Showing posts with label Bible. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bible. Show all posts

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Gideon


We just learned about the Joshua.

Another person from the Bible was Gideon.

After Joshua died, the Israelites did not have a good leader, and many people started making other idols to worship.
God called on Gideon to go smash those idols and make an altar to God.

Later, the Israelites had to battle a bunch of people, and God wanted Gideon to lead the battle.
There were over 30,000 people in the army, but God told him to only take 300 so that everyone would know that it was God who had won the battle for them.
Gideon took the 300, gave them horns, jars and torches and had them blow the horns, smash the jars, hold up the torches and shout "A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!"
They did it, and the thousands and thousands of soldiers ran away scared, and even fought against each other, and the Israelites won the battle.


(from: wikipedia - gideon)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Advent Season

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Joshua


We just learned about the Bible person Aaron.

Another person from the Bible is Joshua.

After Moses led the people of Israel across the desert, he put Joshua in charge.
Joshua went on to many other lands, and with God's army he took over many of the lands.

One of the places was called Jericho, where there were large walls around the city.
God told Joshua that he would help them take over the city, and make the walls fall down.
He told them to march around the city for six days, and then on the seventh day to blow their horns and shout at the wall and it will come crashing down, and they could go take over the city.

The book of Joshua in the Bible has a very famous saying, from when he told his people that they had to make a choice to follow God or not.

Joshua 24:15 "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."


(from: wikipedia - joshua)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Church Calendar

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Aaron


We just learned about Moses.

Another person from the Bible is Aaron.

Aaron was the brother of Moses, and helped Moses lead the Isrealites.
Moses was nervous speaking to people, so when Moses had to go talk to Pharaoh, he had Aaron do the talking.
He also helped Moses lead the people through the desert.
Because Aaron was such a good speaker, he was made as the first High Priest.


(from: wikipedia - aaron)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Acts

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Moses


We just learned about the Joseph.

Another person from the Bible is Moses.

Moses was one of the most important people in the Bible.
His name is mentioned more in the Old Testament than anyone else.
Moses did many amazing things in his life.

When he was born, there was a law to kill Hebrew boys that were born, so his mother put him in a basket by the river. He was found by the Pharaoh's daughter and she saved him.

He grew up and saw that the Hebrews were slaves, so he ran away from Egypt to become a shepherd.
When he was a shepherd, God appeared to him as a burning bush, and told him to go back to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to free the Hebrew people.

The Pharaoh did not listen to Moses, so God made really bad things called plagues happen to the Egyptians.
Water turned to blood, swarms of pests like flies took over the land, and farm animals died.
The last plague was the death of all firstborn children, and after that the Pharaoh let the Hebrews go.
After they left, Pharaoh changed his mind and chased after them, but Moses parted the Red Sea and the Hebrews went across but the Egyptian army drowned trying to follow them.

Moses took his people to Mt. Sinai and God gave him the Ten Commandments.
He built the Ark of the Covenant to put the stone tablets into.

Moses lead his people through the desert for 40 years, and in that time God gave him over 600 laws to tell his followers so they could be safe living in the desert.


(from: wikipedia - moses)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Revelation

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Joseph


We just learned about the person from the Bible Leah.

Another person from the Bible is Joseph.

Joseph was the favorite of Jacob's 12 sons, and he had given Joseph a nice coat with lots of colors.
His brothers were so jealous of him being the favorite that they kidnapped him and sold him to some travelers.
The traveler went to Egypt, where Joseph worked for him for a long time and did very well.

Joseph helped the Pharoah of Egypt understand some of his dreams, and the Pharaoh was so happy he made Joseph very powerful, almost like a prince that was more powerful than anyone but the Pharaoh himself.

A great famine came long where no one could grow food in their farms, and Joseph had been wise and saved up food to help people survive.
His family came to visit him, and he gave them food and a new home to stay in so they would be protected from the famine.


(from: wikipedia - joseph (genesis))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Jude

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Leah


We just learned about the person from the Bible named Rachel.

Another person from the Bible is Leah.

