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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: In the Bible, we learn to love and obey God.
Scripture: Keep this book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Joshua 1:8
Answer: Holy men of God, who were taught and chosen by God, wrote the Bible.
Scripture: So I will remind you always of these things, even though you know them, even though you’re established in the truth you now have. Still, I’ll always remind you of these things, for I know it is right to refresh your memory for as long as the tent of this body I’m in. 2 Peter 1:12-15
Scripture: And you will do well to pay attention to it, as a light shining in the dark, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. Men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:19-21
Answer: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind; and the second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself.
Scripture: “Teacher, what’s the greatest command?” “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” This sums up the Ten Commandments.” Matthew 22:36
Answer: Yes, He loves those who love Him.
Scripture: I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me. Proverbs 8:17
Scripture: He who has my commands and keeps them, it is he who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and I will show myself to him. John 14:21
Answer: Yes, God is angry with the wicked every day.
Scripture: O righteous God, on High, who searches minds and hearts; end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge, feeling anger every day. Psalm 7:9-11
Scripture: Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead. Return to the Lord your God, for He is mercy and compassion, slow to anger, filled with unfailing love. (He is eager to relent!) Joel 2:13
Answer: They teach us our duty to God and our duty to man, and they show us our need for a Savior.
Scripture: Things revealed are yours and mine and our children’s forever, so that we may follow in the words of the law. Deuteronomy 29:29