There is very bad news for all people. We have all turned away from God and cannot fix our sinful hearts. Sin and sorrow, sickness and death, problems and pain have entered God’s good creation.
But there is very good news, too! God sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross to take away the sins of everyone who would trust in Him. Jesus can give us a new heart…a heart that trusts and loves God most of all, a heart that wants to do right and obey God. But there is more good news! Someday Jesus will return and make all things new! Those who have trusted in Jesus will live forever in heaven with Him.
The Very Bad News & the Very Good News offers a simple gospel presentation using the overarching themes of: creation, fall, redemption, and restoration. Written for young children, this book will help your children understand and be able to explain to others the good news of the gospel. Present your children with the very bad news of the “wages of sin” and the very good news of “the free gift of God [of] eternal life in Christ.”
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.—Romans 6:23
For elementary-age children, check out The World Created, Fallen, Redeemed, and Restored, which has similar content but text appropriate for children ages 6-10.