Many of us aren't familiar with this idea of catechism (I admit, I've only learned of it since becoming a parent). Mentioning it to some people I sometimes hear, “Isn't that a Catholic thing?” The word catechsim comes from the Greek “katecheo” which means oral teaching. Catechism is a way to teach the basic doctrines and principles of faith to children in question and answer form, and yes, Protestants have been doing it for hundreds of years.
For our summer break, we've come up with a very basic catechism that will help kids learn the gospel through the four major parts of God's big story: Creation, Fall, Redemption and New Creation. This is not an exhaustive catechism. It's more to help families get their feet wet with this practice. The idea is to learn one question and answer per day and review the previous' days questions and answers as you go. There will be five questions per week for the next four weeks so by the end of it your child can possibly know the answers to twenty questions.
This week, the questions will be based on New Creation.
Will the world God made be broken forever?
No. God will make the world new again. (Romans 8:19-20)
What will happened to Christians after they die?
Christians who die go to heaven to be with Jesus until they are raised from the dead. (Luke 23:43)
What will happen when Jesus comes back to Earth?
Christians will be raised from the dead in new, glorious bodies. (1 Thes 4:16, 1 Cor 15:52)
What will the New Creation be like?
The New Creation will have no death no tears. no pain. Creation will be good once again. (Revealtion 21:4)
What's the best part about the New Creation?
Christians get to be with God, who is where all true happiness comes from! (Revelation 21:3, Psalm 16:11)