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…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 10

Joshua Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               A man named Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River and into the Promised Land where they destroyed the walls of Jericho and took the city.  They conquered all of the Promised Land and divided it up amongst the tribes of Israel.…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 9

Moses Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               The Israelites became slaves in Egypt.  A Hebrew (Israelite) baby named Moses was saved when his mother put him in a basket and floated him down the Nile, from which he was rescued by the Egyptian princess.  Later, God appeared to him in a…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 3

The Fall Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):  Adam and Eve disobeyed God and were asked to leave paradise.  Thankfully, the story didn’t end there.  God promised to send a savior who would reopen the gates of heaven. For those that can handle just a bit more: The man forgot to remain…