How to Teach Kids About the Hard Parts of the Bible (A Series)

We've collected articles around why and how to teach kids about the hard parts of the Bible. You'll want to check these out!
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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.

The difficult parts of the Bible that we should teach kids are those that we struggle with ourselves.

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.

How Kids Benefit from the Difficult Parts of the Bible

When we teach kids to wrestle with the tensions in the Bible, we actually give them opportunities to trust God more.

How to Teach Kids About David and Bathsheba

Discover the importance of explaining the full story of David and Bathsheba to our kids.

How to Teach Kids About the Life of Job

Help kids understand the power and care God has for them!

How to Teach Kids About the Israelites Taking Canaan

Unpack the difficult aftermath of the battle of Jericho to help kids understand and respect God’s holiness.

How to Teach Kids About Judas’ Life

Even our most confusing, hurtful, sinful actions can be used by God.

How to Teach Kids About the Book of Revelation

Discover 4 key points for sharing the interesting and exciting book of Revelation with kids!

Hard Questions and Answers from God’s Word

When we face difficult times and the questions that follow, we can hold tight to God and His promises.

13 Very Famous Friends and How Jesus Loved Them cover

13 Very Famous Friends and How Jesus Loved Them

Help kids discover the faith-building, life-changing love of Jesus tucked into 13 stories of Jesus’s famous friends and how He loved them. They will begin to understand what it means to love one another as Jesus did.
Free Lesson
13 Very Famous Friends and How Jesus Loved Them cover

13 Very Famous Friends and How Jesus Loved Them

Help kids discover the faith-building, life-changing love of Jesus tucked into 13 stories of Jesus’s famous friends and how He loved them. They will begin to understand what it means to love one another as Jesus did.
Free Lesson
13 Very Famous Friends and How Jesus Loved Them cover

13 Very Famous Friends and How Jesus Loved Them

Help kids discover the faith-building, life-changing love of Jesus tucked into 13 stories of Jesus’s famous friends and how He loved them. They will begin to understand what it means to love one another as Jesus did.
Free Lesson
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  Updated on August 28, 2020

About the Author

  • Leura Jones is a writer and editor, and most importantly, a wife and mom of three teenage girls and a college-age son. Her family lives in Colorado Springs, where Leura has been an AWANA leader for 13 years at Woodmen Valley Chapel. Inspired by a discipleship group her son was part of for nine years, she also leads and has written curriculum for three small groups for each of her daughters. She loves discipling women and girls and walking outside on her prayer track while her prayer partner, Oakley, chases birds.

  • Your Ministry Spark Team is made of ministry volunteers, leaders, and experts who work with David C Cook. We’re passionate about helping others know, love, and follow Jesus. And, we have a big heart for those who serve the kingdom—that’s you. Together, we can do this!

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