13 Bible Stories You Must Teach Every Child

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Child Bible StoriesThe average children’s Bible has about 100 stories. The real Bible has many more. Every story matters. But what are the basic stories kids need to understand to have a full grasp on the Bible? What stories are so basic to the Gospel that omitting them would leave a big whole in their worldview? Here’s what I came up with.

13 Bible Stories You Must Teach Every Child

  1. God created the world and everything in contains (including people) for his glory. (Genesis 1-2)
  2. Our first parents, Adam and Eve, rejected God’s rule and fell into a state of sin and misery. (Genesis 3-4)
  3. God calls Abraham and establishes a covenant with him. (Genesis 12-23, Galatians 3:6-9)
  4. God delivers his people from slavery in Egypt and keeps his promises to Abraham. (Exodus, Deuteronomy 26:8-9)
  5. God makes David the King of his people and promises a forever kingdom. (1 Samuel 16, 2 Samuel 7)
  6. God’s people suffer exile for their sin, but God promises a forever kingdom (2 Kings 17:18-20; 35-41, Romans 11:1-6, Jeremiah 29:10-14)
  7. Jesus is born the Son of God, heir of Abraham and David (Matthew 1, Luke 2:11)
  8. Jesus dies on the cross to remove the sins of God’s people. (Matthew 27, Romans 5:6-8)
  9. God raises Jesus from death. (Matthew 28, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 1 Peter 1:21)
  10. Jesus takes his throne in heaven (Acts 1:1-11)
  11. The Holy Spirit gives power to the disciples (Acts 2, Galatians 5:22-25)
  12. The Return of Jesus (John 14:3, 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10)
  13. The Kingdom of God on Earth – New Creation (Revelation 21, 1 Corinthians 15:22-23)

I would love to hear your feedback. Originally, I wanted to make this a top ten list – but there was just too much to cover. What would you add or take away?

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