How You Can Introduce Others to Christ
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There are a few things new Christians need to do to grow in their relationship with the Lord. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. Encourage them to take time each day to talk to God. Acts — Those who had received the Word were committed to prayer. Read the Word. Encourage them to read a little from their Bible each day. Encourage them to stay in the New Testament for a while.
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We also become like those we are around 1 Corinthians and Proverbs Follow Jesus in water baptism. Talk to them about getting baptism. It symbolizes that we have died, been buried, and risen together with Him to walk a new life with Christ Romans Gary Linton Updated November 6th, Children can understand the concept of grace — or undeserved favor — through our parenting. When you offer your child grace, relate it to the grace God showed us in sending His Son and forgiving our sin.
We can model our own need for a Savior when sin is evident in our lives. My friend Blanca says each of her children came to know Christ while sitting on her lap.
That prompted them to understand that Jesus wanted to be close to them. As hard as it is for us to comprehend, God loves our children even more than we do. He desires that they have a personal relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus. Showing them Christ in my everyday life was essential to them making this decision. As she walks her daughters to school every day, she uses the opportunity to tell them the stories of Bible heroes, such as Abraham, Joseph and Esther.
As you live out your faith on a daily basis, leading your children to Christ can be organic and beautiful. We can help them understand their sin and need for a Savior and teach them that God loves them and is always available to them. As we do this, we pave the way for them to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus and put their faith in Him.
When I was a child, I loved when my father told me bedtime stories that had me as the main character. Usually my father wove in a few of my friends or foes and perhaps even a pet. With thoughts of myself as the heroine, I drifted off to sleep knowing that all was right in my little world. Kids see everything from their vantage point, focusing on how situations affect them. It is only as they mature that they begin to see the world as much bigger. One of our roles as parents is to train our children to shift away from this self-centeredness. And we are all a part of it.
We can help our children glimpse the wonder of this bigger story, which has been gradually unfolding for thousands of years. And we can help them recognize that God has chosen a part for each of us to play.
How to Bring Them to Christ
Baby Moses is the key figure one day, Noah another day, and Jesus is the key figure on another occasion. When reading or telling a Bible story, we can help our children place it into the larger continuum, reviewing when and where that story took place. They can see what has happened so far and what is still to come. By putting each story in context of the grand story, we help our kids recognize Jesus the Redeemer and God our Father as the main characters, even when it appears that someone else is.
Kids love heroes.
And when all is said and done, God — through His Son, Jesus — is the ultimate hero! In the big story, good and evil war with each other, evil seems to overtake the world, but then Jesus shows up and conquers sin and death, and those of us who recognize Him as Lord and Savior are saved. Ultimately, He will make everything right. Often, kids only see pieces of this heroic tale.
We all love the Jesus portrayed in the Gospels — in those accounts, Jesus loves us and shows us how to love others. He helps us understand who the Father is and how our relationship with Him should be. But we need to make sure that we portray a fuller picture of who Jesus is. He is both Shepherd and King. He is both gentle and powerful. He is both humble and victorious!
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This is what makes Jesus the kind of hero worth living for. Knowing that He is the ultimate victor gives each one of us the courage to walk with Him even when life is hard. Take a moment to think about your own story. Think about your family of origin. How did God use the circumstances in your life to bring you to himself?
When did you realize that there was more to life than living for yourself? How did that affect your decisions? This is all the essence of who you are — it is a story your kids need to hear. At an early age, our children can begin to hear parts of our story and to be eyewitnesses to how God is continuing to shape it. I enjoy telling my children aspects of my own faith story in the context of the age they are, the experiences they are facing and how I felt God guided me when I was encountering similar situations.
Even parents who did not experience a relationship with God as children or teenagers can share how the events of their lives led them to faith or how they could have benefited from knowing a God who loved them and had a place for them in His big story. Whatever your story is, it gives your kids insight into life and faith in the concrete context of the here and now. If they respond in faith in Christ, then it is obviously a win.
If they have no response at all, then you have won by planting a seed. If they respond with hostility and open rejection, then you have still won because God was glorified in the sharing of the Gospel. Trust God with the results and always remember that you win every time you share the Gospel.
Strategies, preparation, and tactics are good and necessary but sometimes you have to just get out and share Christ with people. We all know we need to and we all want to. Sharing Christ is an act of faith. So just step out and be faithful while trusting in a faithful God to lead you and open the hearts of people you encounter in your day.
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