Making Sure Children Actually Hear the Gospel and Not Just a Bunch of Bible Stories
This is from anglicansablaze.blogspot.com which you can find here:
“We must not only teach children the stories of Scripture. We must teach them the Story of Scripture.
Children have a faith that is ready to go. Let’s not waste that opportunity by delivering a humanistic Gospel.
We talk a lot about contextualization Gospel communication. How do we share the eternal truth of God in specific locations for specific people who have a specific shared experience?
The Gospel does not change. So the message should remain the same, even as the methods are adjusted for effectiveness.
But how well do we proclaim the Gospel to children? I’m not asking how well we teach children Bible stories, or how well we have taught the moral truths of Scripture.
Are we contextualizing our Gospel communication for children as well as we are for the hipsters in Brooklyn or the tribes in Tanzania? ”
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