Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: Children Of God – The Story Behind John 1:12

John 1:12 is a favorite children’s Bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse?

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God, to those who believe in His name.”

John was one of Jesus’ disciples.  He wrote this book to prove that Jesus was in fact God come here to earth to save people from their sins.

John begins His book by describing why Jesus came into the world.  He came to show what God was like to His own people.

Unfortunately, many of God’s own people did not receive Jesus.  They thought they were God’s children by their works.  Jesus came bringing a whole new era of God’s presence in human flesh here to earth.  Receiving God is the same as receiving Jesus.

So John wrote in John 1:17 that those who did receive Jesus would become real children of God.

Now you know the story behind John 1:17.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It provides the Big Story behind 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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