3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” John 3:3-4
Gospel Point #1: Neither family heritage or church attendance is enough; we each have to own our relationship with Jesus.
Gospel Point #2: Start early telling your children about Jesus so they have time to process and come to faith.
Gospel Point #3: This is often what is needed as we share the gospel with our children and others. We need to find illustrations/stories they can relate to.
Gospel Point #4: Share your story. Remember the outline can be very simple: Life before Christ. How you met Christ. Life after meeting Christ.
Gospel Point #5: Never shy away from telling of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God… 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of
God remains on him. John 3:16-18, 36
Give your kids your greatest gift:
- Be a seeker.
- Grow in the knowledge of Jesus in the Gospels.
- Share your story.
- Understand salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ alone.
- Believe and tell your children.
Fathers: Understand the Gospel, Believe in the Gospel, Share the Gospel, Teach the Gospel, Live the Gospel. It’s the greatest gift you can give your children!