Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Samson Picks Up The City Gates

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Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Judges:  Samson picks up the City Gates (Judges 16:1-3)

God raised up Samson as a Judge to lead the Israelites to torment their enemy the Philistines.  One night when Samson was surrounded by Philistines, they were trying to trap Samson and …

Ask the children…

What did the men of Gaza want to do to Samson and when?

“Word soon spread that Samson was there, so the men of Gaza gathered together and waited all night at the town gates. They kept quiet during the night, saying to themselves, ‘When the light of morning comes, we will kill him.” (Judges 16:2)

Samson didn’t wait for his enemies to entrap him, what did he do?

“But Samson stayed in bed only until midnight. Then he got up, took hold of the doors of the town gate, including the two posts, and lifted them up, bar and all. He put them on his shoulders and carried them all the way to the top of the hill across from Hebron.” (Judges 16:3)

Not only could the men of Gaza not trap and kill Samson, but Samson demonstrated God-given power over their whole city by taking its gates and removing them to the top of a hill.  No evil force is strong enough to overcome God’s people when they are empowered by God.

Now you can see how Bible miracles are God’s way of blessing the world.  Glory to Him!!!

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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