Today we are talking about how to share the gospel with your children and how to recognize salvation in your children. It’s important not to coerce our children into professing faith under pressure. How can we communicate the gospel to our children and offer salvation to them without creating false converts?
Many children raised in Christian homes may profess faith at young ages. Sometimes Sunday school teachers and youth group workers can put a lot of pressure on children to “make decisions for the Lord.” What fruit should we be looking for to confirm true faith in young children? How can we tell the difference between repentance and sorrow over getting caught in sin?
What can we do to encourage our children toward salvation? We should require obedience. We should be speaking the gospel to our children every day. We should be encouraging our children to read the Bible for themselves, as well as reading scripture to them regularly. We should be praying for their salvation, both with them and in our private prayer times.
We also discuss when we should allow our children to be baptized. We encourage you to wait for your children to come and ask you to be baptized. This can be another confirmation of a true conversion.
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Links and Recommendations:
Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Tedd Tripp
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