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Ask Uncle Noah Questions

Unknown
How did the universe begin according to the Bible?
God could have created it in an instant, but he chose to do it in six days. Read Genesis 1.
Day 1...The heavens and the earth and light
Day 2...The firmament...separated water from water. Most scholars believe this was the atmosphere and the ocean.
Day 3...Dry land and plants appeared.
Day 4...Sun, moon and stars
Day 5...Water animals and birds
Day 6...land animals and man.

Sharon
Explain Hebrews 1:5 to a 9 year old.
The answer is in verse 1-4.
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In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs."
Jesus gave up equality with God to be our savior.
"...Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross!"
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Philippians 2:4-8) 
The Hebrew writer is comparing the greatness of the creator to the created thing.
"For which of the angels did God every say, 'You are my son; today I have become your father?' Or again, 'I will be his father and he will be my son'?"

Molly
Who was the last person to see Jesus in person?
Acts 1:6-9...The apostles were together when Jesus ascended back to the Father.
Acts 7:56...Stephen saw Jesus standing with God.

Unknown
Noah?
Noah

Kelly
Why does the Bible say short phrases like "Jesus wept" when they could skip it and make the Bible shorter?
John 11:33-35 is one of the most powerful verses in the Bible. It is very important that we know Jesus so deeply moved and troubled that he wept at the funeral of a friend. We can see that Jesus experienced the same sorrow that we feel...even when He knew He was going to raise Lazarus from the grave. He understands every feeling we will ever feel.

Olivia
I need coloring sheets related to Romans 12.
We do not yet have material on the book of Romans.

Kristy
Who was Zacchaeus?
Luke 19

Unknown
What do we share in when we take the sacraments?
Sacraments

Unknown
Joshua
Joshua's story is in his leadership of the Israelites as they conquered the Promised Land.
Joshua

Tara
I need a coloring sheet on the story of Cain and Abel.
Go to our Activities/Downloads section and click on Coloring Pages. On the menu you will find Genesis. On the Genesis menu you will find Cain and Abel. Or just save all the trouble and click here. Cain and Abel I just wanted you to know where to find our coloring pages.

Bernl
When was the Bible written?
The Bible is a collection of 66 different books written by 40 different authors over a period of about 1,600 years. The first books of the Old Testament were written by Moses and the last book (Revelation) was written by the apostle John in the first century.

Alaina
What parts of the Bible talk about Paradise, if any?
Luke 23:33...Jesus told the thief on the cross that he would be with him in Paradise.
II Corinthians 12:3-5...Paul was caught up in the third heaven (paradise).
Revelation 2:7...John writes about the Paradise of God.

Denise
Why did Paul cut the soldier's ear off?
Peter was the one who cut the soldier's ear off. It was when the soldiers came to get Jesus at Gethsemane. (Matthew 26. Mark 14, Luke 22 and John 18) John is the only Gospel the mentions Peter by name.

Christa
I have a 2nd grader who has to do a paper on St. James the Greater. Any information I find is above her age level. Are there any websites that have more suitable stories for young children? Thank you!
We have his request often. I do not know of a site. It will not help you know, but we are working a new section for younger children and hope to add it within the next 2-3 months.

Alexo
Leprosy.
Leprosy was a horrible, dreaded disease in Bible times. People who had leprosy were considered unclean and were separated from the rest of the people. Leprosy can be cured in our time.

Unknown
Are body tattoos a sin?
God has never liked them, and I suspect he has not changed his mind. It is a sign of rebellion.

"Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD."
(Leviticus 19:28)
If you already have one, there is not much you can do about it. Just don't have it done again.

Unknown
What is a prophet?
In the Bible, the prophet is one who speaks the message of God.

Matthew
Do we have to pay tithes and offerings because Jesus was the last sacrifice?
Tithes and offerings were a Mosaic Law commandment. The Mosaic Law was fulfilled and taken away when Jesus died. (Hebrews 8 and 9)
In the New Testament the standard for giving is much higher. We are to give our bodies as living sacrifices.
(Romans 12:1-2)
Giving

Latieya
Who was the brother who pleased God?
Abel offered a sacrifice that pleased God. Cain did not. Cain was angry and killed his brother.
(Genesis 4)

Jesus
Is there such a story as David, Jonathan and Jessica in the Bible?
There is no woman named Jessica in the Bible.

Mikala
I go to church at New Beginning Christian Church. Do you go to church. I love Jesus, yes I do love Jesus. How about You?
Since the church is the body of Christ on earth, church attendance is an important part of a believer's life.
"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
(Hebrews 10:25)
A person cannot become a Christians unless he/she loves Jesus and the Bible.
Some who hear the gospel and believe do not have other Christians to meet with...until others are taught. We teach others so they can have the same joy we have in our relationship with God.

Kim
Who had Jesus crucified?
The leaders of the Jewish religion (Sanhedrin) made Pilate (Roman official) crucify Jesus.

Mary
Who is Joseph?
There are at least 3 men named Joseph in the Bible.
Joseph, the son of Isaac we became second in command of Egypt. (Genesis 37-50)
Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. (Luke 1 and 2)
Joseph of Arimathea. (Mark 15)

Annor
Please. I would like to know the procedure that is used to teach the teenagers and children.
There is not specific procedure. All I can do is tell you my thoughts.
For young people, it is important to teach the Bible stories as history...showing the love, mercy and justice of God.
For older children:
1. The first objective is to help young people understand that the Bible is the only revelation from God, is reliable history and absolutely true.
Understanding The Bible

Is the Bible True?
The Resurrection of Jesus
More evidence
2. The Bible stories are not just children's stories, they are real history with the purpose of showing how God deals with his people. Young people need to learn the facts of Bible history, even if they do not understand all of them.
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These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!"
(I Corinthians 10:11)
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)
3. As they learn the facts, they learn that God's purpose from the beginning was for Jesus to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Jesus is the Son of God, the Old Testament Messiah...the only savior.
4. Teach the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus...and our obedient response.
Romans 6:1-10.

Demi
Where did God came from?
Since God is a spirit, we cannot see him. We cannot fully understand a being that has no beginning or end. We can know He exists through 3 things:
1) The remarkable design and variety of what has been created.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
2) The accuracy, reliability and inspiration of the Bible. There is no other book like the Bible.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)
3) God is seen in Jesus.
"No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known."
(John 1:18)
"If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."
(John 14:7)

Unknown
How many books are in the Bible?
66...39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.

Terry
Where can I find Samuel?
The story of his birth is in I Samuel 1. His life is told in the context of the lives of Saul and David through the book of I Samuel.

Unknown
Serpent
The first serpent is found in Genesis 3. Satan spoke through the serpent and tempted Eve to sin. Adam and Eve sinned. The Bible is the story of how all of us can be saved from sin through the sacrifice of Jesus.

Elizabeth
Who wrote the Bible?
The Bible was written by forty writers over a period of about 1,600 years. These writers were inspired by God to write the truth.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)

Gracie
How are Bibles made?
The Bible is a collection of 66 different books written by 40 different authors over a period of about 1,600 years. The first books of the Old Testament were written by Moses and the last book (Revelation) was written by the apostle John in the first century. Groups of Language scholars translate the Bible from the original Hebrew and Greek languages into different languages.

Rhenae
What scripture does it say Sympathize with their Feelings?
The Bible emphasis is not on just sympathy. The emphasis is on helping!
We are to sympathize with those who are being persecuted because of their belief in Jesus.
"You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions."

(Hebrews 10:34)
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Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
(Galatians 6:2)
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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
(James 1:27)
Read the story of the good Samaritan in Luke 10.
Samaritan

Kim
Do our pets go to heaven when they die?
Heaven is reserved for those who believe Jesus is the Son of God and do what he says. Pets do not believe. Pets are given to us to enjoy, but when they have no life after death.

Melissa
I am looking for a lesson for Children's Church on the Lord's supper and activities to go along with it...For ages 6-11.
Look in our section on the worship of the church, specifically A feast to remember.

Unknown
Mephibosheth
He was the crippled son of Jonathan. David was kind to Mephibosheth because of his respect and friendship with Jonathan.
II Samuel 4:4 and chapter 9

Nedra
What is faith?
It is not just believing, It is complete trust and obedience. Faith is not something we see!
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."
(Hebrews 11:1)
"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."
(Hebrews 11:6)
Read Hebrews 11.
"Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ."
(Romans 10:17)

Unknown
Abraham and Sarah
The beginning of their story is in Genesis 17,18.

Katerina
How many kinds of Bibles are there?
One. The Bible is a collection of 66 different books written by 40 different authors over a period of about 1,600 years. The Old Testament is written in Hebrew and the New Testament is in Greek. There are many translations. The reliable translations are when a group of language scholars agree on the translation from the original languages. Some so-called translations are translations from other translations, not the original languages.

Dar
How do I explain the feast of all souls day to a child?
This tradition is not found in the Bible, so I cannot help you. It is taken from a pagan traditional day called "The day of the Dead".

Unknown
What Bible story tells of 10 who were bad and 2 who were good?
It is the story of the spies in Numbers 13.

Tiny
Is God real?
Since God is a spirit, we cannot see him. We can know who he is through 3 things:
1) The remarkable design and variety of what has been created.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
2) The accuracy, reliability and inspiration of the Bible. There is no other book like the Bible.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)
3) God is seen in Jesus.
"No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known."
(John 1:18)
"If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."
(John 14:7)

NIcole
Who wrote the Bible?
The Bible was written by 40 different authors over the period of about 1,700 years (Genesis) the first book, was written about 1600 years before Jesus was born. The last book (Revelation) was written within the first century after Jesus was born.
"All Scripture is God-breathed (inspired) and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)

Florence
What book chapter and verse in the Bible where it says each generation gets weaker and wiser?
This phrase is not in the Bible.

Noah
How did the tongues of fire appear?
"Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them."
(Acts 2:2,3)
Now you know as much as I know.

Unknown
Proverbs
We have not yet developed material on the book of Proverbs. Most of the book is the wise sayings of King Solomon.

Unknown
Who is St. John the Baptist?
His mission was to prepare the way of Jesus.
"As John's disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: 'What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings' palaces. Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 0This is the one about whom it is written: 'I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'
(Malachi 3:1)
(Matthew 11:7-10)

Krystina
Harvest facts
"As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."

(Genesis 8:22)
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After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'"
(Luke 10:1,2)

June
I could live without heaven, if that meant there was no Hell. Am I wrong to feel this way?
Hell is a disgusting, horrible thing to think about. But, it does not change the reality or fear of Hell. Heaven is not a place where we sprout wings, fly from one soft cloud to the next cloud, play harps and sing gushy, boring children's songs. It is where we are in the presence of the almighty, glorious God, Jesus the Son of God, the Holy Spirit and all the saints of all time.
Our primary motivation should not be to avoid Hell. Heaven will be more awesome than we can even imagine...a place we do not want to miss!

Pat
I need coloring pages about Moses crossing the Red Sea for 2 and 3 year olds.
We do not yet have much material for non-reading children. We are in the process of adding a section for non-readers. The coloring pages we have can be found in our Activities/Downloads section.

Jack
I think my neighbor is a witch. What should I do?
Pray for her! When your opportunity comes, tell her about the real power source...Jesus.

Steve
God was willing to sacrifice Jesus, his only son...but, why didn't God make more sons? He can create anything, so why have only one child? Didn't he even want one daughter?
God (the father) sacrificed his son, but Jesus gave himself up.
"...Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross!"
(Philippians 2:4-8) 
Jesus is called the Son of God. He was not created by God. He was part of the Godhead, which include the father, the son and the Holy Spirit...three spiritual being with the same, mind, power, purpose and love, with differing functions. The Jews understood that the description Son of God meant Jesus was God.
All Christians are the sons and daughters of God through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.

Unknown
Holiness of "trinity God"
Read the book of Psalms.

Renee
I need Bible coloring pages on kind Josiah.
We have not yet developed material on II Kings.

Unknown
Book of Acts activities.
Go to our Activity Pages and
All Activities for the Book of Acts.

Charlotte
Adam and Eve had 2 sons. The 2 sons married. Where did their wives come from?
Actually Adam and Eve had several sons and daughters. One of their sons (Abel) was murdered by his brother. All the sons of Adam and Eve married a sister or cousin.

Pamela
What verse in the Bible states every generation will be weaker but wiser?
The Bible does not say this!

Unknown
What's a prophet?
It is someone who speaks for another person. In the Bible, a true prophet is one who speaks the message of God. There were false prophets, who spoke the message of the devil.

Abigail
Meaning of my name?
Cause of joy
The story of Abigail is found in I Samuel 25.

Tiffany
If God is almighty, why doesn't he help children clean their rooms?
God decided that we are to make our own decisions. We can do what is right or wrong...but, we have to live with what happens when we make wrong choices.
And if Mary had another son and daughter, who is related to Jesus through his step-sibling and Mary?
'Where did this man get these things?' they asked. 'What's this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles! Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?' And they took offense at him.
(Mark 6:1-3)
The Bible does not give us any other information about the who was related to Jesus.

Anita
What is the meaning of atonement (child's understanding)?
God shows mercy and brings us back to himself (reconciles us)...through the sacrifice of Jesus.

Unknown
Study of the book of James
We do not yet developed any material on the book of James. We will have outlines of all the books of the Bible in a few weeks.

Unknown
Tell me about Gideon.
I cannot tell the story better than what is written in Judges 6 and 7.
Gideon is best known for defeating the enemies of God with 300 men with torches and trumpets.

Leann
Who is Joseph?
There are at least 3 men named Joseph in the Bible.
Joseph, the son of Isaac we became second in command of Egypt. (Genesis 37-50)
Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. (Luke 1 and 2)
Joseph of Arimathea. (Mark 15)

Charle
What does parable mean?
It literally means to lay something by the side of something else.
Jesus used parables to show the meaning of spiritual concepts.

Unknown
What happened in I Samuel 17:12-40?
This is the events that led up to David fighting the giant named Goliath. I cannot tell it better than the writer of I Samuel.
David was a shepherd boy sent to take provisions for his  brothers. When David asked about Goliath, his brothers made fun of him. King Saul was afraid like the rest of his army. When David volunteered to face the giant, Saul could only think of physical things that might help. Finally David took his sling and went to face David.
What happened should not have happened...except through the power of God demonstrated in the faith of one young man.

Mat
What does Judges 4 mean?
God called Barak to deliver the Israelites, but he was a coward. Deborah led the people to victory because of her faith. Deborah was the hero. Barak is forever seen as a weakling.

Cindy
How old was Moses when he died?
120 years old. (Deuteronomy 34:7)

Tommeka
Do you have any coloring pages that include Deborah?
We have not yet developed material on the book of Judges.

Greg
How can I explain the coming of the Holy Spirit to kids?
Acts 2

Unknown
Is once in grace always in grace correct?
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You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace."
(Galatians 5:4)
I am saved because of the grace of God. I cannot fall away from grace unless I already have grace. I cannot be alienated from Christ unless I have been united with Christ!
"If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: 'A dog returns to its vomit,' and, 'A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud.'"
The idea of once saved, always saved is not found in the Bible.

Carrie
I need a script about the story of David and Jonathan and their friendship.
We have not covered the book of I Samuel, but the best script you will find is I Samuel 20.

Unknown
Coloring pages for Cain and Abel.
Cain & Abel

Kelvin
How old are you?
I am a young 65 years old.

Unknown
Forgiveness
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alvation (forgiveness) is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven (Jesus) given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)
"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace."

(Ephesians 1:7)
Jesus, the only Savior!

Carol
How do we prepare our body to serve Jesus?
We don't! We serve Jesus in whatever condition we find ourselves. Since Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, live in us we do our best to take care of our bodies and do not intentionally abuse our bodies with gluttony and other addictive habits...but some things are out of our control.
We do not like to be persecuted, but we are blessed when our bodies are abused because of our faith and testimony for Christ. In II Corinthians chapter 11 and 12, Paul talks about the abuse he experienced...because of his faith. His conclusion is found in 12:10.
"That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

Unknown
What book of the Old Testament had a story of a prophet cursing children in the name of the Lord and the children were eaten by two she bears?
The text is II Kings 2:23,24.The prophet was Elisha. The young people involved were not little children. A group of young people had no respect for, and mocked the prophet of God. Two bears mauled 42 of the young people.

Maeve
What is the significance of the parable of the talents?
This parable is not so much the use of talents, but the power of fear.
In Matthew 25, all 3 servants were faced with the same challenge and fear. They knew the master harvested where he did not plant, etc. They were given the master's money and had to do something with it. They knew the expectations. They had to take a risk...if they invested the money, they could lose the masters money. The servants with 5 and 2 talents had to take a bigger risk than the 1 talent servant...because they were given more. It could have been disastrous.
The servants with 5 and 2 talents took the risk and it turned out good.
The servant with 1 talent was afraid and did not risk anything...but he did not waste or lose the master's money.
What was the master's response?
The master was pleased with the 5 and 2 talent servants.
The 1 talent servant was honest about his feelings, and seemed to give good reasons for his failure...but, his reasons were empty. The master called him a wicked, lazy servant. Wicked seems to be a strong word for paralyzing fear. The end of his story was not good!
Could the 1 talent servant be called a coward?
What does God think about cowards?
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But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."

Unknown
Story of the prodigal son
Luke 15

Unknown
Jonah.
The story is simple. God told Jonah to go preach. Jonah did not want to go and tried to run away. He could not run away from God. Jonah ended up in the belly of a big fish and decided to do what God commanded. I cannot tell the story better than the Bible, so read the book of Jonah. It has 4 chapters and can be read in just a few minutes.

Deborah
What all she did to be a great leader.
She was a leader before her story is told in Judges 4 and 5. She had prophesied and judged the people. God chose Barak to deliver Israel from one of the Canaanite kings. Barak was a coward and would not go...unless Deborah went with him. Deborah led the army of God and Barak is forever known as a coward.

Unknown
How many times is the word Love mentioned in the Bible?
The word love is mentioned more than enough times for us to understand that God loves us and we are to love Him...and show it by loving each other.

Jiyo
About Abraham and Lot.
The story is found in Genesis chapters 13 and 14. Lot was Abram's nephew. I cannot tell their story better than Moses, the writer of Genesis.

Riccardo
We have a 9 year old boy, we want to start and study the Bible etc. with him by are unsure on where to start or what would be best. He is very keen and we feel as parents we want to encourage this. Any help would be grateful.
This is exciting. It depends on how much your son already knows. If he does not know the Old Testament stories, you should start with our study of Genesis. Your son should understand that the characters in the book of Genesis were real people who reacted to God's will in their lives. Some were faithful...some were not!
If he is familiar with Old Testament stories begin with our study of the book of Luke. When he is finished with Luke have him study the book of Acts.
I think he has already enrolled in our World Bible School Correspondence Course for Children.

Wendy
Uncle Noah, what does lust mean? The lust that is described in the Bible (Romans 1:26,27)
The word lust means a strong desire. It can be good or bad. We should have a strong desire to serve God. In Romans 1, it is an uncontrollable bad desire to do wicked things. The text tells us what the bad things are.

Dee
I need to have scriptural references for a lesson on excellence.
Perfection is not the issue, doing our best is. We are to use our gifts as best we can. God provides excellence.
In Matthew 25, all 3 servants were faced with the same challenge and fear. They knew the master harvested where he did not plant, etc. They were given the master's money and had to do something with it. They knew the expectations. They had to take a risk...if they invested the money, they could lose the masters money. The servants with 5 and 2 talents had to take a bigger risk than the 1 talent servant...because they were given more. It could have been disastrous.
The servants with 5 and 2 talents took the risk and it turned out good.
The servant with 1 talent was afraid and did not risk anything...but he did not waste or lose the master's money.
What was the master's response?
The master was pleased with the 5 and 2 talent servants.
The 1 talent servant was honest about his feelings, and seemed to give good reasons for his failure...but, it did not work. The master called him a wicked, lazy servant. Wicked seems to be a strong word for paralyzing fear. The end of his story was not good!
Could the 1 talent servant be called a coward?
What does God think about cowards?
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But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
(Revelation 21:8)
So we urged Titus, since he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part. But just as you excel in everything- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us- see that you also excel in this grace of giving."
(II Corinthians 8:6,7)
"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."
(II Corinthians 9:8)
In the context of worship, Paul says..."But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way."
(I Corinthians 14:14)

Vecil
Who is Noah?
Noah is a real man who lived about 4,500 years ago. God told him to build a large boat. His story is found in Genesis 6-9.

Unknown
Timothy
He was a young man who traveled with the apostle Paul. (Acts 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20) Paul wrote 2 letters of encouragement to him and mentioned him in Romans 16:21; I Corinthians 4:17 and 16:10; II Corinthians 1:1,19; Philippian 1:1 and 2:19-22; Colossians 1:1; I Thessalonians 1:1 and 3:1-6; II Thessalonians 1:1; Philemon 1:1 and Hebrews 13:23.

Chelsay
What is the connotation and a supporting scripture.
I am not  familiar with the connotation. I need more information.

Unknown
Who were Pricilla and Aquilla?
There story is in  Acts 18. They were a Christian couple who ended up in Corinth.
Priscilla and Aquilla

Unknown
Mark 9:38
"Teacher," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us."
The 12 disciples were not the only followers of Jesus who did miracles.

Diana
I need coloring pages and art project for 3-5 year olds regarding the Golden Rule.
We do not have specific coloring pages/crafts for the Golden Rule, but what we have is in our
Coloring Pages and Lambert Activity Books pages.

Joan
I need a devotion and Bible study on Rahab for children, youth and adults.
Rahab

Monroe Methodist Sunday School
I'm looking for a lesson on teaching the Trinity to young people.
Jesus is God-John 1:18
God is creator- Genesis 1:1
Jesus is creator- John 1;3
Spirit is creator- Genesis 1:3; Job 33:4;
John 14:26
II Corinthians 3:17
II Corinthians 13:14
I Peter 1:2
It is difficult to fully understand, but fortunately God has provided some things that help us.
They key is to understand that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit have the same characteristics, but different functions.
We see water in three forms, liquid, solid and vapor...but it is still water. 
An egg has three parts- the shell, white and yoke. They all work together as one egg.
An apple has three parts (meat, seeds and peeling). All have different functions, but all are necessary.

Joe
What are some reasons why churches give Bibles to children?
There is only one reason...The Bible is the most important book that any person will ever read. It is the revelation of God to mankind.

Sadia
Did Jesus become the 2nd ruler of Jerusalem?
Jesus was not an earthly ruler.
"Jesus said, 'My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.'"
(John 18:36)

Brenda
I need a lesson about what we spend our time thinking about and can what the Bible says about what we think about all day.
Psalms 1:8; 48:9; 77:12 and 119:15
Read Ephesians chapters 4 and 5.

Abby
Were dinosaurs alive at the time of Adam and Eve?
God created everything in 6 days. This includes dinosaurs. Job, who lived in the time of Abraham, described a creature that sounds like a dinosaur.
(Job 40:15-24)

Mark
Did God speak to you?
God spoke to Noah in Genesis 6:13-21.

Jack
Is the ark still there?
The ark landed in the Mountains of Ararat, which are in modern Turkey. I have a friend who has been to a site where a large boat is located. The boat is the proportions of the Noah ark and has 3 stories. It has not been confirmed as Noah's Ark, but it fits the description.

Alex
How long were you in the ark?
The flood lasted 1 year and 10 days. See if you can prove it in Genesis chapters 6 and 8.

Sam
What are some songs for David and Goliath?
Go to sales@biblemart.com and ask for children's songs.

Anne
Is God still dealing with Israel?
Yes, God is dealing with the Jews just like He deals with everyone else. If they do not accept the fact that Jesus is the Son of God, repent and are born again through baptism for the remission of sins...they will be lost.
(Acts 2:38 and 4:12)

Esther
Do you have any activity sheets on the judge Deborah?
We have not yet developed material on the book of Judges.

Linda
I need ideas on teaching children the 23rd Psalms.
Just read it, and have them memorize it! It does not need a lot of explanation.
It is from the view of a shepherd. Sheep do not know what they need. 
God takes care of his sheep.
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want."
God provides peaceful places when needed.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
God provides healing.
he restores my soul. 
God provides direction.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
God provides calmness and comfort in times of trouble.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear not evil, for you are with me; your rod and staff, they comfort me.
God provides all we need...so that our enemies can see.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. 

God provides honor and thankullness.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
God provides confidence and expectations.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."

Unknown
About King Solomon
His life is found in I Kings 1-11. He was David's son. God offered to give him anything he wanted. He asked for wisdom to lead the people. Because he asked for wisdom, God gave him great wealth and power.
He built the temple of God.

Debbie
I am going to be doing the story on In the Beginning God created the Earth, I would like to do a craft with the kids age 5. Do you know any craft I can do?
The only things we have are in our Activities/Downloads section. We do have coloring pages, infopages, games etc. on the creation.

Ann
Who was Ham and what color was he in the Bible?
Ham was one of the sons of Noah. The Bible does not give his skin color.

Libby
I need pictures of the 10 plagues.
Plagues
We do have a coloring page with some of the plagues.

Catherine
How can we go away from satan?
We have no chance unless we are in Christ.
Only Savior
Understand
"You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
(John 8:44)
Study
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Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."
(II Timothy 2:15)
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All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)
Stand/Resist
"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

(James 4:7)
Put on Armor
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Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.
With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."
(Ephesians 6:10-18)
Run
"Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."
(II Timothy 2:22)

Angie
Where in the King James Version does it say generations will become weaker and wiser?
It doesn't!

Susan
I need to write an assembly for risk-taking and would like some Bible readings that would be applicable. Any Ideas?
The parable of the talents is a reference to Spiritual risk-taking...not physical risk-takers. (Matthew 25)
All three servants were faced with the same challenge and fear. They knew the master harvested where he did not plant, etc. They were given the master's money and had to do something with it. They knew the expectations. They had to take a risk...if they invested the money, they could lose the masters money. The servants with 5 and 2 talents had to take a bigger risk than the 1 talent servant...because they were given more. It could have been disastrous.
The servants with 5 and 2 talents took the risk and it turned out good.
The servant with 1 talent was afraid and did not risk anything...but he did not waste or lose the master's money.
What was the master's response?
The master was pleased with the 5 and 2 talent servants.
The 1 talent servant was honest about his feelings, and seemed to give good reasons for his failure...but, it did not work. The master called him a wicked, lazy servant. Wicked seems to be a strong word for paralyzing fear. The end of his story was not good!
Could the 1 talent servant be called a coward?
What does God think about cowards?
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But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
(Revelation 21:8)
Cowards are listed with unbelievers, the vile, murderers and sexually immoral.
What is spiritual risk-taking?
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So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
(Matthew 6:31-34)

Bob
Why do people say that God is not real?
They do not want to believe because if they believed they would have to change the way they live their lives.
Sometimes they are just deceived.
"At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another."
(Titus 3:3)
Sometimes God just gives them over to denial and sin.
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Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator- who is forever praised. Amen."
(Romans 1:24,25)

Michael
"I don't understand these sentences. Please Help? Mark 9:38 - 48."‘But anyone who is an obstacle to bring down one of these little ones who have faith, would be better thrown into the sea with a great millstone round his neck. And if your hand should cause you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life crippled, than to have two hands and go to hell, into the fire that cannot be put out. And if your foot should cause you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life lame, than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye should cause you to sin, tear it out; it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell where their worm does not die nor their fire go out."
Causing others to fall away from God is a serious, dangerous matter. Anything that I do that causes me to sin is dangerous...and sometimes deadly. Sin separates us from God. Without God, we have no hope. Jesus makes an extreme physical illustration that even physical loss is better than being spiritually separated from God. The loss of a foot, hand or eye does not kill me. Unforgiven sin does!
The good news is that the sacrifice of Jesus gives us the opportunity to have our sins washed away...forgiven.

