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The Teachings of Jesus


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Jesus' Teachings

Matthew, chapters 5, 6, and 7

Crowds of people came to Jesus to hear him teach. Sometimes he performed miracles and they knew he came from God. He taught them many things.

Once he taught on a mountainside near the Sea of Galilee. He told people how they should live so that they would be happy and pleasing to God.

He told them to be peacemakers; they would be called the children of God.

He told them to love their enemies, and to do good to people who hated them. They were to pray for people who mistreated them.

He said they were to be like salt, like a city on a hill and like a light that would light the way for others. His followers were to be a good influence on others and try to get other people to do the right thing.

He wanted people to share with others out of love for them.

"Do not judge others", he told them. "And don't worry about things. God will take care of you."

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The Importance of Children

Mark 10:13-16

Jesus loved children. No matter how tired he was, he liked to have the children at his side. One day a group of mothers brought their children to Jesus, to be blessed by him.

His disciples thought Jesus was too busy to be bothered by the children, so they were sending the children away.

Jesus stopped them and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." And he put his hands on them and blessed them.

More pictures of Jesus and the Children 1 2 3 4 5

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What does this story
mean to me?

Jesus loved children and valued them highly. He taught that people should become like children. In what ways should they become as children?

Children trust their parents and are dependent on them. We should trust God and depend on Him for our needs. We need to remain pure in our thoughts and motives as children. Children do not hold a grudge and remember wrongs. They are quick to forgive and forget.

If you are a child, try to keep these childlike qualities as you grow up.

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Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God. Mark 10:14

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2011-02-05
Thank you for your free website - I have found many stories that are appropriate for younger aged children and along with a lesson. Very helpful!
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2011-01-04
it is very easy story.
anjali
2010-07-18
Thanks, it helped with my asignment on Mother Theresa and the teachings of God
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2010-05-17
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2009-08-11
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