Teaching kids Systematic Theology

A couple of weeks ago, I started to teach my kids Systematic Theology. I know what your thinking, that sounds like a lot of fun. Actually it has been. I have been using several resources so that my children have a fuller scope of this topic. Now, they do not know that they are learning Systematic Theology. We call it bible class. We have a time of discussion, reading scripture, scripture memory, and prayer. I have been using a couple great resources as we learn together.

 

The Heidelberg Catechism

images-5This has been used for hundreds of years for this very purpose, training up children. We have lost the beauty of this in the modern church and in the modern christian home. Even though this is not a Systematic Theology document, it does teach great basic Christian truths. This has stood the test of time and it is a great resource that should be used.

 

Big Truths for Big Hearts” by Dr. Bruce Ware

BigTruthsYoungHeartsWareThis has been my primary book for our learning, and is a Systematic Theology writing. Dr. Ware is a professor of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This book is so easy to use. Each chapter is short and precise with discussion questions and memory verse. Ware wrote this book based on conversations and times of learning with his two daughters. He wrote it in such a way that it can be easily adopted to a variety of situations.

 

The New City Catechism

imgres-1This was essentially taken from the Heidelberg, and is not a Systematic Theology tool, but does communicate great basic truth of the Christian faith. This has easier to read questions with video’s and commentary. I am really liking this Catechism and am praying that families will gravitate to this to train up their children.

 

My prayer for engaging these discussions and teachings is that my kids will deepen their love for Jesus Christ as well as His body the church. I hope that if you have children, that you will be challenged to teach your children these truths.

 

 

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