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Admit that you are a sinner and repent. Be sorry for what you have done wrong and turn away from sin. – Acts 3:19
Believe in Jesus. Believe that He died for your sins. Believe in a way that you want to live your life by choosing Christ’s way and not your old way. – Acts 16:31
Commit to live your life in a Christ-like way. Choose the will of God, not that of yourself. – Matthew 7:21
Outline for Leading a Child to Christ
- God loves us all and has a plan for our lives. This plan is to know Christ and have eternal life. 1 John 4:10
- Who is Jesus? God sent His Son, Jesus to save us from sin. 1 John 4:9, Isaiah 59:2
- What is sin? Who has sin? Sin separates God from man. 1 John 4:9, 1 Timothy 2:5
- What did Jesus do for us? John 3:16
- All who believe and call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved. Acts 10:31-32
What Happens Next?
When you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and have asked Him to forgive your sins and come to live in your heart, you are a Christian, and have been saved! You will go to heaven! You become a child of God. Your sins are forgiven. You can be baptized and you can begin to become more like Jesus by:
- Talking to God every day in prayer
- Reading the Bible, God’s Word
- Obeying God
- Going to church and listening to your teachers and pastors
- Getting involved in church programs
- Telling others about Jesus
- Helping others in need
- Being baptized
What is Baptism?
- It is a symbol of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection by being immersed into water
- Obeying God and following His example
- Shows others you are a Christian
- It is a picture of how you are saved
Teaching a Child to Pray – What is Prayer? (Discussion Guidelines)
- Prayer is talking and listening to God. The Bible tells us that God hears all Christians who pray to Him. We learn how to pray by the prayers in the Bible. The stories Jesus told help us to understand prayer.
- Prayers are answered through reading God’s Word and by listening with our hearts to the will of God. Not all prayers are answered the way we would like.
- Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:6-8 to pray privately and humbly. We should not draw attention to ourselves when we pray. He wants us to speak from our hearts and not use phrases that have no meaning. This means to talk to the Lord as you would a close friend.
- The Lord wants us to pray at anytime and any place. He is with you and will always hear you. Jesus gives us the model prayer in Matthew 6:9-13.
Ways to Pray with Children
- Silent Prayer
- Prayer Letter
- Eyes Open
- Guided Prayer
- Traditional Prayer
- Whisper & Pass a Prayer
- Prayer Songs
- Sentence Prayer
Five Kinds of Prayer
- Praise – Tell God good things about Himself and what He has done. Say: You are great! You are All Powerful God. You are loving.
- Thanksgiving – Thank God for things He has given you and done for you such as: Family, friends, good health, food, protection, teachers.
- Confession – Tell God your sins and ask for forgiveness.
- Petition – Ask God to help you with problems, concerns, and needs.
- Intercession – Pray for people who are sick, need comforting, help, who are not Christians. Intercession is praying for others.