Helping Kids Apply Bible Truth

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Helping Kids Apply Bible Truth

  1. 1. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truth
  2. 2. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths What is it like to be a child today?
  3. 3. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths With all that children are faced with today, the truth is they still need Jesus. We have the responsibility of equipping parents and children to hear God’s Word, know God’s Word, and do (apply) God’s Word.
  4. 4. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>In order to help children grow spiritually, we need to discover how to lay foundations for them </li></ul><ul><li>To hear , know , and do God’s Word. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>Boys and girls are capable of growing spiritually. </li></ul>Fact:
  6. 6. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>The purpose of childhood ministry in the local church is to build foundations in the lives of boys and girls for salvation and spiritual transformation . </li></ul>Fact:
  7. 7. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>Spiritual foundations are built in the lives of children as teachers and parents lead them to hear , know , and do God’s Word. </li></ul>Fact:
  8. 8. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths Salvation Spiritual Transfor-mation
  9. 9. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>God has designed children to learn precept upon precept in a linear fashion. </li></ul>Fact:
  10. 10. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>Girls and boys learn in a prescriptive manner—first by hearing Bible truth, then by knowing and understanding Bible truth, and ultimately by applying ( doing ) Bible truth. </li></ul>Fact:
  11. 11. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths Hear God’s Word As kids learn to trust parents and teachers, they listen and hear God’s Word.
  12. 12. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><ul><li>But how can they call on Him </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in whom they have not believed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And how can they believe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>without hearing about Him? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And how can they hear without </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a preacher? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans 10:14 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths How shall they hear? <ul><ul><ul><li>Hear foundational Bible stories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hear foundational Bible truths </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hear Bible verses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hear Bible story conversation and discussion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hear & sing Bible-related songs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>Hearing teachers and parents </li></ul><ul><li>tell them what God’s Word says </li></ul><ul><li>is an integral foundational stone </li></ul><ul><li>for the spiritual growth of children. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>Hear God’s Word </li></ul><ul><li>in VBS 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Day 1: God Creates Adam & Eve Genesis 2:4-21 </li></ul><ul><li>Day 2: Joseph Recalls God’s Provision Genesis 45:1-14 </li></ul><ul><li>Day 3: Jesus and Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Day 4: Jesus Our Example Luke 5:16; Luke 4:14-16; Mark 6:30-46 </li></ul><ul><li>Day 5: Philippians 4:4-9 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>Day 3 What is God's plan for me? </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Story: Jesus and Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10) </li></ul><ul><li>Life Application: God has a plan for me. I can have a relationship with Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Verse: For I know the plans I have for you – this is the LORD’s declaration – plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 </li></ul><ul><li>For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV) </li></ul>
  17. 17. LifeSpan Spiritual Development Know God’s Word Kids begin to know God’s Word as they understand and comprehend biblical concepts .
  18. 18. LifeSpan Spiritual Development But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing those from whom you learned, and that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:14-15 (HCSB)
  19. 19. LifeSpan Spiritual Development Knowing about God’s Word is not the same as knowing God and His Truth.
  20. 20. LifeSpan Spiritual Development How shall they know? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Children begin to know God’s Word as they understand and comprehend biblical concepts. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Children begin to know God’s Word as they have concepts introduced to them at appropriate ages and stages of development . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Children begin to know God’s Word as they hear words they comprehend. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. LifeSpan Spiritual Development How shall they know? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Children begin to know God’s Word as they apply the teaching to their lives. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Children begin to know God’s Word as they see people in their lives living out what is taught. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Children begin to know God’s Word as they read and study the Bible. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. LifeSpan Spiritual Development How shall they know? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Children begin to know God’s Word as they learn, discuss, and apply Bible verses . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Children begin to know God’s Word through engaging, hands-on Bible learning activities. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Children begin to know God’s Word as they participate in large and small group experiences . </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>Day 2 Does God Care about Me? </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Story: Joseph Recalls God’s Provision (Genesis 45:1-14) </li></ul><ul><li>Life Application: God cares about me. I can trust Him no matter what. </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Verse: Casting all your care upon Him; because He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (HCSB) </li></ul><ul><li>Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7 (KJV) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>How did Joseph </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrate </li></ul><ul><li>that he knew </li></ul><ul><li>God cared for him. </li></ul>
  25. 25. LifeSpan Spiritual Development <ul><li>Hearing and knowing God’s Word </li></ul><ul><li>is not the same as </li></ul><ul><li>knowing God and His truth. </li></ul><ul><li>For the spiritual growth of kids, </li></ul><ul><li>we fail them if we don’t </li></ul><ul><li>encourage them </li></ul><ul><li>to apply God’s Word </li></ul><ul><li>to their everyday lives. </li></ul>
  26. 26. LifeSpan Spiritual Development Do What God’s Word Says Kids exhibit a personal understanding of Bible truth as they do God’s Word by applying it to their everyday lives, including using Bible skills and becoming involved in ministry.
  27. 27. LifeSpan Spiritual Development But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer , he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror; for he looks at himself, goes away, and right away forgets what kind of man he was. But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer who acts—this person will be blessed in what he does. James 1:22-25 (HCSB)
  28. 28. LifeSpan Spiritual Development How shall teachers help children do what God’s Word says? <ul><ul><ul><li>Model obedience. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create teaching situations that imitate a child’s everyday experiences. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guide discovery learning. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage & acknowledge life application. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li> living out what they are challenged through the Bible </li></ul><ul><li> participating in mission activities </li></ul><ul><li> sharing their faith with family members and friends </li></ul><ul><ul><li> studying their Bible each day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> praying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>developing Bible skills that will strengthen their spiritual development. </li></ul></ul>Children do God’s Word by . . .
  30. 30. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>Day 4 How can I be like Jesus? </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Story: Jesus, Our Example </li></ul><ul><li> (Luke 5:16; Luke 4:14-16; Mark 6:30-46) </li></ul><ul><li>Life Application: I can be like Jesus. I can follow His example. </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Verse: Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5 </li></ul><ul><li>Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5 (KJV) </li></ul>
  31. 31. Helping Kids Apply Bible Truths <ul><li>Children who hear, know, and do God’s Word </li></ul><ul><li>have a foundation for knowing Jesus personally </li></ul><ul><li>and for having a life-long experience of growing like Him. </li></ul><ul><li>The task of parents and teachers is to provide opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>for children </li></ul><ul><li>to hear God’s Word, </li></ul><ul><li>know God’s Word, and </li></ul><ul><li>do God’s Words </li></ul><ul><li>by applying it to their lives. </li></ul>

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