The Story of Jesus for Children
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In the first century, a group of children meet together to talk about what they’ve seen and heard about Jesus. Some believe Jesus is the Son of God. But others think Jesus may just be tricking the people.
One girl knows relatives of Jesus and tells the other children about the birth of Jesus. At the right time, an angel appears to Mary, who would be the mother of Jesus. He confirms that Jesus would be the Son of the Spirit and Mary. And after traveling to Nazareth with her husband Joseph, Mary gives birth to Jesus just as every prophecy foretold. When John the Baptist baptizes Jesus, the Holy Spirit rests on Him and the voice of God proclaims that Jesus is His son.
Immediately, Jesus attracts attention. The people of Nazareth don’t believe Him when He claims to be the Messiah. He fills the boats of a fisherman named Peter with fish and Peter understands that Jesus is God’s son. The children stop there and go back home. A boy named Benjamin wonders about Jesus. But his father doesn’t approve.
The children follow Jesus around, witness His miracles, and listen to Him teach. Jesus raises a girl from the dead, calls imperfect people like tax collectors to follow Him, teaches everyone to be kind and gracious to each other, and lets a woman wash His feet with tears. He teaches in parables no one really understands, calms a raging storm, gives sight to the blind, and helps those who no one sees as worth helping. He shows the children an amazing, powerful and kind way to live.
When Jesus feeds 5,000 people with a few loaves and fish, Benjamin finds himself believing Jesus is the Son of God. Benjamin tells the other kids how he didn’t believe at first. But after seeing the miracles, hearing Him teach about God’s love, seeing His pain and sacrifice, and hearing of His resurrection, Benjamin believes. Benjamin and Sarah talk to the kids watching their story about Jesus and what it means to believe who He is and accept Him as their Savior.
- How do the kids learn about Jesus?
- Name three miracles Jesus performs.
- Name three things Jesus teaches.
- What does Jesus mean to you?
- Is He your Savior?