Tag Archive: God

Jul 20

What is the narrow gate of which Jesus spoke?

“God has a narrow gate so people won’t push and shove to get in,” says Allen, 10. “You have to wait your turn to get in,” adds Brittany, 7. When there’s a great sporting event, some fans sleep outside the ticket office in the cold to get a ticket. We may think that places in …

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Jul 13

What is the golden rule?

What did Jesus mean when he said, “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them”? “If you are mean to someone, then they will start being mean back to you,” says Blain, 7. Brooke, 9, looks to agriculture to interpret the golden rule: “If we plant something good, we get …

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Jul 06

Why did the early colonists come to America?

“The colonists came to America because they heard it was a free country. They came from neighborhoods that had problems,” says Nathan, age 7. I wonder if you’re thinking of Australia instead of America. “Early American colonists came to America for freedom, God and gold,” says Jenny, age unknown. Legends of gold cities lured some …

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Jun 29

Why do people have to die?

People die because “God wants more angels,” says Katie, 6. Though some people act like angels and others like the devil, angels are angels and people are people. With the exception of morticians, no one likes funerals. When we experience the loss of a friend or a loved one, it’s easy to forget that death …

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Jun 22

Why does God let us sin?

“God lets us sin because Adam sinned, so we will die,” says Ben, age 10. “If he didn’t sin, we would live forever. But Adam listened to Eve, so that’s it.” So that’s it, huh? Ben, I believe there’s more to the story. “I think God lets us sin because we were born sinning, and …

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Jun 15

How can God be everywhere?

“I think God can be everywhere because he can look at everybody from the sky,” says Kate. “God has angels everywhere to help him be everywhere,” says Emilee, 8. Friends, I believe you’re trying to confine God to the space of his creation. Instead, imagine dipping a cup in the ocean. Let the water in …

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Jun 08

How can you avoid being double-minded?

“When bad things happen, don’t ask God why. Just believe God has everything under control, and don’t panic on him,” says Becca, 10. It’s easy to trust God when things are going smoothly. When the crisis hits without warning, faith is tested. James, the New Testament writer, is so confident in God’s goodness that he …

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May 25

When is anger right?

“It’s OK to get mad when someone is not following God’s rules,” says Talon, 6. “Like if someone steals a toy from another person, it’s OK to get mad. The angry feeling can help you do something to make things better.” At six years old, Talon has given us a nugget. Righteous anger will motivate …

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