Why Did Jesus Ride A Donkey Into Jerusalem?
“I think Jesus wanted to ride the donkey so he wouldn’t hurt his feet,” says Mary Jane, 7. “His feet had just got washed by expensive perfume.” Mary of Bethany had anointed Jesus’ feet with expensive oil and had used her hair as a towel to wipe his feet. The Bible text tells us this […]
October 31 2022
With So Many Religions, How Can Jesus Be The Only Way To Heaven?
“Jesus is the only way to heaven because he is the only Messiah and the only true king,” says Claribel, 10. At the time of Jesus’ birth, Caesar Augustus ruled the Roman world. He was considered divine during his lifetime and was called the Son of God. Before Rome ruled the world, a Greek named […]
October 31 2022
Why Did Religious Leaders Want to Kill Jesus (John 11:47-57)?
“So the story is that the religious leaders were planning to kill Jesus, but when the day came, nobody could find Jesus,” says Eli 10. If you look at the Gospels as a game of hide-and-seek, Jesus always wins. He mastered the art of hiding from religious and political leaders, but revealing himself to seekers […]
February 11 2021
How Would You Proclaim Jesus’ Resurrection?
If Jesus rose from the dead today, how would you announce his resurrection? “I would be screaming,” says Meg, age 9, “‘Jesus is not in the tomb.’ I would be telling everyone in the world. I think everyone would be going crazy over that.” Meg, I would like to think everyone would join in your […]
June 18 2019
How Would the Angel Announce Jesus’ Birth Today?
When Jesus was born, an angel announced his birth to shepherds in the field. If Jesus were born today, to whom would the angel announce his birth and what would the angel say? “I think the angel would tell Mrs. Higgy,” says Jordon, 9. “She is the children’s choir and song director. She is also […]
June 18 2019
How Do We Know Jesus Came From Heaven On A Mission From His Father (John 8:12-20)?
When it comes to where we will spend eternity, God doesn’t want us to gamble. Therefore, Jesus banished all doubt by fulfilling a mission predicted by Hebrew prophets hundreds of years before his miraculous birth in Bethlehem. “Gambling is the surest way of getting nothing for something,” wrote Wilson Mizner. By bringing us into this […]
March 9 2017
How Do We Know That Jesus Is The Son Of God (John 5:31-40)?
“God sent Jesus to Mary’s tummy on Christmas,” says Kassandra, 6. What a difference a couple of words can make. Instead of “to,” try “out of” Mary’s tummy on Christmas. “Mary had him, and he was glowing in the stable,” says Ella, 6. The angel that appeared to the shepherds in the field glowed because […]
February 9 2016
How Do We Know That Jesus Is The Messiah?
I asked this question to children as part of the Children’s International Arts Festival at KidsTalkAboutGod.org. Alexandria Dubinin, 12, wrote a wonderful essay that won her family of six a dude ranch vacation at Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch in Yucca, Arizona. Here is her winning essay: “Jesus gave us many signs to prove that we […]
October 8 2009