Thursday, December 4, 2014

Theology Thursdays FOR KIDS!!! Lesson and Link-Up #11 How the Trinity Relates!!!
Welcome back to week eleven of, "Theology Thursdays FOR KIDS!!"  Don't forget at the end of the post you are invited to Link-Up!  If you missed the introduction post please click HERE! This will give you all the information about this series!

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Theology Lesson FOR KIDS #11: 

How the Trinity Relates
Our Study on the trinity has been delightful!  Lesson eleven concludes Dr. Ware's chapter 2, "God Three in One."  This lesson gives a wonderful overview of the chapter and it highlights this statement from Dr. Ware,

"The Father is highest in authority, the Son is under the Father, and the Spirit is under the Father and the Son.  But there is not the slightest hint of discontent in this order.  Rather, there is joy and fulfillment both in being fully God and in each working in the proper lines of authority that exist forever in God."

Review of this order...
1.  The Father (see Eph. 1:1) stands atop as the one who designs and plans, he is praised most highly
2.  The Son (see John 8:28-29) obediently carried out the Father's plan and design
3.  The Spirit (See John 16:12-14) is under the authority of the Father and son helping people see how glorious Jesus is!

YET each person is equally God in one! 

Dr. Ware encourages this question for thought in relation to this lesson, "Can you think of some examples in your experience where two people are equal to each other as human beings yet one is under the authority of the other?"  This would be a great question for us and our children to consider to help in our understanding of the trinity!

"Many things about the Bible's teaching are difficult to understand for us.  But as we've seen, this shouldn't surprise us since God is so much bigger and greater then we can ever imagine."  Dr. Bruce A. Ware

More General Ideas for Teaching Theology to Children...
  • Don't be afraid to challenge your child to THINK!  In a world where children have many thoughtless and effortless tasks (video games, TV, and computer time) challenge your child to THINK through great truths of the gospel!
  • Take your time to soak up truth!  Don't rush through a lesson, allow time, opportunities, and study to help resonate a specific truth within them (and us!!).
  • Begin an individual journal or family journal about the theological truths learned, review it regularly. 
  • Pray that the Lord would give you wisdom and understanding as you seek to honor Him in the teaching and training of your children.
  • Pray that God would open the eyes of your child's HEART that they would EMBRACE the gospel not just KNOW the content intellectually (see this related post).
  • Talk about these truths DAILY and when teachable moments present themselves take advantage of them! 

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