Welcome to read a wonderful story about God’s protection many years ago, when there were English missionaries in China. At that time in the interior of China, there were many bandits and robbers lurking by the roadsides. One night God sent 27 angel-soldiers to protect a missionary and his Chinese friend from being attacked.
Jesus is the same today. He can do for you the miracle of protection you need.
For this story, poster, coloring page and activity, click here.
Today’s story is about Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf and the question that changed his life. While in an art gallery, contemplating a picture of Jesus on the cross, he was moved by the question: “I did it all for you. What have you done for me?” That question led him to dedicate his life to serving Jesus. In his castle he housed fellow-believers who were persecuted for their faith. He also provided for those who felt the call to preach the Gospel.
I pray that that same question will move each one of us to dedicate ourselves to serving Jesus whole-heartedly. In our day, too, many of our brothers and sisters around the world are persecuted for their faith. Even close to home, some children and adults are ridiculed by their peers or family members for believing in Jesus. Let’s encourage each other to do what Jesus told his followers: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” (Luke 6:27-28).
Thanks to the courage and bravery of God’s servants of old we have the Gospel. We have God’s Word in our language because of faithful followers of Jesus who risked their lives so generations to come could have the Bible. Let us follow their example of dedicated service to Christ so we also may bring knowledge of the Gospel to the next generation.
May the life-changing question that moved Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf also move us to greater service for our Lord:“I did it all for you. What have you done for me?”
Download the story and activities here!
Answer to the activity “Love, don’t hate”: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
What do we do with the gift of life? Every day is a gift from God, hopefully to be used to his glory. We can
- use it or lose it
- waste it or invest it
God’s servant Moses reflected on this gift in his psalm. “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). God can help us use our days with wisdom. Pray to him about it!
Meet Rosie and Paul who reflect about the days as a gift. Grandfather teaches them. Use this story to teach children the importance of using their days wisely.
We offer you several options:
For an illustrated story with flash-cards, find the story in ILLUSTRATED STORIES. There is also a page to fold as a booklet.
For a story and activities, go to STORIES FOR CHILDREN. There you have the story, a coloring page, a Bible activity, and a poster.
God bless you and help you to use your days wisely!
Welcome to 2014. I wish you God’s most bountiful blessings. To start on a positive note, the first story we’re publishing this year is a miracle story. It’s a testimony of what happened when Armando, a nurse who visited far-away villages in the Andes Mountains of Peru, came to Sheyla’s village with a “new medicine.”
He used to visit the villages offering services with his nursing skills. He brought the “new medicine” to the villages he when he came to know Jesus and received him as his Lord and Savior.
This story is about a village where everybody received Jesus, and about Sheyla, one sick little girl who was healed by God’s power.
Our God is a God of miracles. Whatever your need is, put it before the Lord and wait on his love and power to work in your life.
This year my theme and emphasis will be about the home. Most of all about fixing our eyes on Jesus. He is the Author and Perfecter of our faith. Nothing compares to the joy and privilege of serving Him! Read Hebrews 12:1-12.
I’m declaring 2014 to be the Year of the Home for the glory of God! Build your life and your home on the firm foundation, which is Jesus!
Welcome to read the story about Sheyla.