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5 Bible Truths That Make a Monumental Impact

During times of uncertainty, these five timeless Bible truths will make a monumental impact on kids in your church and community.

Consider the kids in your church and community. What do they need right now? You know many of them are walking through deep valleys. Your heart hurts for them, navigating canyons of loneliness, hopelessness, and fear. As a children’s ministry leader, how can you point kids’ eyes up, to a loving, powerful God who is bigger than anything? What do they need to know about God and how friendship with him impacts their everyday lives?

Start with these five rock-solid Bible truths and discover how they can shape kids, drawing them into a lifelong friendship with Jesus.

Monumental Truth #1: God loves you no matter what.

Social media makes it nearly impossible not to compare ourselves with others. At a glance, kids can see who’s got the coolest gadgets, most popular shoes, or highest scores. As a result, kids might struggle with feelings of inadequacy. And it’s not just having the right things. Kids may feel they have to earn friendship at school. Some may even feel they need to earn love at home.

So show and tell kids that God’s love is boundless and unconditional. God created each of us with love and intentionality. His unfailing love is always there for us!

The Impact on Kids

When kids live in God’s unconditional love, they become confident and caring. They begin to see their worth in God’s eyes, rather than striving for the world’s approval. God’s monumental love even flows into the way they treat others, reflecting his grace and forgiveness. (Check out these eye-catching, Bible-based picture books that remind kids of God’s unconditional love!)

Monumental Truth #2: God is with you everywhere.

Kids experience a life filled with changes. The U.S. Census Department estimates that the average person moves around 11 times in a lifetime! Kids understand the loneliness of a new neighborhood or new school. That doesn’t even take into consideration the many kids who split time between two different homes, if parents separate. God may feel distant in kids’ busy schedules, when they’re alone at night, or during a thunderstorm.

So remind kids that God is with them everywhere they go. Whether we feel it or not, God’s faithful goodness goes with us!

The Impact on Kids

Trusting in God’s presence gives kids a peace that’s not dependent on circumstances. As kids develop the habit of looking for God Sightings (evidence of God’s hand around us), a solid Christ-centered worldview deepens and takes root. God becomes a natural part of everyday life! (Give kids a wearable reminder to keep their eyes on God!)

Monumental Truth #3: God is in charge.

Now more than ever, things may feel out of control. As adults process shocking news stories, division, stress, and uncertainty, kids are absorbing that tidal wave of emotions. Children’s fears can show up as separation anxiety, acting out, or physical manifestations like stomach aches. (Here are a few tips for helping little ones manage separation anxiety.) Psychologists agree that kids find comfort in knowing that someone is in control, steering things with confidence and compassion. In a world where problems seem overwhelming, it’s encouraging to know that God is greater! He’s mighty, powerful, and in charge of all we see. As Paul reminded the church in Colossae, “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:17)

The Impact on Kids

When kids have the reassurance that our great God is in control, worries don’t have the same effect on them. Troubles do come, but kids can trust that a loving God is still in charge. Kids will anchor their hearts in God, rather than let storms of anxiety knock them down. Watch kids trade fear for faith!

Monumental Truth #4: God is stronger than anything.

Kids live in a world of bigger, better, stronger, faster. The endless stream of superhero movies is a testament to our culture’s fascination with power. Kids are captivated by super strength! Yet, in reality, death is the strongest, most final thing any of us face. Well…until Jesus! God doesn’t just have the power to create mighty mountains or spectacular seas. The greatest picture of God’s monumental power is the way he conquered death, out of his unfathomable love for us.

That’s why it’s so important for your church to share the Gospel in unforgettable ways. Kids need the good news that we can live eternally because nothing—not even death—is stronger than our great God! “But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57)

The Impact on Kids

Kids may be hearing from friends that Jesus (or Christianity) is wimpy or even fake. By discovering God’s awesome, mighty power in unforgettable ways, kids become empowered to boldly stand up for their faith. They’ll gain a new perspective of God—one their friends may not understand. God’s strength can give kids a monumental dose of courage to live as Jesus’ followers every day. (And after VBS, continue deepening preteens’ faith every week with BE BOLD!)

Monumental Truth #5: God is surprising.

While we want kids to understand that God is steadfast and trustworthy, kids may get the impression God is…well, boring. Nothing could be further from the truth! Our great God—full of love, joy, and hope—continually lavishes joyous surprises on his children. Some of God’s surprises are big and exciting, like a miraculous healing or a financial blessing.

So help kids identify small, surprising gifts, such as laughter or hugs from family members. Each blessing is a gift from a loving, faithful God.

The Impact on Kids

Psychologists have shown that our brains are wired to flourish when we’re grateful! Kids who identify God’s monumental surprises as blessings, and celebrate them with a grateful heart, are poised to thrive emotionally and mentally. Plus, kids are more likely to remain in a friendship with God, as they view him as a friend who loves to surprise and delight!

God is great! His greatness transforms our hearts, minds, and lives for eternity. Just look around God’s astounding creation and remember we’re small and God is great—greater than our worries, troubles, fears, or hurt. And that’s what kids in your church and community need, isn’t it?

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