Reading Bible Stories


Thursday, 19 November 2015

Jesus Rides a Donkey

Jesus Rides a Donkey

As Jesus and the disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the town of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead. “Go into the village over there,” he said. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a donkey tied there, with its colt beside it. Untie them and bring them to me.  If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will immediately let you take them.”
This took place to fulfill the prophecy that said,
 “Tell the people of Jerusalem,
    ‘Look, your King is coming to you.
He is humble, riding on a donkey—
    riding on a donkey’s colt.’”
The two disciples did as Jesus commanded. They brought the donkey and the colt to him and threw their garments over the colt, and he sat on it.
 Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting,
“Praise God for the Son of David!
    Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
    Praise God in highest heaven!”
 The entire city of Jerusalem was in an uproar as he entered. “Who is this?” they asked.
And the crowds replied, “It’s Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
( Bible Version NLT )

Friday, 8 May 2015

Jesus walks on water....

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Swimming lessons

Do you like to swim and play in water? Maybe you have taken some swimming lessons. Do you think that your swimming instructor could walk on top of the water? No? Today I want to tell you a story about Jesus and how he walked on water. We need to always remember that water is fun but it can also be dangerous and we have to always be very careful while swimming or playing in water. So let's begin our Bible story.

Jesus walks on water
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Jesus had just finished giving food to more than 5000 people, and now as Jesus was telling the people they could go to their own homes , he also wanted the disciples to go across the lake to a town called Bethsaida. Jesus said good bye to everyone and then he went up into the hills because he wanted to spend time alone with God in prayer. As the night came, the disciples were on the lake rowing the boat. A storm came there that night and it became very hard to row the boat because the wind was very strong and the waves were crashing into the side of the boat. About 3 o'clock in the night Jesus came walking toward the boat. Jesus was walking on the water!! The disciples saw Jesus but they did not know it was Jesus. They were afraid because they thought it was a ghost and they cried out in terror. The disciples were very scared.
Then Jesus spoke to them, he told them to not be afraid. Jesus said "Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid".  Then Peter said "Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water."
Then Jesus said "Come!"  So Peter climbed out of the boat and began to walk toward Jesus on the water. But then Peter looked at the waves and saw how strong the wind was blowing, he became afraid and then he started to sink! He cried out to Jesus! "Save me, Lord!" Right away Jesus reached out his hand and caught him and Jesus said to Peter "Of you of little faith, why did you doubt?" Immediately the they got into the boat and the wind became calm. Then all the disciples in the boat worshiped Jesus and said "Truly You are the Son of God.”

Jesus rescues Peter
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In our story today we see Jesus do a wonderful miracle. It was a miracle to walk on the water! We also learn that Jesus is always ready to help us. Just like Jesus heard Peter call out for help, Jesus hears us when we call out to him for help. Jesus reached out his hand and caught Peter and so also Jesus is reaching out his hand to us. Jesus is strong and he is dependable and real.  We can always go to Jesus with all our problems - big problems and little problems. Jesus is always there for us. Reach out to Jesus today!

picture from ministryoffruitfulfellowship

Monday, 27 April 2015

Jesus Loves You....a salvation message for kids

Today let's talk about a very very important thing that we need to always remember. It is equally important for children as it is for grown-ups. Do you think you know what that is?...It is that Jesus loves you! Jesus wants to live with each of us here on earth and then someday he will take us home to heaven to live with him there.

Each one of us has done some things we shouldn't have. Can you think of some bad things that we do? Maybe tell a lie, or say an unkind word, maybe we took something that didn't belong to us, or maybe we didn't obey our mom or dad when they told us to do something, or maybe we have not been nice to our brothers and sisters and even hurt them. When we do these kinds of bad things, it makes God very sad, and it puts a barrier of separation between us and God. But God loves us very much and He wants that we always love him too. That is why God sent Jesus to die on the cross. Jesus died to save us from our bad things and and to bring us back to God. Jesus died for each one of the sins that we have done. So now, when we believe that Jesus died for us, and we ask Jesus to forgive and save us, He saves us and we become children of God. We are friends of God! Then God walks with us and talks with us here in this life and someday we will live in heaven with him. Heaven will be the best ever!!

Here is a prayer that you can pray to ask Jesus to save you. I really hope and pray that you will ask Jesus to be your Saviour today.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

A Poor Woman Gives Two Coins

The poor widow gives two coins

One day Jesus and his disciples were in the temple. Jesus sat down near the collection box. He watched as the people gave money to the temple. He saw that many rich people were putting very much money into the collection box. Then Jesus noticed a widow coming. To be a widow means that the lady's husband had died and so she was very much alone. This widow was very poor. Jesus saw that she put two small coins into the collection box. When he saw this, Jesus called his disciples and said to them "Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury;  for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood."

What Jesus was saying is that in God's eyes this poor widow had given more than any of the other rich people who had donated many coins. The other rich people gave money that they did not really need for daily living, that is they gave some of their extra money.  But this poor widow gave all her money. She didn't have any extra money. She gave the money that she needed to buy food and other things that are needed for daily living. In God's eyes, this poor widow gave more than all the other people. 

For discussion:
Jesus sees what is in our hearts. He sees all our feelings and thoughts. He sees and knows everything that we think, feel, say or do, and He loves us. Jesus wants us to have love and compassion in our hearts. He wants that we do things for Him because of our love for Him and because of our love for other people. We are not looking for other people's approval or trying to be popular. We just want to live for Jesus because we love Him.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Jesus makes food for more than 5000 hungry people....

Imagine that you are playing outside, maybe you and your sister or brother or friend have been outside a very long time. Maybe you have been riding your bike or playing in the park. Suddenly you notice how hungry you are. What do you think you would like to eat? Well today I want to tell you a Bible story about some very hungry people, actually there were more than 5000 very hungry people. So let's begin, okay? 

