I had the honor of presenting the gospel to 3rd-5th graders at a local camp here in Cincinnati. Preaching the gospel to kids is always a difficult task because how do you make it interactive, how do you add an object lesson, and how can you help them understand such an abstract concept as following Jesus?. I put several hours of prayer and thought into my sermon.
The kids paid attention so well. They were engaged throughout the message and many gave their lives to Christ last night. We put all of them in small group to talk about their decisions and for the small group leader to go more in depth with each child. I don’t want to hold a child back from Jesus, but we want to make sure children understand the basics of salvation.
My hope and prayer is that they go home, get baptized, and their lives are changed forever because of what happened on the second floor of Woodland Lakes Camp!