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.
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.
How to Teach Kids Today with the Stories of the Prophets
This thoughtful article provides simple ways to connect the prophets of the Old Testament to kids today.
4 Big (and Simple) Principles the Mosaic Law Teaches Kids
While it’s easy to be intimidated with the teachings of the Mosaic Law, author Leura Jones breaks it down into four manageable principles in this insightful article.