Teaching Children the Basic Gospel (#5)

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.

I. The Gospel Hand

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)

II. The Wordless Book

The colours from the Wordless Book are another very helpful way to teach children the basic aspects of the Gospel.

  • 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

The Child Evangelism Fellowship has lots of helpful resources on the Wordless book. Here is a little booklet from CEF that explains the Wordless Book with verses.

Pinterest also has neat crafts and ideas :). This is my board with a few of them. One list of resources for the teaching Wordless book is here.

III. A Gospel Primer

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.

IV. The Romans Road

The verses of the Romans Road have led many to Christ. Here is a link with the list of those verses.


2 thoughts on “Teaching Children the Basic Gospel (#5)

  1. Thank you for this series. I have forwarded it to our daughter to use for their daughter. Appreciate your thoughtfulness and diligence.
    Blessed Resurrection Sunday to you & your family.

  2. Dear Doris, Thank you so much for your kind comments! I hope this series is a help to others as I share what I learn along the way :).

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