Leah was Rachel's older sister, and when Jacob asked to marry Rachel, her father said he had to marry Leah first.
She was sad that Jacob loved Rachel, but she had six sons (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun) and one daughter (Dinah).

Her son Judah would be the ancestor of David, who was the ancestor of Jesus.
Rachel died in childbirth of her son Benjamin, so when Jacob was laid to rest in his tomb he was put next to Leah.


(from: wikipedia - leah)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Third John

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Rachel


We just learned about the person from the Bible named Jacob.

Another person from the Bible is Rachel.

Rachel was one of the wives of Jacob.

While Jacob was running away from his brother Esau because he had stolen Esau's birthright and blessing, he was working for a man named Laban.
He saw Laban's daughter Rachel and thought she was very beautiful, so he asked Laban if he could marry her.
Laban said he had to work for him for 7 years before he could marry her, and he agreed.
After 7 years he had the wedding, but Laban tricked him and made Jacob marry Rachel's older sister Leah first.
He agreed to work for Laban for another 7 years and then married Rachel also, so he had two wives.

Rachel was very upset for a long time because she could not have babies, but then after a long time she was able to have two children, Joseph and Benjamin.

(from: wikipedia - rachel)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Second John

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Jacob


We just learned about the Bible person Esau.

Another person from the bible was Jacob.

Jacob was Esau's younger twin brother.
The Bible says that when Jacob was born, he was holding on to Esau's leg.

One time when Esau came back starving from hunting, he was so hungry he gave Jacob his birth right in trade for a bowl of stew.

Jacob was always his mother Rebekah's favorite, because he helped out around the camp while Esau was out hunting.
One day when his father Isaac was going to give his blessing to Esau, Jacob went in and tricked his father into giving him the blessing instead.
Isaac was blind, but Esau was very hairy, so Jacob put on some fur to pretend to be him, and Isaac gave him the blessing.

Esau was so mad at Jacob that he wanted to kill him, so Jacob ran away from home, and didn't come back to see Esau again for a long time.

Later on Jacob's name gets changed to Israel


(from: wikipedia - jacob)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: First John

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Esau


We just learned about the person from the Bible named Rebekah.

Another person from the Bible is Esau.

Esau was the first child of Isaac and Rebekah.
Even from the day he was born, he was very hairy.

He grew up to be a hunter, and his father Isaac really liked him because he was strong and good at hunting.

The story of Esau is told in Genesis chapters 25 - 36.

(from: wikipedia - esau)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Second Peter

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Rebekah


We just learned about the Biblical person Isaac.

When Isaac grew up, he married a woman named Rebekah.

She was very pretty, and also a very nice and helpful.

One day when one of Isaac's servants was going to get water, he saw Rebekah and she came and helped him.

He came back to Isaac and told him how great she was, and they got married.


(from: wikipedia - rebecca)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: First Peter

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Isaac


We just learned about the person from the Bible named Sarah.

Another person from the Bible is Isaac.

Isaac was the only son of Abraham and Sarah.

When Isaac was young, God told Abraham to take him up to a mountain and offer him as a sacrifice.
This was very scary for Abraham because he loved Isaac, but he feared God so much that he did what God told him to do.
He took Isaac up to the mountain, but when God saw how much Abraham feared him and would follow his orders, he had Abraham sacrifice a sheep instead.
Because he was so faithful to God, he promised that he would bless all of Abraham and Isaac's children and grandchildren.

The Bible tells of Isaac's life in Genesis chapters 21 - 35.


(from: wikipedia - isaac)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: James

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sarah


We just learned about Abraham from the Bible.

Abraham's wife in the Bible was named Sarah.

Just like Abraham started out as Abram, Sarah's name started out as Sarai.
When Sarai traveled with Abram to Egypt, Abram was worried that bad people might hurt him so they could take Sarai from him, so he lied and said she was his sister.
The Pharoah took Sarai as his wife, but then bad things like plagues came to his kingdom.
He found out that Abram had lied, so he made him leave Egypt.

