Are you getting the message across

Are You Getting The Message Across? 

Have you ever felt bogged down to get to many things across to the kids that you are teaching? You may feel like you have to pound every single entire thing into their heads with scriptures from the Bible, but are you getting the message of Jesus across to them? The main purpose of your mission in teaching is that they learn something of course, but at the end of the hour when they walk away from your class do they know who Jesus is? Do they know that Jesus died on the cross for their sins. Do they know that He is the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. 

Our main goal in life is to teach children that they have a savior. His name is Jesus. We are called to help save lost souls. Yes we need to teach all the Bible stories to these kids and it would be good for them to know every single thing in the Bible, but the most important thing in life they could ever need is their soul saved by Jesus. They need to have a personal relationship with God. They need his friendship. When you teach them this, everything else in their lives will fall into place. They will then desire to read his word, and pray and learn more. 

If you have a child that visits one time and you are teaching on Noah's ark, the child may learn a very good lesson on God making a promise that he will no longer flood the earth. But they also need to know that before they walk out of that room that they need Jesus to save their soul. We have to get the message of salvation across to every child that comes through. We are accountable to God for our job that we are doing. Are you teaching these children the word of God the way you need to be. Or are you just throwing something together to barely get by. These kids may not know, but God knows.

The message of salvation needs to come across to them every single time we teach. We have to remember that we are there for a purpose. We are on a mission to be a shining light into this dark world. You never know what life you may touch through your words or your teaching. 

I got saved when I was child. I was about 7 years old I think. I will never forget that pastor and how he did an alter call every time service was over. I could actually feel the Lord pulling me and I had a strong desire to be saved. I wanted to be saved so bad I couldn't stand it. God was tugging at my heart so strongly. He knew the road that was up ahead for me and how I needed him. I may have strayed out there as a teenager, but I have always loved God. I know the Bible say's in Luke 6:46  And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? But even when I was strayed away into sin when I was younger, I loved God. I would talk to him all the time. I may have done a lot of things in my life that was not good and got into some trouble but I always loved Jesus.  My love for God has always been there. I love him so much. He has been so good to me and has protected me all my life. This scripture is coming to me right now on Matthew 21:31. Jesus said the publicans and harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks upon our hearts. I have always had a heart for God. ALWAYS!!!! I may have messed up at times, but we all have. That is why we need a savior. 

So let's make sure we are getting the message across to the kids. They are going to need Jesus living and dwelling in them in order to make it in this world. I am so glad I had an opportunity, as a child, to go to a little old church down the road where I lived that showed me that I could call upon that sweet name of Jesus, and that he would come in and live in my heart. He would make me new and wash me in his blood. I went to many different churches as a child, and I never felt the pulling at my heart or the message of Salvation. That is really sad. How many churches will our children go to and they will never hear that they can be saved or call upon the name of Jesus. Anyone can call upon the name of the Lord. Anyone can be saved. Romans 10:13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

God wants to KNOW YOU. He just wants you to accept him and be his friend. I can understand the scripture from Matthew 7:22, where it say's that many will say in that day, Lord, Lord have we not prophesied in your name? Have we not cast out devils? And in your name done many wonderful works? And He will tell them, DEPART FROM ME You workers of inquity I never KNEW you. They will also say, "But we have ate and drank in your presence Lord! (Luke 13:27) but God rebukes them.  

God wants a heart after him. You can lead worship service, teach Sunday school, raise money to help with Church buildings, pray and rebuke demons out of sinners, prophecy in the Lord's name, and still not make it to Heaven. God wants a relationship with his children. He wants someone that really loves him. Not someone who is going through the motions. 

God knows if your taking job as a youth leader seriously or not. You better be careful. He knows everything. We want to be everything God wants us to be. We need to want to do it because we care about the children, and that we desire to see souls saved. If you don't feel this way then how in the world can you expect your message of Christ to get across to them. If you are not feeling the love of God in your own life, how can you tell the kids about it.

So next time you are teaching your class in Sunday school or Children's church, or whatever it is that deals with the youth, make sure they know that there is a Jesus that loves them very much. Make sure they know that they can call on the name of Jesus to be saved. You don't have to have permission to a get a child saved. God will be the only one to answer to when you die. God will not ask you, "Did you ask the pastor first before you got one of my children saved?" Of course NOT! Do not be silly. God's will is that none perish but that all will come to him. (Matthew 18:14  Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.) Do not get caught up in details that will not make any difference to God on judgement day. He will see your heart and your works, and reward you for what you have done. 

One more thing....spend time with Jesus you can GET THE MESSAGE ACROSS!

And one more thing...for you that just read this- Jesus loves you....