Five loaves and two fish 
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Many people followed Jesus wherever he went. Some people came because they needed to be healed of some sickness and others came because they wanted to see Jesus do miracles. And others came because Jesus always taught the people and he showed them how to love and help people. One day the people again had been with Jesus and his disciples all day. Now it was evening time and the people needed to go back to their homes. So the disciples came to Jesus and suggested that he should send the people away. They said "This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves." But Jesus said "They need not go away;you give them something to eat." Then the disciples said to Jesus “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” Then Jesus said “Bring them here to me.” 
Jesus looks up to heaven as he blesses the food.

Jesus told the crowds to sit down on the grass. Then Jesus took the five loaves of bread and the two fish, he looked up toward heaven and blessed the food. Then Jesus broke the bread and fish in pieces. The disciples handed it out to the hungry people who were sitting on the grass. Everyone was served and was given bread and fish to eat! It was a miracle! All the people had plenty to eat and still there was more food. The disciples gathered up all the leftovers into large baskets. There were 12 baskets full of leftovers!
There were so many people! The Bible says that there were 5000 men and also many women and children. When everyone had finished eating, Jesus let the people go back to their homes.

12 baskets of leftovers
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For Discussion:
Let's imagine being there in this story. Can you picture yourself with your family? There you are sitting on the grass, there are so very many people. You are watching Jesus now as he looks up to heaven to bless the food. Then he begins to break it in pieces. You see the disciples begin handing it out. Do you think you would wonder if there would be enough food for your family? And can you imagine how delicious the bread and fish would taste. I think Jesus would make the best bread ever, don't you? From this story we can learn that Jesus cares about all that we need every day. He cares that we have food to eat and clothes to wear. He cares that we can sleep at night and that we are safe. The Bible says that God is watching over us, that He loves us and that He will never ever stop loving us. Jesus is our very best friend ever! Thank You Jesus!

Monday, 6 April 2015

Jesus heals a man who has leprosy.

Today I would like to tell you a story about Jesus, a story where Jesus heals a very sick man. We need to always remember that all the stories in the Bible are true stories. Jesus really did do this wonderful miracle and the man really did get healed.

One day when Jesus was in the village, a man came to him. The Bible does not tell us the man's name but it says that he had a very bad sickness called leprosy. Leprosy caused the man to be very sick with very bad sores on his body.  Everyone was afraid of a person with leprosy because it spread very easily and quickly to other people, and there was no medicine that could cure it.

The man with leprosy begs Jesus to heal him.
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This man with leprosy came to Jesus and he bowed his face down right to the ground before Jesus. He begged Jesus to make him well. The man said "Lord, if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean."
Then Jesus did an amazing thing. He reached out his hand and touched the man with leprosy. You need to remember that leprosy was very contagious and it spread to other people very easily, but Jesus was not afraid at all.  When Jesus touched the man, he showed that he is Lord over all sicknesses and diseases. Then Jesus said "I am willing, be healed." The leprosy instantly left the man and he was completely healed, all his sores were gone. The man was completely healthy again! He must have been so very very happy. Now he could go back home to his family again. Now he people would not be afraid of him anymore.
Jesus told the man that he should not tell anyone about this, except that he should go to the priest to be checked. It was the job of the priest to see people who were healed. Everyone could see the great miracle that Jesus had done.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Jesus Changes Water into Wine

Today I want to tell you a very interesting story about Jesus. Jesus did a big miracle in this story. Have you ever been to a wedding? A wedding is a celebration where a man and a woman become married and become husband and wife. It is a very happy day, Well one day Jesus and his mother and his disciples were invited to a wedding. I think it would have been a very happy day. The wedding was in a place called Cana.  

Jesus turns water into wine

As the wedding celebration was in progress, they ran out of wine. There was not any left for the guests any more. When Jesus's mother found out about this problem, she came to Jesus and told him about it. She knew Jesus would know what to do. Then Jesus's mother told the servants at the wedding to do whatever Jesus would tell them to do. 
Now there was still plenty of water available at the wedding feast. Then Jesus instructed the servants to take six water pots and fill each of them full of water. Each water pot could hold approximately twenty to thirty gallons of water. So the servants filled the water pots with the water - a very large amount of water. They filled each jar right up to the brim. 
Then Jesus said to the servants that now they should dip some of it out of the water pot and take it to the governor of the wedding feast. 

Jesus had changed the water into wine
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The governor was the taste tester. He had to make sure everything tasted just right for the wedding. So the servants obey Jesus and dipped some out of the water pots. To their surprise the water had been changed! Jesus had changed the water into wine! It was a miracle! The servants took the water that was changed to wine to the governor for a taste test. They did not tell the governor what Jesus had done. When the governor tasted the water that was changed to wine, he began to wonder why they had saved the best wine for the last. Most people would serve the best first, but here the best was saved till the last! We know why this wine was the best  - it was because Jesus  made it. Jesus is perfect in all that he does!
When the disciples saw the miracle that Jesus had done, they believed in him. They believed that Jesus is the Son of God and He is our Savior!

For Discussion:

In our story today Jesus helped people. There was a problem that needed fixing. It is right that we always ask Jesus for help with our problems. He knows exactly what we need and He knows the best way to fix our problems.
Some people cannot understand why Jesus would change water into wine. The Bible says it is a sin to become drunk and it even says in 1 Corinthians 6:10 that drunk people cannot be in heaven. "Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God"  So we are certain that Jesus would not make wine that would make people drunk. The most likely is that this wine was special and sweet and not harmful to anyone.