Over the last month we have been discussing Faith in the Kids Church. Below is my message on Where faith comes from and how to help it become stronger.
Now this is the literal outline that i used. When you use this you’ll need to look at your kids and ask yourself, what illustrations and actions do my kids respond to best? One of the most annoying parts of most curriculum out there is that you have this sudden irrational burden to do exactly what they say to do. We can not assume that all kids respond to the same thing. While i love my brother Brian Dollar and his ministry, there some things that he does that my kids won’t respond to. There are things that i do that his kids won’t respond to. not that we are doing anything wrong but our kids are different from each other.
I want to encourage you to use your natural talent and resources to reach our kids. Take the principles and theological concepts that we teach and then apply your personality to it. 🙂
1: WHERE DOES OUR FAITH COME FROM?
Hab 2:4 But the righteous will live by his faith NASU
Rom 12:3 God has allotted to each a measure of faith . NASU
Faith is a gift from God! It is given to us so that we can live and do the work given us.
We are Justified by Faith
Rom 3:28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works
By Faith we have grace
Romans 5:2 Through him and on the ground of our Trust/Faith, we have gained access to this grace in which we stand;…
By Faith we worship
Heb 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice
By Faith we act
Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
2. HOW DO WE HELP OUR FAITH TO GROW?
Faith grows by using it. The more we step out in faith the easier it becomes. The more you see God warrant you trust in Him the stronger your faith becomes.
Ill: Sarah had seen all kinds of amazing miracles so she was able to trust more.
Heb 11:11 By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.
3. PRACTICAL WAYS TO WALK IN THIS GIFT OF FAITH.
- If you feel like you hear God tell you to do something do it
- Testify and hear Testimony