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Jesus and the Man Born Blind – John 9

Jesus and the Man Born Blind – John 9 One day Jesus was walking with his disciples, and as he passed by he saw a man who had been blind since his birth. And his disciples said “Master, who sinned, … Continue reading

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Jesus and Zacchaeus – Luke 19

Jesus and Zacchaeus – Luke 19 One day the Lord Jesus entered the town of Jericho and was passing through, and there was a man named Zacchaeus who was rich. Now Zaccheaus wanted very much to see the Lord Jesus, … Continue reading

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Jesus Heals Ten Lepers – Luke 17

Jesus Heals Ten Lepers – Luke 17 This story is about the time that Jesus healed ten lepers, but only one of them came back. One day, as Jesus was traveling to Jerusalem, he had to pass through the middle … Continue reading

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Gideon Picks His Men, and His Victory – Judges 7

Gideon Picks His Men, and His Victory – Judges 7 In our stories of Gideon so far, we learned how the angel of the LORD appeared to him, how Gideon destroyed the altar to the false god Baal in obedience … Continue reading

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Gideon Takes Down an Altar, and Puts Out a Fleece – Judges 6

Gideon Takes Down an Altar, and Puts Out a Fleece – Judges 6 In the first story of Gideon, we learned how the angel of the LORD came to Gideon and told him that he would save Israel from the … Continue reading

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Gideon and the Angel – Judges 6

Gideon and the Angel – Judges 6 In the time of the Judges, the children of Israel did that which was right in their own eyes, they did evil in the sight of the LORD, so the LORD let the … Continue reading

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Jael and Sisera – Judges 4

Jael and Sisera – Judges 4 This story in the book of Judges is a bit on the violent side, but it is a story of how the Lord God used a woman to fulfill a prophecy. The children of … Continue reading

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Lazarus and the Rich Man – Luke 16

Lazarus and the Rich Man – Luke 16 This is another story that Jesus told to the Pharisees (the Jewish leaders): There was a certain rich man who wore beautiful clothing, and ate wonderful meals every day. And there was … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Son – Luke 15

The Prodigal Son – Luke 15 There was a man with two sons, and one day the younger one came to his father because he wanted to leave home. He asked his father to give him his inheritance.  An inheritance … Continue reading

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The Lost Sheep – Luke 15

The Lost Sheep – Luke 15 One day Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees (those were Jewish leaders) and to other people who came to hear Jesus.  He told them this story: “If there was any man of you that … Continue reading

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Jesus Teaches About Prayer – Luke 11, Luke 18

Jesus Teaches About Prayer – Luke 11 One day when Jesus was praying in a certain place, after he stopped praying one of his disciples said to him “Lord, teach us to pray…” And he said to them “When you … Continue reading

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Choose This Day Who You Will Serve – Joshua 23-24

Choose This Day Who You Will Serve – Joshua 23-24 Now it came to the time when Joshua was very old, and he called for all the elders of Israel, and he said to them “I am very old, and … Continue reading

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Joshua and the Day the Sun Stood Still – Joshua 10

Joshua and the Day the Sun Stood Still – Joshua 10 In another story we learned how Joshua made peace with the Gibeonites. And so it came to pass that when Adonizedec, the king of Jerusalem heard that the Gibeonites … Continue reading

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Joshua and the Gibeonites – Joshua 9

Joshua and the Gibeonites – Joshua 9 In another story, we learned about the fall of the great city of Jericho, of how the Israelites walked around the city  6 times while the priests blew the trumpets, and how on … Continue reading

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Jesus, Martha and Mary – Luke 10

Jesus, Martha and Mary – Luke 10 One day Jesus went to a village called Bethany. And there a woman named Martha invited him into her house. Now Martha had a sister called Mary, and all Mary wanted to do … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan – Luke 10

The Good Samaritan – Luke 10 One day the Lord Jesus was teaching that we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, and a certain lawyer asked him who our neighbors are. And so Jesus told him this story: A … Continue reading

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The Transfiguration of Jesus – Luke 9, Matthew 17

The Transfiguration of Jesus – Luke 9, Matthew 17 There came a time when Jesus began telling his disciples that he was going to go to the city of Jerusalem, where he was going to suffer many things, and be … Continue reading

