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Baptist Children’s Catechism

For those of you who might need a Baptist Children’s Catechism here is a link to the one like our Church uses.

A Catechism for Girls and Boys from the website A Reformed Reader.

Part I

Questions about God, Man, and Sin

1.Q. Who made you?
A. God made me (Gn 1:26, 27; 2:7; Ec 12:1; Acts 17:24-29).

2.Q. What else did God make?
A. God made all things (Gn 1, esp. verses 1, 31; Acts 14:15; Rm 11:36; Col 1:16).

3.Q. Why did God make you and all things?
A. For his own glory (Ps 19:1; Jer 9:23, 24; Rv 4:11; 4:15).

4.Q. How can you glorify God?
A. By loving him and doing what he commands (Ec 12:13; Mk 12:29-31; In 15:8-10; 1 Cor 10:31).

5.Q. Why ought you to glorify God?
A. Because he made me and takes care of me (Rm 11:36; Rv 4:11; cf. Dan 4:39).

6.Q. Are there more gods than one?
A. There is only one God (Deut 6:4; Jer 10:10; Mk 12:29; Acts 17:22-31).

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These are based on the book “Teaching Truth, Training Hearts” by Dr. Tom J. Nettles.


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A. A. Milne – The House at Pooh Corner

A. A. Milne – The House at Pooh Corner   full review link

The House at Pooh Corner is the kind of book that the more you read it the better it gets! Adults and children alike will enjoy this classic.

Amazon source for The House at Pooh Corner

Review by Berean Daughter

 


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This Comment Makes Me Sad In So Many Ways

Comment on The Hunger Games:

Shut up!!!!!! No one should listen to this narrow minded lady!!!!!!! She hasn’t even read the book!!!!!! Don’t you EVER call the Hunger Games garbage. You complain about gore in the Hunger Games, but the Bible has more gore. Talk to me when you’ve read the book, okay, honey? Thank you.

P.S. I am Christian and I’m a 13 year old boy.

This makes me quite sad but it has nothing to do with his calling me a narrow minded lady, that I consider a compliment.

Matthew 7:14 (ESV) For the gate is narrow and  the way is hard that leads to life, and  those who find it are few.

Luke 13:24-27 (ESV)
24 “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
25 When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’
26 Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’
27 But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!’

It makes me sad because:

If I was this boy’s moma I would be quite sad to see some of the fruit I was producing.

I would be sad if this was a child I taught in school.

I would be sad if this was a child I taught in church.

I would be sad if this was a child my children interacted with.

It makes me sad that this child doesn’t have any clue about how to glorify the Lord or even seem to desire to glorify the Lord.

But most of all I am sad that this child thinks he is a Christian and obviously has no idea what that even means.

Please pray for Joseph R. and those who are influencing him. I pray some true believer will be available to teach Joseph the Bible and that the Lord will open his eyes to the truth.


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Eleanor Estes – Ginger Pye

Eleanor Estes – Ginger Pye

Ginger Pye was a great book with a good dry sense of humour as in Rachel’s “unreasonable reasonableness” and Jerry’s statement “Yes. He’s purebred, part fox terrier and part collie. There may also be a little bull in him too,”.  Although originally published in the 1950’s, this book is an engaging book that children of all ages will enjoy.

Review by Berean Daughter

Amazon source Ginger Pye – Eleanor Estes

Just a funny note:  Both of my oldest children have spent lots of time reading old books particularly of the British type.  Notice how my daughter spelled humor?  Humour, the British way.   I don’t bother correcting that issue.  I read British books when young also and was always in trouble for writing grey instead of gray.  🙁


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Armstrong Sperry – Call It Courage

Armstrong Sperry – Call It Courage

“It happened many years ago, before the traders and missionaries first came into the South Seas, while the Polynesians were still great in numbers and fierce of heart. But even today sing this story in their chants and tell it over the evening fires. It is the story of Mafatu, the Boy Who Was Afraid”

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Review by Berean Daughter


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Elizabeth George Speare – The Sign of the Beaver

Elizabeth George Speare – The Sign of the Beaver

Left alone to guard the family’s wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.[1]

The Sign of the Beaver is a great book! It is very similar to My Side of the Mountain although I enjoyed Speare’s book even more.


[1] Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Summary

Review By Berean Daughter

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Amazon source The Sign of the Beaver


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Patricia MacLachlan – Sarah, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan – Sarah, Plain and Tall

Sarah, Plain and Tall is a simply beautiful story told from a child’s point of view about her widowed father, her brother, and Sarah Wheaton, who comes to share their life.

Review By Berean Daughter

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Amazon source Sarah, Plain and Tall


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Handwriting Teaching Aid

I can’t believe how much easier homeschooling is now than when I started.  I remember hours and hours of making handwriting pages for my oldest son.  I learned how to write pretty quickly in a dotted line type format.  Sheets and sheets of dotted lines of name, address, alphabet, and Bible verses.  Now I just printed off from online some handwriting pages for the week in the dotted line format.  So simple!

 

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Check it out and see what you think.


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Jean Craighead George – Julie of the Wolves series

This book is an absolute NO here. I don’t know why some authors write good books like “My Side of the Mountain” and yet then turn around and write a horrible book with unnecessary evil. The extra bad thing is this book got a Newberry Award. That means an award such as Newberry is discredited in my mind.

No itemized list as to issues with the book just this from Wikipedia:

The inclusion of Julie of the Wolves in elementary school reading lists has been challenged several times due to parental concerns regarding the attempted rape of the main character.

Nuff said.


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