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.

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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Every Bible Miracle For Kids – Stephen Sees Into Heaven

Today let’s focus on teaching kids a Bible Miracle from the book of Acts.  Stephen actually sees into heaven. (Acts 7) Life is difficult enough without people accusing us falsely.  It would be easy to hate those people, but that isn’t … Continue reading

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God Loves Your Kids – He Wants To Give Them Good Gifts

Every child needs to know that they have a Father in heaven who loves them and wants to give them good gifts. Jesus said… “‘You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone … Continue reading

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Every Bible Miracle For Kids – The Healing of Paralyzed Aeneas

Today let’s focus on teaching kids a Bible miracle from the book of Acts.  Jesus uses Peter to heal Aneneas from Paralysis (Acts 9:32-35) As the gospel message went out, it was often accompanied with the miraculous power of God to meet the physical … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotional On Every Bible Miracle – Plot To Kill Paul Is Foiled

Today let’s focus on teaching kids a Bible miracle from the book of Acts. God miraculously foils a plot to kill Paul. (Acts 23:12-22) Paul has come back to Jerusalemr after a missionary trip and is put under armed Roman guard when His words to … Continue reading

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God Loves Your Kids – They Can Cry Out To Their Daddy

Every child needs to know that God loves them.  He loves them so much that He wants them to cry out to Him like He is their Dad. The apostle Paul wrote, “When I think of all this, I fall … Continue reading

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God Loves Your Kids – The Heavens Rejoices When They Turn To Him

Every child needs to know that God loves them.  He loves them so much that when they turn from their sin to God a huge party is thrown in heaven. Jesus said, “In the same way, there is more joy … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotional On Every Bible Miracle – Prophecy Of Paul’s Being Bound

Today let’s focus on teaching kids a Bible miracle from the book of Acts.  A prophecy is made that if Paul travels to Jerusalem he will be captured and bound.  (Acts 21:10-14) Paul leaves Ephesus and begins his journey back to Jerusalem.  Along the … Continue reading

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