“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and
believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Main Point: Salvation Only Comes From God!
According to this verse declaring that Jesus is our Lord is not enough for our salvation. It says that we have to believe with our hearts that God raised him from the dead. When we believe something with our hearts it makes it harder to act against our believes, anyone can declare that they believe in Jesus but not many people can say that they believe with their heart that Jesus is their Lord and savior.
This is a great time to explain to your children that salvation comes from Jesus alone. Ask your children questions that they will understand about what it means to be saved. Some questions you could ask are: Who is Jesus? Why did God send Jesus? Would you like to accept Jesus into your heart?
If your child would like to accept Jesus into their heart, please pray this prayer with them. Have your child repeat this after you: Dear God, thank you for who you are and for sending your son Jesus to die for my sins. I ask you Jesus to forgive me for my sins and to live in my heart forever. Thank you for dying on the cross and for loving me. In Jesus name, Amen.
If your child decided to make this decision and pray this prayer then congratulations are in order and reassure your child that the decision they just made is the greatest decision they will ever make and that Christ now lives in their heart.
If you have any questions about salvation or feel that your child needs further understanding of salvation, please do not hesitate to contact us at 956.683.7625. You may ask for our Children’s Director, Debra or for our Elementary Coordinator, Xavier.