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The Fall of Jericho – Joshua 6

The Fall of Jericho – Joshua 6 For background on this story, please read my story Rahab and the Spies to learn how a women of Jericho named Rahab protected the men that Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. And … Continue reading

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The Woman With an Issue of Blood – Matthew 9, Mark 5, Luke 8

The Woman With an Issue of Blood – Matthew 9, Mark 5, Luke 8 One day a man named Jairus came to the Lord Jesus to ask him to come to his daughter who had died because he believed that … Continue reading

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Jesus Forgives a Woman – Luke 7

Jesus Forgives a Woman – Luke 7 One day, a man called Simon (not Simon Peter, the apostle) invited Jesus to his house for dinner. This man was a Pharisee, that is a religious person of the Jews. And so … Continue reading

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Rahab and the Spies – Joshua 2

Rahab and the Spies – Joshua 2 After Moses died, God told Joshua to lead the people of Israel into the promised land. And God told Joshua “Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, the LORD your … Continue reading

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The Lord Speaks to Joshua – Joshua 1

The Lord Speaks to Joshua – Joshua 1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it happened that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses minister, saying “Moses my servant is dead, arise and … Continue reading

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The Widow Who Gave Two Mites – Mark 12

The Widow Who Gave Two Mites – Mark 12 One day Jesus was talking to a group of people who were trying to trick him in the things he said, and one of the scribes (that is a person who … Continue reading

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The Greatest Commandment – Love Your Neighbor – Mark 12

The Greatest Commandment – Love Your Neighbor – Mark 12 One day Jesus spoke to a group of people called “Sadducees.”  After he had finished speaking with them, one of the men who was known as a “scribe” came to … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Rich Man – Mark 10

Jesus and the Rich Man – Mark 10 One day some people brought babies to Jesus, but the disciples were not pleased about that. But Jesus called them and said “Allow the little children to come to me, and do … Continue reading

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The Death of Moses – Deuteronomy 31

The Death of Moses – Deuteronomy 31 In an earlier story (Food and Water in the Wilderness)  we learned how God told Moses to strike the rock and water would flow out. Later on the people were complaining to Moses … Continue reading

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Balaam’s Donkey – Numbers 22

Balaam’s Donkey – Numbers 22 Now it came to pass as the Israelites traveled through the wilderness, the people of Moab feared them because they were mighty.  The king, whose name was Balak, sent messengers to a man named Balaam … Continue reading

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Jesus Meets Blind Bartimaeus – Mark 10

Jesus Meets Blind Bartimaeus – Mark 10 At a time when Jesus was walking with his disciples to Jerusalem, they were talking about who would have a place of importance sitting by the Lord Jesus in his glory. And Jesus … Continue reading

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Twelve Men Sent to Spy Out Canaan – Numbers 13-14

Twelve Men Sent to Spy Out Canaan – Numbers 13-14 When the people were in the wilderness, the LORD spoke to Moses, and told him to send a man from every tribe of Israel, that is twelve men, into the … Continue reading

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The Day Moses’ Face Shone – Exodus 34

The Day Moses’ Face Shone – Exodus 34 In a previous story, we learned how God gave Moses the 10 commandments written on tablets of stone, and how those tablets were destroyed by Moses when he found that the Israelites … Continue reading

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Jesus Heals a Deaf Man – Mark 7

Jesus Heals a Deaf Man – Mark 7 This story is about the day Jesus healed a man who was deaf and not able to speak very well. One day when Jesus came to the Sea of Galilee, by a … Continue reading

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The Man with the Unclean Spirit – Mark 5

The Man with the Unclean Spirit – Mark  5 One day the Lord Jesus traveled by ship to a country of the Gadarenes, it was the same day that Jesus calmed the wind and the waves. And when he came … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard – Matthew 19-20

The Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard – Matthew 19-20 One day the Lord Jesus was speaking to his disciples, and telling them how hard it is for a rich man to find his way into the kingdom of … Continue reading

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Moses and the Golden Calf – Exodus 32

Moses and the Golden Calf – Exodus 32 In another story we learned how the LORD God gave Moses the Ten Commandments.  Moses was up in the mountain for a long time, and when he didn’t come back down, the … Continue reading

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Moses and the Ark of the Covenant – Exodus 25

