Kids Chronicles

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.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

CHILDREN’S STORY:

 

Jesus and his apostles traveled to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover. As Jesus entered the city riding on a colt, people spread their cloaks on the road before him.

 

“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest,” they shouted.

 

Jesus and his friends ate the Passover meal in a large upper room of a house in the city. During the meal — which Christians call the Last Supper — Jesus instituted the Eucharist and explained that one of his friends would betray him.

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9906-3/14/19

 CHILDREN’S STORY:

 

Moses was married to a daughter of Jethro, the priest of Midian. One day, Moses was tending his father-in-law’s flock near Horeb, the mountain of God.

 

As Moses walked along, something strange caught his eye. A nearby bush was on fire, but the flames were not destroying it.

 

“I must go over to look at this remarkable sight, and see why the bush is not burned,” Moses said.

 

God saw that the burning bush had caught Moses’ attention.   “Moses. Moses.” God called out from the bush.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9905-2/28/19

After Jesus was baptized, he was filled with the Holy Spirit. The spirit then led him into the desert to spend 40 days there and to be tempted by the devil.

 

Jesus did not have anything to eat during this time, so at the end of the 40 days, he was very hungry.

 

The devil knew this and tried to use Jesus’ hunger to tempt him into doing something he shouldn’t.

 

“If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread,” the devil said to Jesus.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9904-2/14/19

CHILDREN'S STORY

 

King Saul of Israel did not follow God’s will, so God decided to find a new king.

 

He told his prophet, Samuel, to anoint David, a young shepherd from Bethlehem, as Saul’s eventual replacement.

 

When God turned away from Saul, the king was tormented by an evil spirit. David entered Saul’s service and soothed him by playing a harp.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19

In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth didn’t have any form.

 

Over the course of six days, God formed the earth and created everything on it. And at the end of each day’s work, he saw that all he created was good.

 

On the first day, God said, “Let there be light.” He separated the darkness from the light, calling the light “day” and the darkness “night.”

 

“Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other,” God said on the second day. He called the dome “the sky.”

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9902-1/17/19
\One day, Jesus was by the Sea of Galilee and began using parables to teach a huge crowd that had gathered around him.
 

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