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Christ-Light offers Bible lessons for children from birth through grade 12. This correlated curriculum can be used in Sunday school, Christian elementary school, teen Bible classes, cradle roll programs, homeschooling, confirmation classes, and early childhood programs. Christ-Light contains the resources a congregation needs to coordinate the curriculum for all its youth education agencies.
Christ-Light® is based on a number of premises that guide and control the entire curriculum. These premises are revealed to us by God in his Word. We accept them as essential to Christian nurture only because God the Holy Spirit has led us to this conviction by working faith in our hearts.
These premises are as follows:
The two main teachings of God’s Word are law and gospel.
The law teaches us God’s holy will, that is, what he requires all people to do and not to do. Because all are sinful by nature and sin daily, the law also teaches us that we are all sinners who deserve God’s punishment of death and eternal damnation.
The gospel teaches us the good news of God’s grace and mercy. It proclaims that God in love sent Jesus to take away the sins of all people and that everyone who believes in Jesus has eternal life and salvation
These premises make it evident that a curriculum which is designed to carry out God-pleasing Christian nurture will be based on God’s Word and will aim at carrying out the purposed for which God gave us his Word.
The general objectives of Christian nurture, therefore, are:
Eleven goals establish the framework for the Christ-Light ® curriculum. Children are introduced to new elements as they proceed through the curriculum. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, the children continue to grow in their understanding of and commitment to God’s Word. It is our prayer that, by God’s grace, each student will achieve these goals by the completion of twelfth grade.
An important feature of Christ-Light ® is its flexibility. When complete, Christ-Light ® will contain the resources a congregation needs to coordinate the curriculums of all its youth education agencies.
There is another progression that is vital to the nurture of young Christians. This progression is the development of God’s plan of salvation though the Old Testament into the New Testament. Scripture’s focus is christocentric; that is, the focus through the whole Old Testament is on the promised Messiah, and in the New Testament the focus is on Jesus, the Son of God, who came to redeem us and whose second coming we eagerly await. This progression needs to be reflected in the chronological arrangement of biblical material at every level.
Each of these elements serve as the key building blocks of Christ-Light ®. Portions of the Bible are arranged so that children can learn of God’s plan of salvation in a planned, sequential way that is appropriate to their developmental stage.