Major doctrines

One of the things that we love to do in our home is talk scripture. Anyone who knows us, knows that you really CAN’T be in our home for any length of time without talking scripture.

The thing that has been on my heart this year with homeschooling is our bible curriculum.

Over the years, we’ve made our own. On a 5 year rotation we study:

  1. heroes of the faith (choosing 36 people from the scriptures to look at, one a week)
  2. overview of the Old Testament, complete with timeline (following the book Charts of the Old Testament – a GREAT resource!)
  3. the inter-testament period and the teachings of Jesus
  4. the New Testament church
  5. overview of church history from NT to present

The thing that I’ve come to see that was lacking in our curriculum was Major Doctrines of the Faith.

This fall, we are studying those major doctrines, and we are starting from the Apostle’s Creed. I’m excited to see what kinds of conversations and study in the Word this will bring up. And I’m excited to see our younger children step up to join us in our biblical discussions.





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17 Comments

  1. I do a lot of cooking and it seems that men in the Bible also cooked. Jacob prepared a meal for his father, and men did the sacrifices and burnt them. I too burn often when I cook 🙂

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  2. We are constantly talking scripture here too, Kate. We don’t do a lot of sitting and “family devotions” but discuss it all the time!

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    • Yep, that about sums us up too! ;D

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  3. That’s a good family habit, Kate. In our home, my daughter and I regularly read the Bible and discuss. My 4-year old son has his own kid’s Bible, too and a devotional so we read those. My husband and I at one time read and studied a book about Biblical parenting. But what’s really done here every night is singing praises :).

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    • Oh, I love it, Rina!

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  4. Kate, we are studying The Apostle’s Creed @ church on Wednesday nights, taking it “apart” so to speak. We are going line by line looking at what each statement means using supportive Scripture. It has been SO MUCH FUN!!!

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    • I love hearing when others are doing the same thing we are…gives me confidence that I’m on the right track where the Lord has me! 😉

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  5. Hi there! Thanks for hosting! We are going through the 21 Day Scripture Memory Challenge book, by Scripture Adventures. it was a free down load from Currclick! My son is doing the Bible study, An Honorable Boy, available from Queen Homeschool Supply

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    • I’ll have to look into that Sylvia…never heard of it. Wonderful!

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  6. we go through these regularly as we follow our catechism! You will be blessed! Doctrine is important!

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    • 😉

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  7. I remember reading once (I think it was Voddie Bauchman) that if you teach your children doctrine, someone else will! That led us to venture into doing the catechisms using the book Training Hearts, Teaching Minds. Have you ever heard of it?

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    • No I haven’t, but I’m going to look it up. And that statement is SO true! The main reason why we homeschool is so that we CAN teach our children doctrine!

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  8. Hi, Sounds like a grand idea! I learned all those in the Lutheran school I attended MANY years ago and still remember much of what I learned. It’s a great foundation for our kids and grandkids.

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    • Amen…and we want our children to find all of these IN THE WORD and not believe them because we told them.

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  9. I believe that most churches and families have been missing out on a good understanding of doctrine. It is unconditional to our faith…how can we give an answer if we don’t know? We are in the thick of debate within our church as the idea (man’s) of theonomy and dominion theology has cropped up again and again. Very good exercise for our minds and our hearts!

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    • Boy, Jacqueline, you are so right! My husband just posted some thoughts on the need for the study of theology within the local church that really fits with what you are saying. If you are interested, you can find it here: Doing Theology

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