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
What Can We Learn From Jesus About Timing (John 7:1-13)?
“You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go,” said Yogi Berra. In life, everyone wants to hit home runs. It’s the lack of timing that causes so many strike outs. Mark Twain once wrote, “I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had […]
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
Why Did Jesus Say That A Prophet Has No Honor In His Own Country?
“They knew Jesus when he was a kid. They just said, ‘Hi Jesus,’ but they didn’t know he was God,” says Stacey, 6. It’s hard to talk with people who have known you for a long time, especially about spiritual matters. They think they know you. In most cases, they’re right, but not with Jesus. […]
February 24 2011
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