Kids & God @Home 09

doubts and fearsThere’s a temptation to teach children. In the occasional adult-child conversations about our inner lives, the adult’s focus is rather to continue opening space for the child to experience God’s unconditional love.

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Starting in early childhood and continuing throughout their lifetime, children have plenty of things to go to God about. Their questions, prayers and encounters with the Lord, along with the feelings produced, form the foundation of real relationship.

Main idea: For young people who approach God by using logic, you distrust easy answers to your spiritual questions and doubts.

Meditation: I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24.  Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who…carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest….Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart.” Matthew 11:28-29.

Let’s talk: What is your reaction to how God accepts you and your doubts?


Kids & God @Home 08

thinking chessNot only are children’s interests different, but how they connect with other people is different. In a similar way, how they connect with God is going to be different.

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Main idea: Some kids feel closest to God when they think and think, until they really understand something.

Meditation: Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord…” Isaiah 1:18.  “Test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Let’s talk: When you’re using your mind, how are you seeing life through God’s eyes?