Becky
How long did the flood last and how did you feel?
The Bible tells us the flood lasted 1 year and 10 days. See if you can figure it out. (Genesis 7:11 and 8:14)
The Bible does not tell us how Noah felt when he was on the ark. We do know that the first thing Noah did after coming out of the ark was offer a sacrifice of thanks to God. (Genesis 8:20)

Donovan
Why did God make the earth?
God prepared a beautiful garden in Eden and put man in it to work it and take care of it. (Genesis 2:8-15) God made man to rule over all the animals. (Genesis 1:27-31)
The world was made so man could see the nature of God.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

Renee
I am looking for an object lesson for Genesis 45-50.
Joseph's statement in Genesis 45:4-8 tells us the lesson is God's providence as he continued to keep his promise to Abraham through the life of Joseph.

Betty
A map of Canaan.
Most good study Bibles have maps in the back.
Go to our Bible Lands section.

Melissa
I need a craft for Hannah prays for Samuel that a preschooler can do. Do you have pictures of Hannah?
We have not yet developed material for I Samuel.

Unknown
What is a prophet?
In the Bible, the prophet is one who speaks the message of God.

Jordan
A girl at school keeps bugging me. What should I do?
Sounds normal! Be polite and always have something else to do.

Pete
How long ago did Noah build the ark?
About 4,500 years ago.

Isabel
Do I have angels protecting me every day and every night?
An angel is a spirit being who does what God wants done. Angels minister to Christians! Angels do not always protect from physical harm or keep us from making mistakes, but they always fulfill God's wishes.
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Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?"
(Hebrews 1:14)

Sharon
I really have two questions.
I am looking for some helpful information on teaching the story out of John 4:1-30.
This is the story of Jesus talking to the Samaritan woman at the well. Read through v. 42.
Samaritans and Jews did not like each other. The Samaritans were considered inferior because they had intermarried with the Canaanites...they were not 100% Jewish. A Jewish man would not talk to a Samaritan woman.
Jesus was tired and thirsty. Jesus knew about the problem, but his purpose was to be the savior of all people, so he demonstrated compassion instead of hatred...and started a conversation by asked the Samaritan woman to give him some water.
Through their conversation, the Samaritan woman realized Jesus was not an ordinary man. She went back to her town and told the people about Jesus. The whole town came out to see Jesus and many believed.
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They said to the woman, "We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world."
(v.42)
My second question is, can you please  help me with some helpful information about feelings and how God want us to be able to share our feelings. Wednesday services are opening up and I'm really not sure how to address this problem or where I start to look for it in the bible. Thank you for your help Uncle Noah.
Feelings are wrapped up in two words, love and zeal.
The New Testament was written in Greek. The most common Greek word for love is agape which is a genuine, active concern for the welfare of others. It is a deep feeling of compassion.
Zeal is a common word used for being on fire. Zeal is active commitment without compromise. In Roman times zealots were people who fanatically apposed Rome.
Zeal must be based on truth.
"For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge."
(Romans 10:2)
Our feelings must not be just emotional outbursts. They must be based on Biblical truth and genuine faith. If a person shares his/her faith, it must be based on Biblical truth...not a good feeling in one's heart. Pagans can generate good feelings. This is not to suggest we should not have deep, emotional feelings, but they must be real!
"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord."

(Romans 12:;11)
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It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always and not just when I am with you."
(Galatians 4:18)
"If you love me, you will obey what I command."
(John 14:15)

Unknown
What do you think about Acts 8?
It is a pivotal point in the life of the body of Christ (the church). Until this time, the emphasis has been on starting and grounding the new church. God used persecution to change the emphasis to the exciting challenge of spreading the kingdom of Christ all over the world.
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Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went."
(Acts 8:4)
Philip tells the story in Samaria...and the church grows. Then God takes him to a road that leads to Africa...and a nobleman is baptized and takes the good news home to Ethiopia. From this point on, the church is taken to the world. Thirty years later, Paul could write to the Colossians that every creature had heard the good news of Jesus.
"This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant."
(Colossians 1:23b)

Carol
I need craft ideas for the study of Joshua and teaching the kids to be encouraged as God told Joshua to be courageous.
Joshua was an aide to Moses. He had seen, and remembered, the miracles of God. The 1st chapter of Joshua is the basis for Joshua's faith and courage. Make a puzzle with 5 parts. Label each part with the following verses. The puzzle of courage is not complete without all parts.
V. 3...Go, and it is yours.
v. 5...No one will be able to stand before  you.
v. 6...You are chosen to accomplish this work.
v. 7-8...Make sure you do it my way.
v. 9...God is with you!

Teresa
Is it okay to take the Lord's Supper on any other day besides Sunday. If okay, please support with scripture.
We must follow the example of the New Testament church. They met on the first day of the week...the day Jesus was resurrected. (Acts 20:7) In this context, Paul waited seven days in Troas to meet with the church.
The breaking of bread was the communion or Lord's Supper. Secular history confirms that the early Christians met together on the first day of the week.

Jacob
Why does Jesus love us?
Because Jesus is God, (John 1:18) and God is love (I John 4:8).

Unknown
I have an essay that my teacher would like us to do on why Christians should study math, but we are not allowed to have any information from the Internet. We can only use it for ideas. Can u help me?
Education is important, but the Bible does not deal specifically with the issue of math. The Bible writers assume that we will take advantage of learning, but it deals with spiritual education, responsibility and using talents.
To much worldly education is futile and dangerous.
"...and again, 'The Lord knows that the thoughts of the (worldly) wise are futile.'"
(I Corinthians 3:19)
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...We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up."
(I Corinthians 8:1)
We need to know both, but if we have a choice, it is more valuable to know the word of truth.
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."
(II Timothy 2:15)

Sheryl
Do you have a character lesson on Caleb in the Old Testament?
We do not have a lesson specifically on Caleb.
Read Joshua 14. Caleb had three strong character traits.
1. He had great faith. He believed when God promised something, God would keep his promise.
Caleb was one of only 2 men out of 12 who spied out the Promised Land who gave a faithful report. (Joshua 14:6-8)
2. He followed God wholeheartedly (with everything he had). (Joshua 14:9)
3. He never lost his faith and courage. (Joshua 14:10-15)

Aneeta
I need a lesson on intercession for 4-7 year old children. Can you help me?
The only way we can pray for others is through Jesus. The Holy Spirit helps us as we pray.
"...but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them."
(Hebrews 7:25)
"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."
(Romans 8:26,27)

Ronda
I need to come up with a lesson on I John, the encouraging letters to the church, for first graders. Have any ideas?
The key is in I John 4:7,8. God is love and his people will love.
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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."
God shows his love to us by forgiving our sins.
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."
(I John 1:5-7)

Bryony
What is the Jordan from the story of Joshua?
It is the river that runs through the Promised Land from the Sea of Galilee in the north to the Dead Sea in the south.

Josie
Describe Roman Catholic teachings about salvation?
I do not know all the Catholic teachings. All I know for sure is what the Bible says. You need to study the simple gospel message of the Bible and compare.
Jesus, the only Savior
Then take the Yes Test.
After studying this material, ask any other questions you might have.

Unknown
Who is Moses?
His story is in the book of Exodus. He was raised up by God to deliver the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. He was one of the great leaders in the history of Israel.

Unknown
David and Goliath
I cannot tell it better than I Samuel 17.

Lynn
What does yoke mean?
A yoke was a wooden harness where two oxen were put together to pull a plow, cart, etc.

Leroy
What did Josiah do in the Bible?
We have not developed material on Josiah, but his story is found in II Kings 21-24. He became king at 8 years old. He was one of the good kings on Judah. The law of God was uncovered in his reign and he reformed the worship of God in Judah.

Mary
I am trying to teach a Sunday school lesson using the verse Judges 2:18.
"Whenever the Lord raised up a judge for them, he was with the judge and saved them out of the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived; for the Lord had compassion on them as they groaned under those who oppressed and afflicted them."
This verse describes the way God worked with the Israelites after Joshua and the elders of Israel who had seen the power of God as they traveled from Egypt to the Promised land died. The Israelites had short memories.

Unknown
Noah's ark.
Flood

Toni
Who is Noah?

Noah was a real person who lived in Bible times. God told him to build a large boat...when the people had never seen rain. He did it, and Noah and his family were the only persons saved when the great flood came.

Chris
Unfortunately some people love to be rude. You are not rude to me, you are rude to God.

Ashley
What is the Biblical meaning of my name?
Ashley is not a Biblical name, so I do not know the meaning.

Peter
When was God patient to Lucifer (Lucifer, not Satan)?
Lucifer is mentioned only one time in the King James Version. The Bible does not give us much detail. Read Isaiah 14.

Corrine
I have been trying to find out what my name means. Can you help me?
Corrine is not a Biblical name. I do not know what it means, but you can be proud of it.

Unknown
More about the flood.
Flood

Kellie
I need a lesson on Joseph and the coat of many colors for my 2nd and 3rd graders.
Joseph

Joyce
What is salvation?
The word means delivered from danger or preserved.
We all face the danger of being lost (condemned) forever because of our sin. Sin is when we do not do what God says, or do what he tells us not to do.
The penalty for sin has to be paid. We do not have the ability to pay the penalty! Jesus ,the Son of God, was innocent...but paid the penalty by dying on a Roman cross.
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But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
(Romans 5:8)
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven (Jesus) given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)
Jesus, the only savior!

Unknown
I need help finding a creative game for spiritual warfare.
We do not have a game specifically for spiritual warfare, but all our games are in our Activities/Downloads section.

Benjamin
What is the significance of the numbers in the book of Revelation? Does it have anything to do with the tribes?
It has to do with the Jews. Revelation was written to encourage Jews who were going through persecution. The theme is victory...regardless of circumstances. Much of Revelation is written in symbolic language. The Jews understood the language, but the Gentiles did not.
To Jews, 7 was the perfect number. God is perfect. Six was imperfect. The description of the devil is 666...powerful, not perfect and defeated.

Barbara
What are the important dates (timeline) in Jesus' life?
His birth. (Luke 2:1-7)
When he was 12, talking to the Jewish leaders in the temple. (Luke 2:41-51)
When he began is ministry at 30 years old. (Luke 3:23)
He was 33 years old when he died.

Millie
I need help with names of babies mentioned in the Bible.
The Bible record normally just says a man or woman was born...as an historical fact. There are a few stories about special circumstances.
Seth (Genesis 4:25)
Ishmael (Genesis 16)
Isaac (Genesis 21)
Moses (Exodus 1)
Samuel (I Samuel 1)
John the baptist (Luke 1)
Jesus (Luke 1)

Dorothy
I need help finding a Biblical lesson on Judges 2.
The key is in vs. 1,2 and 7.
"The angel of the LORD went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said,'I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land that I swore to give to your forefathers. I said, 'I will never break my covenant with you, and you shall not make a covenant with the people of this land, but you shall break down their altars.' Yet you have disobeyed me. Why have you done this?"
God did the work he commanded the Israelites to do because they did not do it, but the Israelites had trouble from that point on.
God's people are always one generation from falling away. We must teach our children!
"After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals."
(vs. 10-11)

Tammy
I need help finding a Biblical lesson on taking care of ones body and keeping it clean.
The Bible emphasis is not on being physically clean...it is on being spiritually clean. There are a few references to person's taking baths, but I don't know of any specific references to keeping clean.

Joyce
Armor of God coloring sheets, specifically the belt of truth.
We do not yet have material on Ephesians 6.

Leigh
Do you have any object lessons or special lesson helps for Proverbs 16:24.
"Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."
No, but it reminds me of the story of Jonathan in I Samuel 14:24-27.
"But Jonathan had not heard that his father had bound the people with the oath, so he reached out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it into the honeycomb. He raised his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened."
(v. 27) Read all 4 verses.

Annette
Crafts for David and Goliath.
We have not yet developed material for I Samuel.

Unknown
Jesus loves the little children.
Matthew 19
Mark 10
Luke 18

John
How do you make an introduction and conclusion about Paul's conversion to kids? Please help me make one.
Acts/9

Julia
I would like to know what it means to have your faith on fire?
Faith is more than just believing...it is absolute trust in Jesus!
Zeal is a common word used for being on fire. Zeal is active commitment without compromise. In Roman times zealots were people who fanatically apposed Rome.
Zeal must be based on truth.
"For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge."
(Romans 10:2)
"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord."

(Romans 12:;11)
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It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always and not just when I am with you."
(Galatians 4:18)
"If you love me, you will obey what I command."
(John 14:15)

Unknown
Could you suggest a website where I will find the illustrated story of David- from the time he was born until the time he became the king's advisor?
I do not know of one.

Unknown
I need to know where I can find all kinds of Bible coloring pages for kids.
Check in our Activities/Downloads section. We have coloring pages, activity pages and printable games.

TaTaka
I was always told that Satan was an angel in Heaven first and he was trying to overthrow God and got kicked out of heaven. Was he angel name Lucifer?
Lucifer is found in the King James Version of the Bible in Isaiah 14:12. It is a part of the religion of astrology, referring to the planet Venus...the morning star. Since it is in Isaiah's section condemning Babylon, it is reasonable to assume it is a reference to Babylon, or a king of Babylon.

Lisa
II Corinthians chapters 8-9.
We do not yet have material developed on the Corinthians letters.
We do have a section on giving in our material on the church.

Basil Jonathan
What is salvation?
The word means delivered from danger or preserved.
We all face the danger of being lost (condemned) forever because of our sin. Sin is when we do not do what God says, or do what he tells us not to do.
The penalty for sin has to be paid. We do not have the ability to pay the penalty! Jesus ,the Son of God, was innocent...but paid the penalty by dying on a Roman cross.
"
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
(Romans 5:8)
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven (Jesus) given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)
Jesus, the only savior!

Keontae
My eight year old son is doing a youth sermon on the five talents, so you have any suggestions?
The parable is in Matthew 25.
Talents

Rosalie
Passages in the Bible on angels and children?
'Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?'
(Hebrews 1:14)
I do not know of a specific reference to angels and children.

Toni
Who was Ruth in the Bible?
I cannot tell the story better than the book. Read the book...it is only 4 chapters.
Ruth is a foreign woman who married an Israelite and was mentioned in the lineage of Jesus found in Matthew 1.

Susan
I can't search for anything in your search tool. I am looking for the Holiness o God for grades 1-4. Can you pleas advise?
We are working on our internal search engine. We do not have anything specifically about the holiness of God. It is found all through our textual studies.

Pheba
Is it written anywhere in the Bible that Noah preached for 120 years?
Genesis 6:3- God said the people would have 120 years before the world would be destroyed by a flood.
II Peter 2:5- Noah was a preacher of righteousness.

Whitney
Do you have any coloring pages of Aquilla and Priscilla?
We do not.

Cristina
I would like to ask if you could provide a list of Bible stories that tackle, deals with pride, arrogance an boastfulness.
Exodus 5- Pharaoh
II Kings 5- Naaman
II Chronicles 32- Hezekiah
Esther 3- Haman
Daniel 4- Nebuchadnezzer
Daniel 5- Belshazzar
Luke12- Herod

Sam
How did you build the ark?
The Bible does not tell us how Noah built the ark. All we know is that God gave him the size and material. We do know that Tubal-Cain (a brother or cousin of Noah) made tools out of iron and bronze.

Jim
How you got any help sheets for children on Isaiah?
We have not yet developed material on Isaiah.

Unknown
Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy

Viktor
What is the meaning of Peter's vision? I need an explanation on what it is about and its meaning.
The story is in Acts 10. Peter explained it in Acts 11.
Acts/10

Acts/11

Unknown
Where in the Bible is Noah's Ark mentioned?
Genesis 6-9
Matthew 24:37,38
Luke 17:26,27
Hebrews 11:7
I Peter 3:20,21

Teresa
I would like to color code my Bible. What are the major Bible themes. I know a few like salvation, prayer and forgiveness. Is there a list?
What others so is not important. Color coding is a very personal things, so just add new subjects as you study. This will provide a reason to study concepts that are important to you in all life situations.

John
Am I going to heaven?
If you are in Christ, and faithfully trust Him...you will go to heaven.
How do we know we are in Christ?

Toni
Do you have activities on Ruth?
We have not yet developed material on the book of Ruth?
Bible studies on women of the Bible. Where do I find them?
Go to biblemart.com.

Unknown
What is the meaning of Timothy 1?
Paul wrote 2 letters to his young friend named Timothy. His purpose was to encourage Timothy to be strong and faithful in his service to God.

Jennie
How did Methuselah die?
The Bible does not tell us. We do know that he died in the year of the Noah flood. We do not know if he died in the flood.

Beth
Hello, I am an American living in Finland Europe. I am in need of learning more about God and the Bible. I used to go to Sunday school when I was a child, but haven't been to church for a real long time. I now have a three year old son who I want to teach him about God but don't know where to start. I don't have a full concept of the Finnish language, go going to church here wouldn't do me much good with learning. I need God in my life! I plan on using this website to help me on my way. Do you have any suggestions on where I can get even more help for us?
We are delighted you are part of the childrensbiblestudy.com family. There are several ways we can help.
1. We have textual studies of Genesis through Joshua in the Old Testament and Luke and Acts in the New Testament. Although the material is designed for older young people, your son will enjoy the animation. We do have activities for younger children.
2.
We do have free in-depth, on-line studies and snail-mail correspondence courses available.
3.
We will answer any Bible question you have through this Ask Uncle Noah section. If you leave your email address, I will answer your questions personally. We do not share email addresses.
4.
If you like, we will do our best to find someone near you who will help. When we find someone, they will not be able to contact you until you contact them.
We will be praying!

Tessa
What would be a good lesson to teach 6 year olds and younger?
One of the best things to do is teach the Bible stories...accurately, from the Bible text. Children's Bibles and Bible story books are good, but there is nothing quite like actually reading the Bible text. Children will not understand it all, but they will develop a love for the Bible text and have a good foundation for future understanding.

Unknown
How do I explain to the children why God created plants and animals also?
God's concern was not animals, plants, mountains, water, etc. These things are just part of the remarkable world God made for us to enjoy. He also created everything so that we can see  his glory and power.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

Unknown
Prayer?
Prayer

Clip Art

Creation

Unknown
Do fish have feelings?
This is a science question. The Bible does not tell us!

Bar 9-18
Name the 12 tribes of Israel.
They are recorded in Numbers 1.
Go to map and follow the links.
Be careful. Which son of Jacob did not have a tribe named after him? Which son of Jacob did not have a section of land named after him?

Unknown
Were there kings that kept treasure in the Bible?
There were kings that collected huge treasures. Solomon was the richest king of his time.

Tyler
When was the Bible made?
The Bible is a collection of 66 different books, written by 40 authors, over a period of about 1,600 years. The last book (Revelation) was written in the first century. The Bible was completed about 1,900 years ago.

Unknown
Is Jesus God?
Yes!
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning."
(John 1:1,2)
"No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known."
(John 1:18)
"The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven."
(Hebrews 1:3)

Yo
Have you viewed the nottherealname.com children's bible stories. Are they Biblically sound?
They are a commercial site. I cannot find a statement of belief. Some of the material looks like it could be good, but some of the material is not sound. Be careful!

Tracey
Looking for a children's version of the B attitudes.
What are the B attitudes?

Ekies
Is Jesus God?
Yes!
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it."
(John 1:1-5)
"No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known."
(John 1:18)

Birdie
Sermon on Judges 4:8,9.
Barak was weak. This is not a male/female issue. When there is weakness, God finds someone with faith to get His will done.

Unknown
What is salvation?
The word means delivered from danger or preserved.
We all face the danger of being lost (condemned) forever because of our sin. Sin is when we do not do what God says, or do what he tells us not to do.
The penalty for sin has to be paid. We do not have the ability to pay the penalty! Jesus ,the Son of God, was innocent...but paid the penalty by dying on a Roman cross.
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But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
(Romans 5:8)
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven (Jesus) given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)
Jesus, the only savior!

Linda
What does the cross mean?
The Roman cross was a terrible, humiliating form of death reserved for the worst criminals. Jesus was innocent, but was willing to go to the cross...to pay the penalty for our sins. Check out the question above...What is salvation?

Janeil
How are you?
Very well! Thank you.
What is your name?
Charles

Unknown
Do you have a children's lesson based on I Corinthians 15:33?
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Do not be misled: 'Bad company corrupts good character.'"
This verse is in the context of false teachers who were denying the resurrection of Jesus.
There are 3 issues here.
1. We must not conform to the ways of the world, and we must renew our minds through Bible study.
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Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
(Romans 12:1,2)
2. We must not associate with Christians who refuse to repent of their sin.
"But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat."
(I Corinthians 5:11)
3. We cannot teach unsaved people without associating with them.
"I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people- not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world.

(I Corinthians 5:9-10)

Elaine
I would like to see something in reference to Peter and Cornelius.
Cornelius

James
Info about St. John the Baptist.
John

Stacy
Do you have a coloring page that could be used for preschoolers about Methuselah? I want to talk about the oldest man in the Bible.
No, but we do have interesting information about Methuselah.

McKenna
Is heaven fun?
Fun is not the best way to describe heaven. Fun is temporary...it comes and goes depending on circumstances. Heaven is much more than fun...it is pure, constant joy in the presence of God!

Kristi
Where do I find stories that I can read to my daughter?
I do not know the age of your daughter, but I would read from an easy to read version of the Bible (New International  or New American Standard). Start with the book of Genesis. It is full of interesting, real stories about historical events and people. There are good books available, but there is nothing like reading the actual text.
We do have some devotional stories in our Uncle Noah Life Stories section.

Mary
I need some printable activities for 7-10 year olds on following Jesus.
Activities/Downloads

Judy
Do you have anything on harvest festivals?
We have nothing specifically on festivals or VBS.

byt
will there be skate parks heaven?
No! Heaven is a spiritual place, not physical.

Wanda
What do you think heaven will be like?
The Bible does not tell us what heaven literally looks like. I do not know what it will look like. It will be the spirit world, much different from what we know. It will be so awesome to be in the presence of God, that we probably will not be overly concerned about what it looks like. But, since God created the beautiful, magnificent world we live in, what He has waiting for us will be beyond our imagination.

Lloyd
Deuteronomy 6:6,7
This is God's desire for the Israelites.
"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."
God's desire has not changed.

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."
(II Timothy 2:15)
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)

Alexis
What is Noah's wife's name?
The Bible does not tell us.

Wynell
What stories in the Bible relate to offensive and defensive? Thanks.
The illustration in Ephesians 6:10-20 deals with both.
Each piece of the armor has a protective function. (verse 14-18)
Belt (righteousness)- protects vital organs.
Boots (readiness)- protects our ability to go.
Shield (faith)- deflects whatever the enemy throws at us.
Helmet (salvation)- protect the mind because of our assurance.
The sword of the Spirit is our offensive weapon (the word of God)- The power.
Prayer is both offensive and defensive.
Be alert!
Most of the Bible stories we remember are more offensive in nature because of faith. But they all have the defensive element that has to do with dependence in God.

Carolyn
A friend wanted to know if Christians believe in dinosaurs. I figured you had a section/study and that I would suggest that they start using your site. They have 4 children and are a wonderful family. Thank you for your answer in advance.
We do have material on dinosaurs. Look in our creation/evolution section. We also have our creation/evolution.org site.

Cole
What does it mean to be humble?

The word means low-lying, or of low degree...not proud or haughty.
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves."
(Philippians 2:11)

Cate
Hi. I've been sending in messages, and haven't been getting answers. Why?
Normally, all questions are answered within three days...unless Uncle Noah is out of town.

Marissa
Do you know when Jesus was baptized?
Jesus was baptized in Luke 4. Just after He was baptized. In v.23 it says he was about 30 years old.
What time did Jesus die?

The darkness came from the 6th hour until the 9th hours. The sixth hour was 12:00, so the darkness lasted until 3:00. At the end of the darkness, Jesus cried out and gave up his life.
(Matthew 27:45-50)

Saundra
Who are some of the children in the Bible that had to be disciplined?
There are not many stories about young people in the Bible. It seems like the Holy Spirit expected young people to grow up to live by the same standards as adults.
Some young people did not respect the prophet of God.
"From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. 'Go on up, you baldhead!' they said. 'Go on up, you baldhead!' He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths."
(II kings 2:23,24)

Unknown
Fishers of men
"As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 'Come, follow me,' Jesus said, 'and I will make you fishers of men.' At once they left their nets and followed him."
(Matthew 4:18-20)

Carol
I need a craft to go along with Philippians 4:13.
This is one of my favorite verses, but we have not developed Philippians yet.
"I can do everything through him who gives me strength."

Love bird
Will you marry me?
Sorry, my wife might have something to say about it, since we have been married for 43 years.

Natasha
What does the name Noah mean?
From Genesis 5:29, it probably mean comfort.

Tierra
Where is Noah's ark now?
If it is still around, it is in the Ararat Mountain Range in modern Turkey.
I have a friend who has been at a site in Turkey. What is there is a large boat.

LaTrese
For ages 5-8, something dealing with the fruits of the spirit.
Fruit of the spirit

Ryan
I was wondering if I could know if I had an ancestor?
Your parents, and their parents, and their parents, etc. are your ancestors.

Unknown
The story of Pricilla and Aquilla.
Acts 18- Priscilla and Aquilla

Sarah
Does the Bible give people an age limit on how long we can live?
In the time of Solomon it was 70-80 years (Psalms 90:3), but there is not limit in the New Testament.

Unknown
Do you have a Bible story on the prodigal son?
Luke 15

Luke
How many stories are in the Bible?
More than I have counted.
How is Jesus lived?
He was born to a virgin, lived a perfect life, preached the good news of His kingdom, confronted sinful religious leaders, died the life of a criminal, was raised from the dead...and lives.

Daniella
Do I have a holy family member?
Holiness means set apart to God. If you have a family member that is a faithful Christian, you have a holy family member? If you do not, you have a whole family of Christians that are your brothers and sisters...because Christians are the family of God.

Amanda
How many times is "love" mentioned in the Bible?
The importance of love is not how many...it is what?
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16)
The most often word used for love in the original language is agape, which means concern for a person's well-being.
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
(Romans 5:8)
"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
(Ephesians 5:1,2)
"For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again."
(II Corinthians 5:14,15)

Unknown
Where in the Bible is Rachel mentioned?
(Rachel 29-31)

Bob
How old are you?
The Biblical Noah died at 950 years old. I am only 65.

Sherri
How do I explain the Trinity to children ages 5-10?
It is difficult to fully understand, but fortunately God has provided some things that help us.
They key is to understand that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit have the same characteristics, but different functions.
We see water in three forms, liquid, solid and vapor...but it is still water. 
An egg has three parts- the shell, white and yoke. They all work together as one egg.
An apple has three parts (meat, seeds and peeling). All have different functions, but all are necessary.

Taryn
I am wanting to start a home individual Bible study for my 8 year old and 13 year old. I would like for this to be done on their own, in addition to our family studies. Any suggestions.
This is one reason we are doing this site. We wanted a textual study of Bible books, with activities for self testing. What you study depends on how much your children already know. If they know the Old Testament stories, start with our study of Luke, then study the book of Acts, which is a continuation of the story of the kingdom of Jesus (the church). If they do not know the Old Testament stories well, start with the book of Genesis.

Nicola
Do you have any activities for kids about Jesus healing the man with the withered hand? (Mark 3:1-6)
What we have is in Luke at 6:1-9.

Laura
Do you have any good activities on the story of Cain and Abel for second/third grade boys?
Not yet!

Lisa
I need a coloring page for Janie Chapman?
Who is Janie Chapman?

Unknown
Bible crafts relating to Joshua or Rahab.
We covered this story in Joshua 2, but we have no crafts available.
Rahab

Suzanna
Why did God create the universe?
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

Unknown
What was the Book of the Covenant in Exodus 19:7?
The Mosaic Law (Exodus 24:7)

Sean
What is the Bible about?
In the beginning, God created the world and everything in it...including a man and woman (Adam and Eve). God gave Adam and Eve the ability to make their own decisions. They chose to disobey God (sinned). Sin is doing what God says not to do.
The rest of the story is the history of how God worked through men and women (including 40 different authors) to provide the only way to take away the guilt of sin...the birth and sacrifice of Jesus, the Son of God.
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)
The first section of the Bible is 39 different books called the Old Testament (Genesis through Malachi) It is the history and purpose of, and warning from, God as he deals with his creation. His purpose is to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus, the Son of God.
"Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did."
(I Corinthians 10:6)
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16)
The second section is the New Testament includes 27 books (from the birth of Jesus until the end of the Revelation of John) They include God's will for the church. The first 4 books (Matthew through John) tell us about the birth, message, death and resurrection of Jesus. The church began on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2). The rest of the New Testament books tell us about the action and growth of the church.
"Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant."
(Ephesians 1:21-23)
This is the best news ever told!

