Volume 1 (Q1 - Q57)
Welcome to Volume 1 of Kids’ Quest Catechism Club. Using accounts from the Bible of God’s work in the world to help the children understand God’s character and other abstract theological truths, this volume covers the first 57 questions of First Catechism. Music, games, art, written activities, and a lot of repetition reinforce teaching and help children memorize answers to the questions.
Volume 1 is divided into four units. The first unit, questions 1–15, focuses on God and his written Word, the Bible. Children will learn that God created the world out of nothing and made each of us just as he wanted us to be. You will find that children readily accept the truths that God exists in three Persons and he is everywhere, he knows everything, and he can do anything he wants to do. He gave us the Bible to teach us about himself, salvation, and how he wants us to live.
In the second unit, questions 16–28, children learn that God created Adam and Eve in s own image and gave them souls that would last forever. God also established a covenant relationship with Adam, requiring Adam to obey him perfectly--promising to reward him with life if he obeyed or punish him with death if he disobeyed.
Children learn in the third unit, questions 29–40, that because Adam chose to disobey God, every person on earth is born with a sinful nature that rebels against God’s authority and makes us totally unable to love God and desire to do his will. Each lesson also points to God’s loving provision of a means for forgiveness and redemption.
In the fourth unit, questions 41 - 57, children will learn God’s grace is his love that we do not deserve. In the covenant of grace, God promises salvation as a free gift to his people because Jesus Christ satisfied his justice by perfectly obeying the law and paying the penalty for their sins. Children will learn the meaning of regeneration, atonement, justification, and sanctification.
Our ultimate goal for each child we teach goes beyond gaining intellectual knowledge to having a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and growing to love him with all his or her heart, soul, mind, and strength. As we study and teach these great truths from Scripture, may we also grow in our knowledge of God and his grace.