You bet they can! We cannot under-estimate the higher level thinking of kids. Kids are like sponges and if we present the Gospel and Bible truths with enthusiasm and passion, they will get it.
When I am teaching kids, I try to present every fact and detail. The problem is, it may leave little or nothing for their brains or imaginations to process or even question.
A blog post by Lance Mckinnon titled, “The Secret to Teaching Kids Deep Things” says that we “sell our kids short by limiting their understanding of spiritual things.”
I love the simplicity of McKinnon’s approach:
Here is the secret for teaching kids the deep things of the Gospel.
It’s what I call the sandwich principal. It works like this.
1) Be funny
2) Preach the Gospel
3) Be funny
Yep it’s that simple!
When people laugh they engage emotionally.
When they engage emotionally they open up their hearts.
When their hearts are open you have a perfect opportunity to plant the words of Christ.
Add fun and passion to the deep spiritual truths and watch the kids grow!