Thursday, July 2, 2015

Theology Thursdays FOR KIDS Lesson & Link-Up #20 Human Beings are the Greatest Part of God's Creation

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Theology Lesson FOR KIDS #20


Human Beings are the Greatest Part of God's Creation
  
"When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?
 You have made them a little lower than the angels
    and crowned them with glory and honor."
Psalm 8:3-5

We've moved into the fourth section of Dr. Ware's book.  This section will focus on, "Our Human Nature and Sin."  Today's focus is, human beings are God's masterpieces of creation!  Dr. Ware gives us the following truths to consider for this...
  1. God created man on the last day of creation, God's grand finale was humans!
  2. Humans are the only creation made in the image of God.
  3. God gives us the right to rule over the animals of the earth.  God views mankind as having a special place in authority over creation.
  4. "God values who we are, created in His image, more then He values any other part of His creation.  This can be seen since the Bible describes God's plan and work on behalf of sinful humans, made in his image."
Dr. Ware then helps us form some principals in light of the four truths above....
  • First, "The only reason human being are so special is because God made us this way.  We had absolutely nothing to do with it...we need to be humble, not proud, in light of God's goodness to make us in His image." 
  • Second, "We should see human life as very dear and precious, never to be taken lightly...humans are a much greater value in God's eyes than any other part of creation.  God created things this way, and we should see them the way God does." 
I appreciated the first principal to consider as I help my children understand how special they are  NOT in their own doing but because of God's!  This gives the glory to God! 

Consider these Ideas for Teaching Theology to Children...
  • Don't be afraid to challenge your child to THINK!  In a world where children have many thoughtless and effortless tasks (video games, TV, and computer time) challenge your child to THINK through great truths of the gospel!
  • Take your time to soak up truth!  Don't rush through a lesson, allow time, opportunities, and study to help resonate a specific truth within them (and us!!).
  • Begin an individual journal or family journal about the theological truths learned, review it regularly. 
  • Pray that the Lord would give you wisdom and understanding as you seek to honor Him in the teaching and training of your children.
  • Pray that God would open the eyes of your child's HEART that they would EMBRACE the gospel not just KNOW the content intellectually (see this related post).
  • Talk about these truths DAILY and when teachable moments present themselves take advantage of them! 

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  1. Thanks for featuring my post, it is much appreciated. Thank you for hosting this link up. Have a great weekend. Blessings

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