How can parents teach kids to know God's truth? By asking and answering the right questions. For centuries, parents have used the ancient method of learning and reciting questions and answers to teach the core doctrines of the faith. This beautifully designed book uses this regular rhythm of asking and answering to introduce children to spiritual truths and spark a hunger within them to know God even more. Through 200 questions and answers, Cornerstones covers such principles as God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, sin, redemption, the church, restoration, and more. The whole family can use the book together, or children can use it on their own since each question and answer is written to make these foundational doctrines accessible. Ask these right questions, and give your children the right answers on how to truly live their lives for God. A companion parent guide (Cornerstones: 200 Questions and Answers to Teach Truth) is also available.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Brian Dembowczyk is the Managing Editor of The Gospel Project, a Bible study curriculum used by over one million people each week, and the author of Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry: How the Gospel Will Transform Your Kids, Your Church, Your Community, and the World. Before beginning work with The Gospel Project at LifeWay Christian Resources, Brian served in local church ministry for seventeen years, primarily in family ministry and discipleship ministry. Brian earned a D.Min. from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and an M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He, his wife Tara, and their three children—Joshua, Hannah, and Caleb—live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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May the Lord make his face shine on you. -Numbers 6:25
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. -Genesis 1:1
Q. What is God?
A. God is creator and ruler of everything.
Q. Can we know that God exists?
A. Yes, we can know that God exists from evidence in nature and in the Bible and from an inner sense that tells us He does.
Q. How many gods are there?
A. There is one true God, and only He deserves worship.
Q. In how many Persons does God exist?
A. God is one God in three Persons.
Q. Who are the three Persons of God?
A. The three Persons of God are God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Q. Can we know the one true God?
A. Yes, we can know the one true God because He has revealed Himself to us and He wants us to know Him.
Q. How can we know God?
A. God has revealed Himself to us through general revelation and special revelation.
Q. What is general revelation?
A. General revelation is God revealing Himself to everyone through His creation.
The instruction of the Lord is perfect, renewing one's life. -Psalm 19:7
Q. What is special revelation?
A. Special revelation is God revealing Himself directly to people through the Bible.
Q. What can we know about God?
A. We can know what God is like, what He wants, and how we can have a relationship with Him.
Q. Can we fully know God?
A. No, we can know much about God, but we cannot fully know Him because of our limited minds.
Q. What does it mean that God is eternal?
A. God is eternal means He has always existed and always will exist.
Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are God. -Psalm 90:2
Q. What does it mean that God is a Person?
A. God is a Person means He demonstrates intellect, emotion, and will.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways." -Isaiah 55:8
Q. What does it mean that God is spirit?
A. God is spirit means He does not have a physical body.
Q. What does it mean that God is holy?
A. God is holy means He is pure and set apart from His creation.
Q. What does it mean that God is love?
A. God is love means He expresses faithful love in all He does and He is the standard of love.
We love because he first loved us. -1 Higb 4:19
Q. What does it mean that God is just?
A. God is just means He always acts in ways that are right and He is the standard of justice.
Q. What does it mean that God is good?
A. God is good means all He speaks and does is good and He is the standard of good.
Q. What does it mean that God is true?
A. God is true means all He speaks and does is true and He is the standard of truth.
Q. What does it mean that God is wise?
A. God is wise means He always wants and does what is best and He is the standard of wisdom.
If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself. -2 Timothy 2:13
Q. What does it mean that God is faithful?
A. God is faithful means He keeps His promises even when we are not faithful to Him.
Q. What does it mean that God is omnipresent?
A. God is omnipresent means He is not confined to a body and is everywhere at once.
Q. What does it mean that God is omnipresent?
A. God is omniscient means He knows all that is, was, will be, and could be.
Q. What does it mean that God is omnipotent?
A. God is omnipotent means He can do anything that is according to His character.
Q. What does it mean that God is infinite?
A. God is infinite means He is limitless in all His attributes.
Our Lord is great, vast in power, his understanding is infinite. -Psalm 147:5
Q. What does it mean that God is immutable?
A. God is immutable means He does not change in who He is, His purposes, or His promises.
Q. Is God perfect?
A. Yes, God is perfect in all of His attributes, and He lacks nothing.
Q. Is there anything or anyone greater than God?
A. No, God is greater than everything and everyone.
There is no one holy like the Lord. There is no one besides you! -1 Samuel 2:2
Q. How much authority does God have?
A. God is a sovereign ruler and has total authority over everything.
Q. What is Gods providence?
A. God's providence is how He works with people and His creation to bring about what He wants.
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible. -Hebrews 11:3
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. -Genesis 1:2
Q. Who created everything?
A. God created the world and everything else in the universe.
Q. Why did God created everything?
A. God created everything for His glory.
Q. How did God create everything?
A. God created everything by His spoken word.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and they Word was God. -John 1:1
Q. In what condition was everything God created?
A. God created everything perfectly good.
Q. How does God rule over His creation?
A. God rules over His creation perfectly and with loving care according to His purposes.
Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. -Genesis 1:3
Q. What did God create on the first day?
A. On the first day, God created light and formed day and night.
Q. What did God create on the second day?
A. On the second day, God created the sky.
Then God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water." -Genesis 1:6
Then God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear." -Genesis 1:9
Q. What did God create on the third day?
A. On the third day, God created the land, seas, plants, and trees.
Q. What did God create on the fourth day?
A. On the fourth day, God created the sun, moon, and stars.
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night." -Genesis 1:14
Then God said, "Let the waters swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." -Genesis 1:20
Q. What did God create on the fifth day?
A. On the fifth day, God created birds and sea creatures.
Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, the whole earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth." -Genesis 1:26
Q. What did God create on the sixth day?
A. On the sixth day, God created the animals and people.
Q. What did God create on the seventh day?
A. On the seventh day, God rested.
God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, for on it he rested from all his work of creation. -Genesis 2:3
Then the Lm Cod said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper corresponding to him." -Genesis 2:18
Q. Who were the first people God created?
A. God created Adam and Eve as the first man and woman.
Q. How did God create Adam and Eve?
A. God formed Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed life into him, and God created Eve from Adam's rib.
Q. In what way did God create Adam and Eve?
A. God created Adam and Eve as male and female, each in His own image.
So god created man in his own image he created him in the image of God; he created them male and female -Genesis 1:27
Q. What did God give Adam and Eve besides a body?
A. God gave Adam and Eve a spirit so they could know Him.
Q. In what condition did God create Adam and Eve?
A. Adam and Eve were created perfect, innocent, and content.
Q. Why did God create Adam and Eve?
A. God created Adam and Eve and all people to love Him, worship Him, and give Him glory.
Q. What were Adam and Eve to do?
A. Adam and Eve were to rule over creation and start a family.
We love because he first loved us. -1 John 4:19
Q. What command did God give Adam and Eve?
A. God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
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