Sharing the Gospel With Kids (10 Essential Gospel Truths for Kids)

10 Essential TruthsWhat is the single most important thing we do in children’s ministry?  What is the single most important thing we do in any ministry?  I believe, and I think the Bible would support, that the single most important thing we do is share the Gospel – the Good News of Jesus Christ.  One misperception that many people have is that the Gospel is only for the lost.  In fact, the Gospel is just as important for those who have made Jesus the Lord of their lives as for those who have not.

In many children’s ministry, it seems, the gospel has become tangential and has lost its position of the focal point of ministry.  This is a dangerous trend and leads, at best, to kids who are not firmly grounded in their faith and, at worst, kids who never hear the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.  One of the best presentation I have ever heard on sharing the gospel with kids was made by Jill Nelson at the 2007 Children Desiring God Conference.  Entitled “Presenting the Gospel to Children,” this presentation lays a foundation for the need to teach kids the gospel and then proceeds through 10 essential truths that we must convey to children in order to ground them in the truth of the Gospel.  Each of the 10 truths is supported by scripture, thoroughly explained in kid friendly language, illustrated in kid friendly ways and is associated with a clear implication.

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