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#13 How to Communicate the Gospel to Your Child at Every Age Level -Podcast

Do you want your child to share your faith? Most Christian parents do but many fail! Unfortunately there is no exact formula to follow but there are some principles that every parent should be aware of.

In this episode of Now is the Time I share with you some tips on how to effectively share the Gospel with your child at every age level. I also talk about our recent travels from Ukraine to the USA.

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A Christian parent’s most important and most difficult task it is to lead his child to personal faith in Jesus. There are many pitfalls along the way, check out episode #11 for more about that!

As your child grows so does his ability to comprehend the gospel. Below are the key questions that you should help your child answer for each age level along with key ideas that need to be developed.

Who am I? 0-5 years

  • I am loved by God and my parents
  • I am a member of a family
  • I am unique
  • I am created in God’s image
  • I am dependent on others
  • I am imperfect

Who is God? 6-12 years

  • He is Creator
  • He knows me and loves me
  • He is powerful
  • He is holy
  • He is righteous and just
  • He sets the standard for living

What is my relationship with God? 13 and older

  • I can’t earn a relationship with God
  • The importance of forgiveness
  • Repentance is a personal decision of faith
  • The significance of the local church
  • The role of the Holy Spirit

Resources

I highly recommend that you check out Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart by J.D. Greear.

While this is not a parenting book Greear does go into detail about how American Christian culture often misrepresents the true nature of the Gospel by telling people all they need to do is “repeat after me” or “ask Jesus into your heart.”

I’d love to hear what you think of the book, so let me know if you read it.

Even if you don’t read it you can use the link to buy anything you’d like on Amazon and we get a nice percentage!

 

Question: What tips can you share that have helped you better communicate the gospel with your children?

 

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I am a pastor, missionary, and preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Ukraine since 2007. God blessed me with a wonderful wife and 5 amazing children! My greatest passion is to teach, encourage, and exhort others to turn to Jesus, who is Savior, Lord, and God!

  • I think it’s as much about example as anything. Being people of honor, humility, and dependent upon our Father for our protection and provision lived out in real life goes a long way for our children. Maybe the best thing my girls have seen me do is spend time seeking my Father in study and trying to live out His principles in my life… not that I’m perfect, but striving toward Him.

    • Yes, yes, yes Floyd! If our kids only hear the gospel from us and never see it we will simply push them away. Why would they want something that has no power in our own lives.