Kids Talk About God

What Makes Jesus Weep (John 11:28-37)?

“Lazarus died and he was Jesus’ buddy,” says Samuel, 5. We don’t often think of Jesus as having buddies or friends, but he did. From the story in John 11 where a crying Mary meets Jesus to tell him that he could have prevented her brother from dying, we have the shortest verse in the […]

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Why Did Jesus Say, “I Am The Resurrection And The Life” (John 11:17-27)?

“Jesus gave life to humans to eat plants and meat to keep the circle of life in balance,” says Alexa 9. The “Circle of Life” makes for a catchy song in “The Lion King,” but the idea that death in and of itself is no big deal is ridiculous. Is there really hope in the […]

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Why Does God Sometimes Delay (John 11:1-6)?

“When Jesus heard that Lazarus was dying, he waited to go because he wanted to do something more glorious,” says Josie, 11. God may delay, but he’s never late. The death of Lazarus serves as a prime example of God’s delay increasing his glory. Would God have been glorified if Jesus had healed Lazarus before […]

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Why Did Jesus Say He And His Father Are One (John 10:22-42)?

“I think Jesus, who is the Son of God, and God the Father are in a business together,” says Miquel, 11. Yes, they’re in business together, but it’s much deeper than a business partnership. “Jesus and God are mighty,” says Kathy, 11. “They are one together. God and Jesus are patient, passionate and perfect. God […]

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How Has Jesus Been A Good Shepherd In Your Life (John 10:11-21)?

“I am the good shepherd,” said Jesus. “The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep,” (John 10:11). The world is full of leaders and gurus who promise peace and prosperity. If we pay a fee to take their course or vote for them in the next election, all our problems will disappear. In the […]

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How Is Jesus Like A Door (John 10:1-10)? (Part 2 of 2)

Who could forget that moment in the movie National Treasure when Benjamin Franklin Gates discovers the huge stockpile of precious metals, jewelry, artwork and artifacts dating back to the American Revolutionary War? Discovering the hidden door to untold riches is everyone’s dream. When I was climbing a mountain in the Arizona desert, I discovered what […]

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How Is Jesus Like A Door (John 10:1-10)? (Part 1 of 2)

“Jesus opens the door to heaven for believers,” says Zachary, 8. “Hell is not a place you want to go.” The President will probably never call Zachary to serve as a diplomat to the United Nations. His bluntness would offend too many people. I’m reminded of the door in the back of the closet in […]

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How Did God The Father Honor Jesus (John 8:48-59)?

“It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them,” wrote Mark Twain. In heaven, Jesus had the deserved honor and glory of myriads of angelic hosts, yet he entered this world in the humblest of circumstances. No trumpets sounded that night in Bethlehem when God the […]

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How Does Remaining In God’s Word Make You Free?

“In order to be free, we need to believe in the Lord,” says Emily, 12. Yes, that is where freedom begins. Freedom from spiritual death comes from believing in Christ alone as one’s savior. That is why Jesus called this a new birth. Like a physical birth, it happens in an instant. But learning how […]

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How Can You Know If You Are Pleasing God?

“I’m cleaning up my room,” says Joseph, 5. “People need room to walk so they don’t trip. I’m not hurting anyone and that makes God happy!” Whether you’re 5 years old or 50, cleaning your room is always a challenge. It reminds me of what Phyllis Diller said, “Housework can’t kill you, but why take […]

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