Sunday, August 28, 2011

Weekly Catechism

Memorizing a weekly catechism is a relatively new activity for our family. Honestly, I didn't even know what the word "catechism" meant until about a year ago when I was sitting in a workshop at a homeschool conference listening to one family's plan and process for home discipleship of their children.

I later realized that there was a weekly catechism included in my homeschool planner. With the information so easily available, we began our memorization journey together as a family a few months ago. Memorizing the weekly catechism has been such a blessing in our home that I thought I would share them with you weekly. Here is what we are working on this week:

Q. How is the sabbath to be sanctified?

A. The sabbath is to be sanctified as a holy day of resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God's worship, except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy.

Discussion Points with Children
1. What is the Sabbath (If not previously covered or a refresher)?
2. Define sanctified.
3. What is rest?
4. What can be considered worship?
5. What are works of necessity and mercy?

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