“These things are written down so you will believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the son of God, and in the act of believing, have real and eternal life in the way he personally revealed it”. (20:30-31)
This is what we want for all of our children – “real and eternal life” according to the way Jesus revealed it. I am not interested in raising children who are religious. I want my kids to grab all the adventure that Jesus offers and live life to its fullest.
Life isn’t boring when Jesus is living in you and through you.
The story of the resurrection is anything but boring. The drama unfolds of the disciples discovering that Jesus is no longer in the grave..what adventure! Obviously, the disciples don’t know what to do so they hide in fear of their lives and Jesus walks right through the door and appears to them. Talk about some wild stuff happening! I can’t imagine being there, but I hope my response would be similar to Peter’s. He believed when he saw the empty tomb.
Dads – the true gospel of Jesus Christ is exciting, adventuresome, and filled with wonder.
Many of us grew up hearing Bible stories. I learned about Samson and David, but had no idea these Old Testament stories were connected to Jesus.
My story: I was presented the story of salvation at a young age and later translated the gospel to “works”. The Bible should come alive when you read it and tell it to your children. Many of us have just not heard the complete story, or we have not connected the dots from the Old Testament to the Gospels. For some of you reading this it may be necessary for you to relearn how to read and interpret scripture.
Don’t let your children grow up in your home and present to them a dry, boring religion. If you need help interpreting the scripture there are great books you can purchase. Do your homework. Your kids deserve being told the story of the gospel that is alive and adventuresome. In America, we live in a post-Christian nation and most children will not hear the true gospel unless you tell them. Sadly, many of our churches don’t even teach or preach the true gospel. The home should be the place to dispense the gospel and church should be the place in which we get trained in the gospel.
Unfortunately, you can’t afford to wait on most churches to teach you how to read the bible and share it with your family. You are responsible for this dad, no one else is responsible for teaching your kids the truths of the bible. Study, research, and do whatever it takes to learn how to present the bible to your children. You can turn generations toward Jesus if you will learn to tell the story of the gospel correctly and with the intended mystery that is imbedded in the gospel.
Don’t let your children grow up in your home without being marinated in the true gospel, it will change their lives.