Lucy
Can  you tell me the timeline of Daniel?
The book was written about 600 years before the birth of Jesus. (607 B.C.)

James
Is everyone on planet earth related?
Since God created Adam and Eve first, all the rest of us came from Adam and Eve.

mystic
Matthew 13 meaning.
This is a series of parables about the Kingdom of Heaven which was to come to earth like it was in heaven. (Matthew 6:9-13) We know it as the church!
Parable of sowing the seed- the seed is the message of God. (explanation in vs.18-23)
Parable of the weeds- The enemy plants weeds. (explanation in vs. 37-43)
Parable of mustard seed- Small seed...large plant.
Yeast- small, but works all through the flour.

Kent
What is the abomination of desolation?
"He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him."

(Daniel 9:27)
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And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. So when you see standing in the holy place the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains."
(Matthew 24:14-16)
The abomination that causes desolation is in the context of the destruction of Jerusalem...including the Jewish temple. (24:2) It was the end of the end of the Jewish system. It would happen after the gospel was preached, but before the end of the generation that preached the gospel. (24:34)
In A.D. 70, the Romans destroyed Jerusalem, burned the temple, set up an altar and offered Roman sacrifices in the temple court. This was the abomination of desolation.

 

Jim
Thanks for your answer. I see your point about it being merciful to prevent the children growing up into sin and so ending up in hell. But by this logic wouldn't it be better for God to kill everyone in childhood? Or, why didn't he ask the Israelites to adopt and raise the children into their own religion?
This is a reference to Jim's question about why God had the enemies of Israel killed.
1. God wants those around him to be there because they love him...not because if they don't they will be condemned. It is called free will!
This was true of all nations. There are many examples of non-Israelites that were faithful to God...including Rahab the harlot (Joshua 2) Every person has a chance to love and obey God, but God's judgment is true.
All through the Bible, Godly people have died in battle, persecution and catastrophe. If some faithful folk happened to die in the judgment of the enemies of God, they were like the children...taken to be with God.
2. The Israelites were not chosen because of their goodness or faithfulness. As a nation they had proven themselves rebellious and idolatrous at heart. Maybe I can answer your adoption question with a question.
If the Israelites were unfaithful, rebellious and idolatrous (not much different from the other nations) why would God want innocent children to be adopted into the same situation?
Of course it is almost silly for us to try to determine the mind of God. These reasonings may not be true at all. Since God is love, it might be good to just let God be good! 
We do know that the Old Testament was written for us to learn...and not do what the rebellious Israelites did.
"Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: 'The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry.' We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test the Lord, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.
These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come."

(I Corinthians 10:6-11)

Unknown
Bible coloring
Activities

Sade
Where can I find more information on the rapture?
Rapture

Pam
I am having trouble finding object lessons on the following scriptures. Can you help? The scriptures are Matthew 8:23-27, Matthew 7:24-29, Matthew 14:22-23 and Acts 9:1-19. Thank you so much.
I have responded to your question in our special section for teachers.

Ila
How can I teach the Book of Pentateuch for children easily?
The Pentateuch is the first 5 books of the Bible. Go t our Bible books menu and start with Genesis.
Bible Books Menu

Unknown
I need anything on Nicodemus.
Everything we know is found in John chapters 3, 7 and 19

Heather
Do you have any Bible stories about Father's Day? What about one based on the parables of the seed and the mustard seed? (Mark 4:26-34)
We do not have anything specifically for Father's Day.
God to our parables section.
Mustard Seed- Luke 13

Emily
What was it like while building the ark while people laughed at you?
The Bible does not say the people laughed at Noah. The people knew he was a good man. They probably wondered why he was building a boat, but it seems like the people just ignored Noah. (Luke 17:27) What we know for sure is that they did not listen to his warning. (II Peter 2:5)

James
How many years did the 10 plagues take to happen?
From the text, it seems they happened over a period of not more than 3 weeks.
 1. Blood...7 days (Exodus 7:25)
 2. Frogs...unknown. There had to be time for the piling and rotting.
 3. Gnats...probably 1 day
 4. Flies...probably 1 day
 5. Cattle disease...probably one day (9:6)
 6. Boils...1 day (9:13)
 7. Hail...1 day (9:18)
 8. Locust...one day (10:13)
 9. Darkness...three days. (10:22)
10. Death of firstborn...1 night (12:29,30)

Unknown
What were the three temptations of Jesus?
They are found in Matthew 4 and Luke 4
The temptations are describes as: (1). The lust of the flesh, (2.) the pride of life and (3.) the lust of the eye. 
Whatever they were, they were real temptations to Jesus.
1. Luke 4:3..."If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread." 
Satan was tempting Jesus to use his power for selfish reasons instead of the purpose of God.
2. Luke 4:7..."If  you worship me, it will all be yours."
Satan was tempting Jesus to take the easy way out. If Jesus took Satan up on his offer, he would not have had to go through all the trouble of the rest of his life.
3. Luke 4:9..."I you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here."
Satan tempted Jesus to do something silly or meaningless to prove a point.

Leigh
Miracle story about the new testament. Who they are, where and when. How it is a miracle. Why Jesus performs the miracle?
Go to our list of the miracles of Jesus.
A miracle is something that cannot be explained through natural causes. Miracles of the Bible were used to confirm the message of God. 
"But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."
(John 10:38)
"Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves."
(John 14:11)
"Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know."
(Acts 2:22)
"We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will."
(Hebrews 2:1-5)

Unknown
Explain baptism to children.
Baptism

Mary
Craft for the Bible story about job.
We have no material on the book of Job yet.

Scott
Do you have the story of David and Goliath?
The book of I Samuel is in our schedule, but it will be a while before we get there.

Chris
What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
It describes it as wicked, depraved, degraded, shameful, unnatural, indecent and perverted.
(Romans 1:24-17)
But, the sin of homosexuality can be forgiven.
"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."
(I Corinthians 6:9-11)

Unknown
What does the Bible say about biracial children?
Nothing! In the Old Testament, God does tell the Israelites not to intermarry with the pagan nations around them, but it was not because of race...it was because of religion.

Jim
I have been reading the Old Testament and I am shocked at the amount of killing done by God, or in his name. In particular it says quite clearly at one point that the Israelites kill their enemies' children and that this is God's bidding (toward the end off Numbers). How can killing children ever be right?
God has the power to do whatever he wants...and it is right. God is love! (I John 4:8) 
There are several things to consider here.
1. The Israelites were selected to be the ancestors of Jesus. This was because of the faithfulness of Abraham, not because of the goodness of the Israelite. All the other nations were subject to God's will. In the case of the nations in the time of Numbers, these people had been worshiping idols and doing horrible thing for hundreds of years. When any nation (including today) decided to worship idols instead of God, God punished them. It may not be immediate, but it will happen.
2. God told the Israelites not to intermarry with the nations around them. The reason for the destruction of the nations around Israel was simple. God did not want Israel to be polluted by false worship.
3. If the Israelites had killed without God's direction, it would have been murder.
4. We think about children in the false sense of children being born into sin. A person has to sin before he/she is guilty. Children do not know the consequences of sin. Killing children was a merciful thing, not a horrible thing. If the children had been allowed to live, they would have been evil like their parents...because they did not know better. God saved them from spiritual destruction and took them to be with him eternally.

Melissa
What did Abraham's tent look liked?
The Bible does not tell us.

David
Do you have any coloring pages or activities on David?
We do not have anything on I Samuel yet.

Theresa
Need some verses on helping others.
Mark 10:43,44
Luke 6:35
Luke 10:25-37- The Good Samaritan
John 13:14- Washing feet was a custom in the time of Christ. We find ways to serve that fit our society.
Galatians 6:2
Galatians 6:10

Briana
While praying, do women need to cover their head? Or was the writer talking specifically to these people for a certain reason? I don't get what this scripture means.
The answer is found in verses 13-16.
"Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God."

Brittany
If you are allergic to chicken, can you eat eggs?
If you like turtle, goose or snake eggs.

Gina
When should youth become saved?
When they can answer our Yes Test. It is designed to show if a person is saved, but it will answer your question.

Jade
Was there a flood?
Yes! The Bible describes it in Genesis 6-9, and geology confirms it. There is a lot of scientific evidence that there was a world-wide flood.
Water and Rocks

Roxie
I need a coloring page of Bezalel building tabernacle.
The story is in Exodus 31-38. Bezalel was given special talents in craftsmanship. Oholiab was chosen to be his helper. They worked on the artistic craftsmanship of the tabernacle...including the ark of the covenant. There were others that helped finish their designs.
We do not have a coloring page for this activity.

Chanel
Who is the main prophet in the Bible and why?
Because all the prophets were sent by God for a purpose, it would be difficult to single one out. At the transfiguration of Jesus (Luke 9) Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus. These two prophets were prominent in the Jewish culture.

Abena
How many times was the word "father" recorded in the English Bible?
How many is not the most important thing. The father, as the head of the family (spiritual and physical) is important.
If you need to know how many, go to biblegateway.com and enter the keyword father.

Cerys
How do I get stories of the New and Old testament?
The best way is to start reading the Old and New Testament.
Another way is to study through our animated presentations of Genesis through Joshua in the Old Testament and Luke and Acts in the New Testament. We have included activities so you can test your knowledge after studying.
In our Luke and Acts studies, you can actually read the text.

Rebecca
I am a new Sunday school teacher at our church. Our pastor just put me in charge of ages 0-8. Yes, this is a big age difference. I am having a problem trying to keep the 2 and 3 year olds entertained while I reach the older kids. Do you have any suggestions?
You have been given an impossible job for one person! You have at least three age groups to deal with. All require different methods of teaching. If you do not split your classes, you will get more frustrated...and none of your students will learn much.

Briana
What does God do in heaven?
He watches over us, provides for us, and rules the universe.
"For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him."
(II Chronicles 16:9)
"So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
(Matthew 6:31-33)
"Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God."
(Romans 13:1)
"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
(Romans 8:37-39)
Etc, Etc.

Sheila
Why was Jesus called the lamb of God?
The Passover was a feast time for the Israelites. It represented the tenth plague, when the Death Angel passed over the houses that had the blood of a lamb smeared over the door. Jesus is the Passover lamb, sacrificed for our sins.

What commandment does I Corinthians 11:24-26 describe?
I Corinthians 11:17-22 describes the Corinthian church's abusing the Lord's Supper (communion). Verses 23-36 tells how it should be.
"For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.' For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment. When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.
So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for each other. If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment.
And when I come I will give further directions."

Unknown
Nicene Creed.
This is not a Bible question. It is a question of tradition. But, because it is part of the Devinci Code fiction, it is relevant. By the time of the Nicene Creed, the orthodox church did not look much like the first century church. Many traditions had developed that are not found in the New Testament.
You have heard that the divinity of Jesus was a creation of the Council of Nicea, by a narrow vote. Actually, the vote in Nicea was 300 to 2, confirming the divinity of Jesus. The truth is the vote in Nicea did not matter because the divinity of Jesus was firmly established in the time of the apostles. 
The Devinci Code controversy is false. Do not listen to the lies that are being presented as facts.

CeeCee
Could you list some scripture that deal with obedience, other than Noah?
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
(Matthew 7:21)
"Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him."
(John 14:23)
"When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, 'Brothers, what shall we do?'
Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'"
(Acts 2:37,38)
"Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men! The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead—whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree."
(Acts 5:29,30)
"But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted."
(Romans 6:17)
"This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith."
(I John 5:2-4)

Unknown
The story of Abednego.
Daniel 1 and 3
I cannot tell it better than the Bible. Read Daniel 1-3.
He was one of the special young men taken captive by Nebuchadnezzer to serve him.
Chapter 1- he refused to eat the food of the king...and did well.
Chapter 3- he was thrown into an extremely hot furnace...and survived.

Alana
I will be teaching about the lessons from the book of Nehemiah this Sunday. The lesson was switched when a substitute minister arrived for our ailing Pastor, and I have no material prepared. Hope you can help! Sincerely.
We have nothing on the book of Nehemiah, but the theme is simple. His ministry was to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.

Christine
Are Catholics part of the Christian family?
You must decide. If the Catholic church teaches what is found in the New Testament, they are. If they do not, they are not!
Compare what the Bible says about the church...and what is being taught!

Rochelle
I need some good questions for my Bible study. Can you help me?
I do not know that you are studying. Go to our Activities/Download section to find the questions we have. They are found in our Crossword puzzle section.

Charlie
Why was Paul a witness to the message of Jesus? What did he do?
He was specifically chosen for a purpose?
(Acts 9)
He surrendered his life in obedience.
(Galatians 2:20)
He suffered much persecution , but preached Christ and his resurrection all over the known world.
How can Christians be witnessed to Jesus message?
Every person who is baptized into Jesus is chosen to be God's people. (I Peter 2:9)
We must surrender our lives to Jesus as our Lord. (Romans 12:1,2)
We must be willing to do what ever it takes to stand for Jesus. This means we will be persecuted because Jesus was persecuted. (John 17:14)
We are ambassadors for Christ. An ambassador speaks the message of the King. (II Corinthians 5:20) 

Barbara
Material and coloring pages for teaching ages 6-10 year olds on getting along with others.
"Do to others as you would have them do to you."
(Luke 6:31)
"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load.
Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
(Galatians 6:2-10)
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."
(Ephesians 4:29-32)
The next question from Vickie will give you more insight.

Vickie
I need something on attitude of gratitude, for ages 5-10. You know the usual how kids complain about doing their chores, or expect someone to do them.
"But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves."
(Luke 22:26)
"Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, 8because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free."
(Ephesians 6:6-8)
"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 
(I Peter 4:10)
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right."
(Ephesians 6:1)
"And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you."
(Matthew 5:40-42)
"Do to others as you would have them do to you."
(Luke 6:31)
"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load.
Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
(Galatians 6:2-10)

Bovvered
Abram had a child with his wife's slave girl? What was her name?
Hagar (Genesis 16:1)

Katy
What two promises did God make to Abraham and his wife Sarai?
Actually there were 3 promises.
Her name would be changed to Sarah.
She would have a child.
She would be the mother of nations.
(Genesis 17)

Robert
Thanks for your answer to my question about Mark 4. I still don't understand why Jesus doesn't want the people to turn to him and be saved? You say it was not time, but why not?
The people already had a way to be faithful to God in the Mosaic Law. It was not time for the kingdom (church)...based on a more perfect law.
Read Hebrews chapter 9.
"For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant."
(Hebrews  9:15)

Sharrell
What does Nehemiah 2:17,18 say?
"Then I said to them, 'You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace. I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me and what the king had said to me. They replied, "Let us start rebuilding." So they began this good work."
Nehemiah was talking about the Jews building the walls of Jerusalem.

Anonomous
Is God a man?
Is it possible for a man to make the universe?

Robert
In Mark 4, Jesus say he talks in parable so that no everyone will understand, 'Otherwise they might turn and be forgiven." Doesn't Jesus want more people to turn to him and be saved?
Jesus was talking about kingdom things and quoting Isaiah 6:9,10. It was not time to reveal the secrets of the kingdom to the general public. They were for the disciples. 
"He told them, 'The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, 'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving,
and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'"

(Mark 4:12)

Yo
The guestbook said if you wanted to leave a link, do it on the Ask Uncle Noah page. Here is a good link....
We are interested in your person email address. As you have probably noticed, we do not have links to other web sites, or reveal any personal email addresses.

Edith
Do you make awards for kids that are printable?
No, but we will consider it.

Patricia
Who was Chloe and what was her occupation?
All we know about her is that she was a Christian in the church at Corinth.
(I Corinthians 1:11)

Mariah
Did you make the Bible?
No! The Bible is a collection of 66 books written by 40 authors over a period of about 1,500 years. The last book (Revelation) was written over 1,900 years ago. These writers were inspired by the Spirit of God. All I do is read it and help us all understand it.
Do you love me?
Yes! The reason I do this web site is that I love all of you and want you to go to heaven to live with God forever.
How much did it flood?
Since the floodig, earthquakes and volcanoes caused by the Noah flood created the mountains we see today, there were probably no huge mountains at the time of the flood. The flood waters covered the highest mountains. (Genesis 7:19,20)

Laurie
What was the name of Job's wife?
The Bible does not tell us.

Unknown
What is the definiation?
I have no idea. It is not a Bible term.

Dakotah
When will the revelation happen?
Revelation is the description of what has happened or is going to happen.
If you are talking about the second coming of Christ, we do not know when it will happen.
If you are talking about what some call the rapture, it is not going to happen. Rapture is not a Bible word and the concept is not found in the Bible.
The rapture 

Unknown
What does the Bible say about women preachers?
"For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says."
(I Corinthians 14:33,34)

John
What is the blessing the Bishop says at confirmation?
Confirmation is not in the Bible. It is a tradition. I do not know the words used in this tradition.

Stacy
I need some activities about a virtuous woman from Proverbs 31 for children ages 6-9.
We do not have anything on the book of Proverbs. In the past I have looked and cannot find any material on Proverbs for children.

Alise
Does God forgive us even when we are not baptized?
Baptism is the point where the blood of Jesus washes away our sins. Our faith in Jesus continues to keep us clean. A person who does not believe will not be baptized, so he/she cannot have sins washed away.
"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.'"

(Mark 16:15,16)

Dennis
Tell me more about Jesus our savior.
Before the world was created, God determined to give us the choice of whether we would love or reject Him. God wants us to love him because of who He is...not because He has the power to destroy us if we don't love Him.
God knew we would sin and Jesus offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins.
Then God made the first man and woman. They sinned! The first promise of a savior was given to Eve in Genesis 3:15, and the rest of the Bible is an historical series of reminders that Jesus is the promised savior.
Jesus was born as promised. He lived as a man to show us how to live. He showed us He was the Son of God through His teaching and miracles. He was innocent, but allowed himself to be crucified as a sacrifice for all of us. But, He was raised from the dead so we can live with him eternally.
"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on too), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! 
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." 

(Philippians 2:5-11)
In the books called the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) Jesus tells us about his kingdom on earth. He was killed! When Jesus was resurrected from the dead, he spent time with His disciples and was taken into heaven.
In Acts 2 (the Day of Pentecost) the kingdom was established on earth and all who believe and obey are added to this kingdom (church). 
Jesus is the only savior!

Unknown
Explaining to a 5 year old about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Since it is difficult for adults to understand the trinity, I am not sure it is wise to even try to explain it to a 5 year old. Children are content knowing there is a God who loves them.

Kristen
Is the devil real?
Yes, and you don't want anything to do with him!
"Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."
(I Peter 5:8)
"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
(James 4:7)

Cenque
Did you make the Bible?
No! The Bible is a collection of 66 books written by 40 authors over a period of about 1,500 years. The last book (Revelation) was written over 1,900 years ago. These writers were inspired by the Spirit of God. All I do is read it and help us all understand it.

Unknown
II Kings 4:8-13
Actually the story goes through verse 37. It is a great story about the understanding, compassion and provision of God as He works through his prophet Elisha.

Bob
Is God real? If yes, how come there is no proof?
Yes! God has left us proof!
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
How did the animals not kill each other on Noah's ark?
If God had the ability to make the animals come to the ark and walk in (Genesis 7:9) He had the ability to protect and provide for every animal during the time they were in the ark.

Karen
I need a printable Bible study for 1-4 graders on John 5:1-47.
We do not have any material on the book of John...yet.

Rose
Kids trap!
Hmmmmm! I wonder what you mean?

Margie
How many plagues were there?
Go to our 10 plagues study.

Flea
Can you please help me understand II Timothy 3:14-17?
"But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
Paul is talking to encourage a young man named Timothy. Timothy's mother and grandmother had taught him the Old Testament scriptures from the time he was a child. (II Timothy 1:5) While Paul was in Lystra he met Timothy and Timothy traveled with Paul for a while.
Paul is assuring Timothy that the scripture (Old Testament and New Testament) is from God.

Chris
I need a study guide to the gospel of John. I also need a rewrite of the gospel of Mark in a child's form.
I do not know of a specific outline of the gook of John for children. The best study guide to the book is the text. It is not hard to understand. 
I do not know what age you need, but the New International or American Standard translations of the Bible are good. Young people need to learn the facts...even if they do not fully understand. 
I did not understand their meaning, but I learned Bible facts using the King James Version. 

Donovan
How did dinosaurs die?
The term dinosaurs includes several different species of animals. All but 2 of each species drown in the Noah flood. The others became extinct like thousands of other species.
Where are dinosaurs bones found.
creationevolution.org
Are there any dinosaurs left today?
Dinosaurs did not live millions of years ago. They were created by God on the same day Adam and Eve were created. As far as we know, there are none of the giant dinosaurs living today, but there are many animals living today that are found in the same fossil record as the dinosaurs. Fossils were formed a few thousand years ago.

Cynthia
Do you have any activities or suggestions for ages 4-5 on trusting God (Prov.3:5)?
Our activities are found in our Activities/Download section.

Cindy
How does the story of the good Samaritan go?
Good Samaritan

Anna
Why did God tell you to build an ark?

"So God said to Noah, 'I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.'"
(Genesis 6:13,14)
Why were there animals on the ark?
The only land animals that survived the flood were the ones on the ark.
Why did the people shout out "The Lord is coming"?
When the prophets said "the Lord is Coming" it was a warning of the judgment of God.
(Isaiah chapters 13,19,26and 66; Joel 2, Micah 1 and Zechariah 14)
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey colt the crowds shouted...
"Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel!" 
(John 12:14)
John gives the reason by quoting Zechariah 9:9.
"Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey's colt."

Carla
I need a printable Bible study for ages 8-14.
Everything we have is in our Activities/Download section.

Emily
Could you tell me the stories about the miracles?
I cannot tell them better than the Bible. I would suggest going through the book of JOHN and studying just the miracles.

Zoe
How long were you on the ark?
Noah was on the art 1 year and 10 days. Check it out! (Genesis 7:11 and  8:13,14)

Andrea
How you can start a prayer?
Prayer is very personal. The words you say are not the issue. God is interested in what is in your heart. You could start with thanking him for everything he has given you.

Unknown
Can I have a list of church parts?
Go to our church menu. You will find how the church is organized, worship, etc.

Emily
Did God ever get married?
Marriage is an earthly thing. God is eternal. There is no marriage in heaven. (Luke 20:35)
If you are referring to Jesus, he was never married.

Robin
Where was Adam when dinosaurs were on the earth?
He was created on the same day as dinosaurs. Since God told man to rule over the animals, Adam may have tamed some of them. (Genesis 1:26)

Unknown
Who is Nebonidus?
He was the father of Belshazzar, found in Daniel 5. Go to our Bible: Believe it or not! section.

Carl
What is the Hebrew word for man?
There are at least 2 words used. One is the natural physical man (psuchikos anthropos). The other word is adhamah , which could be the name of the first man or the human race.

Paulette
How many times is 120 mentioned in the Bible?
I do not know! You can go to biblegateway.com, enter one hundred twenty and find out.

Renee
In what chapter of the King James Bible does it say that you should give to children?
In Deuteronomy 1:38,39, God talks about giving the Promised Land to the children of those who were unfaithful.
There are many references to mothers giving children life.

Gilbert
What happened to the animals on the boat?
God made provisions for them. They all survived and got off the boat after a little over a year.

Brianna
How do you know if you are going to hell?
Start by taking our Yes Test.

Patricia
Is there a verse in the bible that states or refers to children will be born weaker and be wiser? Thanks.
Not that I know of.

Alfred
How did Jesus remain the tomb three days, ie 72 hours. How that prophecy is fulfilled?
"We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!"
(Matthew 20:18,19)
Jesus did not stay in the tomb 72 hours, but he was raised on the third day.

Unknown
Peter heals Tabitha.
Acts 9:36-41

Jayne
Why did people feel anxious about Jesus?
They did not understand!
"If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you."

(John 15:19)
"But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor (Holy Spirit) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world (Satan) now stands condemned."
(John 16:7-11)
Anyone who follows Satan should be anxious.

Ramona
How many times and where does the word "idiot appear in the Bible?
It does not appear in the Bible.

Unknown
Who is Mary?
The mother of Jesus. (Matthew 1 and Luke 1)

Sarah
What is the shoe covenant?
(Deuteronomy 25:5-10)

Unknown
Josiah
His story is found in II Kings 21-24. He became king at 8 years old. He was one of the good kings on Judah. The law of God was uncovered in his reign and he reformed the worship of God in Judah.

Krysta
Why did Jesus die. Well, I know, but what did he do wrong to die on the cross. I Know that he died for our sins but why did he have to die because of us and our sin. I wonder what he was like. I bet he was handsome. Well I just want to meet him. I know that I will see him in heaven. Thank you for  your time.
God tells us what to do. When we sin, it is like breaking the law. We are separated from God. In order to be united with God once again, someone has to pay the penalty. Since we cannot do anything to make our sin right, Jesus paid the price for our sin. 
Jesus had no sin, so He gave his life as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. He did nothing wrong, but was willing to pay the price for our sin.
We do not know what Jesus looked like. We do know that he was ordinary enough to walk through a crowd unnoticed.
You will see Jesus...if you are in Jesus.
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
(Matthew 7:21)

Robbin
Do you have any crossword puzzles on all the women in the Bible? Thank you?
No! 

David
How was God made?
God is eternal! Eternal is not made...it is! We cannot understand the idea of eternity...no beginning and no end. We have faith because of what God has revealed...His word (Bible) and nature.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."
(Hebrews 11:3)
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)

Janie
What is a good craft for teaching the 8th commandment on stealing?
We do not have one.

Unknown
The deaf man Jesus healed.
One story is in Mark 7. The man could not hear of speak. I cannot explain why Jesus did what He did in verse 33, but the man was healed.

Kristen
I do not understand where dinosaurs fit into creation. I know God created all...just don't understand where they came in and if they are in the Bible. Thanks.
Unfortunately, some have been telling us that the dinosaurs were part of evolution. Fortunately, the Bible is clear! All the land animals were created on the 6th day. Evolution is not true!
We have a lot on information about dinosaurs in our Creation/Evolution section.
You can also go to our creationevolution.org site.

Does it ever talk about dinosaurs in the Bible???
"Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.
What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly! His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit. His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword.
The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby. Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh. The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
When the river rages, he is not alarmed; he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.
Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?

(Job 40:15-44)
This sounds like a dinosaur to me!
I was just wondering if all the ocean/water creatures lived when God flooded the earth....or did jut 2 of each kind live???
Only land animals went into the ark. (Genesis 6:7) According to the fossil record, many of water animals did not survive, but the oceans are full of water creatures that did survive. God is good!

David
Did God create other planets as well as earth?
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men."
(John 1:1-4)
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."
(Hebrews 11:3)

Withheld
My son has autism and I don't know if he will truly understand the concept of eternal life with God and redemption of sin thru baptism. Will he go to heaven if he is mentally unable to do this?
Yes! Belief, and unbelief are choices. If a person does not have the ability to make a choice, he/she is not responsible. 

Grace
The 4th commandment "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy" is part of the original 10 commandments that God gave Moses on Mount Sinai, yes He gave Moses the Mosaic Law also, but that was just because the Israelites were so used to the Egyptian ways that the Lord had to do something this drastic, by giving them these laws so that they could live by the Lord's laws and get used to living cleanly and respectful to God. When Jesus was crucified, that is when He nailed the laws that the Israelites should follow to the cross, laws that He had instituted after the Israelites came out of Egypt. But the Ten Commandments that were given to Moses on the mountain were written in stone as compared to the Mosaic Law which were spoken to Moses, which tells me that the ten commandments were meant to last forever and were meant for everyone, therefore the 4th commandment is still valid to all. 

