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July 05, 2011

Teaching the Gospel to your Kids

One of the things I try to do is to introduce the gospel message to my kids through Bible stories. I remember a song that is based on Acts 3:1-10 that made such a huge impact in my life to trust in God in everything. So I started teaching the song to my kids. Here is the verse and I posted a video of them re-enacting the scene

Acts 3:1-10 1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

The beggar in this story is just like us. He was born lame and all of us are born unable to walk so as to please God. The man was a beggar which shows our inadequacy and that we are spiritually bankrupt before God, unable to pay the penalty of our own sin. The beggar was also outside the temple and as sinners we are separated from God no matter how we try to be near His presence. But the beggar was about to experience the radical and outrageous grace of God when He was healed immediately and as a result he went leaping, walking and praising God. How tremendous is the grace and the love and the power of God.

 

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