The Bible contains many stories of purpose that help parents teach their children how God wants them to live through the examples of the lives of the people we read about. Below is a compiled list of wonderful children’s bible stories to read with your child. It’s always nice to discuss what you’ve read and let them feel free to ask questions.
1 – The Story of Creation – Book of Genesis, Chapter 1
Look back in time at how God created the world in six days. In the beginning, there was nothing, only darkness. Only God existed. One day, God commanded that there should be light, and the light was created. God created the entire world in the next 5 days, and rested on the seventh day.
2 – Adam and Eve – Book of Genesis, Chapter 2
Adam and Eve were the first two humans that ever existed. They were the ones who committed the first sin, and are the father and mother of all mankind. The moral of the story is that you should never disobey God’s commands, as they exist to protect you from sin.
3 – The Tower of Babel – Book Of Genesis, Chapter 11
Here, the bible teaches us how so many different languages came into being. After Noah’s children started to move from place to place, they settled in Babylon, and built a tower so high that they thought that they could reach the same level as God, the Highest. The pride of the people of Babylon led to their downfall. Just like Satan, they wanted to be like God. We must humble ourselves before the Lord.
4 – The Fall of Jericho – BookOf Numbers, Chapter 27; Deuteronomy 34; Joshua Chapters 1 to 6
Though the Israelites were freed from Egyptian rule, they had to still reach the promised land. The moral is that God goes before His people and gives them victory in battle.
5 – David and Goliath – Book Of 1 Samuel, Chapters 16 and 17
King David was considered to be a man after Gods own heart and is most famous for defeating the giant Goliath when he was only a shepherd boy. The moral of the story is that God does not look at the appearance of a person, but instead looks at a person’s heart. He does not need His people dressed in fancy armour to help them defeat their enemies.
6 – The Christ is Born – Books of Matthew and Luke
Jesus Christ, probably the most well-known figure in history, had very humble beginnings. Jesus is the Saviour of mankind.
7 – Jesus Calms the Storm – Matthew, Chapter 8
Jesus performed many great miracles and His disciples got to witness them! The moral is that all things can be done through faith in God.
8 – Devil In the Desert – Matthew 4
Before starting His ministry, even Jesus had to fight against temptation. If you hold fast to the Word of God, then nobody will be able to cause you to stumble.
9 – Faithful Daughter – Matthew 9
Jesus healed many people when He was on earth. People would crowd around Him, hoping to get to just touch his garments, so that they could be healed. Miracles through Jesus are possible, all you have to do is have faith.
10 – Walking on Water – Matthew 14
From turning water into wine to feeding five thousand with five loaves of bread and two fish, Jesus never failed to surprise those around Him. The moral is focus on Jesus and do not doubt.
11 – The Crucifixion – Mark 15
There is no greater love than that of Jesus, for He died for us. Jesus was sent to take our sins on Him and suffer death in our place.
12 – The Resurrection – Mark 16
Jesus’ crucifixion was not the end. The moral of the story is that God blesses those who have faith without needing to see tangible proof.
Stories are a powerful medium for children – narrating the stories of God can help in developing your child’s imagination and cognitive skills. 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. Check the following links to read children’s bible stories online or for download: