Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Kids Ministry Suggestions: Scripture for Parents

What is the most important advice your can share with your kids? While this post, Kids Ministry: Scripture for Parents, might communicate that I am sharing Scripture to help parents make it through another day of raising kids, it is actually Scripture to help parents communicate biblical truth to their kids. Consider incorporating these passages into your conversations with your kids this summer while you are traveling, playing, and spending time together.
  • You were chosen. (2 Timothy 1:12)
  • You are a part of God's plan. (Psalm 139:13-14)
  • You are a blessing from God. (Psalm 127:3-5)
  • There is always hope. (Psalm 71:5)
  • God delights in you. (Zephaniah 3:17)
  • We desire to be good, godly parents. (Ephesians 6:4)
  • You don't have to be afraid but can have courage. (2 Timothy 1:7)
  • God is a helper and comforter. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
  • God's forgiveness is always available. (Luke 15:11-32 - The Prodigal Son)
  • We want to encourage and comfort you as you live for Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)
  •  God loves you and has a purpose for all things you experience. (Romans 5:3-5)
  •  We desire for you to love Jesus. (Deuteronomy 6:5)
  •  God is always with you so be strong and courageous. (Joshua 1:9)
  •  God is your protector. (Psalm 91:4)
Suggestions for how to discuss these passages:
  • Use scripture and place your child's name in it. For example, Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for Sally, - this is the Lord's declaration - plans for her welfare, not for disaster, to give her a future and a hope.
  • Personally meditate on one of the passages and promises each week. Look for ways to incorporate the principle and Scripture into your conversations with your kids.
  • Write the promises and Scriptures on index cards and share one each week with your kids. Display the card on your refrigerator or give the card to your child to display in their room.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 emphasizes to parents to continually teach their children the truths of God's Word so that their hearts might be filled with the Love of God. As you go about your routines this summer, don't forget God. Talk to your children about God - when you're sitting; when you're walking; before they go to sleep; and, when they wake up.

Kids Ministry Suggestions are provided by Ginger Owens, Minister of Childhood Education, First Baptist, Panama City FL and 4:12 Network Member. You should consider inviting Ginger to your church to train your kids ministry leaders, or you can search the 4:12 Network for other qualified kids ministry trainers.