Friday, August 15, 2008

Catechism's & Learning God's Truth

"That which is known by heart is what the heart knows."

~Dennis Lennon

Some have asked what the Catechism's are that Drew is learning. We got them out of a wonderful book called, "Big Truths For Little Kids" by Susan Hunt. She was on Focus On The Family a few years back and I desperately wanted to teach them to Drew (he was only 9 months at the time). So, here we are at 3 1/2 and Drew knows about 10 of the statements, 20 with some help. Each week we read a story and add 1-2 new statements. Each concept builds on the next. For the entire list of Catechism's click on the title of the post. Below are the ones Drew has been learning. This process of Questions & Answers has been awesome! Drew has learned his birthday, address, phone #, and various states just by using the question & answer form of training. I'm excited to start included scripture memory in this too.

The Book "Big Truths For Little Kids" has a real life story to go with the questions as well as question to ask the children. The book is probably for children 4-10, but the catechism questions can be started earlier. Drew is so cute, he often starts talking to us by asking the questions! Drew can't say his G's very well, so his answer to the first three comes out like this:

Question "Who made you?"
Drew: "God, He made all things for his worry"

* Note, I am linking to a site that has these questions, I don't necessarily agree with the doctrine of the site. These questions are simular, but not word for word.

Here are he ones Drew is/has learned, there are a total of 150:

Q. 1. Who made you? A. God.
Q. 2. What else did God make? A. God made all things.
Q. 3. Why did God make you and all things ? A. For his glory.
Q. 4. How can you glorify God? A. By loving him and obeying his commands.
Q. 5. Why do you to glorify God? A. Because he made me and takes care of me.
Q. 6. Are there more gods than one? A. There is one True God.
Q. 7. In how many persons does this one God exist? A. In three persons.
Q. 8. What are they? A. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Q. 9. What is God? A. God is a Spirit, and has no body
Q. 10. Where is God? A. God is everywhere.
Q. 11. Can you see God? A. No; I cannot see God, but he always sees me.
Q. 12. Does God know all things? A. Yes; nothing can be hidden from God.
Q. 13. Can God do all things? A. Yes; God can do all his holy will.
Q. 14. Where do you learn how to love and obey God? A. In the Bible alone.
Q. 15. Who wrote the Bible? A. God wrote the Bible using holy men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Q. 16. Who were our first parents? A. Adam and Eve.
Q. 17. Of what were our first parents made? A. God made the body of Adam out of the ground, and formed Eve from the body of Adam.
Q. 18. What did God give Adam and Eve besides bodies? A. He gave them souls that could never die.
Q. 19. Have you a soul as well as a body? A. Yes; I have a soul that can never die.
Q. 20. How do you know that you have a soul? A. Because the Bible tells me so.
Q. 21. In what condition did God make Adam and Eve? A. He made them holy and happy.

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