Teaching Tip of the Week
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While counseling children for salvation, you may occasionally come across a
child who will insist that he has never sinned. Since admittance of sin is
neccessary for the child to know his need for salvation (his need for Christ,)
do not lead the child in prayer to receive Christ until he knows that he is a
sinner. Several things to try:
- Remind him of what the Bible says in places such as Romans 3:23, “For
all have sinned....”
- Ask if he has ever done certain sins that you are sure every child has
done. (Lied, disobeyed parents, fought with brothers or sisters, etc.)
- Ask if he has ever been punished for doing wrong things at home.
- If he still won’t admit his sin, tell him that you would like to pray for
him that during the next week God would show him that he has sinned and he
needs Jesus to save him from his sin. Pray for him then and there. A teacher
I saw do this reported that the very next week the child returned for
counseling, admitting his sin and asking the Lord to be his Savior.
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