...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
ISAIAH 40:31

A Blog for Kids and Everyone.

This is a journey through God's word. The Bible is so amazing! There are a lot of great stories. Some that we know well and some will surprise us. We will have a lot of fun as we color, watch short cartoons and tell funny stories.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

God's wonderful plan & Mr BibleHead giveaway

Whoo Hoo! Today begins the first Mr. BibleHead give-away! I will be giving this nifty Mr.BibleHead t-shirt to one lucky person who leaves a comment after this week's post. The deadline is Thurday, March 24. Kids please ask your parents or guardian if it's OK. There will also be give-aways for the next 2 weeks.



I hope you liked the story about Stanley the Snake in the Garden of Eden. Remember 2 weeks ago we talked about how Adam and Eve had to leave the Garden of Eden. They were so sad because it was a wonderful place. God would walk and talk with Adam and Eve. God was sad too. Because Adam and Eve sinned, we can't be with God either.

But God has a plan . He wants us all to join him in heaven! (2Pt3:9) Heaven is a perfect place. We can't go there because we are not perfect. Jesus is perfect. He was very happy in heaven. God asked Him to give up everything so that we could be allowed to go to heaven. Here is God's wonderful plan:

Jesus came to earth as a baby. That's when we celebrate Christmas. Jesus' birthday. He lived a perfect life.(Heb4:15) He never disobeyed his mom and dad, or never lied or stole. When he was 30 years old, Jesus started teaching people about God. He healed some people so that they would know God, but His main purpose was to be punished. Why do you think He came to earth to be punished? God is so good that he can't let anyone get away with sin. He has to punish someone. Jesus came to take our place. He was punished so that we don't have to be.



Have you ever been punished for disobeying? What if you lied, and your mom said to go to your room while the rest of the family went to a movie and out for ice cream. As you were walking upstairs to your room, your dad says "Wait, I'll go sit in your room. You go to the movie and out for ice cream." God loves us so much that He sent His son Jesus to take our place so that we could spend forever in heaven! (Jn3:16)

So why doesn't everyone get to go to heaven? Because God gave us a choice. He created Adam and Eve with the ability to choose, and they made a bad choice. (Next week we will talk about why we can choose right or wrong and why God made us like that) We can choose the gift of heaven that God is offering us, by believing that Jesus took our punishment. We know that we deserve to be punished.(Rm3:10) We understand that Jesus took our punishment. We are so grateful to Jesus that we want to obey Him from now on.



Here is a fun way to remember. A B C !
(A)dmit that you have sinned.
(B)elieve that Jesus is God's son and that he died for you.
(C)onfess that you will follow and obey Jesus. (Rm10:9)

When we do this from our hearts and really mean it, God says that you are guaranteed a place in heaven when you die. The Bible also says that every time someone is saved (ABC), the angels throw a big party in heaven. (Lk10:15)


14 comments:

  1. What a terrific T Jack! Love your idea of a give-away, I will post your Mr. Biblehead button on my blog too to spread the word around. I love your analogy of the father and child, so beautifully said. Your illos are so cute and inviting too, what a wonderful way to share God's word with children, and everyone - love it!

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  2. I love the ABC blocks! I can't wait to start this with my son this summer, I'm really looking forward to it.

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  3. That's a good story it teaches people to respect their parents.

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  4. You are Awesome! You have a great gift with telling a story in a way that children can really relate. (including me!ha)

    I'm traveling 7 hrs away to go and see my grandchildren this weekend. I will have to pull this story up and read it to her. (She is almost 4 yrs old but really is smarter than her years)

    I would love to be entered into your giveaway. If I win, my granddaughter will get a new Mr. Bubblehead shirt!!!

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  5. So good Jack and always it was great hearing from you. My girls aren't by me right now. I'll have to read this with them later. Love that you are using your gift to glorify the Lord. How awesome is that!!

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  6. Great design Jack. Now I hope this gentleman is a registered trademark! I can see him going great places.

    cheers

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  7. Mr. Biblehead deserves his own book. A GOOD book. *:)
    Andrew is right, he needs to be protected with a trademark for the future.

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  8. Hi Jack!
    I am sooo pleased you found my blog once again.. I lost track of you.. so I shall add you to my followers list.. !
    I will grab your button graciously and place it on my blog.
    Thank you for stopping you nice guy!
    Hugs, Darlene

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  9. Jack.. where is your button? help?
    Darlene

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  10. ooops! I'm sorry Darlene... my Mr. BibleHead button is on my other blog. If you click the jacktoos banner, It'll take you to it. Thanks for following and Blessings to you.

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  11. I love the t-shirt and the story! I am writing down the 'ABC' to teach my kiddos!

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  12. What a wonderful giveaway!! You are truly gifted!

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  13. We are all loving these stories! My grandkids love to get their Bible lessons here, because learning is fun on your blog! Love the ABC learning aid too...

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  14. This is a FABULOUS Blog! I love it, the stories are fantastic! Just what we need to teach little ones (and big ones alike) the wonderful Word of God! This is a great giveaway. I'm going to post your button on my blog and place a link to this page.

    Have a wonderful day and thanks for telling me about this.

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