Author Archives: Jhagler

About Jhagler

Jack Hagler is the co-author of Hooked On The Book. Jack loves to write, shoot hoops with his son, eat peanut butter and bananas, and encourage people to know God's love.

Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – You Are The Salt Of The Earth

Jesus told a parable (story) and called His disciples the ‘salt of the earth’. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 5:13) One day Jesus was teaching His followers on a mountainside.  After decribing what kind of life God blesses, He … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – You Are The Light Of The World

Jesus told a parable (story) and called His disciples the ‘light of the world’. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 5:14-16) One day Jesus was teaching His followers on a mountainside. After decribing what kind of life God blesses, … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotions On Parables – Sparrows And The Hairs On Your Head

Jesus told a parable (story) about how God values people by using the example of sparrows and the hairs on our heads. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 10:29-31) When Jesus told His disciples that they would face much … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotions On Parables – A Sword And Not Peace

Jesus told a parable (story) about how His disciples would not lead peaceful lives by using the example of a sword. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 10:32-38) When Jesus told His disciples that they would face much opposition … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotions On Parables – Shrewd As Snakes, Harmless As Doves

Jesus told a parable (story) about how the apostles were to spread the kingdom of God in the world by using the example of being like snakes and doves. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 10:1-16) Jesus was speaking … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Sheep Or Wolves

Jesus told a parable (story) about false prophets using the example of sheep and wolves. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 7:15) One day Jesus was teaching His followers about false teachers and how to be wary of them.    Ask the … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Good Fruit Versus Bad Fruit

Jesus told a parable (story) about the result of good and bad teaching using the example of good and bad fruit. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 7:16-20) One day Jesus was teaching His followers about false teachers and … Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Teach In Parables?

Why did Jesus choose to teach in parables?  Why didn’t He just plainly come out and say what He wanted to say so there wouldn’t be any misunderstanding?  The simplest answer is that parables (stories) tend to stick in our … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Moths, Rust And Thieves

Jesus told a parable (story) about possessions using the examples of moths, rust and thieves. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 6:19, 20) One day Jesus was teaching His followers and He brought up the subject of how His followers … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Don’t Judge A Speck

Jesus told a parable (story) about not judging others using the example of a speck and a log. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 7:1-5) One day Jesus was teaching His followers and He brought up the subject of … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Don’t Throw Pearls To Pigs

Jesus told a parable (story) about being careful what truth we share with others by using the example of feeding a pig. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 7:6) One day Jesus was teaching His followers and He brought … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Knocking On The Door

Jesus told a parable (story) about effective prayer by using the example of knocking on a door. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 7:7, 8 ) One day Jesus was teaching His followers and He brought up the subject of prayer … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – A Fish Or A Snake

Jesus told a parable (story) about answered prayer by using the example of a fish or a snake. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 7:9,10,11) One day Jesus was teaching His followers and He brought up the subject of … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Enter God’s Kingdom By The Narrow Gate

Jesus told a parable (story) about coming into God’s kingdom by using the example of a narrow gate and the wide gate. What did He mean by this parable? (Matthew 7:13, 14) At the conclusion of Jesus’ sermon on the … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – A Loaf Of Bread Or A Stone

Jesus told a parable (story) about answered prayer by using the example of a loaf of bread and a stone. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 7:9) One day Jesus was teaching His followers and He brought up the subject … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – The Lillies Don’t Worry About Clothing

Jesus told a parable (story) about not worrying about clothing and using the example of lillies. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 6:28-30) One day Jesus was teaching His followers and He brought up the subject of worry and God … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – The Birds Don’t Worry About Food

Jesus told a parable (story) about not worrying about our needs and using the example of birds. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 6:25-27) One day Jesus was teaching His followers and He brought up the subject of worry … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – The Eye And Healthy Thinking

Jesus told a parable (story) about thinking healthy using the example of the eye. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 6:22-24) One day Jesus was teaching His followers and He brought up the subject of keeping their minds focused on healthy … Continue reading

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Father’s Love Letter To Your Kids

http://www.fathersloveletter.com/kids/poster.html I came across the coolest letter on this website.  It is a love letter written by God in the form of paraphrased bible verses to every child.  Here are some examples of the verses … My Child, You may … Continue reading

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God Loves Your Kids – He Desires To Lavish His Love On Them

Every child needs to know that they have a Father in heaven who loves them and wants to pour out this great love on them. John wrote… “See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and … Continue reading

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