Christmas for Beginners – Day 15

The Prophet Isaiah Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               Isaiah prophesied that Israel would be chastised for turning away from God but to have hope because God would stay faithful to them regardless.  He made many, many prophecies about Israel’s coming savior.  He also invented the name of the Jesse Tree.…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 14

The Kingdom Divides Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               The kingdom of Israel split in two.  The ten northern tribes banded together under a guy named Jeroboam, became idolators, worshiped at high places and were now called Israel.  (High places were locations at high elevation where people would go to worship,…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 13

King Solomon Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               God gave Solomon the gift of wisdom because Solomon was wise enough to ask for it.  The kingdom of Israel was at its largest and most peaceful under King Solomon.  He built God a glorious temple, wrote a bunch of wise literature and…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 12

King David Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               God told the prophet Samuel to anoint David, son of Jesse, causing the Spirit of the Lord to come upon him.  At the time, the Israelites were at war with the Philistines.  David killed Goliath, the Philistine’s giant warrior.  When King Saul died, David…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 11

Judges and Ruth Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               The Book of Judges describes a cycle in which Israel found itself:              The Israelites would forget about God.            They would sin.  A lot.            They would be oppressed by their enemies.            They would realize they needed to turn back to God.            They would ask for His…