I am teaching during VBS this year. As we work with the kids, I have opportunities to share with kids and I am so blessed to be able to share the Gospel. I would like to share the points that I use in leading kids to Christ.
If you have a Bible, get It out and open It up to the Gospel of John.
What we have written in the Gospel of John, is written so that we will believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior, and in Him, have life, both in the here and now, and also in eternity. The Bible teaches us who Jesus is and who we are. He is the perfect Son of God. We are imperfect sinners, created by God but separated from Him because of our sin. If we are separated from God, how can we then have life?
II. John 1:6-13
Jesus came to this earth to reconnect us with God. Although we were created by God, since we are sinners, we are separated from God and are not part of His family. We can be adopted into the family of God through Jesus Christ. Jesus gives us the right to become children of God. He came to this earth and died on the cross to pay the price for our sins. If you receive His sacrifice, He will give you the right to be a child of God. Do you know what happens to you when you become a child of God?
III. John 3
Jesus teaches us that when we accept the Gospel, the message of salvation, we are born again from above. God changes us from the inside out. He gives us the Holy Spirit and we turn from sin and to follow Jesus Christ as Lord. We begin to practice the Truth instead of practicing sin. How do you practice the Truth daily?
IV. John 8:30-36
Once we receive Christ through faith, God calls us to walk in faith daily. What does it look like? Jesus teaches us that we are to continue in His Word. This means that we take up residence in the Word of God, the Bible. When we do this, we are genuine disciples of Christ. A disciple is a learner, one who is taught and applies what he is taught. Doing this will help a person live free from sin’s devastating grip on all of us. Our sin nature reacts to temptation yet the power of the Word gives us the ability to say no, to override our own sin nature.
Have you accepted Christ as Lord and Savior? Have you been born again from above? Have you become a true child of God? Are you living as a disciple of Jesus Christ? Are you a student of the Word of God? How are you doing with your battle over your own sin nature? May the Lord help us all share the good news of the Gospel with everyone we encounter.