Moses and the Ark of the Covenant – Exodus 25 The following story is concerning the instructions to Moses for the building of the Ark of the Covenant. The Lord spoke to Moses and said “Speak to the children of … Continue reading

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Jesus Teaches About Forgiveness – Matthew 18

Jesus Teaches About Forgiveness – Matthew 18 One day when Jesus was speaking to his disciples, Peter came to him and said “Lord, how often should I forgive my brother who sins against me?  till seven times?”  Jesus said to … Continue reading

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Who Do Men Say That I Am? – Matthew 16, Mark 8

Who Do Men Say That I Am?  – Matthew 16, Mark 8 There was a day when Jesus and his disciples went into the towns of Caesarea Philippi, and on the way Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do men say … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments – Exodus 19-20

The Ten Commandments – Exodus 19-20 In the third  month after the Israelites had come out of the land of Egypt, they came into a wilderness place, and they put their tents up in front of Mount Sinai. And there … Continue reading

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Manna (Food) and Water in the Wilderness – Exodus 16-17

Manna (Food) and Water in the Wilderness – Exodus 17 In an earlier story, we learned how Moses and the Israelites crossed the Red Sea into the wilderness. And after 1 and 1/2 months passed, all the Israelites began to … Continue reading

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Jesus Raises Jairus Daughter – Mark 5

Jesus Raises Jairus’ Daughter  – Mark 5 One day many people came to see Jesus, and one of the rulers of the synagogue (that is where the Jewish people worshipped) came to him and fell at his feet and begged … Continue reading

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The Lord Jesus Calms the Storm – Luke 8, Mark 4

The Lord Jesus Calms the Storm – Luke  8, Mark 4 One day, Jesus went up into a mountain, and called some of the disciples to him. And he chose twelve to be with him, and to go out preaching, … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Man with Palsy – Mark 2

Jesus and the Man with Palsy – Mark 2 One day Jesus went to Capernaum and pretty soon everyone learned that Jesus was in the house, and so many, many people gathered to listen to him. Pretty soon there were … Continue reading

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Jesus Walks on Water – Matthew 14

Jesus Walks on Water – Matthew 14 This story in the life of Jesus takes place right after the feeding of the five thousand..where Jesus fed five thousand men, plus women and children, with five loaves and two fishes.. After … Continue reading

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The Parting of the Red Sea – Exodus 13-14

The Parting of the Red Sea – Exodus 13-14 In our last story, we learned how Pharaoh finally agreed to let the people go. God chose not to lead the people through the land of the Philistines, because if they … Continue reading

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The Passover – Exodus 12

The Passover – Exodus 12 In our last story, we read of the judgments and plagues God sent upon the land of Egypt, but Pharaoh would not let the people go. But God knew that after the final judgment, Pharaoh … Continue reading

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God’s Judgments Upon Pharoah: the Plagues – Exodus 7-11

God’s Judgments Upon Pharoah: the Plagues – Exodus 7-11 Now was the time when the Israelites would be delivered from the land of Egypt. The LORD said to Moses “I have made you a god to Pharoah and your  brother … Continue reading

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The Wheat and the Tares – Matthew 13

The Wheat and the Tares – Matthew 13 One day the Lord Jesus  sat by the sea-side, and so many people came to him  that he went into a ship and sat down, and told many parables to the people … Continue reading

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The Sower and the Seed – Matthew 13

The Sower and the Seed – Matthew 13 One day, there were people gathered together to listen to Jesus, and he told them a story, called a parable. “A sower (like a farmer) went out to plant seeds, and as … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount Part 2 – Matthew 6

The Sermon on the Mount Part 2 – Matthew 6 Note: no questions or answers for the sermon on the mount, my comments by way of explanation are in italics and bracketed. This is the continuation of the Lord Jesus’ … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount, Part 1: The Beatitudes – Matthew 5

The Sermon on the Mount, Part 1: The Beatitudes – Matthew 5 Note: there will be no questions and answers here, but comments by way of explanation. I have leaned on Matthew Henry’s commentary for guidance on the Beatitudes (the … Continue reading

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The Feeding of the Five Thousand – Gospel of John 6

The Feeding of the Five Thousand – Gospel of John 6 This story is probably one of the best known, the story of a boy with five loaves and two fishes. A great many people followed Jesus because they had … Continue reading

