Thursday, August 28, 2014

Theology Thursdays FOR KIDS! Introduction

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I am SO EXCITED to bring to you a NEW ongoing series titled, "Theology Thursdays, FOR KIDS!!!"  Inspired by the wonderful resources available for parents to help guide us in the instruction of our children in knowing God, knowing the Scriptures, and cultivating a heart that is sensitive to Him and His calling!

The first resource that I will be using as a guide for this series is "Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God" by Bruce A. Ware.  Dr. Ware, a professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was inspired to write this book from the encouragement of his own daughters, whom he taught theology to each night.  He writes this in the introduction,

"Bethany was six, Rachel was two, and I recall Jodi and me trying to figure out just how best to get two fun-loving, giggly girls to bed...One night it occurred to me that since they loved being with us this last part of the day and weren't quite ready for sleep yet, I might consider co-opting the time and using it to do what I loved most and what they needed most -teach them great and glorious truths of the Christian faith...I began in those early years spending ten to fifteen minutes with each of our daughters at their bedside, going through the doctrines of the Christian faith...I was basically teaching them the same theology sequence I taught at seminary."

Please join me the FIRST THURSDAY of every month as I review this wonderful resource!  Alongside this series I will be hosting a link-up, giving my blog readers an opportunity to LINK-UP their own posts on theology, teaching God's word to children, or even a general biblical post for encouragement!  If you do not have a blog then please consider leaving a comment for us to consider!  All are welcome to participate!

May this series be an opportunity for us to encourage one another as we obediently and faithfully follow the calling of Deuteronomy 6:5-9... 

"5Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates."

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