Both of our Redeemer Kids classes have been working hard to learn their Catechism questions and answers during these last few weeks. This coming Sunday, February 1 is recitation Sunday–which includes a little party with snacks during the Christian-Ed. hour. Parents, help your kids continue learning and memorizing this week!
This past Sunday, January 25 the older kids studied more in-depth the words atonement and grace. They learned that Jesus was fully God yet fully man. Christ obeyed the law perfectly and was able to die in place of us for our sins. They learned an acrostic to help them remember this truth.
G – God’s
R – Riches
A – At
C – Christ’s
E – Expense
Some of these words are big concepts, and it’s not expected that the children have a full understanding of them the first time they hear them. But we share them in hopes that truth is being planted, and with repetition and care those seeds will grow into great understanding. Our elementary class studied questions 49-54 this week:
49. Did Jesus ever sin? No. He lived a sinless life.
50. How could Christ suffer? Christ, the Son of God, became a man so that he could obey and suffer in our place.
51. For whom did Christ obey and suffer? For all whom God the Father gave to Christ.
52. What kind of life did Christ live on earth? A life of obedience, service, and suffering.
53. What kind of death did Jesus die? The painful and shameful death of the cross.
54. What is meant by the atonement? Christ satisfied God’s justice by his suffering and death as a substitute for sinners.
The elementary class will recite questions 36-54 for recitation Sunday. This grouping is a lot of questions and answers that contain many hard words and meanings. Parents, work closely with your child to make sure she is answering correctly but also be there to help answer any questions she may have about the subject matter.
The younger children this past Sunday, January 25 continued their learning about God’s Word. The focus was the Bible is God’s Word. We know that God does not lie; therefore, we know the Bible is completely true. It was written by men inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The children learned Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and light for my path.” To help them learn this verse, they sang the well known song because music is a great way to help young children learn Scripture. They also played a game to help illustrate the point. Using a flashlight, the children played follow the leader learning that the flashlight was their guide. Our preschool class continued studying questions 14-15 this week:
14. Where do you learn how to love and obey God? In the Bible alone.
15. Who wrote the Bible? Chosen men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The preschool class will also have a recitation week this coming Sunday, February 1 over questions 14-15.