Let's see how your thinking compares with scripture.
The 10 commandments are listed in Exodus 20, but the chapter does not stop with just the 10 commandments. Additional commandments are given through chapter 31. Exodus 31:18 tell us that when God was finished speaking to Moses he gave him the stones inscribed by God himself. The Bible does not tell us that only the 10 commandments were written on the stones. 
It is true that the People had been in Egypt a long time, but they had not lost contact with God. God listened when they called out to Him.
The Mosaic Law, including the 10 commandments, was given to the Israelites only. It was never intended for all people. And, it was impossible to keep the law perfectly.
What was the purpose of the Mosaic Law?
"But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.
Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law. You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,"

(Galatians 3:22-26)
"Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: 'The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry.' We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did- and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test the Lord, as some of them did- and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did- and were killed by the destroying angel.
These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come."

(I Corinthians 10:6-11)

Katy
My dad passed away in Jan of this year. My 13 year old daughter finally cried last night and had some questions. My dad was a Christian man, my daughter wants to know where he is right now? Is he in heaven with Jesus or just laying in the ground? I tried to answer her questions and found myself confused. My dearest friend and she told me that I could contact you to see how you might help me explain this. My daughter doesn't just want to know how I feel about it but what the bible says. I am looking but thought I would try for some help. Thank you so much,
We can take comfort in the death of believers.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
(Psalms 116:15)
Death comes when the spirit leaves the body. 
"As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead."
(James 2:28)
Those who die in the Lord are with Jesus.
"Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him."
(I Thessalonians 4:13,14)
Death cannot separate a believer from the love of god.
"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:37-39)
I pray this is helpful as your daughter grieves for her grandfather.

Jane
I would like to find a verse to read in honor of our youth minister's retirement. A verse that tells the importance of teaching young children and youth about God. 
"You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others."
(II Timothy 2:1,2)

Debbie
What was Noah's wife's name?
The Bible does not tell us.

Kim
What was Job's wife's name?
The Bible does not tell us.

Alejandra
When did Jesus die?
Since most of the world measures dates before and after the birth of Jesus, he died when he was 33 years old...in A.D. 33.
What do we do for the chemistry project?
How about making life out of nothing!

Holly
Where can I find a verse that talks about God loving his children and the children being lambs.
"This is what the Sovereign Lord says: 'I am against the shepherds and will hold them accountable for my flock. I will remove them from tending the flock so that the shepherds can no longer feed themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths, and it will no longer be food for them.'
For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.'"
(Ezekiel 34:10-12)
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16)
"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand."
(John 10:27,28)

Busi
Which story in the Old Testament deals with Greed?
One of the best examples is found in Joshua 7. The city of Jericho was devoted to God. This meant the city was to be totally destroyed and all the treasures were put in the treasury of God's house. The people were told not to take anything.
Achan took a robe, silver and gold. Because of his greed all the people suffered.

Stephen
Leviticus 10:1-20 coloring pages on death of Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu.
We do not have one, and I do not know of one.

Chloe
I need information on how Jesus showed his teaching of forgiveness and loving your enemies.
"When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.' And they divided up his clothes by casting lots."
(Luke 23:34)
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
(Romans 5:8)
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross!

(Philippians 2:6-8)

David
How long have you been Uncle Noah?
I took on the nickname Uncle Noah about 35 years ago when I started working with young people.

Ursula
What am I supposed to do?
It would be good if you took the Yes Test to find out where you are in your understanding.

Unknown
Hannah
Read I Samuel chapters 1 and 2.
She prayed for a son and promised to give him to God's service. When Samuel was born, she kept her promise.
What is the prophet Ezekiel about?
He was among those who were carried away in to Babylonian captivity and became a prophet.  His had interesting visions that have been interpreted in many ways, but the main theme is the sin of the people and the promised restoration of the people of God.
We will eventually get to the visions, etc.

Angele
I need to know about the story of Esther.
I cannot tell it better than the book, so the best thing is to read it.  It is only 10 chapters long.
Esther was a beautiful Jewish girl who became queen of Persia and saved her people.

Unknown
Nehemiah
King Artaxerxes sent his cupbearer (Nehemiah) to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. The book of Nehemiah tells us how the job was done. Read the book for the details.

Cindy
Hello! Do you know how Joseph died?
There are two prominent Bible characters name Joseph.
Joseph, the son of Jacob.
His death is recorded in Genesis 50:22-26.
Joseph, the father of Jesus.
The Bible does not tell us how he died.

Sherry
How long did it take Noah to build the ark?
God told Noah that man had 120 years until the flood. (Genesis 6:3) We do not know how long it took to built the ark. 
"This is the account of Shem. Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad." (Genesis 11:10)
The waters flooded the earth for 150 days (Genesis 7:24) so Shem was 97 years old when the flood began.
Shem, Ham and Japheth were mentioned in Genesis 6:9 when God told Noah to build the ark, so it took less than 97 years to build the ark. 

Terri
I'm trying to teach children (K-6) lessons on gentleness. Do you have any suggestions for particular Bible characters that exhibit the spirit of gentleness? Or any suggestions for Biblical teaching of gentleness to children?
Abraham and Lot (Genesis 13:8-11)
Joseph and his brothers (Genesis 42)
David and Mephibosheth (II Samuel 9)
Elijah and the widow's son (I Kings 17:18-24)
The best example is Jesus...on almost every page of the Gospels.

Rosa
What does the Bible say about getting revenge?
Revenge was tolerated in the Old Testament. It was not in the New Testament.
"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also."
(Matthew 5:38,39)
"Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord."
(Romans 12:19)

Unknown
What does the Bible say about wisdom?
The book of Proverbs is the book of wisdom.
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.'
Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 
Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength."

(I Corinthians 1:18-25)

Sandy
Learning the books of the Bible.
Go to Books in Order matching puzzles

Unknown
Teaching fruits of the Spirit.
Fruit of Spirit

Glenda
I am teaching children the 10 commandments. On the 21st I will teach the commandments about lying and stealing. Any ideas about craft projects, coloring pages, etc.?
What we have is in our 10 commandments pages.

Kristen
Please tell me what Jesus said about love of money or material things.
Money is neither good or bad. How we use it is the issue.
Read Matthew 6:19-34 (seek righteousness, trust God)
"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs."
(I Timothy 6:10)
"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?'"
This does not mean we should not work. We are to work!
"People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction."
(I Timothy 6:9)
"Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share."
(I Timothy 6:17,18)

Unknown
What's your name?
Charles. My nickname is Uncle Noah.

Tammi
How many times is love mentioned in the bible?
Many times! How many times is not that important. The importance is that agape love is a central theme of the Bible. Agape love is not the love between a husband and wife, or the relationship between good friends. It is the genuine concern about the welfare of a person.
The best way to find out how many is to go the biblegateway.com and put the word mercy in their search engine.

Dixie
Do you know of a children's story about a broken vessel or instrument that no one wanted? I vaguely remember one but can't remember where I heard it.
I do not know of one.
There are Biblical references like Psalms 31:11-13, Jeremiah 22:28 and Jeremiah 48:38.

Evelyn
How would you explain Matthew 25 (bridesmaid) to children?
The key phrase is chapter 25 is "the kingdom of heaven is like". Five bridesmaids were wise five foolish. The wedding is a joyous occasion...not dread!. Wisdom is found in being prepared for the coming of the groom (Jesus). We cannot be prepared for someone else!
"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour."
(v. 13)

Madeleine
What did Jesus teach about love. I am 10 years old and need information for a project. Thank you.
Their are two Greek words translated love.
Phileo...tender affection, like between a father and son or best friends. This would include the husband wife relationship.
The word used most the the time is Agape...a desire for the best for a person.

Unknown
Forgive woman
Which woman?

Sam
What did God tell Noah?
"So God said to Noah, 'I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high. Make a roof for it and finish the ark to within 18 inches of the top. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 
(In the original language, the measurements are in cubits. The measurements have been translated into approximate feet)
I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark- you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with you. You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.'"

(Genesis 6:13-21)

Sausage Head
What is healing?
Most of the time in the Bible it is when a person is miraculously healed of being crippled or of a disease.
It was one of the proofs that Jesus was from God.

Andrea
Were there a lot of people that lived past the age of 100.
Before the flood, it was not unusual for a person to live to be over 900 years old. Methuselah lived to be 969  years old. Noah lived 950 years.
By the time of Abraham the lifespan had dropped to under 200 years old.
By the time of David the normal lifespan was 70-80 years. (Psalms 90:10)

Hope
Explain the coming of Jesus.
"Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words."

(I Thessalonians 4:13-18)
There are some who teach that Jesus is going to come back and rule on the literal earth for 1000 years. The Bible does not teach this. Check it out for yourself!
The 1,000 year reign
What about the rapture?

Kayleigh
Why was Simon Peter impetuous?
The Bible does not tell us, but we know God gives us our nature and skills. Aren't we glad God can use those who are impetuous and make a lot of mistakes?

Vickey
Explaining the Trinity to ages 9-12.
The trinity is simple, but very hard to understand. It is God, in three beings...The Father, the Son and The Spirit. They have the same mind and purpose, but have different jobs to do as they deal with people.
The best example I know is water. It is found in three forms...water, steam and ice. In all three forms it is still water. 

"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
(Philippians 2:6-11)
"But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come."
(John 16:13)

Michelle
I would like to know more about where to find scriptures of hiding from God?
(Psalms 139:8)
(Isaiah 29:15,16)
(Jeremiah 23:23,24)
(Amos 9:1-4)
(Jonah 1:1-3)
The challenge is not hiding from God, but whether God will hide his face from us. When He does, we are in big trouble.
(Deuteronomy 31:17,18)
(Psalms 27:8,9)

Liza
How long did each of the 10 plagues of Egypt last?
The verses included are the only ones that have a specific time given. All of them probably happened over a period of not more than 3 weeks.
 1. Blood...7 days (Exodus 7:25)
 2. Frogs...unknown. There had to be time for the piling and rotting.
 3. Gnats...probably 1 day
 4. Flies...probably 1 day
 5. Cattle disease...probably one day (9:6)
 6. Boils...1 day (9:13)
 7. Hail...1 day (9:18)
 8. Locust...one day (10:13)
 9. Darkness...three days. (10:22)
10. Death of firstborn...1 night (12:29,30)

B. Northam
Why do I need to keep asking the same question. Where in the Bible does it say each generation will become weaker and wiser?
I have given you the same simple answer each time...the Bible does not say it.

Unknown
How many times is the word mother used in the Bible?
I do not know, but here are some important verses
about honoring your mother.
Exodus 20:12
Proverbs 1:8
Ephesians 6:1-3
Colossians 3:20
I Timothy 5:3,4

Alex
How many children did Noah have?
Three sons...Shem, Ham and Japheth (Genesis 6:10)

Dan
What is backsliding?
Loosing faith and becoming uninvolved

Daveyboy
What were Noah' son's wives called?
The Bible does not say.

Jacqueline
Where can I get coloring pages?
We have some in our Activities/Download  print pages section.
Go to our Resources page and check on the Lambert Book House Activity books. These were done by Uncle Noah.

Cathy
I just started my training as a Sunday school teacher. I don't know much about being a teacher, but I'm willing to learn and want to learn. Would you please help me? Thank you!
Spend a lot of time in Bible study and prayer. Make sure you know any material you are teaching so well that it comes naturally.
Go to our Activities section. You will find activities, but check our Resource page.

Unknown
Is there info on Abraham's blessings?
Abraham

Chi Chi
Who is Jesus' brother?
"Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?"
(Matthew 13:55,56)

Helloo
What is the story of Hosea?
Read the book. It is only 14 chapters.
Hosea was a prophet of God who talked about the nation of Israel being unfaithful through their idol worship. He married a woman who was unfaithful to him...God used it as an example.
Hosea told the people to repent...and God would take them back. If they did not, they would face the judgment of God. He personally bought his unfaithful wife out of slavery to show that God would bring them out of slavery.
The people did not repent!

Charles
On your site you say that "Evolution is based on the idea that the layers of earth were formed gradually...over a very long period of time. Why do you say this? Evolution, or "The Origin of Species" is about the development of species, not rocks - That's geology! Just thought I should let you know.
The theory of evolution is not just about the origin of species. It is about everything, including life, coming from nothing. Where did no-life things like minerals, energy, water, weather conditions, natural laws, etc. come from? According the the theory of evolution, all these things had to evolve!
You do have an excellent point. 
If we are dealing with the origin of species only, we have an even greater problem with the theory of evolution. Living things would have reasons to evolve. No-life things have no reason to change because they have no reason to reproduce themselves for survival. Where did all the rock and the natural laws necessary for rocks to be formed come from?
The answer is in Hebrews 11:3.
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."

Wanda
Hi! I was wondering what's the best Bible study to do?
It depends on where you are. If you want to learn about Jesus...read the gospels. We have a study of the book of Luke. If you are interested in Bible history, study with Uncle Noah through the book of Genesis.

Alexis
How do I know I will go to heaven?
1. You must be in Jesus.
 Jesus the only savior
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
(Matthew 7:21)
2. You must continue to trust Jesus...walk in the light!
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."
(I John 1:5-7)
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)

Joshua
What does my name mean?
Actually, it is another name for Jesus. It means deliverer.

Natasha
How many brothers did Jesus have?
"Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?"
(Matthew 13:55,56)

Unknown
Noah's son's names
Shem, Ham and Japheth (Genesis 6:10)

Jody
What does the Bible say about bi-racial relationships?
God is not prejudiced. He arranged for different races through the genetic code. Unfortunately men do not have the mind of God on this matter.
Moses was married to a Cushite woman. Scholars think the Cushites were black. Later it caused some problems. (Numbers 12:1)
In the Mosaic Law Israelites were forbidden to marry foreigners, but it was not because of race...it was because of religion.
In the New Testament it is clear that there is no racial distinction to God. (Acts 10:34,35)
We are told not to be unequally yoked. But, again the issue is faith not race. (II Corinthians 6:14)

Jean
Do you have a printable color page for children about Peter and Tabitha (Dorcus)?
No

Andrea
Can I have a picture when Samuel is called by God? Thanks
We have not developed material on I Samuel yet.

Hilda
Do you know of a scripture that says something like (before the world was formed you were)?
"And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began."
(John 17:5)
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us (believers) in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will-"
(Ephesians 1:3,4)

Linda
What is meant by obedience?
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
(Matthew 7:21)
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)

Becki
Do you have any downloadable activities about John chapter 21 please?
We do not have any material of John yet.

John
Is my name in the Bible?
Yes! There are several Bible men with your name. Three of the better know men were:
John the Baptist 
John the apostle
John (Mark) the companion of Paul

T
Children wise by weaker.
This is not a Biblical concept.

Jamie
How can I explain John 10:11-18 to children under 3 years old?
A shepherd take care of his sheep. Nothing more needs to be said to a small child.

Nina
Is there any info on love on the topic of Jesus?
The life of Jesus sums up agape love...wanting the best for others.
"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers."
(I John 3:16)
Read all of I John.

Billy
How many humans were on your boat?
There were eight people on the ark God told Noah to build. (Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives)

Kathy
What would be the best explanation for small children to hear about angels?
The are part of God's creation. Their purpose is to serve God. And:
"Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation (believers)?"
(Hebrews I:14)

Essence
Why did they kill Jesus.
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you."
(John 15:18,19)

Lyn
What is a woman's job in the church? It seems every woman works these days and I was taught to stay at home?
"Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God."
(Titus 2:3-5)

Joshua
How did Noah build the ark?
Just like God told him to. It is interesting that one of Noah's relatives named Tubal-Cain was the first to make tools of iron and copper. (Genesis 4:22)
Noah had about 100 years to build the ark.

Demonte
Uncle Noah. Why did you put the animals into the ark 2 by 2?
Noah was following God's commands. The animals came into the ark in pairs to insure life after the flood.
(Genesis 7:15)

Machiah
Can I play Activities?
Everything in this site is free. All the activities are designed to be played, printed or both.

Breanna
Does God love everyone?
Yes. 
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16)
"This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth."
(I Timothy 3:3,4)
Some will reject God's loving gift of salvation.
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
(Matthew 7:21)

Unknown
How can I teach my children about letting their light shine?
"Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
(Mathew 5:15,16)
The best best way is by example.

Daveyboy
I've got a book called More Tales from the Ark. It calls Noah's wife Becky. Is this true?
We do not know the name of Noah's wife. The only inspired history of the flood is Genesis. Don't believe all you read or hear.

She'Neka
What chapters is the Lord's prayer in?
Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4

Sarette
Garden of God
Genesis 2

Jono
Jesus was crucified on the Jewish Passover. Is there a connection there?
The Passover was given to the Israelites to remember when God took them out of the land of Egypt. (Exodus 12) The Israelites killed a lamb and smeared its blood on their doors. The angel of death passed over any home that had blood smeared on the door.
Jesus is our Passover lamb. (I Corinthians 5:7) God passes over the sin of those who are in Jesus.
What sort of understanding of life do people receive on reading the creation in Genesis?
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."
(Hebrews 11:3)

Jamie
Luke 24
Luke 24

Nigel
Third Sunday after Easter
This is not a Biblical question. It is a tradition issue.

Fong
Where did Adam live?

Until Genesis 3, he lived in the Garden of Eden which would be locate in modern Iraq. In chapter 4 Adam and Eve lived somewhere outside the Garden.

Glynes
When did Constantine change the (Holy Sabbath Saturday) to Sunday, which was changed due to worshipers of the Sun which then changed the Sabbath to Sunday?
What Constantine did is not a Biblical question. 
Exodus 20:8 states "Remember the Sabbath day and keep it Holy". 
The Law of Moses was given to the Israelite Nation. None of the other nations were told to observe the Mosaic Law.
In Matthew 15:8,9 Jesus Said "And in vain they worship me teaching as doctrines the commandments of men."
The religious leaders had added additional rules concerning the 0bserving the Sabbath and other things. Jesus spent much of his time dealing with the man-made laws of the religious leaders of the time.
Does it not also state in the Bible that he who breaks one of the laws is guilty of breaking all?

This is called the rule of law. It refers to the Mosaic Law. If a person broke any part of Mosaic law he/she was guilty. Jesus was a Jew and observed the Mosaic Law...because he had not yet given the new law of grace.
In Matthew 19:17 Jesus said "Why do you call me good, no one is good but God, but if you want to enter life keep the commandments."
Jesus was speaking to Jews.
I assume you are saying we must keep the 4th law in the 10 commandments.
The 10 commandments are only a small part of the Mosaic Law (Covenant). If we are to keep the 4th law, we must keep all the law. What about:
Sacrifices of animals.
Observing feast days like the Feast of Weeks, the Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement.
The Jubilee- Every 50 years all the land was to go back to its original family owners.
The Sabbath Year- Every seventh year the people could not work their land.
The tithe. (10% of income)
Additional gifts and offerings. (as much as 20% more)
Don't plant 2 kinds of seed in one field.
Stand up in the presence of old people.
Pay your help every day.
Do not wear clothes made of 2 kinds of material
There are hundreds of laws like these.
The Purpose of the Mosaic Law
"But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.
Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law. You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,"
(Galatians 3:22-26)
"Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: 'The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry.' We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did- and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test the Lord, as some of them did- and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did- and were killed by the destroying angel.
These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come."
(I Corinthians 10:6-11)
The Mosaic Law was fulfilled and replaced by the Law of Grace
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But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises. For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another."
(Hebrews 8:6,7))
"By calling this covenant 'new', he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear."

(Hebrews 8:13)
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For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance- now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant. In the case of a will, it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it, because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living."
(Hebrews 9:15-17)

Linda
What can locusts, rock badger and lizards or snakes teach us?
All these critters are mentioned in the Bible. God is the creator of everything. All his creatures have fascinating lifestyles and have a purpose in the balance of nature.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

Sabina
How to explain the children chapter 24:35-43 in Luke?
Luke 24

Aliena
I want to get help reading the Bible of the new testament.
The important thing is to understand what you read. I recommend you take the book of Genesis or Luke studies in this site and go through it one step at a time. The activities and explanations will help you understand.

Justin
Is it ok to have sex before your are married?
No!
God and Sex

Unknown
Why did Jesus ask Peter do you love me three times?
The Bible does not tell us.  We do know that Peter had denied Jesus three time before his crucifixion. May, Jesus was letting Peter know that he was forgiven.

Dave
What is meant by "kinds" when the Lord told Noah to bring 2 of each "kind" into the ark?
Species. For instance: every kind of dog was not taken into the ark. All the kinds of dogs came from the original dogs. Since the 1700s more than 200 types of dog have been bred from a few wild dogs.

Avery
Why did God make the ten commandments?
It's purpose was to show us we cannot be saved by keeping law.
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But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.
Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law. You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,"
(Galatians 3:22-26)
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Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: 'The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry.' We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test the Lord, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.
These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come."
(I Corinthians 10:6-11)

Erika
What country stored grain for the coming famine?
Egypt (Genesis 41)

Aaron
Where was the last supper held?
In an upper room. (Luke 22)

Brianna
Why can't we have sex before we get married?
God created sex for the marriage relationship. We have a choice. You can sin or not sin. If you decide to sin by having sex, you pay the consequences.
God and Sex

Grace
Any crosswords here?
Go to our Activity/Download menu. We have all kinds of activities.

Unknown
How many times are children mentioned in the Bible?
The best way to find out is to go to biblegateway.com and put in the name Joshua. Select keyword search on the left menu.

Joshua
How many times does the name Joshua appear in the Bible?
The best way to find out is to go to biblegateway.com and put in the name Joshua. Select keyword search on the left menu. Joshua is the Old Testament name for Jesus.

Alex
What were Jesus' main teachings.
Jesus said the first two commandments were: 1. Love God. 2. Love your neighbor. (Mark 12:29-31)
If you love God, you will do what he says. (Matthew 7:21)
You cannot love God without loving your neighbor. (James 2:8)

Vanessa
I want to know everything about James from the book. What would I need to know about him and what is important in the world?
There are several men named James in the early church. Most scholars believe it is James the brother of Jesus mentioned in Galatians 1:19, not James the apostle. The best thing to do is read the book. It is not hard to understand, but it is impossible to practice...unless one is in Christ.
The important things to know is that God is in control, and the ways of the world are against to the ways of God. Those who follow God will be hated by the world...because we are not part of the world. There will be a judgment...and all who are not in Christ will be lost.

Jim
What was the curse God brought against Adam?
"To Adam he said, 'Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,' Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.
By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."

(Genesis 3:17-19)

Wendy
Does the Bible address the issue of biracial relationships?
God is not prejudiced. He arranged for different races through the genetic code. Unfortunately men do not have the mind of God on this matter.
Moses was married to a Cushite woman. Scholars think the Cushites were black. Later it caused some problems. (Numbers 12:1)
In the Mosaic Law Israelites were forbidden to marry foreigners, but it was not because of race...it was because of religion.
In the New Testament it is clear that there is no racial distinction to God. (Acts 10:34,35)
We are told not to be unequally yoked. But, again the issue is faith not race. (II Corinthians 6:14)

Musa
When I grow up I want to have two wives. I am of the view one wife is going to be boring. Does the Bible support my idea?
"The man said, 'This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman', for she was taken out of man.' For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
(Genesis2:23,24)
Leaders in God's kingdom (church) must be married to one woman. (I Timothy 3:12)
The husband wife relationship is compared to the relationship of Christ to his church (bride). There is only one church. (II Corinthians 11:2)
The issue is not boredom, it is commitment and faithfulness! 

Unknown
Where do I find the story of Jesus' appearance at the seashore after his resurrection?
(John 21)

Kathy
What does the Bible say about lying?
Don't do it!
"The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful."
(Proverbs 12:22)
"Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body."
(Ephesians 4:25)
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."
(Ephesians 4:29)

Unknown
How did you get every animal of the ark to stay in the ark?
In Genesis 7:8 the animals came to Noah and entered the ark. After the flood came there was no place to go.

Emily
Who is Jesus?
He was born to a virgin named Mary. He grew up in the home of Joseph and Mary and worked as a carpenter. At the age of 30, he began his ministry. He talked about the kingdom of God and did many miracles.  He was the Jewish Messiah (sent by God). He is called the Son of God, which to a Jew meant meant he is God.
His life and purpose are summed up in Philippians 2:6-11.
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
He is the savior of the world.
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)
He is God's great gift of love.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16)

Unknown
How to teach a lesson on the wedding at Cana?
The story is simple. The application is in John 2:11.|
"This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him."
(John 2:11)

Philip
Can I be a priest?
The function of the Old Testament priest was to approach God to offer sacrifices for the people of God.
All Christians are priests. We can go directly to God through Jesus...or high priest.
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As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him— 5you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ."
(I Peter 2:4,5)
"To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen."
(Revelation 1:6)
Christians do not need priests on earth to help us approach God. 
"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."
(Hebrews 4:16)

ff
How many times is the word love in the Bible?
Many times! How many times is not that important. The importance is that agape love is a central theme of the Bible. Agape love is not the love between a husband and wife, or the relationship between good friends. It is the genuine concern about the welfare of a person.
The best way to find out how many is to go the biblegateway.com and put the word mercy in their search engine.

Lori
When did John the Baptist die?
He was beheaded in Mark 6:22-28.

Dor
Who was God's father?
It is hard to understand that God was not born...He is eternal (no beginning, no end). God does not have a father!
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

Unknown
What do you think about wearing a head covering?  Should women wear them or is her hair her covering?
What I think means nothing. This discussion is in  I Corinthians 11:13-16.
"Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God."

Deborah
What are the main themes of the book of Amos?
In chapter 1 and part of 2 Amos prophesies against the nations around Israel. Starting in 2:4 turns his attention to Judah and Israel (the people of God). H tried to get the people of God to repent and turn back to God. If they did not, God would take them into captivity. He taught against luxurious living.

Unknown
Who is Origen the hermit?
This is a history question, not a Bible question.
How many Christians affected by the 3 temptations.
There were not Christians at the time of the temptation of Jesus. He had not yet died. All Christians are affected.
"For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world."
(I John 2:16)

Jennifer
How many times is the word love mentioned in the Bible?
Many times! How many times is not that important. The importance is that agape love is a central theme of the Bible. Agape love is not the love between a husband and wife, or the relationship between good friends. It is the genuine concern about the welfare of a person.
The best way to find out how many is to go the biblegateway.com and put the word mercy in their search engine.

Unknown
Fruit of Self-control.
It is part of the fruit of the Spirit.
This means it is something the Spirit of God provides. 

Jimmy
Why do people take pills for the stirrings?
The only thing I can think of is that they cannot getting the stirring normally. What they get is an artificial stirring...not the real thing.

Maddy
Who is Abraham?
His story is found in Genesis 12-15. He was called by God to leave the thriving city of Ur and go to an unknown place. He was faithful to God.
Abraham

Unknown
Coloring page of doubting Thomas.
We do not have one. The story is found in John 20:24-28.
Bible activities for kids
Activities/Downloads
Who is Moses' sister's name?
Miriam (Numbers 26:29)

Rebecca
Do we all have a chance to get to heaven, and will we ever be rejected?
Only those who are in Christ will go to heaven.
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven (Jesus) given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)
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He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.'"
(Mark 16:15,16)
After we are in Christ, we will be saved if we continue to trust in Christ. 
"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."
(I John 1:7)

It is possible to fall from being in Christ. I have to be in Christ before I can be alienated from Christ.
"You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace."
(Galatians 5:4)
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
(Matthew 7:25)

Anita
Who was the first woman in the bible to ask for God's help?
The first one recorded is in Genesis 30:22, God listened to Rachel, so she had been asking for a child.

Eula
John 16:33
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
In the context, Jesus is talking about his death, but gives his disciples hope. In John 17, Jesus prays for his disciples...that God would not take them out of the world because of trouble, but protect them from the evil one. God did not always protect them from harm and even death, but he did protect them from being overcome by Satan.

Amy
Tell me about the Last Supper.
Lord's Supper

Unknown
What can I do to make sure I can have a place in heaven after being baptized?
When we are in Christ, the blood of Christ continues to clean us up...as long as we continue to trust in Him.
"If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."
(I John 1:6,7)
Trusting him means we will do what the Bible says...because God knows what's best for us.
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
(Matthew 7:25)
Live-style is not sudden. We must grow in Christ. 
"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
(II Corinthians 3:18)
Study Ephesians chapters 4-6.

