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The 7 Most Important Things You Can Tell A Child

Take a look at this article from "Ministry-to-Children". Our words are powerful. And as Christian parents and teachers, we need to know and understand the most important things that they need to hear from us.

The 7 Most Important Things You Can Tell A Child

by Wayne Stocks

young-child-ready-to-learnI find that it isn’t all that hard to talk to kids. They like to talk if you can find some common ground and explore something that really interests them.

As children’s ministers, and as parents, though, there are things that they need to hear from us. Words are powerful things, and the tongue has the power to build up and to tear apart both by its action and by its inaction. In other words, silence can be just as damaging as a negative spoken word. Here are seven important things that every child needs to hear:

1. God loves you. No matter what a child is going through – no matter what circumstances they find themselves in, this statement will always be true. God loves them, and they need to hear it. Much more than hear it though, they need to understand it. They need to know that God’s love is unconditional. It doesn’t matter what they have done or what they haven’t done – God always has, does, and always will love them. Impress that on their hearts and you have laid an unbreakable foundation.

2. Jesus died for you. From a very young age, kids have to know that Jesus dies on the cross their sins – for their bad decisions. What an amazing act of love. They must understand that Jesus, that God, made the ultimate sacrifice for them.

3. You need Jesus. In order for kids to understand the magnitude of the sacrifice of Jesus, they must also understand their own sins and bad decisions, and that Jesus died specifically for their sins and because he loved them. There is much dispute about teaching kids about sins. If you’re interested in reading more, you can check out a series I did on Dad in the Middle called 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin.

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