Catechism – Question 21

Catechism – Question 21


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It is our hope that as families work together to learn the fifty-two questions and answers found in this catechism, they will increase not only in knowledge, but in the fruit of the Spirit, as they grow to love God with all of their hearts.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

[4] “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. [5] You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. [6] And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. [7] You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. [8] You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. [9] You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Question 21
What is God’s Design for Families?

Answer
The family is the first school of the Christian life where one learns God’s Story and His Word. Our families should faithfully witness the love, power and forgiveness of God to the world around us.

This week’s question helps:
The Purpose of the Family (an article from Focus on the Family)
“It Starts At Home” – Teaching your kids about God (RightNow Media)

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