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

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, August 25, 2013

Other Prophets


God called on many people to be prophets for him through the years.

We've learned about the ones who wrote some of the big books of the bible,
Daniel, Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Isaiah.

They are called the major prophets because they wrote the longest books of prophecy.

There are 12 other prophets called minor prophets not because they weren't important,
but because the books they wrote just weren't as long.

Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah,
Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi
all delivered prophecies from God to his people.

Some of them warned of the coming exile, some cautioned people to listen to God after the exile,
and some told about the future when Jesus would come along.

(from: wikipedia - malachi)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego


During the time of the prophet Daniel the bad king
who ruled over God's people made it against the law to pray to God.

He even made a giant gold statue of himself and told everyone to worship it!

There were three other of God's prophets at that time called Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
They refused to worship the golden statue of the king,
and for that the king demanded that they were thrown into a giant fiery oven!

But when they were thrown in there to be burned up,
they were not harmed at all, God protected them so not even their clothes got burned.
shadrach meshach abednego
(from: wikipedia - shadrach, meshach and abednego)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Daniel


We've now learned about God's prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel
who all warned of the coming exile and conquer from the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar.

During the exile, God chose another prophet named Daniel.

God gave Daniel the ability to understand people's dreams,
and the kings of Babylon liked Daniel because he helped them understand their dreams.

Daniel stayed faithful to God, even when it was against the law for him to do it.
Even though the kings liked Daniel, there were some people that did not like him,
and they got Daniel in trouble for praying to God when it was against the law.

They threw Daniel into a big pit filled with hungry lions, called the lion's den!
But God protected Daniel, and the lions did not eat him.

The king saw how powerful God was and how faithful Daniel was,
and he told the whole kingdom that they should worship God!

daniel
(from: wikipedia - prophet daniel (michelangelo))


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Ezekiel


Like Isaiah and Jeremiah, another prophet Ezekiel
also told people God's warnings about their coming exile and destruction.

During his life the Babylonian army came and took over their land
and kicked God's people out of their country!

He later told people about some day in the future when God would save them
and bring them back to their home land.
ezekiel
(from: wikipedia - ezekiel)


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Jeremiah


Let's keep learning about the books of prophecy in the Old Testament.

Last time we learned about the prophet Isaiah.

Another prophet was named Jeremiah.
He is sometimes called the weeping prophet because he was so sad
that he had to tell God's people that because of their sins they were going
to have some difficult days ahead when their temples would be destroyed and they would be captured.


(from: wikipedia - jeremiah)


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Isaiah


Isaiah was a prophet who lived 700 years before the birth of Jesus.

A prophet is someone who speaks to God and then tells other people what God said.

Isaiah told God's people that they were in trouble for not listening to him,
and that they were going to be taken over by some other people that would not treat them nicely.

He also talked about a savior that would come one day to save everyone,
and this was 700 years before Jesus was born!

isaiah
(from: wikipedia - isaiah)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Books of Poetry


The bible has lots of poetry in it, and a lot of it was written
by the kings we learned about, David and Solomon

Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs are all
books full of poetry and songs written in praise of God.
psalms
(from: wikipedia - psalms)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Job


The book of Job teaches us that we should always be patient and trust in God.

In the beginning of the book, Job is one of the best followers of God, and he had many wonderful things.

Then Job lost it all, 10 kids, thousands of sheep and camels, and he even got painful sores on his body.
But through it all, Job did not say bad things about God.

Job knew that God was in control of all things.

Then one day God healed Job, and gave him back twice as many things as he had before. job restored to prosperity
(from: wikipedia - job (bible))

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Return from Exile


Many years after God's people were exiled from their land by Nebuchadnezzar,
a new king came along named Cyrus who allowed everyone to come home,
and even gave back their treasures.

Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther were leaders that God chose
to help rebuild his people after they went back to their homes.

(from: wikipedia - esther)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Nebuchadnezzar


In the books about Kings, the Kings that ruled Israel turned away from God.

Becaus they stopped listening to him, God let a king named Nebuchadnezzar come in and rule over his people.

Nebuchadnezzar was not a nice guy!
He took away all of the special treasures that God had given his people,
and sent them away (exiled them) to a place called Babylon

They were exiled from their land for 60 years!


(from: wikipedia - nebuchadnezzar ii)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Other Kings


From the time of the prophets Samuel and Elija and Kings Saul, David and Solomon, there were over 40 different Kings over Israel!

Some of them were good, but most of them were very very bad.

The people asked God for a person to be king over them to be a ruler in place of Him,
but all of these kings showed that people can not be trusted in the way we can always trust in God.
king of israel
(from: wikipedia - kingdom of judah)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Elijah


After the death of Solomon there were other kings and rulers.
One bad king was Ahab and God sent his prophet Elijah to fight against him.

Elijah was a very powerful prophet.
He declared a drought from God because of the bad king,
and helped fight against people believing in things that weren't true.

In the end Elijah was such a great servant that God took him straight up into heaven!

(from: wikipedia - elijah)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

King Solomon


Let's keep learning about the kings from the books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles.
We already learned about the prophet Samuel, King Saul and King David.

Solomon was the son of King David and when David died he became the next King of Israel.

When Solomon was young, the Lord appeared to him and asked him what he wanted.
Solomon asked for wisdom, which made God happy because he could have wished for anything in the world!

Solomon was known as one of the wisest men who ever lived,
and he wrote a book of the bible called Proverbs which is full of wisdom he was given by God.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

King David



Let's keep learning about the kings from the books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles.
We already learned about the prophet Samuel and King Saul.

Next up is King David.

David was a small boy, but he had great faith.

When the Israelits were fighting a giant named Goliath none of the soldiers would meet him in battle,
but David went up against him using only a sling to throw rocks.
He hit Goliath right in the head and killed him, because he believed in God's power.

David was also a musician, and met with King Saul because his music helped make the king's bad headaches go away.

Eventually David became king after Saul died.
He is such a popular king that some people called Jesus a son of David because Jesus was from David's family.

David was a great king until one day when he saw a woman that was not his wife,
and stole her away from her husband.

God was angry because David could have had anything he wanted, but he stole something that wasn't his.
David loved the lord and so he begged for forgiveness.
God forgave him, but because David had done something bad, he had many other problems with his family.

Eventually David died as an old man in his bed after making his son Solomon the next king.

(from: wikipedia - david)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

King Saul


Let's keep learning about the kings from the books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles.
We already learned about the prophet Samuel.

Next up is King Saul.

Saul was a very handsome man, and led God's people to win battles with other people.

He later had problems because he was impatient.
When he didn't listen to some instructions God gave him through Samuel, God was angry.

Saul was also jealous of David, because people were talking about how great a warrior he was.
So he planned to kill David, but Saul's son Jonathan was David's best friend and he saved him.

Saul was eventually killed in a battle.

king saul
(from: wikipedia - saul)