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!