In yesterday’s post, we talked about the importance of giving children a proper context in which to understand the significance of Jesus’ death on the cross. Namely, they must understand something of God’s holiness, wrath, love, and grace. But how can we do this without unnecessarily “weighing” the story down with lengthy, deep theological explanations? Here is one suggestion:
Before or after telling the story of the crucifixion—the actual events—provide the children with a summarized context in which to understand why Jesus died on the cross.