Mel Lacy on Memorizing a Catechism in a Way That Affects the Hearts of Children

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Matthew’s Genealogy Like You’ve Never Heard It Before

In this video performance from The Gospel Coalition’s ‘Songs of Hope’ Advent concert (which premiered Dec. 6, 2020), Poor Bishop Hooper performs their song “Christ”—a beautiful take on the genealogy of Jesus recorded in Matthew’s Gospel (1:1–17). The song is from Poor Bishop Hooper’s Advent project, Firstborn, which includes music, illustrations, videos, and writing—including a 48-page study on the lineage of Jesus. Why is the genealogy in Matthew’s Gospel important? Here’s what Tim Keller said in a 2016 interview with TGC: Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus does a lot of work. First, it roots Jesus in history. The gospel doesn’t begin...

In this video, Mel Lacy, writer for The New City Catechism Curriculum, says the Bible makes the case that children are particularly willing to listen and respond to spiritual things. Parents and teachers must trust these claims of God’s Word as they teach in a holistic way that engages the entire personality of each child.

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