Showing posts with label People from the Bible. Show all posts
Showing posts with label People from the Bible. Show all posts

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