A Disease Only God Can Cure

The last few weeks have been very strange, haven’t they? Just like the coronavirus is affecting many people in our time, a terrible disease called leprosy struck during Bible times. Leprosy was an incurable infection that caused painful lumps on a person’s skin. Often, people with leprosy were separated from…

Jonah: A Disobedient Servant Restored

Do you sometimes disobey your parents even when they’ve asked you to obey more than once? When you disobey your parents, you are disobeying God. In the Old Testament, we read about a man named Jonah who also disobeyed God. God asked Jonah twice to obey Him, but Jonah refused…

Abraham and Isaac

What are some ways parents show love? They might give warm hugs, work hard to provide good things, plan fun trips, and buy treats! In Genesis 22, we read of a loving father, Abraham, and his son, Isaac. Abraham and his wife, Sarah, had prayed for a child for many years,…

Parable of the Vineyard and Slain Son

Do you know what a “husbandman” is in the Bible? Hint: it has nothing to do with being married! A husbandman rented from a landowner, tending his crops. When harvest came, the husbandman gave his landowner a large portion of the crop. Matthew 21 speaks about religious leaders in Jerusalem’s…

A Wicked Son is Welcomed Home

Have you ever heard a parable? Jesus told several parables. They are stories that teach us spiritual lessons. In Luke 15, Jesus tells a parable about an unwise young man who wasn’t content with his life. We don’t know his name, but we know he had a loving father and…

The Thundering Legion

Do you like “once-upon-a-time” stories? I’m sure, like most kids, you grew up with them. Even grown-ups enjoy them every now and then. Stories of romance and brave deeds can fire up our imagination. But when these kinds of stories are true, they thrill us even more—especially when they involve…

How Well Do You Love Your Bible?

Do you remember that we looked at the Protestant Reformation and the great reformer Martin Luther in the last few issues? There is a man who lived many centuries before Martin Luther who deserves our notice. This very learned man was one of the first men to translate parts of…

The Remarkable Death of Martin Luther

This year we have been learning about Martin Luther, the German reformer. Five hundred years ago he protested against the errors of the Roman Catholic church, which had rejected the truths of the Bible. Luther was a very strong man to stand up for the Lord against so many enemies…

Let’s Learn About Martin Luther

Every time we think of the Protestant Reformation, we think of the name Martin Luther. He has fascinated students of history for generations. Though the ideas of the Reformation did not start with him, he did so much to move it forward, and we could call him the “cornerstone.” Fortunately,…

Can You Buy Your Way To Heaven?

Did you know that 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation? Let me tell you what that means. The Protestant Reformation was a very special time in church history when many people in Europe turned back to God and His Word instead of believing what their church —…