A – Admit to God you are a sinner. Right? It’s as easy as A-B-C. Many kids know the ABCs and may even be able to sing them to you. But do they understand the WHY behind this crucial aspect of our response to the gospel? Do they understand what it really means to declare their sinfulness before God? Here are 3 brief and seemingly elementary but oh-so-important reasons kids need to understand why admitting sin is a part of one’s response to the gospel.
- Sin separates us from God. Because we are sinners, we deserve eternal separation from our perfect God. We are telling God that we recognize that we deserve death. In declaring sin, we declare that something besides us must bridge that gap.
- We can’t save ourselves. We can’t pick ourselves up by our bootstraps and brown-nose God into granting salvation. We are sinners. When we admit our sin to God we say, “God, I can’t do it! I can try all I want but I will never ever be able to earn your approval! I will always always always fall short.”
- Sin is not too big for God. Part of admitting our sinfulness is understanding that God is bigger than sin. He made a way to bring us back in to a right relationship with Him!
As you talk with kids about responding to the gospel. Ask why. Ask lots of whys! Help kids understand the greatness of our need for a Savior. Check back for Part 2 of this Deep Thoughts series… helping kids understand WHY.
Meredith Teasley worked in the CentriKid office and enjoys unpacking big truths in a way kids can understand. Meredith lives in Nashville with her husband, Nic and is passionate about discipleship and kids understanding the Gospel, as well as photography and games.