Posts Tagged "Sin"

#5: God Is Just and Right to Punish Sin (10 Essential Gospel Truths for Kids)

10 Essential TruthsToday we continue our detailed look at a presentation given by Jill Nelson at the 2007 Children Desiring God Conference entitled “Presenting the Gospel to Children.” In my last post, I introduced the series (including links to both the audio and the handouts.  Thus far we have looked at the following:

Today we will continue with the next Essential Gospel Truth which kids need to understand to combat false gospels and to understand the true and saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.  So, let’s get started.  ESSENTIAL TRUTH #5 IS:

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#4: Man is Sinful (10 Essential Gospel Truths for Kids)

10 Essential TruthsToday we continue our detailed look at a presentation given by Jill Nelson at the 2007 Children Desiring God Conference entitled “Presenting the Gospel to Children.” In my last post, I introduced the series (including links to both the audio and the handouts.  Thus far we have looked at the following:

Today we will continue with the next Essential Gospel Truth which kids need to understand to combat false gospels and to understand the true and saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.  So, let’s get started.  ESSENTIAL TRUTH #4 IS:

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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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The Children's Ministry Blog Patrol (September 2009)

Childrens Ministry Blog Patrol

The NEW AND IMPROVED Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol seems to have been a success. I hope that you will find this month’s equally as useful. There are a lot of people out there dedicated to Children and Children’s Ministry publishing great and useful stuff on the internet. This is my attempt to try to compile some of the best of that information into one place for your perusal.

CheckItOut

I’ve added a new feature this month to accentuate those articles which I feel are “must reads.” Well, frankly, I think they’re all must-reads, but for the best-of-the best, I’ve added this graphic to the right of the title. If you’re running low on time, make sure that you check out these articles at a minimum!

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What Mean Ye' By This Service? (Synopsis of Come Ye’ Children – Chapter 9)

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Introduction

In this chapter, Spurgeon looks at what kids should be taught about Jesus and the doctrines of the Christian faith.  Far from shying away from teaching kids doctrine, Spurgeon demands they be taught and explains why they are foundational for faith in Christ beginning with what he see as the most important concept – redemption!

Redemption

More than just a doctrine which should be learned, Spurgeon views redemption of the lens through which we should view all of life.  Spurgeon explains:

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