April 18, 2008

Evangelizing Your Children

Posted in Children, Evangelism, Gospel, Parenting at 5:16 pm by Dan Lowe

Pulpit Magazine recently posted a two part series on evangelizing our children which is quite helpful.

According to these articles, parents must take care to avoid the following pitfalls in evangelizing their children:

1. Oversimplifying the Gospel of Christ

2. Coercing a Profession of Faith

3. Assuming the Reality of Regeneration

4. Assuring the Child of Salvation

5. Rushing the Ordinance of Baptism

Following are a list of foundational keys to evangelizing our children:

1. Setting a Consistent Example of Godliness

2. Proclaiming the Complete Gospel of Christ

3. Understanding the Biblical Evidences of Salvation

4. Encouraging Possible Signs of Conversion

5. Trusting the Absolute Sovereignty of God

You can find the full articles here (part 1 at http://www.sfpulpit.com/2008/04/15/evangelizing-your-children-part-1/ and part 2 at http://www.sfpulpit.com/2008/04/16/evangelizing-your-children-part-2/ )

You might also want to listen to or download John Piper’s message entitled “The Gospel for 11-year-olds Plus.”  You can find it here http://www.desiringgod.org/resourcelibrary/ConferenceMessages/ByDate/2007/2160_The_Gospel_for_11YearOlds_Plus/ .

 

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