Let’s be honest: The Bible is difficult. And we need to teach kids the difficult parts of the Bible while they’re still kids.
What are the “difficult parts” of the Bible that we should teach kids? They’re the same ones we find difficult as adults.
In addition to God wiping out nearly all of creation in the flood, there’s “blameless and upright” Job losing everything, Abraham being instructed to sacrifice his own son, Joshua killing Canaanite babies, and Hosea being told to chase down his unfaithful wife and pay off her debts to other men—just to name a few.
The difficult parts of the Bible that we should teach kids are those that we struggle with ourselves. They’re also the parts that leave us asking, “Why did God do that?”
How to Teach Kids
Here are some helpful articles on why we should teach these difficult parts and how we can teach them.