We were teaching about the last supper and Jesus dying for our sins. I asked a few questions to show this youngster the truth.
- “Why did Jesus die on the cross?” I asked him.
- “To save us from our sins,” he answered
- “Which sins did He die for?”
- “All of them?”
- “Did He die for the sins you’ve already committed?”
- “Did He die for the sins you’ll commit this afternoon?”
- “Did He die for the sins you will commit when you’re 15? When you’re 25? 75?” He hesitated on this one. So I shared 1 Peter 3:18 and Hebrews 10:10: ” And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” I explained Jesus’ death on the cross was full and final payment for all the sins those who have Jesus as their Savior have committed or ever will commit.”
- He asked me if suicide was a sin.
- “Yes,” I said. “It’s one of the top 10. Non-believers who commit suicide will go to hell,” I told him. “But if a true believer in Jesus commits a sin, even suicide, it’s already been paid for by Jesus on the cross.”
Sometimes we have to hammer home Biblical truth for the kids as well as some of their parents.