Miek
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the first king of Israel?
Strengths: Saul was tall and handsome. He was a good soldier. He obeyed God...for a while.
He was self-centered and jealous. He stopped trusting in God and God stopped blessing him.
(I Samuel 10-31)

Unknown
Where can I find the story of the good Samaritan"
Good Samaritan

Betty
What did Ruth and Esther have in common?
They both lived away from their homelands. Ruth was from Moab...living in Israel. Esther was an Israelite living in Persia. They both ended up marrying important men. 
They both were faithful to God.
They both had Bible books written about them.

Christine
In Genesis, God made light and dark, heaven and earth, grasses and trees and seasons during the first three days. But he didn't create the sun and moon to separate night and day until the fourth day (Genesis 1:16- 1:19). So, couldn't God's own seven days actually be much longer than our own calender days? Perhaps this might explain why scientists say dinosaurs were around before people. God created living creatures on the fifth day, and man on the sixth. Perhaps the dinosaurs lived, and died, on God's fifth day.! What are your thoughts on this possibility?
This theory is called Theistic Evolution. It suggests that God used the process of evolution to create the world in millions of years instead of 6 days.
This might be reasonable except for two good reasons:
1. It is unbiblical.
Night and day were created on the first day...without the sun and moon. 
The Bible says God created all the land animals and man on the sixth day. (Genesis 1:24-31) The birds and sea creatures were created on the 5th day.
Exodus 20:8-11 says God created the world in 6 days. The Israelites were told to observe the Sabbath on the 7th day...like God rested on the 7th day. The Jews understood God was talking about 24 hour days.
2. It is impossible.
The moon controls the gravitational pull of the oceans. Without it, our world would not be the same. Without the sun, it would be impossible for plants to survive. Without animals there would be no nutrients in the ground and plants would not survive. Without animals plants would soon suffocate of oxygen poisoning...because there would be no source of carbon dioxide. 
The Bible and science do not disagree. There is no scientific evidence that proves evolution is true! Those who tell us evolution is true lie to us by not showing us  specific evidence that shows that men and dinosaurs lived together...no longer than 1,500 years ago. The theory of evolution has no reasonable explanation.
Creation/Evolution 
creationevoluton.org

Faith
Children overcome in all aspects of life than adults, true or false with Bible references.
False. 
Children have to be taught to fear God. (Psalms 34:11)
Poor children (Jeremiah 40:7)
Children were sacrificed to idols (Isaiah 57:5)
Rebellious children (Isaiah 30:9)
Died because of their disrespect (II Kings 2:23,24)

Herb
What is t he doom? What is the cloister?
Doom is an important theme of the Bible, but The Doom is not a Biblical term. Doom refers to condemnation or destruction. Cloister is not a Biblical term.

Daveyboy
Easter Activities.
The only suggestion I can give is to read the account of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. The time of remembering is described when Jesus told his disciples to observe the Lord's Supper.
(Matthew 26, Mark 14 and Luke 22) 

Joey
Torturing people because they do not share our beliefs, or support our cause, is wrong. Period. I believe that it is wrong for God to do this and I think, secretly, you suspect that too...which is why you need "trust". You need to "trust" that this terrible wrong somehow makes more sense in the afterlife. Am I right?
I have given you the Biblical information about the love and justice of God. You have a choice...believe it or not. 
Whether we understand God's judgment is not the issue.
If God is not trustworthy, we do not have to worry about an afterlife. We just die and rot like animals. Without trust in God's love and righteousness, we are left to the survival-of-the-fittest mentality of evolution...without hope or purpose.
Since God has left us overwhelming evidence of his power and nature (Romans 1:20), and has given us his inspired revelation in the Bible (II Timothy 3:16,17), I choose to trust him.
If you do not choose to believe...so be it! 
If you want to discuss this further write me at unclenoah@childrensbiblestudy.com

Miss Hutch
Who lived in Ur and when?
Ur was an advanced city in Chaldea. On a modern map Ur would be located in Iraq. God called Terah, his son Abraham and their families out of Ur about 1,900 years before the birth of Christ. (Genesis 11 and 12)

Don
What disciples didn't go to heaven?
As far as we know Judas was the original 12 apostles that was lost. (Luke 22:3-10)

Matthew
Why do some people believe in the theory of evolution?
There are several reasons.
Some don't know enough about the Bible to believe one way or the other.
Some have been told that evolution is true and do not take the time and energy to check it out themselves.
Some do not want to believe in creation because it demands a creator (God). 
Some don't want to be called uneducated.

Vicki
What does the Bible say about being creative?
The only reference specifically is that God is creative...and we are mad in the image of God. (Genesis 1:27)
All of use are creative to one degree or another. Some are blessed by God with exceptional creativity. It is nothing to brag about...it is a gift. 
"Then the Lord said to Moses, 'See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts- to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship. Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given skill to all the craftsmen to make everything I have commanded you:'"
(Exodus 31:1-6)

Mickey
Is there anywhere in the Bible that refers to "gossip" killing anyone. The other night on TV a man said to a woman...your gossip killed 3 men. He said you read the Bible, you know what I mean. Was this just a point he was trying make, or is there a scripture that refers to this?
There is no specific mention of gossip actually killing a person, but it does terrible damage. Gossip is in some disgusting company...those who have turned away from God.
"They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips
, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless."
(Romans 1:28-31)

Stewart
What man in the Bible had the most children?
Jarub-baal and his wife had 70 sons. It does not tell us now many daughters the had. (Judges 8:29-31)
Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines. We do not know how many children he had. (I Kings 11:3)

Unknown
Ahab
A very bad king. His story is found in I kings 16-18.

Jeff
What was Noah's wife's name?
The Bible does not give her name. I guess we can call her Mrs. Noah.

Casey
I need some information on Eve.
Everything we know is found in Genesis chapters 1-4, II Corinthians 11:3 and I Timothy 2.

Bianca
Who was the second king of Israel?
David.

Mary
What does buying new clothes and dressing up have to do with Easter?
Nothings! It is a tradition. If you want to do it, its okay. If you don't its okay.

Jo
What is meant by no slave is greater than his master.
It is in the context of John 13:1-17. Jesus had just washed the disciples feet...an job normally done by servants. Jesus was giving them an example of service. If Jesus (the master) served people,  believer are not above serving people.

Kristie
Is there a Bible verse referring to lilies?
"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."
(Luke 12:27)
(Matthew 6:28)

Emma
What do I do about sex?
God and Sex

Craig
Who were Noah's three sons?
Shem, Ham and Japheth (Genesis 6)

Annabel
Who is Pope Gregory VII?
This is a historical tradition question...not a Bible question.

Unknown
Adultery?
It is bad. You don't want to have anything to do with it!
God and Sex

Barbara
How many times does the word mercy appear in the Bible?
The best way to find out is to go the biblegateway.com and put the word mercy in their search engine.

Auryse
When did Noah die?
He was 600 years old when the flood came. He was 950 years old when he died. He died about 5,000 years ago.

Nina
How to explain baptism to children.
Baptism

Joey
So Hell is to encourage us to "love" God. How can a person of conscience love a God that sends most of his children to be tortured with fire for the rest of time? Do you really have no ethical difficulty for this? I appreciate that God isn't humane, but surely we should try to be.
Discipline and justice are vital in our lives. My purpose is to answer your question Biblically. If you decide not to consider the Bible...it is part of the choice God has built into all of us.
Bad things in our lives can either encourage us to seek good, or can make us bitter and skeptical.
Without discipline there is no order. Do you have an ethical problem putting a violent criminal or a mass murderer in prison. Although it is being broken down, justice is still an important part of our civilization. Without the possibility of getting caught and being punished there is no deterrent for crime. Where do you think the concept of justice came from?
God does not leave us without evidence that He is real.
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For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
God does not separate himself from us...we separate ourselves from him.
"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear."
(Isaiah 59:3)

God does not leave his people without hope.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16)
This issue is not a matter of ethics...it is a matter trust! 

Cherre
How many times is love mentioned in the Bible?
The best way to find out is to go the biblegateway.com and put the word love in their search engine.

Amy
Why do people think the Easter bunny has to do with Jesus?
This is not a Bible questions. I do not know where the Easter bunny came from.

Vanessa and Lawfanda
Before I answer your questions, it might be good to answer your unasked question about profanity and crudeness. It does not speak well about any person, especially a young lady.
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."

(Ephesians 4:29-32)
Who is the author of James?
James, the brother of Jesus.
Who wrote the book of Matthew and what year was it written?
Matthew, the apostle of Jesus, wrote the book in 62 A.D.

Unknown
Job 14
In chapters 12-14, Job is responding to the comments of one of his friends who basically says Job has been sinful and needs to repent.

Davidboy
What is a behemoth?
I do know what you mean. The behemoth is found in Job 41.
"Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.
What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly! His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit. His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword. The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby. Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh. The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
When the river rages, he is not alarmed; he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth. Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?
It sounds like any of the giant plant, eating dinosaurs found in the fossil record.

Unknown
Hezekiah
His story is in II Kings 18-20. I cannot tell his story better than the Bible writer.
"Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him."
(II Kings 18:5)
Hannah
Her story is found in I Samuel chapters 1 and 2.
She is the mother of Samuel. She could not have children and promised God she would dedicate the child to Him. When Samuel was born she honored her promise.

Adele
Creation story.
Creation

Unknown
Shoe Covenant
(Deuteronomy 25:5-10)

Job
How many times does the word Love appear in the Bible (KJ/NKJ)?
The best way to find out is to go to biblegateway.com, designate King James and New King James and enter the word love. It will show you all you need to know.

Lisa
In what ways were the prophets the conscience of Israel and Judah?
I don't know that they were. They reminded the people of God's will and commandments, but most of the time the people did not listen. The people's consciences were seared over...hardened.

Kenny
Does Jesus love me?
Jesus loves you so much that he gave his life for you.
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."
(John 15:13)

Amber
Do you have a letter or form to send home to parents telling them their child has accepted Jesus Christ as their savior and now wants to be baptized?
This is best handled in person. Go to the parents and tell them what has happened and why.
What is the link between Jesus and Easter?
The celebration of Easter is not in the Bible. It is a traditional celebration of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. The New Testament emphasis on the death, burial and resurrection is the communion (Lord's Supper) taken every Sunday.
Lord's Supper

Joey
I'm having a crisis of faith! If God loves us all why does he bother sending us to hell? What good does Hell do? It's not like it makes anything better...Why not just let everyone into heaven...that would be the humane, forgiving thing to do.
We are not concerned about the humane thing. Humans make mistakes. God does not make mistakes.
God did not create the world just to be doing something. Man and woman was created in the image of God. (Genesis 1:27) He wants us to be with him...because we love him.
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."

(I John 1:5)
Without Hell, there is no real motivation to serve God! We all can choose...and sin is attractive!
"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:18-20)
Without the sacrifice of Jesus, sin cannot be forgiven!
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)

Unknown
How many times does the word committed appear in the Bible?
How many times is not important. What is said is important.
"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
(Matthew 11:27)
Go to biblegateway.com and find how many times it appears.
How old was Noah? He was 600 years old when the flood came. He lived to be 950 years old. (Genesis 7:6; 9:28)

Dede
Who was God's wife?
God did not have a wife.

Seana
I must do a project in college and I am looking for some good examples of mercy in the Bible. Thank you.
The best example is Jesus. (Philippians 2:6-8)
The good Samaritan (Luke 10)
The gospel books are full of stories of mercy.

Bro. Dann
Birthday celebration and thanksgiving.
Life is a wonderful gift from God.

Unknown
Bible lessons.
childrensbiblestudy.com is about Bible lessons.
Easter speeches
The best lesson is to read the Bible account of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

Katelyn
What does Jesus look like?
The Bible does not tell us. One thing is sure...he did not have long hair.
(I Corinthians 11:14)

Unknown
Who was Moses' father-in-law?
Jethro (Exodus 3:1)

Zoe
What happened to Adam and Eve after they left the Garden of Eden?
They lived, had and family and died. Adam live for 930 years. (Genesis 5:5)

Ana
History of Saint Joseph.
The Bible tells us nothing about a St. Joseph. There are two significant Joseph's in the  Bible...the son of Jacob (Genesis 37-50) and the father of Jesus (Matthew 1:18-24 and Luke 2:1-7).

Christopher
Does God really exist?
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."
(Hebrews 11:3)
What is God like?

Unknown
Why did Jesus weep?
At the death of his friend Lazarus. (John 11:35)

Susan
Could you please tell me where I can obtain a copy of the Didache?
Try the search engines.

Kathy
I'm teaching 9 year olds about Matthew 5:11,12. In essence, people may say or do unkind things to you because you are a Christian, but your reward will be waiting for you in heaven. Anyone have stories to tell that won't scare them too badly?
Fear is not a bad things! It protects us from danger. In fact, without fear, it is impossible to define safety. Fear is only dangerous when we do not balance it with hope and peace.
The key to Matthew 5:11,12 is found in the words because of me. 
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
(John 16:33)
Read John 17.

Renea
What can I do to make my Bible class students more interested in class?
It starts with the teacher. If you are excited about your class, the energy is transferred to your students. This means you will have to take the time to find activities, etc. to challenge your students. Teaching is not easy!

Michael
What is your favorite Bible version?
I use the New International Version, but refer to the American Standard and other versions.
What were Noah's sons names?
Their names are found in Genesis 6:9.

Unknown
How many times is heart mentioned in the Bible?
I do not know! Go to biblegateway.com, but in the word heart and count the times.

Trey
Is a bat a bird? (Leviticus 11:19)
If you will notice the footnote, the actual identity of some of these critters is not known.

Nicole
John 19:28
"Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty."
Jesus did several things because it was just the right thing to do.

Meenie
The story of Jesus' birth please.
There is very little said about the actual birth of Jesus.
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This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.'
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel—which means, "God with us."'
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
(Matthew 1:18-25)
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In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."
(Luke 2:1-7)

Kaitlin
Did Jesus go to hell and fight Satan. Did he get the key to death and hell there like some Easter plays show?
There is no evidence of such an event in the Bible.

Shuronda
Where can I find information about Job trusting God?
The best place is to read the book of Job.

Geoff
Does the Bible say we should give 10% of our income to charity?
The Old Testament Mosaic Law required persons to give 10% of their income...as their first offering. This was called a tithe. In addition they were to give other sacrifices at other times.
The New Testament emphasis is a higher standard of giving ourselves first...then giving because we understand the great gift of salvation. Because of this we want to help others. There is no specific percentage required today, but 10% would be a reasonable beginning.
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
(Romans 12:1,2)
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: 'He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever." 
(II Corinthians 9:6-9)
Our gifts go up to God as a pleasing aroma. (II Corinthians 2:15)

Sue
Thanks for your answer Noah, but I don't think you understand my question. Can I explain hell without frightening my class, especially the non-Christians? All the quotes you've given me will terrify some of them...I don't want to bring them to faith through fear- can you help?
Just tell them hell is a bad place and they don't want to have anything to do with it!
But, remember...the Holy Spirit uses fear as a motivator. The first converts in Acts 2 responded because of fear. The gospel is the good news answer to fear!

Jessica
Where can I find stuff about Matthew?
We know very little about Matthew. He was a tax-collector chosen to be one of the 12 apostles and wrote the book of Matthew. Anything other than this is tradition, not Bible.
You can go to biblegateway.com, click on Keyword Search and find all the Bible verses that mention Matthew.

Zac
How do I explain Luke 19:27? It reads like Jesus is telling his followers to kill non-believers????? Thanks.
A parable is an earthly story put along side a spiritual concept as an explanation of a general concept. This parable is about using talents not killing. Verse 27 is the king's response is that those who do not use what has been given are enemies...worthy of punishment.
To suggest Jesus is telling his followers to kill non-believers is to go against everything He did or said.

Belle
What does the Bible say about calling a person a fool?
The word generally means- without common sense or understanding.
Jesus called the Pharisees (religious leaders) blind guides and fools. (Matthew 23:13-16)
Another meaning for fool found in Matthew 5:22 is dull, sluggish, stupid and worthless. It is more serious to call a person worthless than to call him/her ignorant.

Katie
What does triddum mean?
I have no idea!

Ruth
Is God real?
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
What is God like?

Sue
What is the best way to explain hell to my class of 7 year olds without frightening the children of non-believers and our Muslim pupil?
Heaven/Hell

Rebecca
What kind of activities can you do for 10-12 year olds?
Activities/Downloads

Dave
As an ordinary human being do you accept that you might be wrong, even about the Bible? Even if the Bible is infallible, so you accept that your interpretation of God's words might sometimes be wrong?
It is possible! So your responsibility is to be a Berean.
"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true."
(Acts 17:11)

Brooke
What's heaven like?
Heaven

Unknown
The children's version of I Corinthians 11:23-26.
The Lord's Supper

Bobing
Hello. Are you cool!
What do you think?

Unknown
Joseph and his technicolour dream coat.
Joseph did not have a technicolour dream coat. He had a richly ornamented coat.
The story is found in Genesis 37.

Minnie
What was Thaddaeus' occupation?
The Bible does not tell us.

Marilyn
I teach 5-12. I would like to know if you have any pictures to color or puzzles of the feeding of the 5 thousand in Matthew 14.
It is found in our Luke study. Luke 9
Activities

Chloe
Where can I find the complete Amos 5:7?

"You who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground..."

Arlene
Do you have stories for the Roman Road Soul Winning verses?
I have not heard of the Roman Road Soul Winning program.

Barney
Who is God?

The creator of the universe. He is eternal...with no beginning or end. 
The Bible is his perfect revelation to us!
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)
God is love.
"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."
(I John 4:8)
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16,17)

David
If Judas was one of Jesus' disciples, why did he betray him. Was it because he wanted money?"
Judas was already a thief and wanted more.
"But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 'Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages.' He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
The story of Judas reminds us that even if we are close to Jesus, we can still betray him.

Alexandria
Who was Jacob's first wife?
Leah, the sister of Rachel. (Genesis 29)

Matthew
Do you have the story of Matthew son of Alpheus?
The Bible does not tell us much about Matthew. Before he became an apostle, he was called Levi. He was a tax-collector. He wrote the book of Matthew.

Aleah
Who invented God and Jesus?
It is hard to understand that God and Jesus were not created...they are eternal (no beginning, no end). 
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

Thien
Why is there sin in the world?
God gave us the ability to make decisions. He wants people to love and obey him on purpose...not because we have no choice.

Trevor
My father committed suicide because of the meditation he was taking. I need to know if he is in heaven.
It is not my place to tell you one way or another. Although suicide is a sin, the key is whether he was a Christian. 
"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."
(I John 1:7)

Joe
Why do scientists all think they're right about evolution? Are they lying or mistaken or is the devil fooling them?
Many scientists do not think evolution is true. We are not being told the truth about the creation/evolution issue. The answer is a combination of all the issues in your email.
Some are just outright lying, because evidence must be twisted to make it sound like the truth.
Most of them are just mistaken...and have never had to consider the creation side of the issue. 
All of them are being fooled by the willing helpers of the devil. It is easy for the devil to fool me if I am willing to be fooled...and know very little about the Bible.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles."
(Romans 1:20-23)
Evolutionists have made a religion out of evolution!
Evolution/Creation

Karyn
My husband teaches and adult Bible study and I teach children 2-12. Do you have any material on Faith for children?
One of the greatest faith books is Acts. Children like stories and Acts is full of them. Go to Acts and take a look. We provide all kinds of resources both on-line and printable. 
This study is not complete, but we are adding new chapters almost every week.

Janet
I've been a Christian for a little while and I have been doing so good and I've been trying to teach the little ones the Bible and all so please if ya can help me out. Thank you!
This is great news! Just keep your positive attitude...it will help you no matter what happens.
Childrensbiblestudy.com is designed to help you. Go to our activities/download section section for ideas. We have Old Testament book studies from Genesis through Joshua, and New Testament book studies of Luke and Acts. We have an extensive faith-building study of the creation/evolution issue and a study of the church. 
And we have Ask Uncle Noah where anyone can ask any Bible question and expect an answer within a few days.

Jesse
Why did dinosaurs die? If they where still alive would we put them in the zoo?
Dinosaur bones are found in just a few places in the world. Dinosaur bones are found in water-laid or volcanic action graves.
Although there are a few dinosaur-like animals that live today, most of them were killed in the Noah Flood in Genesis 6-9.
You will see animals who are said to have lived millions of year ago in zoos and aquariums all over the world. Look for crocodiles, komodo dragons, sharks, tuarara lizards, etc.

Dalton
When was Jesus born?
Since most of the world counts dates from the birth of Jesus, He was born a little over 2,000 years ago.

Anonymous
Do you think God approves of make-up?
God looks at the heart, not the outside. But, he does not approve of those who use makeup to draw special attention to themselves.

Unknown
According to Israelite Law, what did God not want among the Israelite people?
Check out the 10 commandments.

Seksi
What words are considered "bad'?
"Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be."
(James 3:10)
"But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving."
(Ephesians 5:3,4)
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

(Ephesians 4:29)

Courtney
How many times is love mentioned in the the Bible and where are the verses?
If you would like the exact count on any Bible word, go to biblegateway.com.

Unknown
Where was Rebekah born and where did she grow up?
All we know about Rebekah's early life is that she was the daughter of Nahor and lived in the town named Nahor.

Sandor
Who created the earth?
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
(Genesis 1:1)

Unknown
Coloring pages of the 10 plagues.
We do not have specific coloring pages, but what we have is in our 10 plagues section

Terry
Your question about ideas for teaching about meekness is in our special Ask Uncle Noah Teachers Page.

Amon
Every time I sin, everything that I do will turn upside down, I really don't know why is this?
Sin separates us from God! (Isaiah 59:3) God's judgment is not always immediate, but it is sure.
The life of sin is dark...controlled by Satan.
"For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
(Colossians 1:12-14)
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."
(I John 1:5-10)
"...remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ."
(Colossians 2:12,13)

Trese
Where does it say in the Bible about taking your own life, and will God forgive that sin?
Suicide

Leslie
Saul is converted.
Murderer is Changed (Acts 9:1-9)
Saul and Ananias (Acts 9:10-16)
Saul Obeys (Acts 9:17-19)

Kim
What is said in the Bible about saying sorry?
Making thing right with another person is important.
"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift."
(Matthew 5:23,24)
"If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, 'I repent,' forgive him."
(Luke 17:4)
"Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."
(Colossians 3:18)

Unknown
Activity sheets for Song of Solomon?
We have none.

Minister Sharon
Any illustrations regarding the discussion of the Holy Spirit?
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Overview Printout
How do you explain the Holy Spirit to children?
It is difficult for adults to understand the Godhead. The best example of the Holy Spirit is water. It has three forms (water, ice and steam) but it is still water. 

Unknown
How did the descendents of Noah end up with so many languages?
God did it at the Tower of Babel. (Genesis 11:1-9)
Man rejected the will of God to spread out all over the world. They were going to build a tower to heaven. God confused their languages so they could not continue.

Amy
I need Bible stories about believing.
Here are just a few.
Noah (Genesis 6)
Abraham offers Isaac (Genesis 22)
Moses (Exodus 4:1-6)
David and Goliath (I Samuel 17)
The gospel books are full of examples.
The book of acts is full of examples like the conversion of Saul. (Acts 9) and Cornelius (Acts 10).

Unknown
Hosea
He prophesied during the reign of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah (Kings of Judah) about 785 years before the birth of Jesus.
His message was that the people of God were being unfaithful to God by turning to idols. His illustration was his own wife who was unfaithful to him.

Brianna
In the bible, why did Adam and Eve get killed?
The Bible does not tell us how they died. There were 2 important trees in the Garden of Eden...the tree of knowledge and the tree of life. When they were removed from the Garden, an angel would not allow them to enter again. Adam and Eve died because they sinned...and they could no longer get to the tree of life.
Why do we have to have sex after we are married?
A person does not have to have sex. Are you asking why we should not have sex until marriage?
The sexual relationship between a man and his wife is a special creation of God.
God's design for sex!

Erica your best friend
Do you love Jesus?
Yes! 

Sabrina
When Jesus told Moses to take off his shoes for he was standing on Holy Ground, was this also showing the shoe covenant thing that shoe covenant thing that Boaz and Ruth's kinsman had going on in Ruth 4:6-9?
No! The shoe covenant is a cultural tradition.

Unknown
Jezebel
She was the wicked wife of Ahab, who was one of the worst kings in the history of the Northern Kingdom of Israel.
(I Kings 16-II kings 9) 

Kaitlin
Did Jesus go to hell and fight Satan. Did he get the key to death and hell then like some Easter plays show?
This tradition is not in the Bible. Jesus did not have to go get the key of death and hell. He was the creator of death and hell.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it." 
(John 1:1-5)

Carol
Where to find good kids Bible lessons about stealing.
Judas, the apostle of Jesus was a thief. He stole from the money bag of the apostles. He was with Jesus every day, but was a thief anyway. 
"But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 'Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages.' He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it."
(John 12:4-6)
"He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need."
(Ephesians 4:28)

Unknown
The Lord's Supper
Lord's Supper

Kelsey
Where to find good kids bible lesson for fruit of the Spirit?
Fruit of the Spirit

Jordan
How does the Bible passage James 2:14-17 explain the importance of helping other people in need?
Actually the passage talks about showing favoritism. These people were insulting the poor, instead of treating them as equals in the Lord.

Unknown
What does it mean to accept the truth?
Normally the term is used when one is asked to give his/her life to the Lord. Accepting the truth is doing whatever the Bible tells us to do!
"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"
(Matthew 28:18-20)
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
(Matthew 7:21)

Gwen
How to explain Judas betraying Jesus was a part of the plan in the crucifixion and death experience.
All I know is that God knew the heart of Judas before it happened. 

Karen
I need Bible stories for ages 5-18 on serving others.
Good Samaritan (Luke 10)
Jesus washed disciples feet (John 13)
The disciples (Acts 4:32-38)

Eddie
Where do I find the story of Joseph and his brothers?
Genesis 37-50

Emily
A person who has just become a Christian is called a...?
Believer (Acts 2:44)
Christian. (Acts 11:26) 
Sometimes Christians described as infants in Christ. (I Corinthians 3:1)

Chad
Why does the modern church refuse the true Sabbath? If it was meant to be changed, why does God give us the commandments, tell us to obey them and then changes one of them? Did not God rest on the seventh day of creation? And if we are not to observe the seventh day, then why are so many Christians waiting for the 1000 year reign of Christ where it is considered the great day of rest? And when you count the 4,000 years of the Old Testament and the 2000 years of the new, that puts us pretty close.
The Sabbath is not the issue. There are many things in the Old Testament that are not part of the New Testament church (animal sacrifices, the temple, purification rites, holy feast days, special priesthood, etc.). There are also many things in the modern church that are not found in the New Testament church.
God did rest on the 7th day, but the actual Sabbath is not mentioned until Exodus 16. It was to be observed by the Israelite nation. Later the law to observe the Sabbath was written in the 10 commandments. The Mosaic Law was given to the Israelites only. None of the other nations were bound to observe the Mosaic Law.
If you want to observe the Sabbath, go ahead...but it has nothing to do with being right with God. You do not have the right to bind the Sabbath on any other person. 
The Gentiles (non-Jews) did not observe the Sabbath and the New Testament church was the bringing together of the two groups...saved by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. Traditions of the Jews were not to be bound on the Gentiles of the church. (Acts 14)
In modern language, a testament is a will. It does not go into effect until the death of the one making the will. (Hebrews 9:16-18) It takes the place of any previous will.
The Mosaic Law was fulfilled and abolished when the New Testament was set in place after the death of Jesus. (Hebrews 8:13)
The Sabbath Rest is not the 1000 year reign of Jesus. It is the rest that comes as a result of being in Christ...heaven! (Hebrews 8)
Actually, there is no literal 1000 year reign on earth. 
1000 year reign

Maureen
Where can I find a simple explanation of the book of Joel in the Old Testament?
I use the Thompson Chain Reference Bible (New International Version). It has a section that outlines every book of the Bible and gives the author and date of each book.

Savanna
How many times will God forgive your sins before he stops forgiving you?
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 
If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives."

