Kids Chronicles

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



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



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



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.


By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9804-2/15/18


Great crowds followed Jesus wherever he went. People loved to hear him preach.


One day, he left the crowds and went up a mountain. He gathered his apostles around him and began to teach.


Jesus talked about many things. He said that being angry with another person is sinful. He assured those who were having hard lives on earth that they would find rest and peace in heaven. He even taught the people that they should love and pray for their enemies instead of hating them.


By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9803-2/1/18


One day, the Israelites came to the prophet Samuel and asked for a king to rule over them. 



Samuel prayed to God, and God appointed a man named Saul to be king. 


Unfortunately, as the years went on, Saul listened to God less and less. God wound up being very unhappy with Saul’s leadership. 


God let Samuel know that he had rejected Saul as king and wanted the prophet to appoint a new leader for the people. 


By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9808-1/18/18

After preaching to the people, Jesus boarded a boat with his apostles and crossed the Sea of Galilee to the territory of the Gerasenes.


In this territory, a ragged-looking man lived alone among the tombs. He acted as if he had lost his mind, crying out day and night, and sometimes bruising himself with stones. People tried to put him in chains and shackles, but the man always broke free.


The man saw Jesus and his friends come ashore and rushed up to them.


Jesus immediately knew that the man had an unclean spirit living in him.


By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9726-12/21/17



One day, the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus decided to take a census of all the people living in the territories over which he ruled. 


At that time, a man named Joseph was living in the town of Nazareth in Galilee, which was an area that the Romans controlled. Joseph made plans to travel to his ancestral hometown with his pregnant wife, Mary, so they could be counted. Joseph was related to King David, so he and Mary traveled to Bethlehem, the city of David, to take part in the census. 


By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)



One day, God sent his angel, Gabriel, on a very important mission.


God asked Gabriel to deliver a message to a young woman, Mary, who lived in the town of Nazareth in Galilee.



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