head. If you’ve been looking for a way to help the children in your life understand the Gospel better, then look no further. Sing the Gospel is exactly what you need.
Here’s Randall’s take on it:
“The riches of the Gospel are immeasurable. We get to be in God’s family! We are transformed from within! Our sins are forgiven, our wounds are made beautiful, and our joy never ends. Last year, our friends at The Good Book Company in the U.K. requested that we curate a collection of the Slugs & Bugs songs that explore these different aspects of the Gospel, and the result became ‘Sing the Gospel’ – a Slugs and Bugs collection.”
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How can we encourage our kids to know the Bible in a world with so many distractions? Randall Goodgame creatively sets Bible passages to fun music, making it nearly impossible for your kids not to sing the Word of God.

Even Charles Morris was snapping to the beat by the end of this fun video.


Sing the Bible Vol. 1, 2, 3, & 4

All 4 Sing the Bible CDs in one set!

Slugs & Bugs has applied its unique blend of sincerity and silliness to brand-new songs filled with lyrics straight from Scripture.

The captivating melodies will have you and your kids memorizing Bible verses without even realizing it. Features special appearances by the African Children’s Choir, author Sally Lloyd-Jones, and a host of Nashville’s finest musicians. Below are a few selections from all four albums.