(I John 1:5-10)
Only those who are are in Christ (Christians) have forgiveness of sins.
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)

Nora
Where can I find a real life story that has a Biblical application?
The stories in the Bible are real. At times Jesus used parable where things that happen in normal life are used to illustrate a point.
We have a section called Uncle Noah Life Stories that are based on things that really happened.
We have included some modern parables that are not real.
There are books available that are based on life stories. Contact sales@biblemart.com

Doug
How many times does the word fish appear in the Bible?
I have not counted! A good place to find out is biblegateway.com.

Patty
What are the books in the Old Testament?
The best way to find them is to look at the index in the front of your Bible.
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicle, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.

Steve
How old were you when you died?
Noah was 600 years old when the flood came and lived another 350 years.

Sarah
What are the ten commandments?
10 Commandments

Cheryl
I enjoyed your site, but have a couple of questions: Trip Game map looks fun, but map is confusing- further instructions might help.
One the activities menu print out directions is right below the link to the game.
Bible History Game- printed out appears incomplete, does not take us to Jesus.
Number 7 on the game is Jesus, the lamb.
Creation, Find it- Is there an answer key?
No! Just a list of animals to be found.

Sylvia
What is Lent?
This is not a Bible question. It is an historical tradition question. The only thing I know for sure is that it is part of the tradition surrounding Easter.

Alizabeth
What does it mean to be yoked with unbelievers?
"Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: 'I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.'"
(II Corinthians 6:14-16)
This is the ideas of two oxen being Yoked together to pull a plow or wagon. We should not be in any yoked relationship that would hinder our service and devotion to the Lord. Unbelievers have different standards and goals.

Withheld
I am looking for some scriptures and a way to encourage my 7 and 11 year old to want to be baptized.
Teach them who Jesus is and why he was crucified. Make sure baptism is part of the lesson, but do not put undue emphasis on baptism. Many young people are baptized because their friends are being baptized.
Baptism is covered in our Jesus the only savior section. 
It would be good to have them take the Yes test.

Margaret
How many times does the word forgive appear in the Bible?
It is not important how many...the question is "How import is forgiveness?
Since the Garden of Eden, forgiveness and acceptance by God is the central theme of the Bible. God told Eve that through her offspring a savior would come. (Genesis 3:15)
Sin separates us from God. (Isaiah 59:3) We are forgiven through the sacrifice of Jesus.
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)

Unknown
Jairus
The story of Jairus is found in Luke 8.
Jairus

Jim
I am confused by your answer number 3 to Cedrick below. Is faith enough? Do we not need to meet certain standards of behavior?
The question is now #4. I had two # 3s.
4. All other religions are based on doing enough good things to go to heaven. Christianity is based on salvation through faith in Jesus...not because good things are done.
All of us who know right from wrong have sinned. All of our good deeds put together cannot wash away one sin. The only thing that washes sins away is the blood of Jesus.
Good things are done because we have died to ourselves. 
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
(Galatians 2:20)
"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
(Romans 6:1-4)
Why did Abram say his wife was his sister?
"Abraham replied, 'I said to myself, There is surely no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.' Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife."
(Genesis 20:11)

Unknown
How old is the Bible?
The Bible is actually 66 books written over a period of about 1,500 years. The first book (Genesis) was written about 3,500 years ago. The last book (Revelation) was written at the end of the first century. 

Peter
Please tell me how to have good quite time with my 10 and 8 year old boys. How can I train them to have quiet time by themselves?
Quite time is good! But, it is not the same as quite time for Bible study and meditation. Quite time does not just happen, it takes discipline on your part. Start with 15 minutes. Go to our Activities/Download section, print out a puzzle and have everyone read the chapter and do the puzzle. Then talk about it briefly.
I would suggest you have a quite time every day for a week to set the example. 

Yolanda
Guideline for teacher for what a child should learn or know at the age of 4-5 and 6-10.
In both age groups the emphasis should be on making sure young people learn the Bible stories and how they fit into the history of the Bible. If they have a good knowledge of the facts, they will be able to make good decisions when they are older. The basic principles of love, discipline, faithfulness, obedience and sin are in the stories.
Teach children that God is real and the Bible is true.

Laura
Where can I find the seed sower?
Matthew 4:26-29
Parables Menu

Stephen
What does the Bible say about children?
The Bible does not say much about children specifically. The standards for children seem to be the same for adults. 
Jesus uses the innocence of Jesus as a standard. (Mark 10:13,14)
They are a precious gift from God. (Psalms 127:3)
Children should respect an obey their parents. (Ephesians 5:1)

Connor
Please tell me about St. Joseph.
The story of Joseph, the son of Jacob is found in Genesis 30-50. St. Joseph is not a Bible subject. It is a matter of history.

Levi
Can you send me the story of Levi, son of Jacob and Leah please?
We do not know much about Levi. He was the son chosen by God to be the father of the priestly tribe. All the priests of Israel came from Levi.
Levi was one of the brothers who avenged their sister Dinah. (Genesis 34:25-30)
Leah was the oldest daughter of Laban who became the wife of Jacob through trickery. (Genesis 29) Rachel, Jacob's favorite wife, was her sister.

Unknown
What is the story of Samson and Delilah?
It is found in Judges 16. Samson married a Philistine woman named Delilah. Delilah finally caused Samson to give her the secret to his strength (his hair). She had someone cut Samson's hair. The Philistines overpowered him, gouged out his eyes and made him a slave.

Taylor
Why can't you have sex when you aren't married?
Because God designed sex as a special part of marriage and tells us not to make it ugly.
"Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral."
(Hebrews 13:4)
God and Sex

Max
Story of Cain and Abel.
"In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
Then the Lord said to Cain, 'Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.'
Now Cain said to his brother Abel, 'Let's go out to the field.' And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
Then the Lord said to Cain, 'Where is your brother Abel?' 'I don't know,' he replied. 'Am I my brother's keeper?'
The Lord said, 'What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.'"
(Genesis 4:4-9)

Gloria
I would like more information on your website and bookstore. I do home Bible studies for everyone and find your website very beneficial to study God's word. Thank you all and God bless you richly!
The vision of this FREE site is to provide animated presentations of every book of the Bible, with corresponding activities and resources. This will include topical studies of characters and themes of the Bible. 
We do not have a bookstore. The Sunset International Bible Institute Bookstore handles all the books and other resources we recommend.
Resource Page
If your need other resources, we will be try to help.
We do offer a correspondence course through World Bible School.
Bible Correspondence Course

Cedrick
What's the difference between Catholics and the other religions.
I assume you want to know the difference between Christianity and other religions. 
1. Most religions have many gods. Christianity has one God!
2. Most religions have idols of some kind. Christianity does not.
3. Many religions name Jesus as one of their prophets or gods. Christianity is the only religion where Jesus is the Son of God, which makes him God.
4. All other religions are based on doing enough good things to go to heaven. Christianity is based on salvation through faith in Jesus...not because good things are done.
5. Most religions have a physical location on earth that is sacred. Christianity does not!
6. Most religions depend on traditions set up by men. Christianity is based on what is specifically revealed by God.
7. Christianity boldly declares that salvation is in no other name but Jesus. (Acts 4:12)
8. No other religion has an empty grave (resurrection) 

Keilondi
How to deal with difficult people.
The answer is simple, but very difficult because it is so different from how we are used to acting. It is the worldly way to hurt our enemies when they hurt us.
"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.
If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked."
(Luke 6:27-35)
"Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord. On the contrary: 'If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.'"
(Romans 12:19,20)

Trent
Is it okay to marry your cousin? Jacob married his cousin Rebekah didn't he? This seem wrong.
There is a scientific reason that makes it unwise to marry a cousin, but God did not say it is wrong. What would make it wrong is if it is against the law in a culture.

Withheld
What does it mean when Jesus said you must be born again?
"
In reply Jesus declared, 'I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.'
'How can a man be born when he is old?' Nicodemus asked. 'Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!
Jesus answered, 'I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.'"

(John 3:3-6)
"Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God."
(I Peter 1:22,23)
We are born again when we are purified by having our sins washed away.
"And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name."
(Acts 22:16)
"We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
(Romans 6:4)

Unknown
Doubting Thomas story.
Jesus did not condemn Thomas for not believing. He just showed him evidence!
"Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, 'We have seen the Lord!' But he said to them, 'Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.'
A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" Then he said to Thomas, 'Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.'
Thomas said to him, 'My Lord and my God!'"
(John 20:24-28)

Julian
How do u know when God is talking to u?
God talks to us through the Bible.
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All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you."

(John 14:26)
"In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe."

(Hebrews 1:1,2)
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)

Barbara
How many times in the bible are we told not to be afraid?
How many times is not as important as why God would tell us not to be afraid. God is with His people! Here are just a few examples.
The first time is in Genesis 15:1. 
"After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: 'Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.'"
Genesis 21:17...God hears
Genesis 26:24...God is with us
Exodus 14:13...God will deliver.
Exodus 20:20...God will test his people
Acts 18:9...just keep on telling the good news
There are reasons to be afraid.
John 3:20...sins will be exposed
II Corinthians 5:11...There is proper fear and respect for God...who has the power to condemn and destroy. There is no reason to be afraid when we are in Jesus.

Therese
How should I approach telling a small group of children aged 3-10 at Sunday school about the transfiguration- do you have any activities or pictures? The group is too small to split. Many thanks.
The transfiguration showed the disciples that Jesus was more important than any of their heroes.
Transfiguration

Teddi
I am looking for ideas and activities to use to teach children about Mark 8:31-38.
"He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Satan!" he said. 'You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.'
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."
The keys:
Suffering- Following Jesus is not easy! Jesus had to die so that we can be saved. If the world hates Jesus, they will hate the followers of Jesus. (John 15:18,19)
Things of God- Since God created us, he know what is best for us. (I Corinthians 1:25)
Personal Sacrifice (Romans 12:1,2)
Shame (Romans 1:16,17)

Jennifer
Is heaven real or not I am confused because people said it is true. My mum said it isn't!
If I believe the Bible, heaven is real. There is a form of heaven in every major religion. If I do not believe in heaven, my challenges is to investigate the Bible to make sure the evidence backs up the claim.
Psalms 103:19
Matthew 3:16
Matthew 6:19-20
Matthew 10:33
Luke 10:20
John 6:38

Yesenia
Joshua and who else went into the promised land?
Caleb and all the people under 20 years old from the time of the spies. (Numbers 14:29)

Sherry
How do you teach ages 4-10?
Tell them the stories of the Bible with enthusiasm. If they know the stories well, later, they will be able to make the applications.

Unknown
Who is Elijah?
He was an Old Testament prophet during the time of King Ahab. God gave him the ability to do miracles. One of the best-known events of his life was when he confronted the priests of Baal on Mt. Carmel. (Read I Kings 18)

Sarah
I have to write about Jesus. Will u give me some tips.
Read the prayer of Jesus in John 17.
"So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel."
(II Timothy 1:8010
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross!"
(Philippians 2:6-8.)
'But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."
(John 10:38)

Unknown
Bible study coloring pages.
Activities/Downloads

Billy Bob
How do u teach little kids to believe in Jesus?
Tell them the stories of Jesus...especially His miracles. They want to believe! The applications will come later.

Dexter
How many times is the word love mentioned in the Bible?
Many times! How many times is not that important. The importance is that agape love is a central theme of the Bible. Agape love is not the love between a husband and wife, or the relationship between good friends. It is the genuine concern about the welfare of a person.

Jan
Did it take long to build the ark?
God told Noah that man had 120 years until the flood. (Genesis 6:3) We do not know how long it took to built the ark. 
"This is the account of Shem. Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad." (Genesis 11:10)
The waters flooded the earth for 150 days (Genesis 7:24) so Shem was 97 years old when the flood began.
Shem, Ham and Japheth were mentioned in Genesis 6:9 when God told Noah to build the ark, so it took less than 97 years to build the ark. 

Unknown
Where is it in the Bible that says each generation will become weaker and wiser?
It doesn't!

Dorcas
Who was Dorcas?
"
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor. About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, "Please come at once!"
Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.
Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, "Tabitha, get up." She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called the believers and the widows and presented her to them alive. This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord.
(Acts 9:36-42)

Unknown
Who was the wife of David?
David had several wives. Ahinoam, Jezreel, Abigail and other wives and concubines.

Christina
If God is the father of Jesus, and in the Bible it said that Joseph was the father and when Jesus Christ died, he was the Son of God. Was God alive when Jesus was?
Joseph was the man who was entrusted to be the father of Jesus here on earth. The Bible tells us what happened.
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross!"
(Philippians 2:6-8)
To a Jew, being the Son of God meant Jesus was God.

Tearini
What is the story of Samson and the Philistines in Judges 13-16.
Samson was chosen by God to have great strength. The Israelites stopped trusting in God and God allowed a tribe of Canaanite people called the Philistines to cause all kinds of trouble. The Israelites cried out to God.
Samson made many mistakes, but God used him to deliver the Israelites from the Philistines. Samson's strength was in his Nazirite vow...never to cut his hair with a razor. But, Samson disobeyed God and married a Canaanite woman. Delilah finally caused Samson to tell the secret of his strength and Delilah has his hair cut while he was asleep. The Philistines captured him, put out has eyes and made him work like an ox...but they did not notice his hair was growing out. When all the important Philistines were gathered in the temple of Dagon, Samson pushed down the pillars and more people were killed in his death than in his life. The Israelites were delivered...again!

Marie
Explain what each commandment means?
10 Commandments

Diane
Go to our special page for teachers.

Char
I need information about Zacchaeus.
Zacchaeus (Luke 19)

Unknown
Does God forgive for committing adultery if you ask?
God forgives every sin...if I am in Jesus (saved). If I am not in Jesus, God does not forgive even my smallest sin.
Only Savior

Archie
Do you know of any congregation that has set up a comprehensive classroom curriculum for Pre-k thru High School that follows the same subject for all levels?
I suggest you contact biblemart.com.
What is your question about Noah and Ham?

Mima
Do animals go to heaven?
Animals are witnesses to God's nature and power, but Heaven is reserved for believers.

Unknown
What do we call the stories in the Bible that teach us a lesson?
All stories teach us lessons, but Jesus often used parables. The word parable means to lay one thing beside another for comparison.

D
How do I teach the temptation of Jesus to children?
Temptations of Jesus

Anetta
Find a coloring page about obedience.
Go to our Activities/Downloads and click on Activities formatted for Printing to find our coloring pages.  

Sharyn
I need a map of the Holy Lands. Where can I find one?
We have simple maps in our Bible Lands section. You can find good maps in any Study Bible. If you need large maps go to biblemart.com.

Theo
What is the name of the time when the Eucharist is being transformed?
All I know is what the Bible says about the Lord's Supper. (Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22)

Taylor
I am a Christian. I wondered how I could explain that there were no fossil bones of men found with the dinosaurs, since God created man and animals at the same time.
There is evidence that men and dinosaurs lived at the same time, but you never hear about it because it is in conflict with evolutionary propaganda. 
Consider this, dinosaurs would have reacted to disaster instinctively in panic, would have been killed in the flood and buried in mud slides. On the other hand, humans would have done everything possible to move to the highest places. When the were finally drowned, they would have floated on the flood waters to decay or be eaten by sea animals.

Unknown
What is your job?
childrensbiblestudy.com

Dave
I couldn't get the hangman (dog to work though I clicked the dog and typed in a letter. Nothing happened! Can you help me?
I couldn't get it to work either. Old Bones has now been retired.

Isabel
What day of creation were the oxen made?
6th Day. (Genesis 1)

Krista
My dad thinks the names of the disciples are made up because he thinks people back than were not called John, Thomas...
It wouldn't make any difference except for one problem. If the names are made up, then other things in the Bible might be made up. Since the Holy Spirit inspired the writers, this would mean the Holy Spirit did not tell the truth. I don't think I would like to face God with this claim on my lips.

Mary
I am teaching children from 7-12 years old about the transfiguration of the Lord. How should I start and what kind of activities are there?
The story is simple. Go to our study in Luke 9. Let the older children help the younger ones find the details for themselves.

George
Jesus was a pacifist, so why aren't you?
Jesus was not a pacifist! He did not defend himself, but he certainly came to the aid of others. He did not fight with weapons, but he boldly confronted his enemies face-to-face with powerful words that left them speechless. He even drove the merchants out of the temple with a whip.

Anthea
What are you going to ask God when you get to heaven?
Just being in the presence of God will be so gloriously awesome that everything in my world will be forgotten. All the questions I have will no longer be important!

Alvin D
The Christianity we know today has evolved over time, meaning what we practice today is significantly different from Christianity practiced 2000 years ago. When the Hebrew bible was translated to Greek, it is believed by many historians that "Parthanos," which means "young girl," was mistaken for "virgin." When the Catholic church gained power, they erased dozens of books in the Bible to suit their political standards. Among others, if the religion has changed from God's original intent, are our actions blasphemous?
Go to Christianity Test for insights into this situation.

Corie
What are the differences in the versions of the Bible? I have seen King James, New King James, New Living Translation and New International Version. How do I choose a specific Bible?
Some modern Bibles are translations from the original Greek/Hebrew languages. Some are transliterations which are translations from translations. The King James, New King James, New International Version, American Standard and New American Standard or translations. The King James is written in Old English language and has words that are generally not used today.
I use the New International Version because it is easy to read and understand.

John
Children are mentioned how many times?
I have not counted the times.

Justin
Where in the bible does it say that Christianity is the one true religion?
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)

Katie
What woman in the Bible had the most children? Also Which person in the Bible had the most children overall? thank you for your time.
Jarub-baal and his wife had 70 sons. It does not tell us now many daughters the had. (Judges 8:29-31)
Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines. We do not know how many children he had. (I Kings 11:3)

Dianne
I need the names and where I can find children's names of the bible?
There are too many to name here. I would recommend you ask someone at your local religious bookstore or biblemart.com.

Hello
Tell me every word that rhymes with Bible. Please.
The best thing to do is find a good word rhyming book.

James
What does the Bible say about calling a person an idiot?
Jesus taught us to be careful who we call a fool in anger. The word suggests a person is morally worthless or a scoundrel. To say raca is to make fun of a person's heart or character.

Barbara
What are the differences in the lives of the apostles?
They had different backgrounds and personalities, but had enough faith to follow Jesus.
We know nothing but the names of Phillip, Bartholomew, James (son of Alphaeus) and Thaddaeus.
Peter was a fisherman and natural leader.
Andrew was a person who quietly lead other to Jesus.
James and John were called the sons of thunder.
Matthew was a tax collector.
Thomas is called the doubter. He really was a person who just needed evidence.
Simon the zealot (a person apposed to the occupation of Palestine by the Romans)
Judas was the thief that betrayed Jesus.

Jess
What is the book of Leviticus about?
It is the details of the Law of Moses about the priesthood and how the Israelites approached God in the Old Testament. 

Logan
How do you get baptized?
Study the material in our material in The Only Savior section and then take the Yes Test.
When you have studied this material, contact me again with any questions. You can contact me at unclenoah@childrensbiblestudy.com

Carolyn
I need something for teens.

Many teens are using the material in chidlrensbiblestudy.com. Otherwise I would check with biblemart.com.

James
Is there a painting or picture of Manasseh, King of Judah?
Not that I know of.

Unknown
Lent
All I know about Lent is that it is a traditional celebration associated with Easter. It is not found in the Bible.

Kazu
Who is the first king of Israel?
Saul. The story of his life is found in I Samuel 10-31.

Unknown
Creation of humans for children's Bible class.
God made the universe

Debra
Bible study lesson for college students of making wise decisions.
Here are few thoughts to challenge your thinking.
The greatest challenge is the first decision.
"
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
(Romans 12:1-3)
After the sacrifice, service and humility makes a person great.
"The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."
(Matthew 23:11-12)
This goes against almost every concept in our world!

Tina
What is an easy way to teach kids why they shouldn't worship idols?
God says don't do it! (I John 5:211)
Idols are dead and powerless. (I Corinthians 12:2)
It is foolishness. (Romans 1:21-23)

Melinda
What names in the Bible are still used today?
The only ones that are not used are the ones that are difficult to pronounce and associated with evil. I have never heard of a lady named Jezebel. 

Glenda
Explain Titus chapter two in regard to Godly living.
This is written to a young preacher. Titus is to teach that older believers should teach younger believers by example. Slaves (employees) should honor their masters (employers) in order to make the teachings of Jesus attractive. In a world full of ungodliness, we should be examples of Godly living.

David
What does "selah" mean?
I cannot find much about this word. It is a musical term used in the psalms and probably means a short melody. 

End
Where in a present day country was Ur located?
Iraq, along the Euphrates river.

Unknown
I need to know the last bit of the story on Luke 19:28-38 and the story on this site doesn't go into much detail. Where shall I go?
We send students to Matthew 21:1-11 and Mark 11:1-10 to fill in any details.

Unknown
David and Goliath
Read the story found in I Samuel 17.
If verse 20 the Israelites went out each morning for 40 days shouting the battle cry...but they did nothing because they were afraid. David, a shepherd boy, killed the giant with a sling and one rock.

Shannon
Who is the prettiest woman in the Bible?
Esther was chosen as a queen because of her beauty. (Esther 2:7)

Unknown
Who was the man who sneezed himself to death?
The story of a dead boy who sneezed seven times and wake up is in II Kings 4.

Wilheiminia
What are Philip of the Bible daughters names and what did they do?
This is all we know.
"Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven. He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied."
(Acts 21:8,9)

Unknown
What is Transfiguration Sunday?
It is not a Biblical event. I do not know when it is celebrated, but It is a tradition that is based on the events of Luke 9.

Jocalyn
Life of Saul in the Bible book of 1st Samuel.
He was chosen by God to be the first king of Israel. He was very tall, and was popular with the people. He was faithful to God for a while, but his pride caused him to disobey God. God rejected him as king and selected David.

Mike
Where is scripture that would show that we are accountable as a father for our children to know Christ? Does it state about standing before the judgment throne and giving an account for our children? Please help.
The Old Testament principle is clear.
"Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."

(Deuteronomy 6:7)
"Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord."
(Ephesians 6:4)
Every person stands before God and gives an account for his/her life...not another's life.

Gris
What is the Biblical story of Babylon?
Babylon was the nation that took the southern division of Israel called Judah into captivity. Babylon is mentioned several times in the Bible to represent a great enemy.

Unknown
Easter songs for kids.
We do not have any! You might check with your local Religious book store.

Gustavo
Why shouldn’t we lie?
God says don’t lie!
"But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator."
(Colossians 3:8-10)

Stephanie
Where is Judah? I need help with a school project and need information. Have you got a site I can look it up apart from the search engine please!
The southern Tribes of Judah and Benjamin are known as Judah. Many Bibles have maps in the back that will help.

Sue
What is the name of the first book of the Old Testament?
Genesis

Mary
Is it unholy for someone’s name to the Jesus?
No! Jesus is another name for Joshua and it is a popular name.

Laura
My sister and I are starting a youth study group and need work sheets to help us learn.
This is great! I would recommend you just read through the book of Luke and have your group comment on the Life of Jesus. You can use our study of Luke as a study guide.
Luke

Jonah
When is Lent?
Lent is not part of the Bible. It is a tradition and I do not know when it is celebrated.

Unknown
The great commission?
"Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’"
(Matthew 28:18-20)

James
What is the Dead Sea?
It is a lake (Sea) in southern Palestine. The Jordan River flows into the Dead Sea. It is very salty because it is below sea level and none of the water flows out.

Urgent
If your name is not Uncle Noah, why do you call yourself that?
Uncle Charles would not sound very cool. I use Uncle Noah because Noah is one of the most recognizable characters in the Bible and it give me an excuse to use all my cartoon animal friends.

Kory
In the bible they talk about the Sabbath (which in their case it was Saturday), and not working on it at all. Should we still not work at all? Does this mean that I cannot do any homework?
The principle of the Sabbath was laid down at the creation. God spent 6 days creating the world and rested on the 7th day. The legal Sabbath was part of the Mosaic Law given to the Israelites. The law of Moses was fulfilled and taken away with the death of Jesus. Although it is a good practice, Christians are no longer obligated to observe the Sabbath.
Sorry! You have no excuse for doing your homework on Saturday.

Unknown
Where does the kinship line stop? If you are 5th cousins are you still considered cousins?
In the Bible kinship was very important. The Jews put a lot of emphasis on kinship with Abraham. Today, kinship is mostly a legal matter.

Ja’Lecia
How can you bless God when he blesses you?
The work we are to do is to believe!
"Then they asked him, ’What must we do to do the works God requires?’ Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
(John 6:28,29)
Part of believing is obeying.

Courtney
What book in the Bible is Noah’s Ark Found?
Genesis 6-9

Teddy
What did Peter do while Jesus was alive? What did Peter do following the death and resurrection of Jesus?
Peter was a fisherman when Jesus chose him to be an apostle. He traveled with Jesus.
After the resurrection, he spent his life as a preacher and elder in the Jerusalem church.

Silvasty
I have two Bible Questions.
1. Why do we find so much disagreement about what the Bible says?
"But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves."
(II Peter 2:1)
"They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm."
(I Timothy 1:7)
"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth."
(I Timothy 4:1-3)
"In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it. No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval."
(I Corinthians 11:18,19)
2. How is the Bible like a spiritual mirror?
The only way the Bible is a mirror is that it mirror's God's heart and mind. It does not mirror the world.

Unknown
Ahab and Jezebel
Ahab was the king of Israel and Jezebel was his queen. They were both very bad people. Their story is found in I Kings 16-21 and II Chronicles 18-22.

David
What does the Bible say about gossiping?
"A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends."
(Proverbs 16:28)
"Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down."
(Proverbs 26:20)
Gossip is in bad company.
"For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder."
(II Corinthians 12:20)

Jamie
What are some stories on Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday is not found in the Bible. I do not know how this tradition is celebrated.

Jesus
Who was the oldest man who ever lived?
Methuselah (Genesis 5:27)

Unknown
Ruth
I cannot tell the story any better than the Bible. Read the book of Ruth. It only has 4 chapters.
Ruth is one of only 3 women named in the genealogy of Jesus found in Matthew 1.

Lily
Who wrote the Bible?
The Bible is actually 66 different books, written by 40 authors over a period of about 1,500 years. These authors were guided by the Holy Spirit to write the truth. The first book was written by Moses about 1,400 years before the time of Jesus. The last book was written by John in the first century.

Nadeea
Where do babies come from?
This is not a Bible questions. It is a science question!

Unknown
Baptism in the Holy Spirit?
Holy Spirit Baptism

Unknown
How many times is the word love in the Bible?
Many times! How many times is not that important. The importance is that agape love is a central theme of the Bible. Agape love is not the love between a husband and wife, or the relationship between good friends. It is the genuine concern about the welfare of a person.

Bessy
So now you say they (dinosaurs) are real...that website you gave me said they weren't!
I think it would be best if you gave specific places in the creationevolution.org site where it says dinosaurs are not real. The site clearly states that dinosaurs have lived during the time of man, millions of dinosaur bones have been found in huge graveyards caused by a huge flood, a creature matching the description of a dinosaur is described in the Bible, dinosaur drawings are found on thousands of Incan burial stones, etc. Where does it say there were no dinosaurs?
Since creationevolution.org is part of the childrensbiblestudy.com family. It would make no sense to tell you one thing in this site and something else in a  site prepared by the same person.

Betty
What do the days of the week mean when choosing a wedding date.
Nothing. God does not care !
How do  you choose a wedding date.
Decide to get married for the right reason, understand it is for life...then choose!

Joe
Where is the leviathan?
Job 41

Noah
What was Noah's grace?
God saw him as a righteous man! (Genesis 6:8,9)

Bessy
So you are saying dinosaurs are not real?
Dinosaurs are real! The evidence that dinosaurs are millions of years old is not real. It does not pass the provable science test. 

Ben
What was Jonathan warning D
avid about?
The story is found in I Samuel 20. Jonathan was King Saul's son. He warned David that King Saul wanted to harm David.

Sharyn and Sarah
What are all the Bible lands in the Bible?
The main ones are found in our Bible Land section.

Sarah
Who are you?
My name is Charles. I am an artist and writer.


