Am I a Christian?
When you think of sharing your faith, what comes to mind? Does it make you nervous? Fearful? Excited? Do you share your faith with others easily? Sharing your personal testimony can be daunting.
Over the coming four weeks, our preteens (4th-5th graders) will be exploring ways to effectively share his personal testimony with others through the LifeWayPreteens FLYTE curriculum. Specifically, we’ll be attempting to answer several questions about the topic:
Session 1: What Is a Christian? (Acts 8:26-40; Matthew 7:17-20; John 14:15; Romans 10:9; 1 John 1:8-9)
Session 2: What Does It Mean to Admit? (Romans 3:23; 6:23; Acts 3:19; 1 John 1:9)
Session 3: What Does It Mean to Believe? (Romans 5:8; Acts 4:12; John 3:16; 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:11-13)
Session 4: What Does It Mean to Confess? (Romans 10:9-10, 13; Acts 26)
The purpose of these lessons is to teach your preteen to share with others how Jesus has made a difference in their lives in an honest and relevant way. This unit will help them share their personal faith stories, not simply reciting a memorized plan full of “churchy” words.
We see the significance of the parent’s role in edifying the next generation especially in this postmodern world, which is flooded with all kinds of cults, false teachings, and non-biblical philosophies.
As you talk with your preteen about these matters, I would encourage you to share your own personal testimony. Explain exactly how you came to understand and accept that you had sinned against God. Explain the moment you understood God’s free gift of salvation. In addition, talk about some of the ups and downs, highs and lows of your own walk with Christ with your preteen.
Source: LifeWay FLYTE