What is the essential Gospel and how can a person be saved?
As Christians, we all desire to see our kids know the Lord and trust Him as their Savior from sin. That can only come from repeated exposure to the truths of the Gospel. Sometimes it’s helpful to have a very simple summary of those truths within your grasp.
Pastor Nate Utley introduced me to The Gospel Hand at VBS last year. The fingers of the hand are:
- God loves me (John 3:16)
- I am a sinner (Romans 3:23)
- Christ died for me (Romans 5:8)
- If I receive Him (John 1:12)
- I have eternal life (John 3:36)
The colours from the Wordless Book are another very helpful way to teach children the basic aspects of the Gospel. The Children’s Evangelism Fellowship has lots of helpful resources on the Wordless book. Pinterest also has neat crafts and ideas :).
- Gold represents heaven and God’s holiness
- Black represents the stain that sin leaves in our hearts
- Red represents Jesus’ blood that can wash away sin
- White represents a heart cleansed from sin
- Green represents how Christians grow
I have personally profited much from a little book called A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God’s Love by Milton Vincent. It has both a prose and a poetry summary of the Gospel that are relatively easy to memorize.
The verses of the Romans Road have led many to Christ. Here is a link with the list of those verses.