Thursday, September 3, 2015

Theology Thursdays FOR KIDS!!! Lesson and Link-Up #22 Features of Being Human!!!
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Theology Lesson FOR KIDS #22

Features of Being Human
Last month we dove into what it means to be made in the image of God!  This month we will continue to work through biblical facts of being human!  Dr. Ware shares with us four additional aspects of our human nature.
  1. "We are creatures, and God is the creator."  This first point will help you explain to your child that creation points to a beautiful, special creator God.  God has allowed us to know this through the bible and through observing creation.  The human body alone is such a wonderful masterpiece designed and formed by God!  In response we humbly submit ourselves to our  God! 
  2. "God has given us the ability to know the difference between right and wrong."  The second point allows us to teach our children that we have a moral nature unlike God's other created things (like animals).
  3. "All that God created was good (Gen1:31)."  This means that our bodies and souls were part of God's good creation.  God invented the human body...God was kind with how he made our bodies...he gave us taste buds that make our food enjoyable...eyes to enjoy seeing, and so forth!!
  4. "God made human beings male and female."   This point may also be a good way to discuss the different God-ordained roles that men and women have (both equal before God yet both have different roles).  I would like to direct you to the web-site Desiring God.   It has many FREE resources for you to use as you seek to train your own mind and heart biblically!  Click HERE for a good resource that goes along with point #4!

Consider these 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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