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Jesus at the Pool of Bethesda – Gospel of John 5

Jesus at the Pool of Bethesda – Gospel of John 5 At the time when there was a feast of the Jews, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. There is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool which is called … Continue reading

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Joseph Part 3: The Brothers Reunite – Genesis 42-50

Joseph Part 3: The Brothers Reunite – Genesis 42-50 This is third of the stories concerning Joseph, the final story of how Joseph and his brothers were reunited. In our last story about Joseph, we learned that Joseph was now … Continue reading

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Joseph Part 2: From Prison to Pharoah’s House – Genesis 40-41

Joseph Part 2: From Prison to Pharoah’s House – Genesis 40-41 In an earlier story, we learned how Joseph was the son of Jacob and Rachel, and how his brothers hated him very much because they knew that their father … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Coat and Betrayal by His Brothers – Genesis 37, 39

Josep’s Coat and Betrayal by His Brothers – Genesis 37, 39 Chapter 37 Joseph was born to Jacob and Rachel, and Jacob loved Joseph very much.  He  made him a coat of many colors. Joseph’s brothers hated him because they … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Soldier – Matthew 8

Jesus and the Soldier – Matthew 8 One day Jesus entered a town called Capernaum and a soldier, called a centurion, came to him and pleaded with him saying “Lord, my servant lies home very sick of the palsy.” And … Continue reading

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Jacob Leaves Laban – Genesis 31

Jacob Leaves Laban – Genesis 31 In our story of Jacob and Esau, we learned how Jacob deceived their father Isaac and got Esau’s blessing.  We learned how Jacob then left his home and went to his relative Laban, and … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Woman at the Well – John 4

Jesus and the Woman at the Well – John 4 One day Jesus was traveling to Galilee with his disciples but he needed to go through Samaria, to a city called Sychar. Jesus was very tired from his journey, for … Continue reading

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Jesus Heals a Sick Boy – John 4

Jesus Heals a Sick Boy – John 4 One day Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee where he had made the water wine.  There was a certain  nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum.  When he heard that Jesus … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Ladder Dream, and Jacob Meets His Wives – Genesis 28-29

Jacob’s Dream, and Jacob Meets His Wives – Genesis 28-29 In the previous story, we learned how Jacob deceived his father Isaac, and received the blessing which should have been his brother Esau’s.  After that Isaac sent Jacob to his … Continue reading

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Jacob and Esau – Genesis 25-27

Jacob and Esau – Genesis 25-27 When Isaac was 40 years old, Rebekah became his wife but Rebekah could not have children.  Isaac prayed for her and the Lord heard his prayers, and after a time God told Rebekah that … Continue reading

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Isaac Meets Rebekah – Genesis 24

Isaac Meets Rebekah – Genesis 24 When Isaac was grown, his mother Sarah died, and was buried in the cave of Machpelah. Isaac’s father Abraham was old, and one day he made his servant promise that a wife for Isaac … Continue reading

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Jesus and Nicodemus, Ye Must Be Born Again – Gospel of John 3

Jesus and Nicodemus, Ye Must be Born Again – Gospel of John 3 There was a man named Nicodemus. He was a Pharisee, (that is a person who kept the Jewish law) and he was a ruler of the Jews. … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Marriage in Cana – Gospel of John – 2

Jesus and the Marriage in Cana – Gospel of John – 2 One day there was a marriage in a place called Cana.  Jesus and his disciples were invited to the marriage as well as Mary, the mother of Jesus. … Continue reading

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Jesus Chooses His Disciples – Luke 5

Jesus Chooses His Disciples – Luke 5 This is a story of some of the people the bible tells us about that Jesus chose to be his disciples. After the temptation of the Lord Jesus by the devil was finished, … Continue reading

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The Temptation of the Lord Jesus – Luke 4

The Temptation of the Lord Jesus – Luke 4 After John baptized the Lord Jesus in the Jordan River, Jesus was led by the spirit into the wilderness where he was with the wild animals, and he was tempted by … Continue reading

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Abraham and Isaac – Genesis 22

Abraham and Isaac – Genesis 22 There was a man called Abram, and when he was 99 years old, God promised him that his wife Sarai would have a baby boy. And God changed Abram’s name to Abraham. God also … Continue reading

