It would be awesome if you could share this child evangelism resource on your website or blog.
Kindly include the line: “Child evangelism resource by www.LetTheLittleChildrenCome.com”
We evangelize to children because we believe that children, just like adults, need Jesus. They need to hear the good news about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ so that they can accept Jesus and receive salvation.
Our role in all this is simply to convey the gospel as clearly possible and allow the Holy Spirit to minister to the hearts of our listeners.
In general, there is no need to talk about hell. We should talk about hell only if it helps the child understand the gospel.
The fact is, children have limited attention spans. We should try to keep our gospel presentation as short and simple as possible. Rather than dwelling on the topic of hell, your time would be better spent explaining the key points of the gospel.
Talking about hell may take your discussion in a different direction, and as a result you may lose the opportunity of sharing the gospel with the child.
However, if the child specifically asks about hell, we should never brush away their questions. Give them the facts as plainly as possible:
After dealing with the child’s questions about hell, avoid dwelling on the topic. Instead, gently lead the child back to your discussion on the gospel of salvation.
There are people who talk about hell in the hope that the listener is frightened into accepting the gospel. This is plainly wrong. Apart from being unethical, this approach gives listeners the wrong impression about God and the gospel.
While it is true that God is holy, just and righteous, we must always remember that God is a God of grace. God is love. He loves us and wants to be with us. Using scare tactics simply runs contrary to God’s nature.
We cannot emphasize this enough: NEVER frighten children into accepting the gospel by talking about hell!