If your a parent you know that the love you have for your children is far greater than you could have ever thought. Because this love is so great we want the best for them and part of that is to spend eternity with us worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ. With this in mind here are 7 very important verses for us parents to share with our kids.
#7 2 Timothy 3:16 (The Word)
“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, & training in righteousness.”
This verse is important because we want our children to have a strong foundation and there is no other foundation stronger than the word of God.
#6 1 John 1:9 (Assurance of Forgiveness)
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins & purify us from all unrighteousness.”
Our kids will make mistakes just like we did. If we are in bondage to the past we won’t be able to move forward as God wants for us. Freedom from sin is important and this verse gives us that assurance that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will for give us.
#5 2 Corinthians 5:17 (We are New in Christ)
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation, The old is gone and the new has come.”
This verse is a great followup from #6, because after we confess our sins we need to act and behave like the new creation that we now are. How do we know how to behave you ask? Refer back to #7.
#4 1 John 5:13 (Assurance of Salvation)
“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
I have talked with family and friends that say they hope that they are going to heaven. This hope is based on them being a good enough person. The reason they don’t know if they are going to heaven is because they don’t know if they have been good enough, and they also don’t know if they are going to be good enough in the future. The Christian knows they have eternal life because it is not dependent on their works or behavior. It is based on the finished work of Christ on the cross. (How do I know this check out #3)
#3 1 John 5: 11, 12 (Assurance of Salvation)
“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life. And this life is in his son. He who has the son has life; he who does not have the son of God does not have life.”
Again only through Christ can we be assured of salvation and eternal life.
#2 Ephesians 2: 8-10 (Salvation not by Works)
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not by works so that no-one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
This verse is my favorite in the entire Bible. It tells me that I’m saved by the free gift of God’s love, through the death of Jesus. It says not to boast in my works because it won’t give me eternal life. It says that God has a purpose for me and it is to do good works however not that I would do them, but that he has prepared for me to do them. So I can’t even boast in the fact that I was obedient because he made my way in advance to do them. God is amazing.
#1 verse to share with your kids Matthew 4:19 (Witnessing)
“”Come follow me” Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Like #6 said there are good works for us to do, and the ones of us that follow Jesus are called to fish for the hearts of men. Teach your children to throw their nets out often and just like with Peter on the boat, lets see what God puts in our nets. We must share the gospel with our children and we must teach them to share with others. It is what we are called to do.
If you share these 7 verses with your children they will have confidence in Christ, they will have confidence in Salvation, they will know what their foundation is build on, they will know their purpose in life is to share the gospel, and they will know that they have been forgiven by their creator. They will also know to not fall into Satan’s trap of pride which has us boast in our good deeds. Those good deeds are “filthy rags in the eyes of God”. Only in Christ, only in Grace, only through faith may we enjoy the gift of God.