One way to teach our children the importance of the gospel is through highlighting gospel centered verses—this may be through Scripture memory or simply studying key verses together as a family.
The word gospel means “good news.” Each of the 4 gospel accounts is prefaced by the phrase “the gospel according to…” (Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John), and the accounts tell us about the good news of Jesus.
Here’s a few verses focused on the good news of salvation to get you started:
Defining the Gospel Message—Read 1 Corinthians 15:3–5 and pay attention to the four key verbs (died, buried, raised, appeared). Simply put, the gospel message of salvation = Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead.
Sharing the gospel with one verse—Use John 3:16 to share the gospel focusing on three things: (1) God’s Love, (2) God’s gift, and (3) God’s Gift of Salvation.
Talking about Jesus’ Purpose in Coming to earth—Read Mark 10:45 and discuss how Jesus came to give his life as a ransom.
Remembering God’s love for us—Read Romans 5:8 and note how Christ died for us when were deep in sins.
Reflecting on the Hope of the Gospel—Read Romans 8:1 and reflect on how there is no longer any condemnation for believers.