Boby-Lee Jones
Who is Boomcchuckulaker?
I am glad you are part of the childrensbiblestudy.com family. I will be glad to answer any Bible question you have.

David
How many parables did Jesus tell his disciples?
39

David
How many episodes of David the king and David the shepherd boy are there?
Read his story in I Samuel 16 through II Samuel 24.

Colleen
What are the Ten Commandments?
The first part of the law of Moses.
10 Commandments

Cintiya
How did you make the big boat?
The Bible does not tell us how the ark was built. All we know is that God told Noah how to build it. We know that Tubal-Cain, probably a cousin of Noah, was the first to invent tools of Iron and copper and teach others how to use them. 

Unknown
How many times are children mentioned in the Bible?
I do not know...but, not as many as you might think.

Monica
Is that a yes or no on my question? What about Christian rap? I'm getting tired. I love this music and it makes me feel soooooooooo good... like the best mood ever. I just wanna scream I'm so happy. Like I said that is the only music left for me. I'm not allowed to do anything at my house like a cellphone or a screen name or even watch certain channels. Some channels I'm allowed to watch are way worse than the ones I am not allowed to. To top that I go to a Catholic School and there are 19 people in my class and no good looking guys. If I wanna let loose, music is the only way I can. I know every bad word but dont say any of them. It is not like I listen to the extra hard core stuff. But doesn't that make it worse when you sin and know it at the same time? Please answer me in English and not in Bible quotes, please?
Sorry Monica. Since the Bible does not specifically answer your questions, all I can do is provide you the Bible tools to answer your own question. You have to make up your own mind.
If you are concerned with only good-looking guys, being screaming happy and watching TV, you need to change your mind. God is concerned with the heart...not looks and pleasure. Your choice of music is not the issue.

Toby
Hey I love vanilla, and black cherry. Do you?
Sounds good to me.


Helenache
I don't get how you answered my question. Jesus grew up in Isreal. Right now in Isreal there sure isn't white people having the native majority. they have Middle eastern skin color. Trust me, Jesus was not whiite. Didn't old painters back in like the 14 century in England and Spain portray Jesus as white in their paintings because that is what skin color they had? and if you look at paintings from places such as Africa Jesus is depicted with rich dark African skin and places it just matches what the people looked like so they would accept it. On the Discovery Channel it said he was of the Middle Eastern race. 
The distinction is between Jewish...and Arabs or Africans. Jesus was not of Arab or African descent...he was from the Israelite tribe of Judah (Jewish). I know a few Jewish people, some of them are darker than others, but they are not dark like Arabs or blacks. I am white, but darker than many other whites. When I am out in the sun for a time you might think I am not white.
If you trust the Discovery Channel, you will believe in many things that are said about the Bible that just are not true. Trust me, I have seen some of their programming....as part of my work!

Candy Shopper 911
Are you really named Uncle Noah? Are you a guy or a girl? Do you sit at your computer all night and all day? Have you ever read any other books besides the Bible? My favorite book is Lucas, by Devin Brooks.....Very good book and you should read it.
My real name is Charles. I do stay at my computer much of the time...answering questions and developing material. I try to swim every day, spend time with my beautiful wife and grandchildren and am active in the church. I am 64 years old and have read many books in my life. For a time, when I was a teen, I read 2 or 3 books a week (mostly westerns and mysteries). Books were very different then...without all the profanity and vulgar descriptions.


Brittany
I am about to start high school and I came from a small eighth grade class of about 15 and I am going to a school that graduates about 400. How am I going to know if I make the right choices of friends? I hardly know anyone either from the middle school or the high school. I'm kinda considered smart and am taking all honors classes...will I still meet cool people?
What you do, or what happens to you, is not determined by other people. It is your choice, to let God work thought you. You are blessed by God, and God does not make mistakes.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
(Romans 8:28)
"Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed- not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence- continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe"
(Philippians 2:;12-14)
"May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen."
(Hebrews 13:20-21)

Bessy
If we don't believe in evolution then what are dinosaurs, what are the fossils of ancient creatures like Neanderthaws( i spelled that wrong)? how can we argue what is sitting right on the table in front of us dating back millions and millions and billions of years? I just dont get it? i believe in God lots and have faith and follow the commandments? Could there be a way that it did start with Adam and Eve but then it all went back to the beginnings of the earth? Please explain :( !!!!!!! 
Unfortunately, we have been told the evidence for evolution is reliable and true. I can easily argue with what is in my files...because there is no scientific evidence of billions of years of evolution. The theory of evolution is fiction, made up so that some will have an explanation of our fabulous world...other than God. All the scientific evidence presented can just as easily be explained through creation.
Some have tried to compromise and say that evolution and the Bible are compatible. It is not true!
Go to our creation/evolution section or our creationevoltion.org site for specific evidence.

Sid
How can I memorize all the books of the Bible?
Do it just like I did. Repeat them over and over...until you know them.
We do have some matching puzzles that will help.
Books of the Bible

Fern
I go to a Catholic church. My priest is really boring. When other priests visit I love it and can't go to church enough.  Even the priests older than him are so such fun and I learn a lot from them.
Although it is much better to learn from an enthusiastic teacher, the message of the Bible is in the message, not the messenger. If you really want to enjoy learning the Bible, study it to see how much of what is said you know and what you can learn. It puts a different slant on listening. Listen to what is said and acts like the Bereans in Acts 17:11. 
"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true."
Having fun is not the objective of Bible study. Fun is only good if it makes a person enjoy learning. Some of the things you will learn are not fun.

Susan
What is the significance of Ruth in the Bible?
The book highlights love, loyalty and integrity. Ruth's significance may be found in the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1. Although she was not an Israelite, she was one of only three women named.

Jonah
When is lent?
The celebration of Lent is not in the Bible. It is a tradition. I do not know when it is celebrated.

Leenda
I questioned earlier about what 40 days meant. In my Bible class I learned that 40 days meant a long time in the bible . For example when Jesus was tempted in the desert for 40 days.
It rained for 40 days at the beginning of the Noah flood, Moses was on the mountain for 40 days, it took forty days for Joseph to be embalmed, the spies spent 40 days in the Promised Land and Jesus spent 40 days with his disciples after his resurrection. There is not reason to believe the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness represents a long period of time? Unless the context of a scripture is plainly figurative, there is not good reason to make any number figurative. None of these events show any indications of being figurative.

Nina
I have grandchildren ages 5 and 8, Ginger and Jessica. Do you have samples of Bible school lessons for them? Thank you.
This site is designed for children of all ages, but the younger ones will need some help. Go to the menu of all the actual textual studies. Go to our Activities/Downloads section and find coloring pages games, etc. 

Kyle
How can you find out if you are the antichrist?
"Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist- he denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also."
(I John 2:21-23)
It sounds like there are many antichrists!

John
Why did God need his son to die in order to forgive our sins? Why Can't he just forgive?
I guess we will have to ask him when we get to heaven? Since we are to give our lives as a living sacrifice, maybe we need an example of love that is willing to die for us.
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross!"
(Philippians 2:6-8)

Unknown
How many King James Bibles have been sold?
I have no idea.

Unknown
The story of Jonah.
I cannot tell you the story better than the Bible writer. Read the book of Jonah! It is four chapters and is found near the end of the Old Testament. 
God told Jonah to go preach to the city of Nineveh. He did not want to go and tried to run away. God got his attentions and after spending three days in the belly of a big fish Jonah finally went.

Nohemi
Who made God?
God was not created? It is difficult to understand an eternal God...without beginning and without end. We see God through creation and through the life, miracles and teaching of Jesus.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
"You do not know me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father also." 
(John 8:20a)

Monica
I love hip hop and r&b. Is it ok if you listen to the songs for the beat and not the words cause I like a lot of songs but they have a some bad words in them? I mean , I don't like country, Christian, rock, pop, classical, alternative, etc. music. Please tell me!
This is not an easy issue, and I can not tell you what to do! 
"My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it."
(John 17:15,16)
We are to be transformed!
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will."
(Romans 12:1,2)
Here are some verses in the context of  Ephesians 4:25-5:14. Read the complete text.
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."
"But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving."
"Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them."
"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret."
It is important to guard our lives from evil!
"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
(Philippians 4:7)

Justina
How do you know that God is real?
God is the creator of the world! It is difficult to understand an eternal God...without beginning and without end. We see God through creation, the Bible...and the life, miracles and teaching of Jesus.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
"You do not know me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father also." 
(John 8:20a) 


James
Who was Jethro's father? I know he was Moses' father in law.
The Bible does not tell us.

Andrea and rufus
How many times is the word love in the Bible?
Many times! How many times is not that important. The importance is that agape love is a central theme of the Bible. Agape love is not the love between a husband and wife, or the relationship between good friends. It is the genuine concern about the welfare of a person. 

Cindy
Can you eat cough drops in church?
If you want to. Just don't distract others.

Jill
What if you are on a low carb diet and you go to church (catholic). Are you allowed not to take the communion if you don't want the cars of the body of Christ?
Carbs have nothing to do with communion.
The Lord's supper.

Buba
If I said Jesus was born in Israel, would I be correct?
Yes!

Leenda
What does 40 days mean?
In February it would mean one month and 12 days,

Samelia
How do we know that God's birthday is on Christmas?
The birth of Jesus was not on Christmas. It was some time in the spring.

Laura
My niece is having a "sweet 15" party that is in the Hispanic culture. She is only 1/2 Hispanic and is minimizing the symbolism and is have not traditional church service. I don't believe she or my sister are saved. They have asked me to think of verses to be said but they don't want it "tooo preachy" mentioning things such as purity, etc. Can you think of any verses which mention "good life" principles in a very vanilla fashion? I am embarrassed to ask or be asked with this. I have suggested James 1:2-4. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Vanilla is really an exciting flavor...loved by many. All scripture is powerful and full of rich thoughts.
Galatians 5:22,23
II Peter 1:5-7
Colossians 1:10

Hilary
Why and how did Jesus die?
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
(Philippians 2:6-11)
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

(John 3:16)

Heather
Why did God ask Abraham to offer Isaac on a burnt offering? Why would God ask Abraham to do such a hard thing? 
The story is in Genesis 22. It was a test of Abraham's faith.
"The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time and said, 'I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.'"
How can I apply this lesson to my life?
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will."
(Romans 12:1,2)

Sue
Where in the bible does it mention lilies in the field?
Lilies are use as symbolism is the Song of Solomon.
Matthew 6:28
Luke 12:27

JUlia
What words can we use to say what Jesus was like, e.g. kind, gentle?
Bold, compassionate, thoughtful, friend, faithful, truthful, loyal, unafraid, impressive, intelligent, courageous, willing to give his life.

Unknown
What verses can help me understand how much Jesus loves us?
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
(Philippians 2:6-11)
"Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
(Matthew 20:28)

Minister Soil
Do you have any children's bible stories regarding personal sacrifice?
Not specifically.
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
(Romans 12:1,2)
We do have a section on how to act.

Perry
Teach children not to fear the devil.
The devil should be feared...he is wounded, but still powerful. The only way to overcome this fear is through Jesus!
Put on the full armor of God to fight against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10-12)
Jesus has destroyed the power of the devil through his death. (Hebrews 2:13-15)
We can resist the devil. (James 4:7)


Macel
I would like some short Bible activities that help small children understand the concept of forgiveness.
We do not have activities for small children.
Two good examples are Jesus (Luke 23:34) and Stephen (Acts 7:60) while they were being murdered. 
Jesus spoke about this in Matthew 18:21,22.

Unknown
Then if God could not create a rock that is so heavy that he could not lift it, then doesn't that mean he is not omnipotent?
You may be right. Omnipotent is the closest we can get, but there is no human word that can describe the awesome power of God. 

Josh
It's me again. I don't know what to do with my gay friend. He's my best friend. I can't let him just go against the Bible's words. I showed him the quote in the Bible that you showed me. His reaction was that it didn't specifically say homosexuality is bad. Please help me, I'm really confused.
The passage is Romans 1:24-27. Your friend does not want to read these descriptions...depraved, wickedness, impurity, inflamed with lust, indecent acts and perversion.
If he wants more, try this one. 
"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offender..."
(1 Corinthians 6:9)

Cici
God wants our inner beauty to shine through, right. Does God appreciate us girls wearing makeup? Does it show you are not beautiful? Was it ever mentioned in the Bible.
The Bible does mention wearing things that attract attention to yourself.
I Timothy 2:9 and I Peter 3:3 say basically the same thing. The issue is to dress modestly. Modesty is where one does not draw undue attention to themselves by what they wear. Braided hair and expensive jewelry were worn to show that women were wealthy. Our modern aquivelent is weary clothing that show too much or too little. Either way can draw undue attention.
Wearing makeup is not the issue. If you wear makeup that makes you look cheap, it is an issue. The issue is moderation.

Timothian
I believe my Sunday class students are not under any clutch of bandage of evil or they are possessed by any demons, but their parents want other senior person to place their hand on their children and pray for them so that they shall be blessed. But, I have taught them how to pray everyday so that they shall not be tortured by evil and it's power. Help me with this!
It is important to pray for and with our children. Placing hands on Children does not make them blessed or unblessed, Knowing Jesus makes them blessed. The only way to know Jesus and resist the power of Satan is to study the Bible.
What are precious stones (pearls) that are mentioned in the Bible and can you tell me what each stone stands for where they are now...in heaven or earth? Does Satan have these precious stones for himself to get glorified, especially what stone refers to God's glory?
In the Old Testament precious stones were used to decorate the tabernacle and temple. They were used to honor God. The precious stones in the New Testament represent things that are valuable in our lives, not literal stones that one can hold in his/her hand. Some have tried to tell us each stone had a special meaning in our lives. The Bible does not reveal this to us, so such claims are guesses and have no significance to our daily lives.

Heidi
What's a bible basher?
It can be either of two things:
1. A person who uses the Bible as something to intimidate and emotionally beat down others.
2. A person who makes fun of the Bible and tries to destroy it.

Jasmyne
Can someone explain to me about Israel, Judah Babylon and so on and so on?????
God promised Abram land and many descendants. (Genesis 12) This promise was fulfilled through Abram's son Isaac. Isaac had a son named Jacob. Jacob's name was later changed to Israel. (Genesis 32:28) This is the beginning of the nation of Israel.
Joshua lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. (Joshua 1-4) The Israelites possessed the land. After Joshua died, the Israelites were not faithful to God. When they served idols, God sent their enemies to trouble them. The book of Judges is the story of a series of leaders that God raised up to deliver Israel from their enemies after they cried out for help. 
Then the Israelites wanted a king, so God gave them a king. After Saul, David and Solomon reigned the Israelites were divided into two kingdoms, Judah and Israel. Both of these groups were not faithful to God. Eventually God caused the nation of Israel (Northern kingdom) to be taken into captivity. 
Later the nation of Judah was taken into Babylonian captivity. Seventy years later they were allowed to return home and rebuild the temple and walls arouind Jerusalem. 
There was a period of 400 years between the last prophetic book (Malachi) and the time of Jesus. The birth of Jesus was foretold in the promise to Abram. (Genesis 22:18)

Unknown
Can children take communion or the Lord's supper?
Communion is for believers. 
Lord's Supper

Timothian
Uncle. Will you tell me what the holy books like ghagawthgeetha, tripitaka, Bible and other religious books basically teaches about? Do books other than the Bible teach us about not worshiping the idols.
The Bible is God's revelation to mankind. Other religious books may include some good things, but they are not inspired.

Lacey and Rachelle
How many times does love appear in the Bible?
Many times! How many times is not that important. The importance is that agape love is a central theme of the Bible. Agape love is not the love between a husband and wife, or the relationship between good friends. It is the genuine concern about the welfare of a person.

David
How many times is the word "idols" said in the bible?
A bunch. God hates it when idols are made and worshipped. 
"Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the Lord your God."
(Leviticus 26:1)
My friend David once said "I don't want to be a Christian"? How can I tell him that being a Christian is great?
Share why you became a believer.  
"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander."

(I Peter 3:15,16)
Go to our Jesus section.

Judith
How can I explain following in God's footprints to children?
Have them study about Jesus and do what he did?
Study through our book of Luke study.

Bree
Which disciple did Jesus ask to look after his mother when he died?
John. 

Luz
How many people were with Moses?
The Bible does not say, but approximately 2 to 2 1/2 million.
How many miracles God bestowed to Moses?
I have not counted. Read the book of Exodus and part of Numbers.
How many kids did Jacob have? Names!
12 sons and at least one daughter.
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali. Gad and Asher. (Genesis 23-26)The daughter's name was Dinah (Genesis 30:21)
Why did Joseph not get his blessing?
He did. His two son's (Manasseh and Ephraim) were given Joseph's share of the Promised Land.
What did the Egyptians do to Moses when he tried to take God's people?
The Egyptians just did not let the people go!
How many times did God tell Moses "Let my people go."?
Moses told the Egyptian king Pharaoh to let the people Go 11 times. The first time was before the plagues and there were 10 plagues.

Brandie
What were the 12 disciple's names
Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew,  James, Thaddaeus, Simon, Judas. (Matthew 10)

Unknown
When did Joseph, the father of Jesus, die?
The Bible does not tell us?

Adam
Could God create a rock so heavy that he himself couldn't lift?
No!

Dana
What kind of games did children play during Bible times?
The Bible does not mention any specific games that I know of. Luke 11:15-17 mentioned an activity that might be a game.

Tracy
Which scripture in the bible tells you that each generation becomes weaker but wiser?
This is not in the Bible!

Anna
Can you help me find a good verse to help people that do not believe in Him be able to understand it and to know about him?
There is not one verse that tells all the story, but here are a couple that give a good overview.
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
(Philippians 2:6-11)
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16)
Genesis 1:27
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."
Man is a generic term for mankind.

Peggy
How many times is love mentioned in the Bible?
Many times! How many times is not that important. The importance is that agape love is a central theme of the Bible. Agape love is not the love between a husband and wife, or the relationship between good friends. It is the genuine concern about the welfare of a person.

Susan
Need craft or coloring page on Jesus entering Bethany.
We do not have one.

Phillip
How many times does the word safety appear in the Bible? With kind regards.
33 times

Sabrina
What are the fruits of the Spirit?
Fruit

Lillian
Who is God?
God is the creator of the world! It is difficult to understand an eternal God...without beginning and without end. We see God through creation, the Bible...and the life, miracles and teaching of Jesus.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
"You do not know me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father also." 
(John 8:20a)

Michele
What is salvation?
The word means deliverance from danger. Spiritually, it is to be rescued from sin through our response to the sacrifice of Jesus.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you..."
(I Peter 1:3,4)
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)
Only Savior

Unknown
Who was the second oldest man in the Bible?
Jared..962 years (Genesis 5:20)
Noah was third at 950 years (Genesis 9:29)

Kojo
In the gospel of Luke, why did the devils of the demon possessed man name themselves "legion"?
The story is in Luke 8. The text says it was because there were many demons in this man. A legion was over 5,000 soldiers. The word came to mean a large number.

Nina
Could the Bible be made up?
It would be humanly impossible for 66 books to be written over a period of about 1,500 years, by all kinds of authors (doctor, sheep-herder, tax collector, fisherman, etc.) to agree perfectly.

Unknown
Gideon
After the death of Joshua, the Israelites went through a period of worshiping idols, being overrun by their enemies, repenting, turning back to God and then worshiping idols again. Gideon was the the 5th in a series of judges raised up to deliver the people of Israel from their enemies. His story is found in Judges 6-8. 

Tyrone
I don't get the story about Jesus, Mary and Martha in Luke chapter 10. How was Mary right in not helping her sister clean? Wasn't Jesus a little mean when he told Martha that? Help!
The text says Martha was distracted by the preparations. Just think of Jesus telling Martha in a kind voice...Martha, Martha, you worry too much. Right now, you need one thing. Come join us, Mary had chosen the better thing. 
This is not about serving. It is about priorities!

Jen
Can you give me a verse in the Bible that tells why we were created?
First, we are created in the image of God. This does not mean we physically look like God, because God is spirit. We have the nature of God. 
"Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
(Matthew 22:37-39)

Unknown
Why did Jesus die for us?
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
(Philippians 2:6-11)
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16)
"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst."
(I Timothy 1:15)

Trevor
What is Christianity?
To understand the basics of Christianity refer to the question above "Why did Jesus die for us?
"The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch."
(Acts 11:26)
The disciples were called The Way.
"Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord's disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem."
(Acts 9:1,2)
"Then Jesus said to his disciples, 'If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.'"
(Matthew 16:24)

Josh
I have a gay friend, and I'd like to show him where in the Bible that specifically says being homosexual is a sin. I've been looking for a few days, but can't find it. Can you help me out? I really wanna show my friend this quote so I can straighten him out.
Romans 1:24-27
Any sexual relationships outside of marriage is sin.

Angus
The kings dreams page 32-36?
You will have to be more specific.

Unknown
Genesis 1.
God created the world in 6 days.

Sandy
How could you fast for long periods of time...wouldn't you die? Was there any cases of anorexia or bulimia in the Bible?
Jesus did not eat for 40 days. A person can go without food for  long time if he/she has water.
There is no record of these diseases in the Bible.  If a person has anorexia of bulimia, they should go to a doctor immediately.

Helenache
Was Jesus White? He was from Israel, so that means he was middle-eastern, right?
Jesus was a Jew, so he is what most people call white.

Unknown
How many times love is mentioned.
Many times! How many times is not that important. The importance is that agape love is a central theme of the Bible. Agape love is not the love between a husband and wife, or the relationship between good friends. It is the genuine concern about the welfare of a person.

Unknown
Garden of Eden!
God prepared a garden and put man in it. (Genesis 2:8-15) It was located in the area of modern Iraq.

Jonathan
Are you a Bible basher?
What do you think?

Bessie
What to teach 5-8 year olds?
They like stories. Start from Genesis 1 and teach them the Bible stories in order so they will get the  idea of actual history taking place.

Jesus
What happened when I entered Jerusalem? 
Which time?

God
Who am I?
Creator and source of life!  It is difficult to understand an eternal God...without beginning and without end. We see God through creation and through the life, miracles and teaching of Jesus.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

Bethany
How many wise men were there?
The Bible does not tell us. All we know is that there were three gifts. (Luke 2)

Vivian
How old are you?
64

Michelle
I am in confirmation and we have to organize the church service on Tranfiguration Sunday. What can we all talk about?
It would be good to talk about what happened after the resurrection of Jesus. (John 20, 21 and Acts I:1-11) The reason Jesus spent 40 days with his disciples was to make sure they understood that he was actually alive. He gave them convincing proofs that he was alive. He told them to wait in Jerusalem because something great was going to happen. 

Mick
How many times does the word "love" appear in the Christian Bible?
It is not especially important how many times it appears. The importance is that agape love is a central theme of the Bible. Agape love is not the love between a husband and wife, or the relationship between good friends. It is the genuine concern about the welfare of a person.

Chanreesanda
Who was the fattest person in the Bible?
Two men are mentioned specifically:
Eglon (Judges 3:17-23)
Eli (I Samuel 4:18)

Shovonda
How do I study for a test over Luke chapters 1-6?
Read it over and over. You can study through the cbs material and test yourself with out crossword puzzles.
Luke Menu

Unknown
Esther
Read her story in the book of Esther. I cannot tell it better.
She was a beautiful young Israelite who became the queen of Xerxes, king of Persia. When the Israelites were about to be destroyed, Esther risked her life to save her people. 

Unknown
Canaanite woman.
This story is found in Matthew 15. Jesus had just been asked about Jewish traditions. In 15:16-20 He talks about what is unclean. Jesus used the coming of the unclean Canaanite woman to point out an example of great faith.
"A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, 'Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.' Jesus did not answer a word. 
So his disciples came to him and urged him, 'Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.' He answered, 'I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.'
The woman came and knelt before him. 'Lord, help me!' she said. He replied, 'It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs.' "Yes, Lord,' she said, 'but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table.'
Then Jesus answered, 'Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.' And her daughter was healed from that very hour."
(Matthew 15:22-28)

Kaylee
What should I say when I pray for my dad fighting in a war?
In Luke 3:14, John the Baptist does not tell the soldier to quit being a soldier. He tells him:
"Don't extort money and don't accuse people falsely—be content with your pay."
Pray that your dad will honor God by being faithful to God and providing a good example. Thank God for your dad's sacrifice for your freedom...and ask for his protection.
We are asking that the childrensbiblestudy.com family pray along with you for your dad.

David
How many kinds of Bibles are there?
There is only one Bible? There are many translations and transliterations of the Bible. 
A translation is where a group of Hebrew/Greek scholars work together to translate the original language.
A transliteration is where a person/group gives an interpretation from a translation.
Avoid transliterations.

Unknown
Oldest man in the Bible?
Methuselah (Genesis 5:27)

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History
You will have to be more specific.

Tracy
Who is Josiah?
His story is in II Kings 21-23. He became king at the age of 8 years old, and was one of the few kings who did what was right. He destroyed idol worship and restored worship to God.

Crystal 
What does God look like?
God is a Spirit. We do not know what he looks like. All we know for sure is that when Moses came down from Mt. Sinai his face was radiant just from being in the presence of God.
"When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him."
(Exodus 34:29,30)

Tony
This man put his least favorite wife ahead of his favorite wife?
I'm not sure who you are talking about. Jacob had two wives. Rachel was his favorite, but she could not have children. Although Leah could have children, there is not indication that Jacob every put Leah before Rachel. (Genesis 29 and 30)

Michelle
How many times does the word "worry" appear in the King James Version of the Bible?
It is not important how many times. The importance is what does God say about worry.
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
(Matthew 6:25-34)

Logan
Who made the Bible?
The Bible is a collection of 66 different books written over a period of about 1,500 years. Revelation was the last book...written about 1,900 years ago by John.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)

Sarah
Why do we have fish on Fridays?
It is not a Biblical issue. It is a tradition of the Catholic church.

Erica
I need to know about Esther.
Read her story in the book of Esther. I cannot tell it better.
She was a beautiful young Israelite who became the queen of Xerxes, king of Persia. When the Israelites were about to be destroyed, Esther risked her life to save her people. 

Cathie
According to Israelite law, what did God not want among the Israelite people...poor people, judges, servants or landlords?
I am not an expert on Israelite law, but I do know that God built into the law a way for Israelites to get their property back if they had to sell it for some reason. Every 50 years all the land went back to the original owners.
"Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each one of you is to return to his family property and each to his own clan."
(Leviticus 25:10) 

Richard
I believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. But the apocrypha is not. But in the book of Jude there is a reference to the Book of Enoch which is a part of the apocrypha. The quote states in Jude 14 to 15 'Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: "See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.'" The earliest Bible record was taken down by Moses. Enoch, being as the quote says, the seventh from Adam came much earlier. Does this mean that the book of Enoch should be part of the Bible? Or does this mean Jude shouldn't be in the Bible? Is there any other books that might belong in the bible as well?
There were 2 tests for Old Testament books:

1. They had to come from a prophet, or someone whom God had spoken to directly.
2. The books had to be recognized as coming from God, and used widely by the Israelites.
The selection of the New Testament books was done soon after the apostles died. There were 5 rigorous tests for books that were to be used:
1. They were known to have come from God.
2. They were written by apostles or prophets of God.
3. They could be proven genuine.
4. They possessed the ability to change people's lives.
5. They were used by Christians.
Since I was not present when the decisions were made, I cannot tell you why certain books were not included...but I do know that the early Christians were very careful and vigilant because there were many writings during that time.
We do know that after the time of the New Testament prophets and apostles, there have been no new inspired books. (Timothy 3:16,17 and Jude 3)
There is one more issue to consider. Since the Holy Spirit inspired the writers, it makes since that the Spirit would make sure the right books were included.

Paul
Was there a pre-Adamic world?
Yes! The world was 5 days old before Adam was created.

Michelle
Do you have a Bible study for the book of Psalms for ages 9-13?
We do not have one at this time. And, I have not been able to find one.

Casey
What do crocodiles and alligators symbolize in dreams in the Bible?
They are not found in Bible dreams. 

