Kids Chronicles

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9924-11/21/19

One day, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon wanted his dream interpreted.

 

He summoned all of the city’s enchanters, sorcerers, magicians and Chaldeans. Nebuchadnezzar expected these men to know what his dream was without being told and then interpret it correctly.

 

The king became angry when the men said they could not do so, and he ordered all of Babylon’s wise men to be put to death.

 

Daniel, an Israelite who had been taken to Babylon to serve Nebuchadnezzar after the king’s siege of Jerusalem, heard what was going on.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9923-11/7/19

CHILDREN'S STORY

 

One day, the Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God would come.

 

“The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed,” Jesus said, “and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the kingdom of God is among you.”

 

Afterward, Jesus described for his apostles the days of the son of man.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9921-10/10/19

CHILDREN'S STORY

 

Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem to teach the people. When he taught them, he often used stories about things the people would be familiar with. These stories had a special name: parables. Sometimes Jesus used parables to let the people know important information about God and heaven. And other times, he used parables as a way to answer questions or respond to the wrong things people were saying or doing.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9920-9/26/19

 CHILDREN’S STORY:

 

 A gentile man named Naaman was commander of the king of Aram’s army. He was very successful in his raids on Israel, which pleased the king very much.

 

Since the Israelites did not always follow God, sometimes God allowed their enemies to be victorious against them. That is why Naaman was so successful.

 

Even though Naaman was powerful and victorious, he had one problem: He was a leper.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9919-9/12/19

CHILDREN’S STORY:

 

One day, Jesus told his followers a parable about a rich man and the steward who oversaw his estate.

 

The rich man found out that the steward was dishonest and had squandered his property.

 

“Prepare a full account of your stewardship, because you can no longer be my steward,” the rich man angrily told the steward.

 

“What shall I do, now that my master is taking the position of steward away from me?” the steward wondered. “I am not strong enough to dig and I am ashamed to beg.”

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9918-8/29/19

Jesus returned to Galilee after spending 40 days in the desert. He traveled all around the area, healing those who were sick and calling people to follow him.

 

One day Jesus and his friends were walking through a field of grain. It was the Sabbath, a day of rest on which no work was to be done.

 

As they walked through the field, Jesus’ followers picked the heads of grain, rolled them between their hands and ate them.

 

The Pharisees noticed and questioned Jesus.

 

“Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” they asked.

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9917-8/15/19

CHILDREN’S STORY:

 

Jesus traveled many places, and everywhere he went, he taught great crowds of people about God.

 

Jesus often used parables to teach important lessons. For example, through the parable of the rich fool, he taught that it was not right to become obsessed with storing up wealth on Earth. And he used the parable of the barren fig tree to show the people that they would perish if they did not repent of their sins.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia
Originally Appeared in : 9916-8/1/19

Moses had been talking to the people of Israel for quite a while about the laws and their history and how God had guided them from slavery into freedom. Then he said to them, “I am now 120 years old and am no longer able to go out and come in.” 
He told his people that, even though Moses had been leading them since the time he asked pharaoh to set them free from Egypt, God told him he would not be leading them into the land he had promised to them. “It is Joshua who will cross before you, as the Lord promised,” he said. 

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9915-7/18/19

CHILDREN’S STORY: 

 

Jesus was good friends with Mary, Martha and Lazarus, who were siblings. He loved them very much.

 

One day, Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that Lazarus was ill.

 

Afterward, Jesus remained in the place where he was for two more days. Then he suggested that he and the apostles return to Judea, where Mary, Martha and Lazarus lived in a village near Jerusalem.

 

“Our friend Lazarus is asleep, but I am going to awaken him,” Jesus told his friends.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9914-7/4/19

CHILDREN’S STORY:

Jesus loved to teach people about God. Great crowds often would gather to hear him preach.

 

One day, a man who was an expert in Mosaic law wanted to test Jesus’ knowledge of the law.

 

“Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” the man asked Jesus.

 

Jesus knew what the man was up to.

 

“What is written in the law? How do you read it?” Jesus replied.

 

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