The Missing Link — DOCTRINE!

As Zachary and I were playing around with Logan and getting him to say different words and animal noises, I asked Logan to say “Jesus!” And with his cute, little 18-month-old lisp, he said it! When Zachary and I stopped laughing at how cute Logan is, I realized I was in one of those holy, teachable moments — a “kairos” moment!

Kairos is the name of our homeschool! In the New Testament, “kairos” means “the appointed time in the purpose of God”, the time when God acts (e.g. Mark 1.15) kairos is fulfilled!!

I live for these moments! Hearts are receptive! It’s as if time itself stands still in order for the moment to be absorbed! I then went to my white board and wrote out in as plain of English as I could come up with to explain how we are made in the image of a triune God. Just as He is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we, too, are made of three parts — to one whole.

SPIRIT: Saved when we repent and ask for forgiveness of our sins!

SOUL: Being saved as we walk in obedience to His Word! It’s a process!

BODY: Will be saved! We will exchange these mortal bodies of ours that experience pain, suffering, and death  for an immortal one. They will be changed in the twinkling of an eye as Jesus, King of kings and Lord of lords come back to get us. He will come on white horse wearing a crown as victor of the last hold the enemy had — death itself! At that moment our bodies will be changed! Regardless of when you think this will happen, it will happen!

Tomorrow I will show him where the Scripture teaches these things! Thessalonians, Revelation, etc! This was really fun!!! I could tell Zachary was absorbing it, and I am so glad!

Zachary knew when he asked Jesus into his heart, it was to become a Christian. But what exactly does that mean to “ask Jesus into your heart”!? I think the Lord gave me the words to tell and show him. I was teaching him “DOCTRINE!” In some churches, doctrine is something you talk about but never teach. Doctrine could never be understood by mere children, could it? I beg to differ! In getting down to his level and drawing some pictures, Zachary was able to understand a part of our basic Christian doctrine: justification, sanctification, etc.

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

May you find kairos moments in your family — the stuff of heaven! May your life not be too busy as to miss the kairos moments with your children — where stuff of heaven intersects the things of earth!

Julie

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