25 Proven Bible Truths Every Kid Must Know

If we don’t do a good job discipling our children by teaching them key Bible truths, the world will take over for us. Want to give your child or student a solid foundation in God’s Word, but unsure where to begin?

Check out this list of 25 essential Bible truths!

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  • 1. I am God's Creation

  • 2. The most important things can't be bought

  • 3. My choices will have consequences

  • 4. We are all sinners

  • 5. Jesus died for my sins

  • 6. Jesus rose from the grave

  • 7. God loves me unconditionally

  • 8. Jesus is God

  • 9. Only God decides what is right & wrong

  • 10. Jesus is the only way to Heaven

  • 11. Honoring my parents brings blessing

  • 12. God looks at my heart, not my appearance

  • 13. Hard work brings rewards

  • 14. I must put God first

  • 15. Human life is sacred

  • 16. Loving others brings blessings

  • 17. Jesus is coming again

  • 18. Prayer is powerful!

  • 19. Nothing can separate us from God's love

  • 20. The Bible is our guidebook for life

  • 21. The Holy Spirit is my helper

  • 22. True joy is found in Jesus

  • 23. My body is a temple, not an object or an idol

  • 24. The safest place on earth is where God wants

  • 25. Only what's done for Christ will last

1. I am God's Creation

Kids these days are bombarded with advertisements showing them what “perfect” people look like. They need to know that God made them special and unique, and His beauty standard is nothing like the world’s. To help them understand this Bible truth, share this verse with them:

Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (NIV)

2. The most important things can't be bought

We live in such a materialistic society; everything seems to have a price on it. Most of the role models that kids come into contact with teach them that success is measured by the money you make. But even the richest people can’t buy happiness, peace, and a place in heaven!

This is a tough Bible truth for kids to grasp…just try to convince your average kid that having more toys won’t make them happier!

What Jesus considers important, and what lasts for all eternity, just can’t be bought!

3. My choices will have consequences

It seems like today’s generation thinks that they are invincible. Respect for authority is at an all-time low. Parenting gurus teach the “novel” idea that you shouldn’t punish your kids for bad behavior, but rather “let them express their feelings”.

Your kids need to know that what they do WILL affect them and others, even if the consequences aren’t apparent right away. Galatians 6:7 warns:

Galatians 6:7

"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” (NIV)

 

Adults and kids alike may not like it, but the biblical truth is clear…you reap what you sow…you get what you grow!

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2. The most important things can't be bought

We live in such a materialistic society; everything seems to have a price on it. Most of the role models that kids come into contact with teach them that success is measured by the money you make. But even the richest people can’t buy happiness, peace, and a place in heaven!

This is a tough Bible truth for kids to grasp…just try to convince your average kid that having more toys won’t make them happier!

What Jesus considers important, and what lasts for all eternity, just can’t be bought!

3. My choices will have consequences

It seems like today’s generation thinks that they are invincible. Respect for authority is at an all-time low. Parenting gurus teach the “novel” idea that you shouldn’t punish your kids for bad behavior, but rather “let them express their feelings”.

Your kids need to know that what they do WILL affect them and others, even if the consequences aren’t apparent right away. Galatians 6:7 warns:

Galatians 6:7

"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” (NIV)

 

Adults and kids alike may not like it, but the biblical truth is clear…you reap what you sow…you get what you grow!

The Next 3 Bible Truths are K-E-Y:

4. We are all sinners

These days, it seems like most people believe that people are inherently good. This is far from the truth of the Bible!

Show your child verses such as Romans 3:23, Romans 3:10-12, and Psalm 14:1-3).

Just the other day my wife and I were talking about this particular Bible truth. In so many situations if we truly understood how bad we actually are and how even our best efforts fall SO, SO short we would be much healthier people.

Why? Because of the correlation this Bible truth has with the next one!

5. Jesus died for my sins

Kids need to know that they are sinners. If they never fully understand this, their view of who they are will be fatally flawed. The biblical truth of salvation ONLY through the cross is the reason kids, or any of us have any standing with Christ. We would all be much healthier people if we understand that we are truly nothing on our own and it is ONLY because of what Jesus did at Calvary that we have any worth.

