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 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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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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God Loves Your Kids – He Brought Them Into His Family

Every child needs to know that they have a Father in heaven who loves them and has made them part of His Family. John wrote… “See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that … Continue reading

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Peter And John Heal A Lame Man – 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 uses Peter and John to heal a lame man. (Acts 3:1-9). After the Holy Spirit had come upon the disciples, they were empowered to do … Continue reading

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God Loves Your Kids – He Gives Them The Choice To Be His Children

Every child needs to know that God loves them. He loves them so much that He offers them the choice to be His children. The apostle John wrote, “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Don’t Be A Snake

Today let’s teach a kid’s devotional from one of the Gospel parables (stories). John called the religious leaders a brood of snakes. (Mark 3:7-9) John the Baptist came out of the wilderness preaching about a coming savior and that the … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – The Lamb Of God

Today let’s teach a kid’s devotional from one of the Gospel parables (stories). John called Jesus the Lamb of God. (John 1:29) John the Baptist came out of the wilderness preaching about a coming savior and that the people need … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals on Parables – The Bridegroom

John told a parable (story) and called Jesus the bridegroom.  What did he mean by this? (John 3:28-30) John the Baptist came out of the wilderness preaching about a coming savior and that the people need to be prepared. John explained that he … Continue reading

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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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