Sarai was sad because she could not have any children for a long time.
When she was 90 years old God told her she would have a child!
She laughed because she thought she was too old, but she did have a son the following year.
God was happy with Sarai and changed her name to Sarah.

The Bible tells the story of Sarah in Genesis Chapters 11 - 23.


(from: wikipedia - sarah)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Paul's Letter to Philemon

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Abraham


We just learned about Noah.

Noah had children and his children had children and so on through many generations.

Someone's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are called their descendants.

One of the descendants of Noah was called Abraham.

When Abraham was younger, he was known as Abram.
God told Abram to leave his home and go travel to a place he would lead him.

Abram promised to follow God, and his name was changed to Abraham.
God promised Abram that he would have many descendants, and he had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac.

The Bible tells the story of Abraham in Genesis Chapters 11 - 25.


(from: wikipedia - abraham)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Paul's Letter to Titus

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Noah


We just learned about Abel.

Adam and Eve had another child named Seth, who had many children.

The Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandson of Seth was Noah.

God told Noah to go build a giant boat called an ark that was 300 cubits long, which is about 1 and a half times as long as a football field.
He told Noah to bring animals on the ark, and then the flood came and flooded everything for 150 days.
After 150 days the waters started to go down, and the ark landed on a mountain.
Noah sent out a dove to go see if there was land.

After 40 days the water had gone down enough, and Noah and his family came out of the ark and built an altar to God.
God was happy, and promised to never flood the earth again.

The Bible tells the story of Noah in Genesis Chapters 5 - 9.


(from: wikipedia - noah)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Paul's Second Letter to Timothy

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Abel


We just learned about Adam and Eve's son Cain.

Cain's brother was named Abel.

While Cain was a farmer of crops, Abel was a farmer of animals.

When Cain and Abel would give offerings to God, Cain would offer up some crops, and Abel would offer up the best of all of his animals.

Because Abel's gift was so great, God liked it better than Cain's.
This made Cain mad, and he killed Abel.

After that God put a curse on Cain so he wouldn't be able to grow crops anymore, and sent him away.

The Bible tells the story of Abel in Genesis Chapter 4.


(from: wikipedia - cain and abel)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Paul's First Letter to Timothy

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Cain


We just learned about Eve from the Bible.

The next person in the Bible is Cain.

Cain was the first son born to Adam and Eve.

Cain was a farmer, and grew crops.

The Bible tells the story of Cain in Genesis Chapter 4.


(from: wikipedia - book of genesis)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Paul's Letter to the Hebrews

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Eve


We just learned about Adam.

Another famous person from the Bible was Eve.

The name Eve means "living one" or "source of life".

The Bible says that Eve was the first woman, and the wife of Adam.
They lived together in the Garden of Eden.

In the Bible, God warned Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The serpent tricked Eve and Adam into eating from the tree.
God was angry with them, and made them leave the Garden of Eden.

The Bible tells the story of Eve in Genesis Chapters 2 - 4.


(from: wikipedia - eve)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Paul's Second Letter to the Thessalonians

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Adam


We just learned about many Christian symbols.

Let's learn about some of the famous people of the bible like Adam.

Adam was the first person in the bible that God made in his image.

The Bible tells the story of Adam in Genesis Chapters 2 - 5.


(from: wikipedia - adam)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Paul's First Letter to the Thessalonians

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Lily Crucifix


We just learned about the Elemental Symbols of fire and water as symbols of Christianity.

Another Christian symbol is the Lily Crucifix.

This is a picture of Christ either being crucified on a lily flower, or holding a lily flower.
The white lily is sometimes used as a symbol of purity.


(from: wikipedia - christian symbolism)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Paul's Letter to the Colossians

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Elemental Symbols


We just learned about the Shamrock.

Another Christian symbol is the symbol for fire or water.

Sometimes just pictures of dripping water are meant to show baptism, or pictures of fire are for when the holy spirit came down on the apostles at pentecost.


(from: wikipedia - christian symbolism)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Paul's Letter to the Phillipians