Bible is full of stories that teaches us the importance of God and spiritual power and there are ten Bible stories for kids which will help children to learn about Jesus Christ.
Bible stories for kids
1) Adam and Eve
The Old Testament; Book of Genesis, Chapter Two.
When God created Adam from the dust of the earth and gave him life by breathing into his nostrils, He brought all the animals that He had created and showed them to Adam. Adam was given the honour of naming the animals, but after all had been named, God felt that there was no suitable helper for Adam, which is why He decided to send Adam into a deep sleep, and from his rib, created Eve, whom Adam called “woman” because she came from man.
God created the Garden of Eden as their home, and in it were all types of trees that God told Adam and Eve they were allowed to eat from; all except one, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.One day, as Adam and Eve were in the garden, the serpent, which was the craftiest of all the creatures that God had made, tempted Eve into eating the fruit from this tree, and she shared it with her husband who was with her.
Though they were forbidden to eat fruit from that tree, Adam and Eve ate, disobeying God, and committing the first sin. But as God is just, He had no choice but to banish them from the garden. He told them that because they sinned, they would have to suffer the consequences. They would have to work very hard to make the ground produce food, they would feel pain, and they would eventually die after a very hard life.
2) Jesus Walking on water.
The Old Testament; Book Of 1 Samuel, Chapters 16 and 17.
The New Testament; Matthew 14
When Jesus had fed the five thousand, He made His disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of Him, and He went up onto a mountainside to pray. When it was evening, the boat had reached the middle of the ocean and Jesus was the only one on land. He saw the disciples fighting against the wind because it was too strong. Later, He went out to them, walking on water.
When His disciples saw Him, they thought He was a ghost and cried out in fear. He calmed them down, and when they realised it was Him, Peter asked if he could also walk on water. Jesus said yes, as long as he kept Him as his focus.
When Peter got out of the boat, he walked a little way to Jesus, but as soon as he looked down, he began to sink. Jesus saved him and asked him, “Why did you doubt?”. Jesus saved Peter then.
The moment they were in the boat, the winds died down. His disciples were amazed.
3. The Tower of Babel
The Old Testament; Book Of Genesis, Chapter 11
Years after the flood, when Noah and his family settled down and had more children, they began to move from place to place. When they reached the land of Babylon, they decided to settle there and build a tower so high ,that it would reach the sky. The hearts of the people were proud, and they thought that they could reach the same level as God, the Highest.
This pride was their downfall. When God came down to the city and saw what the people were doing, He became very angry. He decided to put a stop to their construction, by making sure that nobody could understand the other. God made sure that all the people there began to speak a different language, so that neighbours could no longer understand each other.
When people tried to communicate, it turned into a whole babble of confused voices. Soon, everyone who spoke the same language left the city together, and in this way, they spread out across the world, taking their different languages with them. This is why the tower is called the tower of “babel.” Perhaps the origin of the word “babble”.
4) Jesus heals a Faithful Daughter
The New Testament; Matthew 9
A ruler came before Jesus and knelt down, asking Jesus to go with him to his home and raise his daughter from the dead. All Jesus had to do was lay his hands on her.
Jesus agreed, and as He was going to the girl’s home, a large crowd gathered about him. Among them was a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. She thought that if she only got to touch His clothes, she would be healed. When Jesus felt power leave Him, he turned to see who was responsible. She was afraid that perhaps Jesus was angry, but this was not the case as Jesus was pleased with her. He said to her “Take heart, daughter, for your faith has made you well.”
When Jesus reached the home of the ruler, He took the young girl by the hand, and she got up, alive and well.
5) The Fall Of Jericho
The Old Testament; BookOf Numbers, Chapter 27; Deuteronomy 34; Joshua Chapters 1 to 6
Moses had appointed Joshua to be his successor, as he was a man who loved God. God told Joshua to prepare the people to cross the river Jordan, so that they could go and take Jericho. Joshua sent two spies to scout the city, and they were given refuge by a woman named Rahab. She asked that when they took the city, they would spare her and her family. They agreed, and as she lived on the wall, she lowered them out her window to the other side.
