Kids ask great questions

Tonight during family worship we began a new study.  In addition to using the Child’s Scripture Catechism: with Answers in the Language of the Bible (a link to some are at Ann Voskamp or available to purchase here), and singing, we began to read the gospel of Luke.

Luke 1:1-4  Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,  2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.  3 Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,  4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.

I told my daughters that the words of scripture are important.  Dr. Luke personally interviewed eyewitnesses so that we could be certain of the historical accounts of Jesus.  That’s when my daughter Emma (age 6) spoke upEmma

“but how did Dr. Luke’s get his words to us if he wrote them a long time ago?”

Wow, what an excellent question!  We spent an extra 15 minutes to talk about how the bible came to us:

Dr. Luke to Theophilus–>

shared, copied and preserved for years–>

printing press–>modern bibles

If you don’t spend regular time teaching your children in the home, I’d encourage you to start.  It’s not too hard.  All you have to do is be one day ahead…

Grace and peace <><



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One response to “Kids ask great questions

  1. Todd Nado

    Hi Tim,
    Wow, this is great stuff, brother! Very professionaly done and articulated thoughts and kind of journaling. Very accurate to! Hey, looking at that picture of Emma, how could one deny there is a God who created us! And as for how the Scriptures got to us today, of course you have the Holy Spirit working in the back ground so that we have texts that have all that is essential for faith and life, in the believers life, to refer to first and foremost. Well, that is a kind of paraphrasing of what the Westminster Confession says in kind of summarizing point for point type way, what Scripture says, I think. Well, goooood stuff, brother! And you don’t have to actually write down above that it was and is the Holy Spirit that assures us we have gotten the Good Word passed down to us unto today, and onward. I know it is a given that you know that from our interactions!