It is after that truth sinks in that we can tell kids that God’s love for them was so great that He actually sent his Son to take their punishment! Death can be a scary topic for kids, but it’s important not to beat around the bush with this one. Since most people accept Christ between 4 and 14 years old, don’t miss this opportunity to share what Christ did with your kids so that they can know where they will be when they die.

John 3:16

"God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.” (NIV)

 

Romans 3:23

"Everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious standard,” (NIV)

6. Jesus rose from the grave

1 Corinthians 15:14 says it best: “And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” (NIV) We serve a living God, not a dead one. (Here's a great lesson on Jesus rising from the dead.) That is what sets our faith apart from so many religions in which the “prophets” and “leaders” passed away. Make sure your kids know this essential fact; it will help them stick the only true “religion”.

1 Corinthians 15:14

"And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” (NIV)

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7. God loves me unconditionally

In a day and age in which people give “love” only in order to get something in return, kids should understand that God loves them no matter what. Romans 5:8 says:

Romans 5:8

"But God shows his great love for us in this way: Christ died for us while we were still sinners.” (NCV)

 

8. Jesus is God

Many sects and “religions” say that Jesus was just a good man or a prophet. Satan is bent on getting people to believe this lie, because if Jesus isn’t God, His sacrificial death for us would be meaningless.

This Bible truth in particular is one of the ones that can help kids understand why their faith is different from their friends’ beliefs. Many religious believe Jesus was a good man. Most religions do not claim the Bible truth that Jesus was God in human flesh.

Jesus called himself God when He said, “I and the Father are one.” (John 10:3, NIV). God also called Jesus God in Hebrews 1:8:

Hebrews 1:8

"But about the Son he says,“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.” (NIV)

9. Only God decides what is right & wrong

Humanism has pervaded our society deeply, and today’s young people have a skewed view of right and wrong. They are taught not to criticize anyone for doing “what they think is right.” We are living in a time similar to that described in Judges 17:6:

Judges 17:6

"At that time Israel did not have a king, so everyone did what seemed right.” (NCV)

10. Jesus is the only way to Heaven

Being a good person cannot get you into heaven. Nor can believing in Buddha or adhering to Islam. Teach your child to be respectful to people who do not believe in the Truth, but to understand that Jesus truly is the ONLY way, according to John 14:6:

John 14:6

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (NIV)

11. Honoring my parents brings blessing

This is probably your favorite truth to share with your kids, but their LEAST favorite! Instead of just saying, “you have to obey me, because the Bible says so,” tell your kids that this commandment comes with a reward! Exodus 20:12 says, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you. (NASB).

12. God looks at my heart, not my appearance

It’s so important for kids to know that God does not judge them the way the world does— by their looks. Share the story of David being chosen as king in 1 Samuel 16 with your kids, and be sure to show them verse 7:

1 Samuel 16:7

"But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t look at how handsome Eliab is or how tall he is, because I have not chosen him. God does not see the same way people see. People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (NCV)

13. Hard work brings rewards

In an age of microwave dinners and get-rich-quick schemes, the work ethic of our children is lost somewhere between getting allowances every week from their parents and having their smartphones paid for them as teenagers. I’m not saying that paying things for your kids is wrong by any stretch, but parents (and Sunday School teachers) must also help kids learn the value of hard work as expressed in 2 Thessalonians 3:10:

2 Thessalonians 3:10

"When we were with you, we gave you this rule: “Anyone who refuses to work should not eat.” (NCV)

14. I must put God first

Making God your priority brings blessing. That means putting Him first with our money (tithing), our time, and our talents. God put us first when He gave His only Son to die for us. We have no way to pay Him back, but we can show Him our thankfulness by putting Him first. Matthew 6:33 says:

Matthew 6:33

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (NCV)

15. Human life is sacred

No matter how many times they hear that women should be allowed to choose whether to keep a baby or not, kids need to know this Bible truth: God gives us life from the womb. Psalm 22:10 says, “…from my mother’s womb you have been my God.” Also share this verse to remind your kids to respect others and avoid violence:

Genesis 1:27

"So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (NLT)

16. Loving others brings blessings

We live in a selfish world, but kids need to know that loving others, forgiving them, and taking care of them will bring amazing rewards. In addition, we should be kind to others because God is kind to us.

