Kids Chronicles

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.

 

By: Joe Sarnicola (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9913-6/20/19

CHILDREN’S STORY:

 

Jesus knew his time on earth would soon be over, so he made up his mind to travel to Jerusalem. He sent some messengers first to make preparations for his visit. Along the way the messengers had to pass through a Samaritan village. When they tried to make arrangements for Jesus to spend some time there, the Samaritan people were very unfriendly to them because they knew Jesus would be on his way to Jerusalem. The messengers returned to Jesus and reported what they had seen and heard.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9912-6/6/19

CHILDREN’S STORY:

 

One day, Jesus called his apostles to him. He gave them the power and authority over all demons, and he gave them the ability to cure the sick.
Afterward, he sent them from village to village to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal those who were ill.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9911-5/23/19

CHILDREN’S STORY:

When Jesus returned to his Father in heaven, he told the apostles that they would soon receive the Holy Spirit. The apostles returned to Jerusalem to wait for the Holy Spirit to come.

 

One day, the apostles were all in one place together. It was the time of Pentecost, a Jewish festival that was sometimes called the Feast of Weeks.

 

Suddenly, the apostles heard a noise from the sky like a strong, driving wind. The sound filled the entire house in which they were staying.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9910-5/9/19

After having a vision from God, Peter told the followers of Jesus that it was OK to convert the gentiles to Christianity.

 

So, Paul, Barnabas and others traveled to gentile communities and began converting the people. However, some of Jesus’ followers told the gentiles that to become Christian and be saved, they first had to become Jews and follow the Mosaic law.

 

Paul and Barnabas disagreed. They and some others decided to visit Jerusalem to ask the apostles and elders their opinions.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

CHILDREN'S STORY

 

After the apostles had watched Jesus ascend to his Father in heaven, they returned to Jerusalem.

 

They went back to the upper room where they had been staying, and they prayed with the new community of believers in Jesus.

 

One day, Peter stood up in front of about 120 of these new Christians.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9908-4/11/19

After Jesus returned to his Father in heaven, the apostles preached to the people about Jesus.

 

This angered the high priest and the Sadducees, who had the apostles thrown in jail.

 

During the night, an angel of the Lord came to the jail and opened the doors.

 

“Go and take your place in the Temple area, and tell the people everything about this life,” the angel said.

 

The apostles left the jail. In the morning, they went to the Temple to teach.

 

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