Monday, August 28, 2017

Music Review: God and Creation

God and Creation (Questions with Answers vol. 1) Songs for Saplings. Dana Dirksen. Find out more here.
“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth." Deuteronomy 11:18-21
One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. Psalm 145:4 
My son, keep your father's commandment,
and forsake not your mother's teaching.
Bind them on your heart always;
tie them around your neck.
When you walk, they will lead you;
when you lie down, they will watch over you;
and when you awake, they will talk with you.
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,
and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life. Proverbs 6:20-23
Technically, this music series is designed to help children learn about God, to help establish a theological foundation that will serve them all their days. I think parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, Sunday school teachers, pastors, and music directors, etc. should definitely consider using this music with children.

The Questions and Answers are inspired by the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Each song answers one specific question. And each song includes at least one Scripture verse. So children--and adults--are memorizing Scripture too. There are six albums in the Questions With Answers series. Today I am highlighting the first volume: God and Creation.

The playlist

  • Who is God?
  • Who Made God?
  • Has God Ever Had a Beginning?
  • Will God Ever Die?
  • Are There More Gods Than One?
  • In How Many Persons Does This One God Exist?
  • Who Are The Three Persons of God?
  • Where is God?
  • Can You See God?
  • Does God Know All Things?
  • Can God Do All Things
  • Who Made You?
  • Why Did God Make You?
  • What Else Did God Make?
  • Why Did God Make All Things?
  • How Can You Glorify God?
  • Why Should You Glorify God?
  • Who Were Our First Parents?
  • How Did God Make Adam and Eve?
  • What Did God Give Adam and Eve Besides a Body?
  • Do You Have A Spirit As Well As A Body?
  • What Were Adam and Eve Like When God Made Them?

But I would add that you don't have to be a child in order to benefit from the music. It is never too late to learn the basics of the faith, to get a solid foundation going. Too many believers I fear use a piecework approach to the faith. Doctrine matters. What we believe impacts how we live our daily lives.
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” Matthew 7:24-27

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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