"3 Is The Magic Number" is a Schoolhouse Rock classic. It last aired on TV in 1985. The Kennedy family has been listening to Elizabeth Mitchell's version on her album, You Are My Sunshine for a few weeks now. She leaves out the multiplication tables.
On February 5th, Mark Harper showed this video at the Children's Pastors' Conference (CPC) in San Diego, CA. I am not attending (maybe next year), but I've been following closely through Twitter. Watch the song and listen to the mention of the Trinity; faith, hope, and charity; and a man and a woman having a baby. Ryan Frank (@r_frank) of KidzMatter asked, "What would happen if this aired today on children’s television? Harper's message encouraged children’s pastors’ to renew their commitment to teaching children a biblical worldview. Word.
One simple way to teach children basic bible truths is to use a series of questions and answers with Scripture references. This is called a catechism. I've put together a revision of the Catechism for Boys and Girls for our parents at Sojourn to use. Here are the three questions (#s 6-8) on the Trinity:
6. Are there more gods than one? No. There is only one true God. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Jeremiah 10:10; Mark 12:29; Acts 17:22-31)
7. In how many persons does this one true God exist? In three persons. (Matthew 3:16-17; John 5:23; 10:30; 14:9-10; 15:26; 16:13-15; 1 John 5:20, 2 John 9; Revelation 1:4, 5)
8. Who are they? God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2; Jude 20-21)