Teach God’s Testimonies So That…

Children Desiring God Blog // Teach God's Testimonies So That

If you have ever listened or watched David and Sally’s Michael’s three-part “Vision for the Next Generation” series, you know that Psalm 78 plays a prominent role in establishing a vision for faith in the next generations. Consider verses 5-7:

He established a testimony in Jacob
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
to teach to their children,
that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
so that they should set their hope in God

Pastor David Michael gives a brief summary based on this Old Testament text:

…the reason we want our children to know “the testimony” in their minds is so they should set their hope in God

Or another way to say this in light of the New Testament is we want our children to know and understand the Gospel in their minds…

  • so that they will put their hope in the Gospel
  • so that they will embrace the Gospel with their hearts,
  • and put their “trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of their sins and the fulfillment of all His promises toward them.

 

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Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Children Desiring God.

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