God told the people that the arc that held the Ten Commandments should be carried by twelve priests, and that they and all the people should march around the city of Jericho, sounding their trumpets once every day for six days, and on the seventh day, they were to march around it seven times. At the sound of the trumpet after the seventh round on the seventh day, the walls of Jericho would come crashing down.
Joshua made the people obey, and everything happened just as God said. Joshua remembered Rahab, and took her and her family safely out of the city, after which, they burned the city of Jericho to the ground.
6) Teaching Nicodemus at night
The New Testament; John 3
When Nicodemus told Jesus that he believed that Jesus had come from God because of the signs and wonders, Jesus told him that nobody would see the kingdom of God until they were born again.
Confused, Nicodemus asked how a grown man can be born again, and Jesus explained that a person needs to be born again of water and in the Spirit of God, in order to be able to see the kingdom of God.
7) The Love of Jesus for the Lost Sheep
New Testament; Luke 15
Most of the Pharisees had a problem with Jesus because He ate with the sinners and allowed them to follow Him. Jesus told them this parable to help them understand.
“If one of you has 100 sheep and even if one is lost, will you not leave the rest and go to look for the lost sheep? When you find it, you are very happy and tell everyone that you found your lost sheep. You will call your friends and celebrate. In the same way, when a sinner repents, there is a lot of rejoicing in heaven.”
8) Mary and Martha
The New Testament; Luke 10
When Jesus and His disciples were at the home of Mary and Martha, who opened their doors to Him, Martha ran about preparing food and trying to serve everyone. Mary chose to sit and listen to what Jesus had to say. Martha became irritated with Mary and asked Jesus to tell Mary to come and help her.
Jesus instead said “Martha, you worry and become upset about too many things. Mary has chosen to do the right thing.”
9) David VS Goliath
The Old Testament; Book Of 1 Samuel, Chapters 16 and 17.
When King Saul sinned in the eyes of God, God became very displeased with him and commanded Samuel, His prophet, to anoint another man to be king after Saul. Samuel followed the directions of God and was led to the home of a man named Jesse, who came from the tribe of Benjamin.
Jesse had eight sons, seven of whom were shown to Samuel. Samuel thought that surely the Lord would pick one of them, as they were strong and fine in appearance. The Lord, however, told Samuel that He does not consider a person’s outward appearance, but instead looks at their heart. Samuel was told to anoint the youngest son, who was a shepherd boy; this boy was called David.
When the war between the Israelites and Philistines took place, a giant named Goliath would shout out a challenge, each day, to any Israeli who would defeat him in battle. Nobody was brave enough to face him.
When David heard him challenge the armies of God, he told King Saul that he would fight the giant. King Saul was worried, as David was not a warrior, but he put his own royal armour on David and gave him his blessing. David asked that the armour is removed, as he was not used to it. He chose, instead, to face the giant, dressed as a simple shepherd boy; his slingshot his only weapon.
As the giant came towards him, David slung a stone in his slingshot and shot the giant. The small stone sunk into Goliath’s head and the giant died instantly. The Philistines tried to flee when their hero died, but the Israeli army cut them off and defeated them.
10) The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
The New Testament; Mark 15
Jesus was betrayed by Judas, one of His disciples, and was then taken before Pontius Pilate. The people urged Pontius to release a murderer named Barabas to them and to crucify Jesus.
They had Him flogged and tortured, and made Him carry his own cross up the hill where He was to be killed. They pierced his limbs, after which they nailed him to the cross and placed a sign above Him that read “King of the Jews.” Jesus cried out to God and then He died. All this happened according to the prophecy that Prophet Isaiah had made, which said the one God chose to take the punishment of the sins of His people would die in silence and would be hung on a tree.