Kids Discipleship

Children's Ministry Resources, Ideas, and Encouragement

Jelly-Filled Kids January 27, 2010

American children are physically obese and spiritually starved. And yet, we continue to serve up unhealthy food at home, school, and church.

I’m no nutritional expert, but let’s do the math:

• Junk food + inactivity + no accountability = jelly-filled donut

We are what we eat.

Back in the day before social media, I remember climbing trees, biking with friends, all-night camp-outs, sword drills, and actually going door-to-door to visit with people face-to-face. Comparatively, seems our kids today are addicted to electronic media and adrenaline-producing-rollercoaster-events and popcorn diets.

I’m not sure which lifestyle is best, but if current church research is an indicator, we might want to think about what we’re feeding the kids.

Here’s a FREE Biblical sampler plate for your kids, parents, and staff. Read, savor, and repeat:

Genesis 1:27-28

Genesis 12:1-3

Exodus 20:1-6

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Judges 2:6-10

Psalm 22:22, 28-31

Psalm 45:17

Psalm 71:15-19

Psalm 78:4-8

Psalm 79:13

Psalm 102:12, 18

Psalm 105:8

Psalm 109:9-14

Psalm 119:90

Psalm 135:13

Psalm 145:4

Lamentations 5:19

Daniel 4:3

Matthew 28:19-20

Acts 2:38-39

Galatians 3:6-9

Ephesians 3:20-21

Ephesians 6:4 (NOTE: let’s not mince words here  — God holds parents responsible for their children’s upbringing and particularly fathers whom God has appointed as “head” to lead and serve the family. All others such as grandparents, schools, church groups, peers, and friends may influence your kids, but the final duty and accountability will be with the parents.)

Hebrews 11

1 Peter 2:9-10

Revelation 5:9-10


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