Kids Chronicles

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9816-8/2/18

CHILDREN’S STORY:
God was upset about the evil ways of King Ahab of Israel. Ahab had married the Sidonian princess Jezebel and began to worship her false god, Baal.

 

One day, God called on his prophet, Elijah, to tell Ahab that there would be no dew or rain in the land except at Elijah’s word.

 

Drought and famine spread through the land for three years. During this time, Elijah was in hiding and Jezebel put the other prophets of God to death.

 

In the third year, God told Elijah to return to Ahab and end the drought.

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia
Originally Appeared in : 9815-7/19/18

CHILDREN’S STORY:

Jesus traveled from village to village near his hometown to teach the people about God.

 

One day, he decided to send the apostles in pairs to preach in different places.

 

He gave his friends the authority to drive out unclean spirits and instructions on what they were to do.

 

For example, he told them the only thing they each could bring on the journey was a walking stick. They were not supposed to bring food, money, a sack or a second tunic.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcagalia
Originally Appeared in : 9814-7/5/18

CHILDREN'S STORY

 

People flocked to Jesus wherever he and the apostles went. Not only did the people want to hear Jesus preach, but many also hoped to be healed by him. 

 

One time, Jesus cured a man of his leprosy. He healed a centurion’s servant while visiting Capernaum. He forgave a paralyzed man’s sins, and the man could walk again. He even helped Peter’s mother-in-law, who was sick with a fever. 

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaliga
Originally Appeared in : 9813-6/21/18

CHILDREN'S STORY

 

One day, as Zechariah the priest entered the sanctuary of the Lord to burn incense, the angel Gabriel appeared to him. 

 

“Your prayer has been heard,” Gabriel told Zechariah. “Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John.” 

 

Zechariah did not believe what he had heard. He and his wife were very old, and Elizabeth couldn’t have children. 

 

Gabriel did not appreciate Zechariah’s doubt. 

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9812-6/7/18

CHILDREN’S STORY: 

Jesus and his apostles were traveling around Galilee. Wherever they went, Jesus would heal the sick and drive unclean spirits from people. 

 

One day, Jesus came home with his friends. As usual, a huge crowd gathered around him, and Jesus and the apostles couldn’t even eat a meal. 

 

When Jesus’ relatives heard that Jesus was home, they made plans to seize him because they were worried about him. 

 

“He is out of his mind,” they said. 

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9811-5/24/18

CHILDREN'S STORY

 

One day, as Jesus was getting ready to go on a journey, a man rushed up to him and knelt down.

 

“Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” he wanted to know.

 

Jesus studied the man for a few moments.

 

“You know the commandments,” Jesus replied, “’You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother.’”

 

The man nodded his head in agreement.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcagalia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9810-5/10/18

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his apostles and other followers several times.

 

He spoke to Mary of Magdala at his empty tomb. He twice appeared in the midst of the apostles when they were in a locked room. He walked along with two followers as they traveled from Jerusalem to the village of Emmaus. And he waited on the shore of a lake for seven of his friends to return from fishing.

 

Jesus did all these things during the 40 days after his resurrection. Whenever he appeared to his friends, he talked to them about the kingdom of God.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9809-4/26/18

CHILDREN’S STORY:

 

Word had reached the apostles and other believers in Judea that the apostle Peter had done something outrageous while visiting the town of Joppa.

 

Not only had Peter agreed to enter the home of a gentile in Caesarea, but he also preached the Gospel to the man’s family and friends and baptized them!

 

The apostles and the other believers were shocked. Jews were not allowed to associate with gentiles. Peter’s friends demanded an explanation.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9807-3/29/18

CHILDREN'S STORY:

 

Jesus and his apostles traveled to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. 

 

Two days before the feast, the chief priests and scribes were plotting to have Jesus arrested and killed. 

 

“Not during the festival,” they said, because they feared the people would riot. 

 

In the meantime, Jesus and the apostles went to the home of Simon the leper to share a meal with him. 

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9805-3/1/18

Children's Story

 

One day, God visited Abraham and told him that Sarah, his wife, was going to have a son 

 

This news came as a surprise, because Abraham was almost 100 and Sarah was in her 90s. But Abraham trusted God’s promise, and, sure enough, Sarah gave birth to a boy named Isaac.

 

Several years later, God once again spoke to Abraham.

 

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