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Throughout the history of the church, godly men and women have taken seriously the command to “lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul” and to “teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
We have been given great help in our task by men who wrote instructional material that we could then use with our children. The Greek word katechesis refers to instruction by word of mouth. We instruct our children with questions and answers that cover the great truths of the Bible.
By doing this with music, we help them create a memorable mental framework for truth. As they grow older, they will be confronted with competing beliefs, assertions, worldviews, half-truths, and lies. Having heard the truth in their youth and having a solid framework for knowing what is true about God, themselves, and the world, they will be equipped to navigate what they hear in the future.
Text for the questions and answers in a printable format.
Answer: God made me.
Scripture: He created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27
Answer: I was made to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
Scripture: So, whether you eat or you drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
Answer: God made all things. God made everything.
Scripture: In the beginning, God made the heavens and the earth. God made light, day and night, sky, land, and seas, the plants and trees, sun, moon, and stars, birds, fish, and all the creatures of the land. Then the most wonderful creation, God made man. In the image of God, male and female He created them. Genesis 1
Answer: For His own glory.
Scripture: For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen. Romans 11:36
Answer: I can glorify God by loving Him and doing what He commands.
Scripture: He has shown you, O man, what is good and what the Lord requires of you: to act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
Answer: I should glorify God because He made me and takes care of me.
Scripture: Praise the Lord, all you nations! Extol Him, all you peoples! For great is His love toward us. Psalm 117
Answer: Adam and Eve were our first parents.
Scripture: Then God said, “It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Then the Lord God made a woman, and He brought her to the man, and he named his wife, Eve, for she would be the mother of all mankind. Genesis 2 & 3
Answer: God made the body of Adam from the dust of the ground and formed Eve from the body of Adam.
Scripture: God formed the man from the dust of the ground. Genesis 2:7
Scripture: God made the woman from the rib of the man. Genesis 2:22
Answer: God gave them spirits that could never die.
Scripture: The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into him the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:7
Answer: Yes, I have a spirit that can never die.
Scripture: The dust returns to the ground, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:7
Answer: God made them holy and happy.
Scripture: The man and his wife were both happy and felt no shame. Genesis 2:25