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  • Teach Them: The Necessity of Faith in Christ

    from Joel Beeke Feb 18, 2017 Category: Articles

    Our children must learn that they can receive Christ and His salvation only through faith. As John 3:36 says, "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: The Atoning Blood of Christ

    from Joel Beeke Feb 11, 2017 Category: Articles

    Our children must learn there is only one way to be saved: by taking refuge by faith under the covering for sin provided by the atoning death and shed blood of Jesus Christ. Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: The Lord Jesus Christ

    from Joel Beeke Feb 04, 2017 Category: Articles

    There is something beautiful about talking to children about Jesus. Painting a portrait of our Savior from the Word of God brings Him to life in the eyes of our children and, we must pray, in their hearts. Many such portraits appear in Scripture (to name only a few: Pss. 23; 45; 63; 72; 89:19–29; 106; 145; 147). Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: The Necessity of the New Birth

    from Joel Beeke Jan 28, 2017 Category: Articles

    Our children need new hearts (Ps. 51:6–7, 10; John 3:3–5), so we should teach them that we are not dealing with their misbehavior as if they were merely being naughty. We must show them that just being outwardly obedient is not sufficient with God. Good behavior impresses parents and teachers, but God looks on the heart (1 Sam. 16:7). Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: The Moral Law

    from Joel Beeke Jan 21, 2017 Category: Articles

    The Bible speaks about the law in many places, but particularly through the Ten Commandments. Children must understand that sin is not just an outward act; its roots run deep into the human heart. Because the Ten Commandments are a summary of the law of God, they can usually be used to illustrate our children's sin problem. Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: About Hell

    from Joel Beeke Jan 14, 2017 Category: Articles

    Children are not too young to die, and therefore they are not too young to think about what will happen to them when they die. They need to hear about the Father's house with its many mansions and the place that Jesus is preparing there for all who love Him and put their trust in Him for salvation. Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: The Seriousness of Sin

    from Joel Beeke Jan 07, 2017 Category: Articles

    As parents, we need to remember that the problem of sin in the heart is the most important thing young ones need to learn. That message should be worded in very simple terms for young children. Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: Who God Is and What He Is Like

    from Joel Beeke Dec 31, 2016 Category: Articles

    How often do we talk to our children about God and His attributes? God's character is revealed throughout the Bible. The passages that specifically describe the attributes of God are fertile for discussion and for prompting searching questions. We should offer our children balanced teaching about the character of God. Keep Reading

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