What Does It Mean To Be Spiritually Blind (John 9:24-41)?
“Being spiritually blind doesn’t mean that you can’t see,” says Sophia, 10. “It means that you don’t believe in God.” When Jesus gave sight to a man born blind, it started a debate among Jerusalem’s religious establishment. After cross-examining the healed man and his parents, religious leaders couldn’t deny the miracle. Because Jesus healed the […]
January 20 2020
Why Do Some People Refuse To Hear God’s Word (John 8:37-47)?
“Some people are troubled by the things in the Bible they can’t understand,” said Mark Twain. “The things that trouble me are the things I can understand.” This was the case when the religious leaders heard Jesus teach in Jerusalem. Jesus’ teaching threatened their religious tradition, which caused them to plot his murder. Jesus told […]
January 20 2020
Why Should We Forgive One Another (John 8:1-11)?
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you,” wrote Lewis Smedes. I’ll never forget the video I saw of a session where a counselor urged a woman to forgive her mother. With great effort, the woman tried several times to utter words of forgiveness. Her entire face and […]
March 9 2017
What Will God Do When He Sees You In Heaven?
“Smile at me,” says Sofia, 5. I wonder how many of us can imagine God smiling at all? To imagine God smiling requires that little five-letter word called “grace.” Most of us know instinctively that we fall far short of the kind of righteousness needed to cause God to smile. When we think of our […]
July 16 2014
What Does The Bible Mean When It Says Jesus Was Full Of Grace And Truth?
“If you had a bad day and had a timeout, God would forgive you,” says Hayes, 6. Hayes, you’re thinking like me. You need a lot of grace for life’s truth timeouts. In Jesus, we see the perfect balance of grace and truth. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld […]
October 8 2009
What is the Meaning of the Proverb, “The Lord Laughs at Those Who Laugh at Him”?
What is the meaning of the proverb, "The Lord laughs at those who laugh at Him"? Read how some children responded and what the Bible teaches us about the consequences of pride and the rewards of humbleness. (Proverbs 3:34; Luke 23:34; II Peter 3:9; Esther; Proverbs 26:27)
July 2 2007
Why Is Gossip Wrong?
Why is gossip wrong? Read how some children responded and what the Bible teaches us about building up vs. tearing down with our words. (James 3:2; Ephesians 4:29; I Peter 2:23)
June 20 2007
How Do You Know God Hears You When You Pray?
How do you know God hears you when you pray? Read how some children responded and what the Bible teaches us about God's grace and what makes an effective prayer. (John 15:7; James 4:6; James 4:2)
April 27 2007
What Is Hope?
What is hope? Read how some children responded and what the Bible teaches us about hope and God's grace and promises. (Colossians 1:27; Joel 2; Jeremiah 31)
March 27 2007
Why Is Forgiveness So Important?
Why is forgiveness so important? Read how some children responded and what the Bible teaches us about treating our family and friends with an attitude of grace and love. (Colossians 3:13)
March 27 2007