Showing posts with label New Testament. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Testament. Show all posts

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Acts


We just learned about the last book of the bible called Revelation
.
Let's learn about the book of Acts.

Right after the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John comes the book of Acts.

This book talks about many of the things that happened right after Jesus was crucified, like the Holy Spirit coming down on the Apostles, and when the Apostle Paul was brought to be a believer in Jesus.


(from: wikipedia - acts of the apostles)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Arrest of Jesus - Sword

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Revelation


We just learned about the book of Jude.

The very last book of the bible is Revelation.

This book talks about the future, about Jesus coming again some day at the end of time.

There are a lot of things in this book like dragons, horsemen and beasts that all bring about the final days of the world.


(from: wikipedia - book of revelation)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Arrest of Jesus - Judas' Kiss

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Jude


We just learned about the book of Third John.

The next book in the bible is Jude.

This book is only one chapter long, and Jude is warning people to listen to God's word because he will come again some day.

(from: wikipedia - jude the apostle)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Arrest of Jesus - Jesus' Prayer

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Third John


We just learned about the book of Second John.

John wrote one last letter that we call Third John.

He wrote to his friend to tell him that he was coming to visit, and that he was coming to help their friends and work against some people who were doing bad things to the church.

A well known part of third John is:

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.


(from: wikipedia - john the evangelist)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Last Supper - Communion

Monday, December 21, 2015

Second John


We just learned about the book of First John.

John wrote another letter that is called Second John.
He writes to the church to tell them to keep believing in the teachings of Jesus.

(from: wikipedia - second epistle of john)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Last Supper - Judas Betrayal

Sunday, December 13, 2015

First John


We just learned about the book of Second Peter.

The next book of the bible is the book of First John which was a letter that John wrote to tell people that God is perfect and that we should try to live our lives in love.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

(from: wikipedia - john the evangelist)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: The Last Supper

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Second Peter


We just learned about the book of First Peter

Saint Peter also wrote another book, and it is called Second Peter.

In this book he reminds people not to listen to bad teachers, and that God will come again some day but we won't know when and it could be a really really long time from now.

(from: wikipedia - second epistle of peter)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

Sunday, November 29, 2015

First Peter


We just learned about the book of James.

Another book of the bible is First Peter who wrote a letter to some of the churches in his area.

He wrote to tell people to stay strong even if people were treating them badly for being Christians,
He told them how they should e acting, and reminded them about Jesus.

One famous saying from the book is:

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.


(from: wikipedia - saint peter)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Plans to kill Jesus

Sunday, November 22, 2015

James


We just learned about all of the letters that Paul wrote.

The next book of the Bible after the Pauline Epistles is the book of James.

James wrote about many things, but one of his most famous was talking about how having faith in God is great, but you still have to live by the faith that you believe in and work hard to do what God wants you to do.

James 2:26 says:

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.


(from: wikipedia - james (brother of jesus))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Jesus Transfiguration

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Paul's Letter to Philemon


We just learned about Paul's Letter to Titus.

The last letter Paul wrote was to his friend Philemon.

He wrote about a friend of his named Onesimus, and asked that his friend Philemon would take care of him, because Paul was in jail.

(from: wikipedia - paul the apostle)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Jesus tells his apostles that he will be killed

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Paul's Letter to Titus


We just learned about Paul's second letter to his friend Timothy.

Another letter Paul wrote was to his friend Titus, who was living on an island called Crete that is part of the country of Greece.
Titus was helping Paul to tell other people about Jesus and teach them how to be good people.
Paul's letter gave Titus some more instructions about things he should to to help people.


(from: wikipedia - epistle to titus)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Jesus tells the Apostles that he is the Messiah

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Paul's Second Letter to Timothy


We just learned about Paul's First Letter to Timothy.

He wrote a second letter to his friend Timothy, telling him to stay strong and to keep working hard.

Some famous words from this letter are If we have died with him, we will also live with him;.

(from: wikipedia - saint timothy)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Parable of the Prodigal Son

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Paul's First Letter to Timothy


We just learned about Paul's Letter to the Hebrew's.

Another letter Paul wrote was to his friend Timothy who he wrote to give instructions for how to run a church.


(from: wikipedia - saint timothy)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Parable of the Rich Fool

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Hebrews


We just learned about Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians.

Another letter Paul wrote was to the Hebrew people who thought that Jesus was not the Messiah because he did not come as a king conquering the world for his Hebrew followers.

Paul told them that Jesus came as a priest to atone for everyone's sins, and that he would come again another time as a king to conquer the world.


(from: wikipedia - epistle to the hebrews)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Parable of the Good Samaritan

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians


We just learned about Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians.

Paul wrote a second letter to the church in Thessalonica.

In the second letter he wrote to tell the people that Jesus had not come back from heaven yet for his second coming.
Some people had been saying that Jesus had already come back, so he wanted to tell them not to believe the rumors.

He also told them that people should not be lazy, and that everyone should work to help each other out.

(from: wikipedia - second epistle to the thessalonians)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Parable of the Two Sons

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Paul's First Letter to the Thessalonians


We just learned about Paul's letter to the Collossians.

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Thessalonica in Greece.

In this letter Paul talked to the people and told them about how he had come to them like a normal person and worked hard to earn his keep there, even though he could have come to them expecting that they take care of him because he was an apostle.

He did this to show them how to treat other people.

He also explained how the dead will be resurrected to heaven some day.


(from: wikipedia - first epistle to the thessalonians)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Parable of the Bags of Gold

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Colossians


We just learned about Paul's letter to the church in Philippi

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Colossae which is now a part of the country of Turkey.

The people in Colossae had started to do things in their church that were against God's rules, so Paul wrote them to teach them the right way to act in their churches.

Colossians chapter 3 verses 1-4 is:

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

(from: wikipedia - epistle to the colossians)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Parable of the Wedding Banquet

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Phillipians


We just learned about Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Philippi, a city in Greece.

In this letter, Paul was giving instructions to people about how to live, to obey God and to serve him.

A famous part of the book of Philipians is:

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

(from: wikipedia - epistle to the philippains)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Ephesians


We just learned about Paul's letter to the church in Galatia.

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Ephesus which is now part of the country of Turkey.

He wrote to tell the church that all Christians need to work together, and stand strong with their faith in God.

One of the most famous parts of Ephesians is where Paul talks about the Armor of God.
He's not talking about armor that you put on like your clothes, but armor that you wear to protect yourself when people try to say things against God.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.


(from: wikipedia - epistle to the ephesians)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Parable of the Wandering Sheep

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Galatians


We just learned about Paul's second letter to the church in Corinth.

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Galatia which is now part of the country of Turkey.

The church there was following some people who were telling them the wrong things, so Paul sent them the letter to try and straighten things out.

Galatia also had a lot of people that were Gentiles, meaning they were not the Hebrews that were God's chosen people from a long time ago.
Some people argued that they couldn't be Christians, but Paul helped them understand that everyone is equal in the eyes of God.

One of the most well known parts of Galatians is Paul telling people that they are all one in Christ.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

(from: wikipedia - epistle to the galatians)


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