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.

Devotions on Parables For Children – Rescuing Sheep From A Well

Jesus told a parable (story) about the miusunderstanding of the purpose of God’s Law by using the example of rescuing sheep from a pit. What did He mean by this? (Matthew 12:10-13) Jesus had entered the synagogue on a Sabbath … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotions On Parables – A Hard Hearted Generation

Jesus told a parable (story) about the hard heartedness of the present generation by using the example of children playing. What did He mean by this? (Matthew 11:16, 17) After Jesus defended the character of John the Baptist to those who … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Sick People Need A Physician

Jesus told a parable (story) about healing the spiritually sick by using the example of a physician healing those who are sick. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 9:10-13) After Jesus called Matthew the tax collector to follow Him, … Continue reading

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The Believers Preach With Boldness And Share Everything – All The Miracles In The Bible For Kids

Today let’s focus on teaching kids a Bible miracle from the book of Acts.  The Holy Spirit empowers believers to speak boldly and give their belongings to those in need. (Acts 4:31-32). Peter and John were speaking out powerfully about Jesus … Continue reading

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God Loves Your Kids – He Wants To Reveal Marvelous Secrets To Them

Every child needs to know that God loves them and that He delights to show them marvelous secrets. The Prophet wrote these words from God toward His children… “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not … Continue reading

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Children’s Devotion on Accepting Difficulties Without Complaining

How can we accept the difficulties of life without complaining and actually rejoice?  Let’s see who Job responded to difficulties.  Background: The book of Job tells the story of a faithful man who feared God. One day Satan (the acccuser) … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Homes For Foxes And Birds

Jesus told a parable (story) about the cost of following Him by using the example of foxes and birds. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 8:18-20) Jesus had just performed the miracles of healing Peter’s sick mother-in-law and casting … Continue reading

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Teaching Children to Pray by Praying The Psalms

One of the best ways to teach our children to pray is by praying the Pslams.  Sometimes we forget that the Psalms were primarily prayers to God about every experience and emotion of life.  There is a Psalm for almost … Continue reading

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Jesus Curses A Fig Tree – All the Miracles In The Bible For Kids

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Mark.   Jesus curses a fig tree (Mark 11:12-24) This was the only miracle in which Jesus curses something.  The fig tree was to serve as an illustration of how God views … Continue reading

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Jesus Heals Blind Baritmaeus – All Miracles In The Bible For Kids

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Mark.   Jesus heals blind Bartimaeus(Mark 10:46-52) This is this story of persistence and faith that Jesus responded to with a miracle. Ask the children… Blind Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was coming.  … Continue reading

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Jesus Heals 10 Lepers – All The Miracles In The Bible For Kids

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Luke.   Jesus heals 10 lepers (John 17:11-19) One day as Jesus was walking towards Jerusalem and strange site appeared in the distance. Ask the children… What did Jesus see and hear? “As … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Risen – All The Miracles In The Bible For Kids

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Matthew.  An angel told Mary and Mary Magdalene, ‘Jesus is risen’ (Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18). When the two Mary’s came to the tomb with spices, they … Continue reading

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God Loves Your Kids – He Chose Them When He Planned Creation

Every child needs to know that they have a Father in heaven who loves them and that they are not an accident but were chosen by God when He planned creation. In the book of Ephesians, Paul wrote … “Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Jesus Walks On The Water – All The Miracles In The Bible For Kids

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Matthew:  Jesus walks on the water (Matthew 14:22-36; Mark 6:45-54; John 6:15-21) Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is … Continue reading

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Jesus Feeds 4,000 – All The Bible Miracles For Kids

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Mark:  Jesus feeds 4,000 (Mark 8:1-9; Matthew 15:30-38) Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God … Continue reading

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Peter Walks On The Water – All The Miracles In The Bible For Kids

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Matthew:  Peter walks on the water (Matthew 14:22-36; Mark 6:45-54; John 6:15-21) Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible … Continue reading

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Jesus Feeds 5,000 – All The Bible Miracles For Kids

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Mark:  Jesus feeds 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17; Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; John 6:1-14) Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is … Continue reading

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Jesus Heals A Crippled Woman – All The Miracles In The Bible For Kids

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Luke:  Jesus heals a crippled woman  (Luke 13:10-17) Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do … Continue reading

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The Miracle Of Raising Lazarus, Part 2 – All The Miracles In The Bible For Kids

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of John.   Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead, Part 2 (John 11:1-46) This miracle comes in 3 parts.  Part 1 is the preparation for the miracle that we looked at in the last blog.  Part 2 … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Raising Lazarus, Part 1 – All The Miracles In The Bible For Kids

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of John.   Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead, Part 1 (John 11:1-46) This miracle comes in 3 parts.  Part 1 is the preparation for the miracle.  Part 2 is the prelude of the miracle.  Part … Continue reading

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