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Hagar and Ishmael – Genesis 16, 21

Hagar and Ishmael – Genesis 16, 21 In an earlier story we learned that God promised Abraham that his wife Sarah would have a son “at the time appointed” (Genesis 18:14) but before that, a son was born to Abraham … Continue reading

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John the Baptist – His Imprisonment and Death

John the Baptist – His Imprisonment and death – Matthew 14, Mark 6 In the last story of John the Baptist we learned about his ministry, and how he baptized the Lord Jesus.  We also learned how John told his … Continue reading

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The Baptism of the Lord Jesus by John – Luke 3

The Baptism of the Lord Jesus – Luke 3, Matthew 3, Mar 1, John 1, 3 In the first and second of our stories of John the Baptist we learned of the angel Gabriel’s visit to his father Zacharias, and … Continue reading

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The Boy Jesus in the Temple – Luke 2: 40-52

The Boy Jesus in the Temple – Luke 2 In an earlier story, we learned about how God appeared to Joseph in a dream and told him to take Mary and little Jesus to Egypt and to stay there until … Continue reading

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Sodom and Gomorrah – Genesis 19

Sodom and Gomorrah – Genesis 19 In an earlier story, The Angels Visit Abraham, we learned how Abraham thought that the angels were men, and invited them to stay with him, eat, and rest.  In the story Abram (Abraham) and … Continue reading

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Abram (Abraham) and Lot – Genesis 13

Abram (Abraham) and Lot – Genesis 13 Abram was the son of Terah, and Lot was his nephew. Now the LORD told Abram to go to a land that the LORD would show him, and so Abram took his wife … Continue reading

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The Angels Visit Abraham – Genesis 17 – 18

The Angels Visit Abraham – Genesis 17-18 When Abram was 99 years old, the LORD appeared to him, and said “I am the Almighty God, walk before me and be perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and … Continue reading

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Abram (Abraham) and Sarai (Sarah) in Egypt – Genesis 12

Abram (Abraham) and Sarai (Sarah) in Egypt – Genesis 12 This is the story of when Abraham and Sarah were named Abram and Sarai. Sarai was the wife of Abram, but she was also his half-sister. And Sarai had no … Continue reading

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The Tower of Babel – Genesis 11

The Tower of Babel – Genesis 11 In our story of Noah’s Ark, we learned how God made a covenant. He said never again would waters become a flood to destroy the earth. For a sign, he made a rainbow … Continue reading

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The Wise Men Visit Little Jesus – Matthew 2

The Wise Men Visit Little Jesus – Matthew 2 When Jesus was born to Mary in Bethlehem in the days of King Herod, wise men came from the east to Jerusalem saying “Where is he that is born King of … Continue reading

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Baby Jesus is Presented to the Lord – Luke 2

Baby Jesus is Presented to the Lord When Mary’s baby was eight days old, his name was called JESUS, which he was so named by the angel before he was conceived in Mary’s womb. And after 40 days they brought … Continue reading

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The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary – Luke 1

The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary – Luke 1 In this story we learn about  Mary, and how the Lord chose her for a very special purpose before she and Joseph lived together as husband and wife. The bible says that … Continue reading

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John the Baptist – His Birth – Luke 1

In our first story about John the Baptist, we read how the angel Gabriel visited the priest Zacharias, and told him that his wife Elisabeth would give birth to a son who was to be called John.  We read how … Continue reading

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John the Baptist – Gabriel’s visit to Zacharias, Luke 1

Luke 1 In the days of Herod, the king of Judea, there lived a priest named Zacharias, and his wife’s name was Elisabeth.. she was of the family of Aaron (who was Moses’ brother).  Both of them lived their daily … Continue reading

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Noah’s Ark – Genesis 6:5- Genesis 8

Noah’s Ark Chapter 6 A very long time ago, God saw that men had become very wicked, and God was very sad. And so the LORD said, “I will destroy man who I created, and beast, and things that creep, … Continue reading

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Cain and Abel – Genesis 4

In our story of Adam and Eve, we learned how God made them leave the Garden of Eden, and how God protected the garden with angels called Cherubims and a flaming sword.   After a time Eve had a little baby … Continue reading

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