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.

God Loves Your Kids – He Cares For Them Like A Shepherd

Every child needs to know that God loves them and that He cares for them like a shepherd. Isaiah wrote… “He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to … Continue reading

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The Bible Comes To Life In The Streets Of Bethlehem

http://www.streetsofbethlehem.com/#/about/ In our little town of Salinas, California, a local church has recreated their church parking lot into the Streets of Bethlehem every year since 1992.  Read below their description of this wonderful event. “Like the boy shepherd who serves … Continue reading

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The Harvest Is Plentiful In The Streets Of Bethlehem

http://www.streetsofbethlehem.com/#/about/ The Streets Of Bethlehem Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”  (Luke 10:2) In our little town of Salinas, California, a … 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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The Harvest Is Great But The Workers Are Few, Luke 10:2

Jesus promised us there is a great harvest of souls, but the problem is there aren’t enough workers to bring it in.  (Luke 10:2) Every year a local church in our town has put on a wonderful reenactment of the … 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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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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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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Kid’s Devotions On Parables – Sparrows And Hairs

Jesus told a parable (story) about how valuable God’s children are to Him by using the example of how He cares for sparrows and counts their hairs. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 10:29-31) Jesus was telling His followers … 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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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 – The Plentiful Harvest

Jesus told a parable (story) about the readiness of  lost people to respond by using the example of a plentiful harvest. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 9:35-37) Jesus had been traveling from city to city and preaching the … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotions On Parables – Sheep Among Wolves

Jesus told a parable (story) about how the apostles were to spread the kingdom of God in the world by using the example of sheep among wolves. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 10:1-16) Jesus was speaking His commission to the apostles.  He told … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotions On Parables – Patching Old Clothing With New Cloth

Jesus told a parable (story) about a new way of kingdom life by using the example of mending old cloth with new cloth. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 9:16) After Jesus called Matthew the tax collector to follow Him, Matthew threw … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotions On Parables – Sheep Without A Shepherd

Jesus told a parable (story) about his compassion on lost people by using the example of sheep without a shepherd. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 9:35, 36) Jesus had been traveling from city to city and preaching the … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Foundations Of Two Houses

Jesus told a parable (story) about obedience to His Word using the example of houses built on rock and sand. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 7:24-27) One day Jesus was teaching His followers about what happens to those … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotions on Parables – New And Old Wineskins

Jesus told a parable (story) about a new way of kingdom life by using the example of new and old wineskins. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 9:17) After Jesus called Matthew the tax collector to follow Him, Matthew … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Wedding Guests And A Groom

Jesus told a parable (story) about when to celebrate by using the example of a wedding guests and a groom. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 9:14, 15) After Jesus called Matthew the tax collector to follow Him, Matthew … Continue reading

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Children’s One Year Study Thru The Bible – July 4, Proverbs 14, Godliness Makes A Nation Great

This one year study thru the Bible for kids is designed to hit the highlights and provide practical application. I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Proverbs 14) while we focus in on just a few verses. … Continue reading

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God Loves Your Kids – Because God Is Love

Every child needs to know that they have a Father in heaven who loves them and the Bible tells us that God is love. John wrote… “for God is love.” (1 John 4:8 ) We often wonder if God loves … Continue reading

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