Are you looking for Bible lessons for kids? Perhaps you are a mom wanting to teach your children about God. The good news is that this can happen naturally throughout the day! I’m happy to invite my friend Angela to the blog today to share 8 powerful truths she is teaching her children about God.
I love being a mother. I am amazed every day that two incredible little boys are mine to love and care for. Becoming a mom has made me reflect on God’s loving-kindness, and made me think more deeply about His character than I could have ever imagined.
My greatest job is to teach my children about the Lord. I take this responsibility very seriously, and consider it the most important thing I can do for them. I try to teach my boys Biblical truths, and it turns out that in their simple faith, they are often the ones who are teaching me! Children really are listening to the things we tell them. We need to be careful to teach them what is good and true. And when they start repeating those things without prompting, it is a precious gift to a mother’s heart. Here are several Bible lessons for kids, spoken from the hearts of my little children.
God is Real
The other night my son and I were reading a story about Superman. My boys love super heroes. They dress up in capes and run around the house pretending to rescue people and capture “bad guys.” As I opened the book to read, my son casually said, “Superman isn’t real. But God is.” Exactly!
“There is no one like you, Lord, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.” 1 Chron. 17:20
God is Everywhere
In their own simple way, my sons are beginning to understand the omni-presence of God. They see a bird flying and say, “We can’t fly in the sky, but God can, because He is everywhere.” They realize that God can be with someone who lives very far away, and also with us at the same time. God is everywhere in His creation, even inside our own hearts and minds. Watching little ones develop an awe of our limitless God is something special to behold.
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? Psalm 139:7
God Knows Everything
Children ask a lot of questions. They love to learn about the world and how things work. When I don’t know the answer to something they want to know, they usually tell me, “Well, God knows, He knows everything.” Truth. Simple as that.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing out! “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor?” Romans 11:33-34
God is Always Taking Care of Us
Going to sleep on their own can be hard for children to learn. My two sons share a bedroom. They each have their own cozy “big boy bed.” They love being there together and they love their beds but they don’t love for me to say goodnight and go to my bed. That’s when I tell them, “Mommies need sleep.” And they answer, “But God doesn’t.” God is on call 24/7 caring for us. He never has to sleep or take breaks. We can call out to Him anytime, and He will hear us.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—He who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
I try to explain to my sons that any rules I make, are always for their own good. It is my job to care for and protect them. I never want to see them hurt or sad. Their best is always my desire. It is the same with God. No matter what we are going through, He is GOOD. My sons will say to me now, “Mommy you are always trying to take good care of us.” They are so sweet! I am glad they are starting to understand that a parent’s heart is to be good to their children, and there is no parent better than our Heavenly Father.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
God Hears Our Prayers
My boys are great at remembering to pray right in the moment. If we know someone is sick their response is, “Let’s pray for them.” When we hear sirens and see flashing lights driving down the road, we pray. Along with asking for what we need, we want to be grateful for every blessing that God has given us. It can be as simple as thanking God for a beautiful morning, our breakfast, or a trip to the park. Our prayers are often short and sweet, but they are a reminder that God hears, and prayer is powerful. As a mom, I always want my children to talk to me. Likewise, God wants to hear from His children in prayer.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess. 5: 16-18
God Will Never Stop Loving and Forgiving Us
I want my sons to rest assured that my love for them is endless. Sometimes out of the blue one of my boys will say, “You’ll never stop loving me.” And I say “Never ever!” Or they will say “Mommy, I’ll love you forever.” Be still my heart! Sometimes they tell me “Even if I don’t behave you still love me.” I respond, “I sure do, buddy. Just like God loves us no matter what, and forgives us when we sin.”
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8: 38-39
Jesus Loves the Little Children
“‘Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.”
Sometimes you have to look no further than your own sweet children and their little hearts, to be reminded about the big truths of our loving God. I hope you are inspired to have your own Bible lessons for kids in your home.
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Angela Sensenig (a.k.a Thankful Mommy) is follower of Jesus Christ, a wife, and mother of two little boys, (and one little dog). She started her blog in hopes to share encouragement about life through God’s Word and her reflections on raising children. She is passionate about learning and sharing Biblical truths that will enrich and refresh the hearts of mothers everywhere. You can find more of her writing at Thankfulmommy.com, or follow her “Thankful Mommy” page on Facebook and Thankfulmommyblog on Instagram.