Teaching Our Children About Jesus

2014 The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference


What is the goal of Christian parenting? In this 63-minute session from the 2014 The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference, Gloria Furman hosts Elyse Fitzpatrick, Trillia Newbell, Mary Mohler, Kristie Anyabwile in panel discussion about the gospel and how it informs the way we teach, discipline, and love our kids.



Elyse quoted Tim Keller to describe the gospel message we should be teaching our children: The gospel says you are more sinful and flawed than you ever dared believe, but more accepted and loved than you ever dared hope

How does the gospel inform your identity and influence your parenting? How could you grow in your understanding of the gospel?
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What are some practical ways you teach the gospel to your kids? What do they think about sin? What do they know about the love of Jesus?
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What distracts you from being intentional with your kids—advice, comparison, media, busyness, performance, fear? How could you eliminate these distractions?
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Elyse said, “God can use your mistakes, your weaknesses, and your failures as a way to draw your children to Him in His time. It doesn’t all rest on you.” When have you felt regret or discouragement as a parent? How does this quote encourage you? What other encouragement will you take away from this session?
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The panelists concluded with some of their favorite resources to use with kids: 
  • Big Truths for Little Kids
  • Big Truths for Young Hearts
  • The Action Bible
  • The Gospel Project
  • Desiring God Kids
  • Big Storybook Bible
  • Jesus Storybook Bible 
  • Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing


Remember, the gospel is for you. Forgiveness is for you. Grace is for you. Righteousness is for you, all in Christ Jesus. Lean into the truth of the gospel and preach it to yourself daily. 


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