Bible stories are a great way to pass down morals and values to your kids, teaching them to have faith in God in a way they find interesting. Rather than taking a preachy route, you can read them a story from the bible, just like you would any other, and watch them pay attention with keen eyes. Stories are a powerful medium for the children narrating the stories of God can help in developing your child’s imagination and cognitive skills.
1. The Ten Virgins
This is a parable that Jesus told His followers to teach them the importance of living Holy lives. Jesus told His followers a story of ten virgins who went out to meet the bridegroom. Five were fools, and five of them were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps with them, but they did not take any oil. The five wise women carried extra oil in jars. The bridegroom was taking a long time to come, and soon, all the women fell asleep. Their lamps all burned out. At midnight, there was a cry that the bridegroom was arriving and that they were to go and greet him. The five foolish women asked the wise women to lend them some oil, but the wise women refused, as there was not enough for two lamps and that they should go and buy some oil. When they went about their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived, and the wise women welcomed and entered into the banquet hall with him. When the other 5 returned and asked to be let in, they were refused.
Moral of the story- Live lives that are pleasing to God because you never know when the time will come for Him to take you home.
2. Mary and Martha
Do you sometimes feel like you have so much to do that you can’t spend time learning about Jesus? When Jesus and His disciples were at the home of Mary and Martha, who opened their doors to Him, Martha ran about preparing food and trying to serve everyone. Mary chose to sit and listen to what Jesus had to say. Martha became irritated with Mary and asked Jesus to tell Mary to come and help her. Jesus instead said “Martha, you worry and become upset about too many things. Mary has chosen to do the right thing.”
Moral of the story- Do not let the worries of the world get in the way of your relationship with Jesus.
3. The Crucifixion
There is no greater love than that of Jesus, for He died for us. Jesus was betrayed by Judas, one of His disciples, and was then taken before Pontius Pilate. The people urged Pontius to release a murderer named Barabbas to them and to crucify Jesus. They had Him flogged and tortured, and made Him carry his own cross up the hill where He was to be killed. They pierced his limbs, after which they nailed him to the cross and placed a sign above Him that read “King of the Jews.” Jesus cried out to God and then He died. All this happened according to the prophecy that Prophet Isaiah had made, which said the one God chose to take the punishment of the sins of His people would die in silence and would be hung on a tree.
Moral of the story – Jesus was sent to take our sins on Him and suffer death in our place.
4. The Resurrection
Jesus’ crucifixion was not the end. When Mary Magdalene and two others went to anoint Jesus’ body with spices, they found that the stone to the tomb had been rolled over. When they went into the tomb, there was a young man in a white robe. He told them, “If you are looking for Jesus Christ who was crucified, He has risen from the dead!” The women ran away, but were too afraid to say anything to anybody. Jesus then appeared to some of His other followers. Thomas was not present, and so he refused to believe until he was able to put his finger in Jesus’ wounds. Jesus appeared to Thomas and allowed him to do just that. Thomas then believed that Jesus had risen, but Jesus said: “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.
Moral of the story – God blesses those who have faith without needing to see tangible proof.