The Most Important Thing You Will Ever Teach Kids

There are a lot of things in the Bible that you can teach kids.  

The Bible is a big book that is full of captivating stories, wisdom and guidance for life.

There are tons of curriculum available that cover a wide variety of topics.  

But keep this in mind as you are developing your teaching plan.

The most important thing you will ever teach kids is the Gospel.  

The entire Bible points to the Gospel.  

Kids can know every single story in the Bible, but without the Gospel they can't know Jesus. 

Kids can memorize entire chapters of the Bible, but without the Gospel they will not inherit eternal life. 

Kids can explore the deeper teachings of the Bible, but without the Gospel their studying will be invalid.

How often do you share the Gospel with the children in your ministry?   

Do you see kids come to Christ on a regular basis?

Can the kids in your ministry explain the Gospel?

Here are some key verses that clarify how important it is that you share the Gospel with kids. 

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile."                  Romans 1:16

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16

"Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."                       I Corinthians 15

"How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?"   Romans 10:14

We know that the vast majority of people who come to Jesus do so before the age of 18.  It is critical that we share the Gospel on a regular basis with the children God has placed in our care.  It is the most important thing you will ever teach children.

Think about these questions.

Does our current curriculum share the Gospel on a regular basis?

Are we intentional about sharing the Gospel?

How many children have come to Christ in the past year?

How many children will be baptized after coming to Christ in your ministry this year?  

If you need some resources to help you share the Gospel with the kids and parents in your ministry, then check out these proven resources that can help you. 

Starting Point Salvation Class  (I used this class to see over 430 kids accept Christ and follow Him in baptism in one year)

Connect12 curriculum - shares the Gospel each month.

Baptism for Kids - teaches kids what baptism is and why we should be baptized.

The Gospel is the centrality of the entire Bible.  It is the hope for the next generation.

Share it frequently.  Share it with passion.  Share it with clarity.  

It is the most important thing you will ever teach kids.