The Bible is Relevant

It’s not easy to share the gospel with some adults. They may be callous or hostile to the message of salvation. But it can be equally challenging to talk about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection with children.


Children may struggle with the concept of death. They don’t understand the personalities of the twelve disciples. They may not grasp why the Romans ruled over Israel.

So with all this stacked against us, how do we share the good news of Jesus Christ with them?

We do it by meeting them in the areas they do understand. Even young children have experienced sadness when separated from those they love. But they may also recall the joy of being reunited.

We can tell of Jesus’ death and describe how sad His friends were because they thought they would not see Him again. But we can also describe their joy when they learned He did not stay dead.

The finer points of theology can wait until a young child is ready. For now, they may be ready to simply relate to the emotions of Jesus’ followers, including both their joys and sorrows.

When you begin to feel discouraged at your children’s lack of engagement with the gospel, pick a Bible passage they might relate to and begin there.

The Bible is always relevant…regardless of our age!

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About Ava Pennington

Ava Pennington is thoroughly enjoying her second career as an author, teacher, and speaker. She moved from New York to Florida, leaving a twenty-year corporate career as a Human Resources executive. But don’t call her retired! She now teaches a weekly, interdenominational Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class of 300+ women from September through May. Of course, Ava writes. She has written for organizations such as Focus on the Family, Christianity Today, and Haven Ministries. She has also been published in 25 anthologies, including nineteen Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Her newest book, Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional, is published by Revell Books and endorsed by Kay Arthur, founder of Precepts International. Ava has also co-authored two children’s picture books, Do You Love Me More? and Will I See You Today? If you’re looking for a speaker, she delights in challenging audiences with relevant, enjoyable presentations. For more information, please visit

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