Ephesians 4:32

"Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you in Christ.” (NLT)

17. Jesus is coming again

If you think about the fact that Jesus could return at any moment, you’ll live your life to the fullest, as if every day could be your last. You won’t waste time with trivial matters, and you will serve God as much as possible before His coming. Share these passages when teaching about the Rapture: 1 Thessalonians 4, Titus 2:13, John 14:3.

18. Prayer is powerful!

It isn’t about saying some nice-sounding words over and over! Teach kids this powerful Bible truth.

Prayer is talking to God, and He actually responds!

John 14:14 reminds us that:

John 14:14

"If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it.” (NLT)

19. Nothing can separate us from God's love

A kid's life can get rocked when parents divorce or a household change happens that upends what they consider normal. It's especially during these times they need to know that God is not like their parents or any other human who might let them down and make them feel unloved.

There is absolutely nothing that can separate us from God's love. Literally, nothing! Romans 8 says this:

Romans 8:38-39

"Yes, I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (NLT)

20. The Bible is our guidebook for life

God's Word helps us understand how we should live and who our God is. Our kids need to understand the Bible isn't just "another book". It is our instruction manual, our sword, and our reminder of the great God that we serve.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

"All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing people what is wrong in their lives, for correcting faults, and for teaching how to live right. Using the Scriptures, the person who serves God will be capable, having all that is needed to do every good work.” (NLT)

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21. The Holy Spirit is my helper

Becoming a Christian is the most important decision you can ever make. But it's probably not the LAST decision you will ever make.

Jesus gives every Christian the Holy Spirit as a helper for life's devisions. And as we allow the Spirit to guide us we get more love, joy, and peace in our lives!

John 14:26

"But the Helper will teach you everything and will cause you to remember all that I told you. This Helper is the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name." (NCV)

 

Galatians 5:22

"But the Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. There is no law that says these things are wrong." (NCV)

22. True joy is found in Jesus

Life is filled with distractions. Kids have LOTS of entertainment options these days — way more than we did as kids!

So it's as important as ever to remind kids that "stuff" will NEVER satisfy. Sure it is nice to get a new toy or electronic, but true joy is only found in our Savior, Jesus!

Colossians 3:2

"Set your minds on the things that are above, not on the things that are on earth." (NASB)

23. My body is a temple, not an object or an idol

Don’t let your kids fall into the clutches of self-harm, or into the trap of vanity. God created our bodies to do good, not evil. Children need to understand this important Bible truth… their bodies are gifts from above. They need to be taken care of from an early age. See 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.

24. The safest place on earth is where God wants me to be

God is in control. Nothing can happen to your child that the Lord does not allow. Whether it's good or bad, God not only knows about it, but is in control of it!

This is a comforting fact! Psalm 139: 9-10 proclaims:

Psalms 139:9-10

"If I rise with the sun in the east and settle in the west beyond the sea, even there you would guide me. With your right hand you would hold me. (NLT)

25. Only what's done for Christ will last

A life worth living is a life lived for God. Tell your kids that accepting Christ as their Savior is more important than being accepted by the world, and that happiness, friendship, and love are more important than having possessions. Encourage your kids to do things that will give them rewards in heaven, such as obeying God, serving Him, serving others, and telling others about Jesus. Share Matthew 6:19-20:

Matthew 6:19-20

"Don’t store treasures for yourselves here on earth where moths and rust will destroy them and thieves can break in and steal them. 20But store your treasures in heaven where they cannot be destroyed by moths or rust and where thieves cannot break in and steal them.” (NLT)

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