So are you saying after kids ask Jesus into their hearts, that Jesus may not actually be there? Yep. Well if that's the case, how are parents supposed to feel about that? How are kids who are growing past that time supposed to look back and feel? If I said the prayer early on, is this all just a lie? Did it not work??? **(Apologies for the buzz noice through pieces of this episode)
Why is it that we teach our kids about sex, about language, about math step by step as they mature and grow, yet when it comes to "faith" we feel that throwing them in the deep end right away is the most helpful, effective way to guarantee as best we can that they will treasure Christ? Do we even notice that what we are doing, what we are promoting, is an inconsistency in how we operate with every other part of raising our kids?
Oh boy, here we go - this topic was requested by several people and this first pass through it is going to be multiple episodes. This topic is sure to be a common thru many of our toddcasts, as understanding what we are capable of understanding is a very important concept to ... wait for it ... understand. Trigger warning - What happens to kids when they die? Does God have a grading scale or a "grace period" for those who never get the opportunity to hear the gospel?
Christmastime should be the easiest time of the year to tell others about Jesus. Yet we don’t. Why is that? Maybe we have a sin in our life and don’t feel good enough. Maybe we don’t really know or love Jesus. When we love and know someone we want to tell the world about them. Peter, who was with Jesus throughout his ministry struggled with this same challenge. He denied Jesus three times. For us, when we know Jesus we develop the fruits of the Spirit in our lives. Has Jesus changed your life? If so, you can then more easily tell people about Jesus. Asking a key questions like, “How do you feel about Jesus?” brings the conversation to Jesus. Keep doing so, early and often in your conversations with others. You may find the world is less afraid of talking about Jesus than we are!