The ABC’s of Salvation for Kids

My heart longs for each of my children to truly be saved!! And from all of the questions & comments I’ve received after sharing about our little girl’s salvation, I know that so very many of you feel the same way! We desire to lead our children to Christ… for they could be the smartest, wealthiest, sweetest, most beautiful children in the world, but if they do not know & love God- it means absolutely nothing! Oh, how thankful I am that I am not alone in this endeavor!!! God cares even more about the hearts of my children than I do, & it is that loving God who alone can truly work in their hearts & save them!! We just have the privilege to “plant & water the seeds” in the lives of our children!

Yet, as I am “planting & watering” I can get too caught up in worrying that I am either saying the wrong words, or that they are just not coming out the way I would like them too! I think that it is all part of the enemy’s plan to get me not to talk, for if I’m too nervous about saying the wrong thing… I just might not say anything at all! Now, I do want to be careful with my words, for I do NOT want to lead my children astray. Yet, I also want to be obedient to God… talking to my children about Him & being His ambassador to my children!

Our Girls

As I was thinking about the “right” words to use with our children, I was reminded of the ABC’s of Salvation that I must have learned when I was little! And, I think they can be helpful to each of us today, as we speak to our children about salvation!

A- ADMIT you are a sinner & ASK for forgiveness!

*Romans 3:23- “For all have sinned & fall short of the glory of God.”
*1 John 1:9- “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

B- BELIEVE in Jesus as your Savior & BECOME a child of God by receiving Him!

*John 3:16- “For God so loved the world that He gave His one & only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
*John 1:12- “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

C- CONFESS that Jesus is Lord & CHOOSE to follow Him daily!

*Romans 10:9- “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
*Luke 9:23- [Jesus said,] “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”

I hope these “ABC’s” are helpful to you, as they have been to me! :) Please continue asking questions… I love hearing from you, & find it such a blessing as we together take steps to daily lead our children to Christ!!

Have you been teaching your children their ABC’s???


  1. What a great post! I agree that too many parents don’t say anything because they are scared, or don’t think they know what to say. Great post Jessica!!!! I love the ABC’s =)

  2. My kids learned the ABC’s at VBS along with a cute little song. A simple but great way to answer the question of what they must do.

  3. Those are great! Thanks for sharing them!

  4. What a fantastic and easy way to teach these lessons! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  5. Narva Bell says:

    I’m so nervous about teaching the children’s Sunday class. I start this coming Sunday. Then my pastor says, ” teach them about salvation, grace and faith.” My husband and I both thought, they won’t get it, it’s to much. But here are the ABC’s of salvation for kids. Thank you for sharing them, not only will I teach my own kids the ABC’s but use it in my new class next Sunday.

    • Oh, Narva, it can be scarey, can’t it!? We want to be obedient to teach children about God, but those feelings of inadequacy can creep in so quickly! And sometimes, truthfully, we will fail, BUT GOD, He can use our feeblest attempts and bring about the greatest results- hearts surrendered to Him! Praying for you as you being this new children’s class at church. And pray that these simple but profound ABC’s will be a blessing. :)

  6. Am a children pastor at my church. And am making a bible study outline for my children on what salvation is. I find this very helpful. Thank you for sharing.

  7. I would like to teach my Sunday school class a series about Salvation in steps. Do you have any ideas?

  8. I really found this to be very helpful in teaching the kids in children church about salvation thank you very much

  9. I use three hearts when teaching on salvation. I have a black heart which represents sin that separates us from the love of God, the second is red, it represents the blood of Jesus which is the only thing that can wash away our sins and the third is a white heart that represents a clean heart. The kids use them kind of like the salvation bracelets.

  10. Im going to a Christian Camp and I will be one of the youth leaders and I needed to refresh on these so thank you

  11. I just became a preschool bible study teacher and this helped me a lot because it hard to talk to preschoolers about the bible so that they will understand but this made it so easy for me thanks so much and God bless u and your family!