I know I do. I want them to know and understand the story of God’s great plan for salvation. My kids need to know who God is, who they are, why we need a Savior, and how God wants us to follow him.
The Bible is a story, and it’s the perfect place to learn everything we need to know about what God has to say to us.
That said, it’s helpful if we provide a framework for our kids so they can understand the Christian faith. We want to start laying the groundwork of systematic theology–what the Bible as a whole has to say about specific subjects–for our kids.
That sounds complicated, but it’s really not. There are great tools available to help!
What is the Christian Faith?
Our kids need to know the gospel. The must understand how they come to salvation in Jesus, and why they need a Savior.
Our children also need to know who God is, who we are in God’s perspective, and how God wants his followers to live. These are important details about the Christian faith that it’s our job to teach our kids.
I want to thank Christian Focus Publications for sending me a copy of The Big Book of Questions and Answers, and one to give away. This review is my own and is not sponsored.
Family Devotions on the Basics of the Christian Faith
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson has put together a 100-page family devotional book that will help your kids understand the basics of the Christian faith in a fun way. You can go through the each of the 77 family devotions in just a few minutes a day.
Each family devotion includes:
- A question and answer on the Christian faith
- Each answer has a short answer that can easily be memorized, and a longer answer to add context and explanation.
- A memory verse
- The verses are in NIV, but you can easily look them up in another version if you like.
- A short prayer
- A brief Bible passage to read together
- Discussion questions
- An activity to help kids remember what they’ve learned
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson is a teaching fellow at Ligonier Ministries. He teaches Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, and was pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina.
I think it’s pretty neat that our kids can learn about systematic theology from someone as well respected as Systematic Theology professor Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson!
The Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
In The Big Book of Questions and Answers: A Family Guide to the Christian Faith, Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson addresses issues central to the Christian faith. Each topic has several family devotions to go with it.
The essential truths of the Christian faith your family will cover:
- God is our Creator
- How things went wrong
- God had a plan
- Jesus came to save
- We become like Jesus
- We obey God
- How the Bible helps us
- Learning how to pray
- Belonging to the church
- Jesus will come back
Purchase The Big Book of Questions and Answers by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Bible Resources for Your Kids
A Resource to Help Teach Kids About Life in the Womb
Your kids will love learning about life inside the womb with Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth, published by Christian Focus 4 Kids.
Wonderfully Made is a science- and Scripture-filled picture book for kids ages 5-11. The book is told from the perspective of a mother telling her child about his or her development in the womb week-by-week. In fact, Wonderfully Made is written to help parents meet the theological, scientific, and relational purposes of teaching kids about life in the womb.
You can also learn more about Wonderfully Made over at the book page.
Head over to the Thinking Kids Press store for your free Wonderfully Made posters, Bible memory verse cards, and lapbook!
They’re a great companion to the book Wonderfully Made, and the perfect way to teach your kids about life in the womb!
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