What Is So Enticing About Sin?

image I have been blogging fairly regularly now for the last year-and-a-half or so here on Dad in the Middle.  I’ve also started a new group blogging project called Kidmin1124.com focusing on bringing a new perspective to the children’s ministry blogging arena (that kind of makes it sound competitive doesn’t it?).  Kidmin1124 is comprised of a team of writers with a passion for children’s ministry who are all bi-vocational or volunteer children’s ministers.  From time to time, I also publish articles on Tony Kummer’s blog – Ministry-to-Children.com.  Between all of that activity, I have written something over 500 articles in the last during that time period.

With all of that, there is one series of articles which I wrote last September which continues to be the most popular series of posts ever published on my blog.  I have written articles which rival one of the installments in the series, but as a whole, that series has been read more than anything else I’ve written.  The series was on the issue of sin – specifically how to teach children about sin.  I have some series as to why this has been so widely read, but I’ll save those for another post on another day.  If you have a theory, I would love to hear about it in the comments below.  If you didn’t catch the series, here are links to each of the articles in the series:

  1. 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (Children’s Ministry Think Tank)
  2. 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#1 What Is Sin?)
  3. 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#2 Where Does Sin Come From?)
  4. 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#3 Who sins?)
  5. 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#4 What Are the Consequences of Sin?)
  6. 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#5 What Is The Solution For Sin?)
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An Object Lesson on the Impact of Giving

image I’m still trying to catch up on articles published over at Ministry-to-Children.com.  Here is another synopsis of an article which I published over on Ministry-to-Children.com.  The article titled GIVING OBJECT LESSON FOR CHILDREN was published on May 21, 2010.

Brief Synopsis

In this article, I share an object lesson I did on the power of cooperation when it comes to giving. 

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5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#5 What Is The Solution For Sin?)

sin

This five part series expands on my answer to the question from Children’s Ministry Think Tank #5 on the Ministry-to-Children.com website. In my response to the question:

“How do you teach the doctrine of sin to children without harming their self-esteem? Especially with preschool children, how explicitly do you teach them about their own depravity? How do parents in your ministry respond to these issues?”

I noted five areas I believe children must be taught about sin in order to fully understand the concept. Those were:

  1. What is sin?
  2. Where does it come from?
  3. Who sins?
  4. What are the consequences of sin?
  5. What is the solution for sin?
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5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#4 What Are the Consquences of Sin?)

sin

This five part series expands on my answer to the question from Children’s Ministry Think Tank #5 on the Ministry-to-Children.com website. In my response to the question:

“How do you teach the doctrine of sin to children without harming their self-esteem? Especially with preschool children, how explicitly do you teach them about their own depravity? How do parents in your ministry respond to these issues?”

I noted five areas I believe children must be taught about sin in order to fully understand the concept. Those were:

  1. What is sin?
  2. Where does it come from?
  3. Who sins?
  4. What are the consequences of sin?
  5. What is the solution for sin?
Read More

5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#3 Who sins?)

sin

This five part series expands on my answer to the question from Children’s Ministry Think Tank #5 on the Ministry-to-Children.com website. In my response to the question:

“How do you teach the doctrine of sin to children without harming their self-esteem? Especially with preschool children, how explicitly do you teach them about their own depravity? How do parents in your ministry respond to these issues?”

I noted five areas I believe children must be taught about sin in order to fully understand the concept. Those were:

  1. What is sin?
  2. Where does it come from?
  3. Who sins?
  4. What are the consequences of sin?
  5. What is the solution for sin?
Read More

5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#2 Where Does Sin Come From?)

sin

This five part series expands on my answer to the question from Children’s Ministry Think Tank #5 on the Ministry-to-Children.com website. In my response to the question:

“How do you teach the doctrine of sin to children without harming their self-esteem? Especially with preschool children, how explicitly do you teach them about their own depravity? How do parents in your ministry respond to these issues?”

I noted five areas I believe children must be taught about sin in order to fully understand the concept. Those were:

  1. What is sin?
  2. Where does it come from?
  3. Who sins?
  4. What are the consequences of sin?
  5. What is the solution for sin?
Read More