If you are going to feed the flock, you need to feed yourself.
- Never stand up in front of a group of kids and just read the curriculum.
- Be prepared.
- Preach out of your overflow.
If you are preaching on prayer, then look up scriptures on prayer and meditate on them. Find some good books on prayer, and read them during the week. The more time you spend in the Word of God, the better your preaching will be.
One of the side benefits of teaching kids is that you as an adult grow as you prepare to teach the kids. You learn more about God by reading the Bible for yourself than just listening to the preacher, but if you really want to grow by leaps and bounds, then make a commitment to teach a Sunday-school class. You really have to dig deep and study if you are going to teach the Bible to others.
Many curriculums today do not teach the deep things of the Word. The world is getting bolder with their message, yet the church seems to be more timid.
Jesus commands us to, “Preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15 NKJV)
Kids have to fight the same devil that we have to fight.
Children don’t need less of God’s Word today; they need more.
Make sure you give them some meat and not just dessert.
If it is in the Bible, you can preach it to kids, but preaching to kids is very different than preaching to adults.
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Not only has Mark served in the local church as pastor, associate pastor, and family ministry pastor but he is also a certified coach with the John Maxwell Team.