Teaching the children about sin
The Bible teaches that all have sinned. Romans 3:23. We want the children to understand that All means All. Moms, dads, grandparents, sisters, brothers, and friends. There are no exceptions. We are all born with sin and there isn’t anything we can do to change that condition. Going to church, helping the poor, sharing our toys, or donating to others does not take away our sin.
That sounds like bad news when we understand that God is perfect and holy and can have nothing to do with sin. Especially when we realize we are sinners. But no one can be saved without acknowledging their sin. The Bible tells us, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Acts 16:31. The children need to know what they are being saved from…the punishment they deserve which is forever separation from God. The truth is everyone will live forever – but there are two eternal destinations. One destination is with God in His heavenly home and the other is outside His home in a terrible place of punishment.
That’s why the “good news” is so good! Everyone is born with sin, they can’t fix it on their own and only when we believe in Jesus (who He is and what He did) can we follow Him which will save us from that terrible place. The Good News about Jesus is for everyone! Jesus came to take our place by dying on the cross and rose again proving He is God’s one and only son.
Whether you are 9 or 99, today is the day you can believe in Jesus, tell him you know you are a sinner and thank Him for saving you from the punishment of your sin. Don’t let the day pass without making the most important decision of your life.