Or is He the righteous, powerful and loving Creator found in the Bible? Use Bible stories to teach about God.
Take the story of David and Goliath for example. What can we learn about God from it? What is truth? Your kids will be bombarded throughout life by truth claims from the media, teachers and friends. If you are not successful in teaching them that truth and wisdom come from the Bible, they will struggle greatly with faith challenges later.
Who is man? Our humanistic culture treats man as basically good. Your children will not appreciate the need for a savior until they see themselves and others as sinners. Who is Jesus?
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When your children sit in a classroom of Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and atheists, will their faith in Jesus stick? To withstand this pressure, your children need a secure knowledge of who Jesus is and why He is the only Way. The majority of people who trust Christ as Savior do so before they are teens. Said another way, if your children do not come to faith in Christ by the time they are teens, the likelihood begins to quickly decrease that they will do so.
That means you must do two things: First, make certain that your children fully understand the Gospel. Second, ask God to help you discern the authenticity of their decision.
Siblings war over the size of a piece of pie, who sits in what seat in the van and who has to do the most chores. This age group is especially concerned with getting their fair share.
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- Recognizing their sin;
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Teaching your kids grace is a tall order. Their selfish nature will battle it. Friends will take advantage of it. So if they are going to learn how to give grace, they will need to see it consistently modeled by you. Young adolescents are beginning to wonder what their lives will hold. These years are a prime time for discussing the importance of trusting God with their future. Buy a plaque with this passage on it and hang it in their room.
At this point ask the child if he believes in Jesus and what He did for him?
Have them memorize it. Underline it in their Bibles. Make it a strong focus in your conversations. I strongly believe that decision kept me out of all sorts of trouble during my teen years. First, provide the perspective that God is sovereign in all things.
Your teens need to hear your stories about the times when God worked difficult things out for good. They need to see you trust in God. As your children grow, take note of their life stage and adjust your spiritual training accordingly. My children were 4 and 5 when they believed in Jesus for salvation. At that age, they were like sponges soaking up the love of Jesus and spiritual truth. One powerful way for these truths to be conveyed in the home is for parents to talk about them and live them out each day, so kids can learn from both their actions and their words.
Praying together before and after discipline showed their children the seriousness of their infractions and the value of having a clean heart before God. While this principle seems obvious, parents often neglect to tell their children the basic story of the Gospel, assuming they already know that Jesus came to earth as a baby, willingly shed His blood on the Cross, and died and rose again to pay the penalty for sin.
Children can understand the concept of grace — or undeserved favor — through our parenting.
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When you offer your child grace, relate it to the grace God showed us in sending His Son and forgiving our sin. We can model our own need for a Savior when sin is evident in our lives. My friend Blanca says each of her children came to know Christ while sitting on her lap.
That prompted them to understand that Jesus wanted to be close to them. As hard as it is for us to comprehend, God loves our children even more than we do.
He desires that they have a personal relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus. Showing them Christ in my everyday life was essential to them making this decision. As she walks her daughters to school every day, she uses the opportunity to tell them the stories of Bible heroes, such as Abraham, Joseph and Esther.
You have to decide for yourself. Would you like to receive the Lord Jesus right now? Do you you want to become a child of God, be forgiven of your sins, and live with Him forever? Let me show you how to invite Jesus into your life as your Saviour. Do you remember what it is that separates you from God? Yes, the wrong things that we do. What did Jesus do so you can have your sins forgiven? He shed His Blood to clean you from your sins. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
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Step Two: Discern readiness Do your best to discern when your child is mature enough to put the pieces together. Avoid the temptation to push for a decision before he or she is ready to truly grasp the Gospel. Your child may intellectually understand before being socially or spiritually ready. Young children are usually bonded to their parents in such a way that they want to please and do not have a full sense of a separate self.