How are we presenting the gospel to our kids?
Something I’ve noticed a lot lately, while reading Bible stories to my kids, is how often the gospel is presented to them based on works.
“If you’re good…”
“Good people go to heaven…”
These are the themes I’m seeing a lot lately.
It is very hard to present an accurate gospel to children, because it is abstract. And yet, if children are not raised with an understanding of sin, forgiveness of sin, and these two facts as a basis for heaven, they will always have an underlying sense that they’re salvation has more to do with how good they are than the blood of Jesus Christ.
And this is very dangerous, because “good” is very relative, while the blood of Jesus is very definitive and removes all opportunity for pride and boasting.
This concept is what Paul was combating in the book of Colossians.
While defending the deity of Christ, he spoke out against legalism while instructing believers on why we must live holy lives:
Not so that Jesus will like us
Not so that we go to heaven
But so that our lives are a testimony, a reflection, of God Himself.
This month we are praying through the book of Colossians, and I have made a companion volume for children.
Colossians for kids provides your child with a comprehensive prayer journal and handwriting sheets with selected verses from the book of Colossians.
Let’s teach our children the true gospel right from the start and lay a foundation in their hearts on which they can build a strong Christian life.
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