Category Archives: Bible Characters

Making the Bible Come Alive: Jesus Movies

  Helping kids understand that the stories in the Bible are alive and real is essential.  Youtube.com  has a wonderful collection of Bible story movies.  They are simply done and yet they really make the stories that we have heard easy … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 21 – Aaron

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Aaron? Context (Exodus thru Deuteronomy):  Aaron was Moses’ older brother.  He was used by God to be a spokesperson on behalf of Moses. Aaron was also the first … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids The Biblical Value Of Hard Work

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 8 – Abraham

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Abraham? Context (Genesis 11-25):  Abram (later named Abraham) was born to Terah in Ur and traveled to Haran.  By faith he followed God’s leading to go the Canaan.  … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 7 – Ishmael

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Ishmael? Context (Genesis 16, 17):  Sarai (Sarah) was old and had not given Abram (Abraham) any children.  So instead of trusting God, she gave her servant Hagar to … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 6 – Melchizedek

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Melchizedek? Context (Genesis 14:18-20):  Melchizedek is very mysterious.  He was not a Jew, but he still worshipped God.  He was the king of Salem and a priest of … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 5 – Lot

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Lot? Context (Genesis 11-14; 19):  Lot was Abraham’s nephew and traveled with Abraham to a new land.  Because their herds were so big, Abraham and Lot chose to … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 48 – Absalom

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Absalom? Context(2 Samuel 13-19):  Absalom was the eldest son of king David. As we have seen over and over in the Bible, when a father does not train … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 47 – Nathan

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Nathan? Context (2 Samuel 7 – 1 Kings 1):  Nathan is one of my favorite Bible prophets and as a result we named our son Nathan.  Nathan’s name … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 46 – Michal

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Michal? Context (1 Samuel 14 – 2 Samuel 6):  Michal was the daughter of king Saul.  David fought and killed 100 Philistines in order to have her hand … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 45 – Abner

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Abner? Context (2 Samuel 2, 3):  Abner was the commander of the armies of king Saul and later Saul’s son Ishobosheth.  Ishobosheth was a weak king and Abner left him … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 44 – Abigail

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Abigail? Context (1 Samuel 25):  Abigail was the wife of foolish Nabal.  When David and his men were fleeing from Saul and Saul’s army, David and his men … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 43 – Jonathan

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Jonathan? Context (1 Samuel 13-31):  Jonathan was the son of king Saul and close friend of David.  Even when his father turned against David, Jonathan remained David’s friend … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 42 – David

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of David? Context (1 Samuel 16 – Kings 2 ):  David was the second king of Israel.  David was called a man after God’s own heart.  David was considered … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 41 – Saul

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Saul? Context (1 Samuel 9-31 ):  Saul was the first king ofIsrael.  He was selected when the people rejected God as their king and asked for a human … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 40 – Samuel

  What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Samuel? Context (1 Samuel 1-28 ):  Samuel had been dedicated to the Lord by his mother Hannah from the time he was an infant.  He grew up … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 4 – Noah

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Noah? Context (Genesis 6-9):  During the time of Noah, the earth became very wicked and God decided to start over with just his servant Noah and his family.  … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 39 – Eli

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Eli? Context (1 Samuel 1-4):  Eli was a priest and was a judge over Israel for 40 years.  Although Eli looked good on the outside, he had some … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 38 – Hannah

  What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Hannah? Context (1 Samuel 1, 2):  Hannah was a woman who loved God but was sad because she could not have any children.  She prayed with all … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 37 – Boaz

  What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Boaz? Context (Ruth):  When Ruth was faced with the premature death of her husband, she chose to follow her mother-in-law, Naomi, back to her homeland in order … Continue reading

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