Order-Discovering: Finding out the truth.
Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.
. . . who wants all to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. John 14:6 - I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
When Jesus was on trial before Pontus Pilate, he said this, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” Some key questions for every human being are: Who am I? How did I get here? What am I here for? Who am I? The answers the Bible gives are: you are a sinner—either condemned by a life without repentance and forgiveness, or forgiven because of the grace that God extends to us through Jesus. How did I get here? You were created by God. What am I here for? You are here to glorify God and to bring God’s grace and mercy to our world. Once we have knowledge of these truths, we can discern what is true and what is false in the messages our world presents to us. In Jesus my life has meaning and purpose and is built on the firm foundation of the truth.
These truths are basic to understanding our identity and place in our world. These truths are essential for children, so they grow up confident, loving, and loved. Will you make teaching your children these things a priority in your family time? Will you give them the knowledge of the truth?
JUST THE FACTS
How well did you listen to the story?
Q. What is an “urban legend”?
A. Something that is repeated so many times that it is believed to be true, even though there is no scientific evidence for it.
Q. What are some of the urban legends that Chamy says are not true?
A. That a goldfish has a memory that lasts only 8 seconds; that a penny dropped from a high building can crack a sidewalk; that a shark can detect a single drop of blood in the water.
Q. What were Liz and his friends looking for?
A. The Lake Moss Monster.
Q. When they go “fishing” and catch the monster, what does it turn out to be?
A. A remote controlled submarine that sank in the lake 50 years ago.
This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.
What is the truth that God wants us to know?
That Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. One of the phrases that Jesus repeats over and over in the gospel of John is, “I tell you the truth.” God wants us to know the truth about his son, Jesus. God wants us to know the truth that Jesus is the way to God and the key to abundant life (John 10:10). This truth gives followers of Jesus the ability to know the truth about God, about life, and about our world. That is why knowing the Bible is vital for any who want to know the truth.