I know, from working with my own children {as well as with some adults that grew up with no basic knowledge of God}, that sometimes the terms we use leave our children {and others} completely lost and confused… but often not able to articulate what they do not understand.

A few of these questions can be as basic as:

1. What does it mean to be “saved”?

and

2. How does Jesus come into our hearts?

I originally wrote about those [here].

We often throw around this term of being saved… and having Everlasting Life. But what does that mean? Even now, as a saved, “born again” adult… could you explain it?

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my precious girls… in 2011

Jesus will only save you or come into your heart if you ask Him to.

But how?

Children are often quite literal. 🙂 Is there a little chair inside our bodies that Jesus will come sit in?

No, we understand Jesus wants to become a part of our life and help us in our mind to choose to do right instead of wrong.

But often those unfamiliar with God and church and Christianity do not understand that.

Very simply: we can teach our children that He can help us think good thoughts and be nice to others. He can help us be strong enough to help others {such as a younger brother or sister} choose to do right, too.

…Read a little more about explaining these terms.

some Scripture reading: John 3:1-21 [especially: 16,17]
and Acts 2:21 & 10:13; 16:30-33.
some day they will need to KNOW how to hold God's hand

some day they will need to KNOW how to hold God’s hand

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