Dennis
What is a tithe and why should I tithe?
The Old Testament Mosaic Law required persons to give 10% of their income...as their first offering. This was called a tithe. In addition they were to give other sacrifices at other times.
The New Testament emphasis is a higher standard of giving ourselves first...then giving because we understand the great gift of salvation. Because of this we want to help others. 
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
(Romans 12:1,2)
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: 'He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever." 
(II Corinthians 9:6-9)
Our gifts go up to God as a pleasing aroma. (II Corinthians 2:15)

Unknown
Ten Commandments
10 commandments

Cedrick
How old is God? 
This is hard to understand, but God has no age. He is eternal...with no beginning and no end. We know he exists because of what he said and did (The Bible) and what he made (creation).
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

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Preschoolers
We do not have anything specifically designed for preschoolers, except for some of our activities/downloads. Our animation is being adapted by teacher.
Material for preschool children is on our development list.

Logan
Did they bring live fish on Noah's are to save?
Noah did not go out an collect the animals, and the animals are listed in Genesis. 
"Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah."
(Genesis 7:8)
"They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in."
(Genesis 7:14-16)
"Every living thing that moved on the earth perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died."
(Genesis 7:21,22)

Jeremy
Who is Jesus and why is he so important?
The Bible is not just a collection of 66 books written over about 15,00 years. It is the story of God's love for all of us. Jesus is the central issue of Bible teaching. 
Jesus proved he is the Son of God by his miracles and teachings. History verifies the power and claims of Jesus.
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)

Unknown
Jesus healing the lame man.
Luke 5
Luke 14
John 5

Bibi
Who is Josiah?
His story is in II Kings 21-23. He became king at the age of 8 years old, and was one of the few kings who did what was right. He destroyed idol worship and restored worship to God.

Kristen
Is God and the devil real?
There is definitely good and evil in this world. Since the Bible is true, we believe what it says...God is the source of good and truth and the devil is the father of lies and evil. 
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16)

Dan
Just read your creation/evolution links. Most of it is a load of rubbish! I believe in Jesus with all my heart, I also have a masters degree in advanced methods in Taxonomy (evolution, classification etc). Leading people to sites with weak arguments, downright lies and pathetic attacks on science will not help peoples beliefs!
We are glad you are part of the childrensbiblestudy.com family.
Since you have set such a high standard for any communication, I guess I should be equally  blunt...as kindly as possible.
I have known many people who have masters degrees that are uneducated in other things...especially logic. Your degree is classification of animals. It is a huge step between classification and origin. 
Because I stand against evolution does not mean I stand against science. I have presented facts from biology, geology, hydrology, entomology, physiology, photosynthesis, thermodynamics, gravity, etc. Evolution is not science...it is a religion based on hope without reliable evidence!
Instead of responding on a factual basis, you decided to impugn my character. It is easy, and at the very least cowardly, to call a person a liar and idiot anonymously...without any facts or logic to back up your claims. 
Obviously, you have not read all my writings. If you have, you know that I have repeatedly challenged evolutionist to provide scientific facts that cannot be just as easily explained through creation...instead of just parroting evolutionary hype. You conveniently ignored the challenge.
In addition, I have challenged you to show that what I have written is wrong with irrefutable proof instead of evolutionary double-talk.
Since you are a believer, and your belief is based on the Bible, maybe you can provide some insight on how evolution and the Bible can both be true. I am sure you have read my Biblical analysis of this issue.
Until you can prove my simple, logical, factual information wrong, I suppose I will just keep on presenting what you are reading. 
I am sure you have been reading my unclenoahtalks.org blog.
Why can a man only marry one wife? There is nothing about it in the New Testament and in the Old there are people of God like Solomon who had lots of wives, concubines and affairs. Is it because the early Christian church was trying to convert Romans by changing to their way of living?
It has always been God's way for one man to have one wife. (Genesis 2:24) 
There is a lot said about marriage in the New Testament.
I do not know why, but God overlooked polygamy and divorce standards in the Old Testament because of the hardness of the heart of people. (Matthew 19:8,9)
Jesus brought people back to reality.
Leaders in the church were to be the husband of one wife...or a one-woman man. (I Timothy 3)
Marriage is to be honored. (Hebrews 13:4)
Polygamy, sexual sin  and divorce were a part of the the Roman culture. If the early church was trying to change in order to convert Romans they would have changed their standards. They did not.
Early Christians were told not to conform to the world.
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
(Romans 12:1,2)
Unfortunately many believers today are trying to compromise with the world...in order to be accepted by the world.

John
Should we be Catholic or Protestant? Is it important to choose right or will both groups get to heaven anyway? What if I choose wrong?
We should be neither? We should be simple, New Testament Christians. If any group does not meet the standards of the New Testament, it is not a part of the body of Christ (the church).
""Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'"
(Matthew 7:21,22)
The Bible is the standard by which we recognize the true church. I suggest you go through our material on the church. Do not accept anything we say unless it is backed up with Bible proof.
The choice is very important. If you need information about a church that teaches what is taught in this site, send me your zip code and we will find you a group near you.

Sebastian
Hannah's prayer could be considered as a prayer of...
Promise, gratitude and hope.

Paul
How many times does the word gentleness appear in the Bible? Also, how many times does the word meekness appear in the Bible.
It is not import how many times these words appear. The important things is what do they mean to our lives.
Gentleness is the ability to be kind, fair, reasonable and under control.
Meekness does not mean weakness. It means you have your strength under control.

Darlene
Who was Eve's first cousin?
Eve had no brothers and sisters, so she had no cousins. 

Unknown
How to teach darkness and light.
Go to our Uncle Noah teachers section.

Timothian
How to compare the beginning of the creation in the Bible and the beginning of the creation in science. Help me please. Thank you for your cooperation.
Actually there is no problem with creation and science. There is a huge problem with the Bible and evolution. Evolution is a religion, not good science! 
creation/evolution
creationevolution.org
unclenoahtalks.org (blog)
After death what happens about our body, soul and the spirit?
At death our bodies will be changed.
"Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality."
(I Corinthians 15:51-53)
The soul and spirit will be taken to heaven or hell for eternity.
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)
"He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."
(Mark 16:15,16)

Unknown
Families in the Bible.
There are good and bad examples of families all through the Bible. There are many good examples in Genesis.
Adam and Eve
Noah 
Abraham
Isaac
Jacob

Christine
You had a question about your husband. 
Contact me at cvalentine@childrensbiblestudy.com and I will answer your question.

Unknown
Can you tell me about Psalms 22:14?
"I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within me."
Since this is in the context of verse 18, it is a prophesy of the agony of Jesus.

H
This is to help Paul who asked what heaven was like. Matthew 13:24,25 says "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field." Then look at Matthew  13:31-33.
Thanks! Actually, this is a reference to the kingdom of heaven on earth (the church). There will be no need to plant seed in heaven. The harvest is already finished.

Haley
About Hell
Heaven and Hell

Carolyn
What was Noah's wife's name?
The Bible does not tell us.

Carm
What is Bible study?
God revealed His will for us through the Bible. There is no other way for us to know what God is like and what He wants us to do...so we read and study the Bible.

Darlene
Where could I find interactive Bible studies for children between the ages of 9-12.
If you are talking about a place where students can ask questions you can do it here. If  you are wanting on-line or printable games, etc. go to our Activities/Download section.

Pavel
What is your name?
Charles

Judith
What does God say about ungrateful children?
Not much specifically, but God is not happy with rebellious children. It is good that we do not live under the Old Testament law. It has strong punishment. 
"If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother, and his blood will be on his own head."
(Leviticus 20:9)
"'Honor your father and mother'- which is the first commandment with a promise..."
(Ephesians 6:2)
(II Timothy 3:2-5)

Chelley
Who was Esther?
Read her story in the book of Esther. I cannot tell it better.
She was a beautiful young Israelite who became the queen of Xerxes, king of Persia. When the Israelites were about to be destroyed, Esther risked her life to save her people. 

Unknown
Genesis and creation.
Creation

Chris
Eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth
"But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise."
(Exodus 21:23-25)
"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person."
(Luke 5:38)

Unknown
Please tell me the objective of the story raising Jairus' daughter.
The story is found in Luke 8:41-52. Jesus showed he had power over death.

Maria
How to teach an 11 year old Leviticus.
It is the details of the Mosaic Law which was given only to the Israelites. In my opinion, there are more important things to be teaching an 11 year old.

Larry
Who was Michal?
She was king Saul's daughter who became David's wife. (I Samuel 18)

Unknown 
Mark 1:21-28
"
They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out, 'What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!'
'Be quiet!' said Jesus sternly. 'Come out of him!' The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, 'What is this? A new teaching- and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him.' News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee."
Even demons recognize Jesus as the Son of God. Jesus has power of demons.

Rosa
I need some youth Bible study activities for Bible study.
Go to our Activities/Download section.

Clare
Where can I get a picture of a camel going through the eye of a needle?
I do not know!

Ricky
Could you find something to teach to 12-15 year olds about self-discipline?
Proverbs 23:23
II Timothy 1:7
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."
(Hebrews 12:1)

Timothian
What happened in the period from Malachi to Matthew. I was told that there was a 400 year gap between the Old Testament Malachi and the New Testament Matthew. I know it is not a Bible question, but please help me regarding this doubt.
Scholars tell us there was a 400 year gap between the Old and New Testament. The prophets spoke of the sin of Israel, but they did not repent...so God did not speak to His people during this time.

Donna
We are born spiritually disconnected from God and the only way to God is by believing and accepting Jesus as our Savior. What happens to young children who die before they have the ability to understand this?
We are not born spiritually disconnected from God. Children cannot sin because they do not understand sin. Sin, not birth, separates us from God.
"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you,
so that he will not hear."

(Isaiah 59:2)
We cannot be separated from God unless we were once with God!
Jesus does not want us to be separated from God, but tells us to be like little children.
"And he said: 'I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.'"
(Matthew 18:3)

Jack
How is the Bible divided?
The Bible is not one book. It is a collection of 66 books...39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.

Fred
Your sister.
If you really want an answer about your sister, write me at unclenoah@childrensbiblestudy.com.

Nicholas
Can you tell me something about each of Jesus' 12 apostles?
he Bible does not tell us anything about Philip, Bartholomew, James (son of Alphaeus) and  Judas (son of James).
Peter was the most famous disciple. A lot about his personality and abilities are found in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts and the two books Peter wrote. 
James and John were the son's of thunder. (Mark 3:17)The were close companions with Jesus. John wrote 4 books of the Bible
Andrews was the brother of Peter. (Matthew 4:18)
Matthew was a tax collector. (Matthew 9:9) He wrote the book of Matthew.
Thomas was a doubter. (John 14:5)
Simon was a zealot, a person who actively apposed the rule of Rome over Israel.
Judas was a thief and betrayed Jesus. (John 12:4-6)
We know very little about the personal life of Matthias, the one who took the place of Judas. (Acts 1:21-26)

Brittany
Is it true that we need to be baptized?
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
(Matthew 28:19-20)
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When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, 'Brothers, what shall we do? Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'"
(Acts 2:37,38)
The only savior!

Michelle
Hi! In the Bible it says that we are going to burn at the end of the world. Is that true? What chapter of the Bible is it in?
"...if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly..."
(II Peter 2:6)
In the story of the rich man and Lazarus, the rich man described himself as burning in fire. (Luke 16:24)
In Revelation 20:10, John uses figurative language (burning sulfur) to describe hell. 
Hi, I want to know where is the tomb Jesus Christ is in.
Jesus is not in a tomb. He was put in a borrowed tomb, was raised from the dead and ascended to be with God. 
Jesus is alive?

ptaffe
What is Matthew 20:25-28 all about?
"Jesus called them together and said, 'You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.'"
The teachings of Jesus are radical. The world puts importance on power and wealth. Jesus tells us greatness comes through serving others.

Jackie
Coloring pages.
Go to our Teachers section.

Sydney
Hi! I'm 13 years and my dad does a home Bible study every Friday...but, there are also a whole bunch of kids that just linger around...until I thought of starting a Bible study, but I don't want them to be bored....these kids are ages between 6 and 13. Do you have any suggestions on stories I should do, and how to keep them awake?
This is a great idea! You could take them into a room with a computer (or use a laptop) and take them through our study of the book of Luke or Genesis. We have games where the kids could test their knowledge when you are through.
We also have printable activity pages and games.
Let me know if you need more ideas.
My Grandpa and I were talking the other night. He didn't seem to agree with me that women shouldn't be a pastor over men...where in the Bible does it say that?
I Corinthians 14:33,34

Eddie
Where in the Bible does it say: "Where two or three are gathered in my name", I will be there. Thanks
Matthew 18:20

Marilyn
How old were Noah's sons when Noah started building the ark?
We do not know how long it took to built the ark. The waters flooded the earth for 150 days (Genesis 7:24) so Shem was 97 years old when the flood began.
"This is the account of Shem. Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad."

(Genesis 11:10)
Shem, Ham and Japheth were mentioned in Genesis 6:9 when God told Noah to build the ark, so it took less than 97 years to build the ark. 

Lisa
How do you explain grace? Like how Noah found the grace of God.
Grace is not just a New Testament issue. Grace is getting something you do not deserve...and cannot earn.
Noah found favor in the sight of God because he did what was right. (Genesis 6:8,9) Grace is connected to our faith.
"By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith."
(Hebrews 11:7)
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast."
(Ephesians 2:8)
Noah showed his faith by obeying God.

Unknown
Why are clouds white?
Actually the clouds are water vapor and reflect many colors.

Death Can Fan
I'm obsessed with the band called Death Cab for Cutie. Will Jesus still love me cause I worship Death Cab for Cutie? I set up a little temple in my closet, just to worship them. I chant their lyrics before exams, and sing their sons to pray. So how's my future looking? Heaven or Hell?
You be the judge.
"For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles."
(Romans 1:21-23)

Angela
Where can I find the story of ST. Elizabeth?
The Bible story of Elizabeth is found in Luke 1. 

Brittany
Is it true that we need to be baptized?
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
(Matthew 28:19-20)

Unknown
Ehud
He was the second judge listed in the the book of Judges. (Judges 3:12-4:1)
He was left-handed and delivered the Israelites from the Moabites. He killed the king named Eglon with an 18 inch sword. The king was so fat that the sword disappeared.

Carla
Your information about Jonathan and David is in our Teachers Section.

Cee
How many times is "big fish" mentioned in the Bible?
It is not mentioned in the New International Version. If you are looking for the fish in the story of Jonah, it is "great fish" in Jonah 1:17. This is the only time "great fish" 

Fran
What is a Biblical verse that relates to purification or dirt and bacteria? This is needed for a science project. Thank you!
Leviticus chapters 13-15

Shivan
Um! Is this a kid's site? I thought it was a kids site, but if it is why are people talking about "s"? Just a question I have to ask.
I assume your are talking about sex. Unfortunately, in our world very young people are being exposed to sexuality. The Holy Spirit is not shy about talking about this real part of life. I would rather young people know the truth than believe the filth that is coming from the world.
What book of the Bible can I find the story of the lame man being healed by Jesus (The one where his friends lower him down through the roof)
?
Luke 5:17-26

Unknown
Where can I find steps of salvation children can understand?
Children understand more than we give them credit for. God to our only savior section.

Chloe
Where can I find the 10 commandments that children can understand?
10 Commandments

Quesi
Bible verse about bribery.
"He told them, 'Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for man but for the Lord, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. Now let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.'"
(II Chronicles 19:16,17)

Suggestions
Explorers adventure Bible study guide/devotional.
Childrensbiblestudy.com is a free Bible study guide.
We do have a devotional section.
Uncle Noah Life Stories and Parables
Young readers Bible study
We are working on material for younger children.

Cee
How many times does the word "whale" appear in the Bible?
It is not in the New International Version.

Briony
Why would God have one set of laws for the Israelites and another for everyone who came after Jesus. (or have I misunderstood?)
This is a good question.
The Mosaic Law was given to the Israelites. Being right with God was a matter of faith, but the Israelites were required to make animal and grain sacrifices, worship in specific places and keep specific ceremonial and national laws. 
Most of us are familiar with wills...a document that says what a person wants to be done with possessions after he/she dies. 
Through his death and resurrection, Jesus fulfilled and made the Mosaic law obsolete. Replaced with the law of grace...a better covenant (will). (Hebrews 8:6,7,13; 9:16,17) 
Definition of Grace
"The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant."

(Hebrews 9:15)
"But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins."
(Hebrews 10:3,4)
"The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
(Romans 5:21,21)
"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
(Romans 6:1-4)

Unknown
Need study on gentleness/kindness.
Go to our teachers section

Rayleigha
Hello. I am a 16 year old that is starting a Bible study group of kids ages between 7-13 and need some scriptures for how the Lord has been a shepherd to his people? Thanks and God bless.
It is very difficult for any teacher to teach such a wide span of ages. The younger ones get restless because they do not understand. The older ones get bored if a teacher does not teach on their level. As a new teacher, it would be good to concentrate on a younger group (7 and 8 year olds) or the older group.
Write me back and let me know what you are going to do.

Lisa
What did Jesus mean when he said a camel could go through the eye of a needle?
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'Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.' When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, 'Who then can be saved?' Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'
(Matthew 19:24-26)
To a rich person, becoming a Christian is like going through the eye of a sewing needle. The only way it is possible is through total dependence on God...not things.

Aiden
Tell me about the twelve disciples.
"Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
(Matthew 6:14-16)
The Bible does not tell us anything about Philip, Bartholomew, James (son of Alphaeus) and  Judas (son of James).
Peter was the most famous disciple. A lot about his personality and abilities are found in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts and the two books Peter wrote. 
James and John were the son's of thunder. (Mark 3:17)The were close companions with Jesus. John wrote 4 books of the Bible
Andrews was the brother of Peter. (Matthew 4:18)
Matthew was a tax collector. (Matthew 9:9) He wrote the book of Matthew.
Thomas was a doubter. (John 14:5)
Simon was a zealot, a person who actively apposed the rule of Rome over Israel.
Judas was a thief and betrayed Jesus. (John 12:4-6)
We know very little about the personal life of Matthias, the one who took the place of Judas. (Acts 1:21-26)

ordan
If the dinosaurs were on the ark with the rest of the animals, but the geological record shows that most of the dinosaurs were killed in a giant flood...how does that work?  If dinosaurs survived, wouldn't dinosaurs still exist today?
There is proof that dinosaurs lived less than 2,000 years ago. There are animals alive today that are identical to the dinosaurs found in fossils. At the same time, there are many animals that have disappeared for various reasons over time. Since dinosaurs seem to be important to evolutionary thought, maybe God allowed it to happen so skeptics will have another excuse not to believe.
Check out creationevolution.org.

Shivan
Thank you so much for all your advice Uncle Noah! Gloria is doing much better in prayer. Sure she doesn't  understand a few things, but her mom allows her to go to AWANA (Approved Workermen Are Not Ashamed) with us sometimes. My latest question to you is about Dinosaurs. Were there really dinosaurs once? Could the book of Job be suggesting another kind of animal? If there were dinosaurs once, how did Noah get them in the ark?
It is great to hear about Gloria.
There is abundance scientific evidence that dinosaurs lives. Some of the evidence proves dinosaurs lived less than 2,000 years ago. 
Go to creationevolution.org.
Job 40:15-24 sure sounds like a dinosaurs. I suppose it could be some other animals, but what other animal could it be?
"Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox. What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly! His tail sways like a cedar;  the sinews of his thighs are close-knit. His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword. The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh. The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him. When the river rages, he is not alarmed;  he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.
Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?"
The ark was large enough for all the animals including dinosaurs. Most dinosaurs were small and would not take up much space. It would make sense for God to take young animals so they could replenish their species. 
There are many animals alive today that are identical to the dinosaurs found in fossils. There are many animals that for disappeared over time.

Diana
If I become a Christian can I go to  heaven?
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)

Lindsea
If we are supposed to love everyone Should we love Satan?
Satan is not a person, he is a fallen angel. We can have pity (agape love) because he is doomed to hell, but should have absolutely not association with him.

Timothy
II Timothy 1:5.
"I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also."

Bob
Who created God?
God was not created? It is difficult to understand an eternal God...without beginning and without end. We see God through creation and through the life, miracles and teaching of Jesus.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
"You do not know me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father also." 
(John 8:20a)

Richard
If Jesus fought God, who would win?
God and Jesus are both God, they have the same mind and purpose...and cannot fight.
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
(Philippians 2:6-11)

Madison
How did you build the ark and put animals on it?
The Bible does not tell us how Noah built the ark. All we know is that God told Noah how to build it. We know that Tubal-Cain, probably a cousin of Noah, was the first to invent tools of Iron and copper and teach others how to use them. 
Noah did not put the animals on the ark. God did!
"Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah."
(Genesis 7:8,9)

Alaina
The Bible does not tell us. It only tells us how he will come.
"For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever."
(I Thessalonians 4:16,17)

Jiset
You asked for suggestions for a Sunday School class.
Please go to Uncle Noah for Teachers.

Jordan
The contradiction is that Matthew cites "The virgin will be with child" from Isaiah as a prophesy of the virgin birth. As I pointed out, Isaiah never said "the virgin will be with child", he said "the young woman will be with child, thus the so-called prophesy is nullified.
The word used by Isaiah can be translated virgin. I checked the King James, New King James, New International, American Standard, Amplified Bible and New English Bible. All of them use the word virgin in Isaiah 7:14. Since the translations were done by Greek and Hebrew Scholars, we must choose between your word and the word of a multitude of scholars. Which would you chose?

Konnan
How long did the flood last?
150 days (Genesis 7:24)
How many people in Noah's family?
8- Noah, his wife, Shem, Ham and Japheth and their wives

Noah
Hmmm...why did you choose to be Uncle Noah? Why not Uncle Mark or Uncle Adam?
1. Noah is probably the best-known Bible character.
2. Noah is associate with animals, and kids love animals. I can use all the animals character I like.

Elizabeth
I just want to say thank you to God for all the good work you have chosen to do. Keep it up.

Bruce
Is tithing a New Testament standard or an Old Testament standard? Why is tithing still taught today?
The Mosaic Law required persons to give 10% of their income...as their first offering. This was called a tithe. In addition they were to give other sacrifices at other times.
The New Testament emphasis is on giving ourselves first...then giving because we want to help others. 
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
(Romans 12:1,2)
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: 'He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever." 
(II Corinthians 9:6-9)
I do not know why tithing is taught today. 

Simon
My friend's dad says Jesus shouldn't be trusted or listened to because he was Jewish. I he going to hell?
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."
(John 3:16-18)

Paul
Earlier I asked if you knew of any bible verses that mentioned what heaven was like. I also asked about the possibility of animals in heaven. You never answered the first question (verses). On the second question you gave me the standard answer I see here all the time. "Animals do not have the capacity to believe." I will not argue this point, however aren't they still god's creatures. Is it possible that there will be buildings, trees, sky, light, and dark? None of these have the ability to believe. And, these are al! l things that god created. Why would he want to exclude all the wonderful animals he created?
Heaven is the dwelling place of God. (II Chronicles 6:39)
Heaven cannot be explained or described.
"And I know that this man- whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows- was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell."
(II Corinthians 12:3,4)
Heaven is describes as an eternal dwelling.
"Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands."
(II Corinthians 5:1)
Heaven is prepared for believers, but not for perishable bodies. 
"Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality."
(I Corinthians 15:51-53)
There will be no darkness in heaven.
(I John 1:5)
God created the world, and everything in it, as a witness to his nature and power.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
When we get to heaven, it will be so awesome and inexpressible that the things of this world will mean nothing.

Paul
I found were you left the answer to my question. Thank you.

Mikhail
Were dinosaurs on the ark with the rest of the animals? 
Yes!
What happened to dinosaurs now? Were they killed by Jesus?
The became extinct like many other kinds of animals. The geological record of the earth show that most of them were drowned in a giant flood. 

Sanchez
All the kids are school always make fun of me. They say I'm dirty, smelly, stupid and worse things. I pray to Jesus every nigh and I believe in him, but what if those kids are right? If they hate me so much, can even Jesus love a dirty Sanchez like me? It's so hard to believe sometimes...
It is not unusual for kids to be cruel. If they are treating you this way they are not just cruel, they are stupid. They do not understand that God does not make mistakes. God made Sanchez on purpose...so take pride in what God has done.
Study your Bible...and continue to pray!
Do everything you can to improve. Make sure you take bathes regularly, comb your hair and be as neat as possible. Treat others with respect...even your enemies. Find others who are being treated badly and help them. Do not worry about being called stupid. Work hard, make the best grades you can...and be proud of the best you can do.
Find something you really like to do (art, music, skating, chess, fishing, sports, etc.) and do your best. 
Remember...God does not make mistakes!

Unknown
How did Noah build the ark?
The Bible does not tell us how the ark was built. All we know is that God told Noah how to build it. We know that Tubal-Cain, probably a cousin of Noah, was the first to invent tools of Iron and copper and teach others how to use them. 

Lala
Why shouldn't you have sex before you are married?
It is Simple! God made sex to be a special part of the marriage relationship...and told us that outside of marriage, it is sin!
God's design for sex!

Ashley
Can you be saved if you haven't been baptized?
"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."
(Marks 16:15,16)
"...and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ..."
(I Peter 3:21)

Marilyn
What is the story of feeding the 5,000?
"Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, 'Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.'
He replied, 'You give them something to eat.'
They answered, 'We have only five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.' (About five thousand men were there.)
But he said to his disciples, 'Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.' The disciples did so, and everybody sat down. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to set before the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over."

(Luke 9:12-17)

Abdul and Cyrax
My friends say Jesus isn't real, are they going to hell? My friend says he is atheist. If he going to Hell?
You be the judge! If the Bible is true, those who do not believe in Jesus will be condemned. If the Bible in not true, you can do anything you like...and it won't make any difference.
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 3:12)

Jordan
How come the Bible contradicts itself, for example: In the Gospel of Matthew the birth narrative says that: Jesus was always in Bethlehem (he does not move from Nazareth) There is no Roman census, there is no mention of John being his relative and he flees to Egypt, as well as wise men come to visit, and Herod massacres children. In the Gospel of Luke, the narrative is considerably more extensive, but differs from Matthew. For example, they begin in Nazareth and go to Bethlehem for a short time due to the census. How could Herod murder children during a census? Why would the Romans allow him to massacre when they are trying to tally up the number of people? How come there is no mention of the massacre in Luke? Why is there no mention of Egypt?
It is good to ask questions. If the Bible does contradict itself, we are the most pitiful people in the world. We have been fooled by a huge deception.
You have three different emails, so let's slow down and take your questions one at a time.
Several or your questions have to do with the fact that not every event is mentioned in all 4 gospels.
Why would we need four gospels if all four writers wrote the same things. All four gospels were written from different perspectives. Mark and John say nothing about the birth of Jesus.
The Matthew text does not say where Joseph lived, and it does not say Jesus was born in a manger. So we have to go to the book of Luke to fill in the details. Luke tells us that 6 days after his birth Jesus was presented at the temple. In Luke 2:39, it says they went back to their home town of Nazareth.
Matthew does tell us about the Magi (wise men) who came to find Jesus after he was born.  Herod decided to kill all they boys under two years old...based on the time the wise men said they first saw the star. (Matthew 2:16) The Magi visited Jesus at a house (not a manger), approximately 2 years after the birth of Jesus. Herod ordered the killings of the boys approximately 2 years after the birth of Jesus.
Matthew talks about the escape to Egypt and the return to Nazareth. (Matthew 2:23)
Where is the contradiction?
In the gospel of Matthew, the author echo's the Hebrew scriptures, quoting Isaiah that "The virgin will be with child". However, it is understood that Matthew, using a Greek version of the Hebrew Bible, used the wrong word regarding virgin. The original Hebrew word used in Isaiah is not "bethula" which means virgin, but rather "alma" which means young woman (but can imply virginity). Thus it says "the young woman will be with child" in the Hebrew original, because it uses "alma" not "bethula" (which is always used in the Bible when specifically referring to virginity". How is this fact reconciled?
Mary was a young woman. Not all virgins are young Women. Where is the contradiction?
Cain and Abel had domesticated animals, even though they are only the second generation of humanity. It is an established fact that human beings lived as hunter and gatherers for hundreds and hundreds of years before the knowledge of domestication was gained. Thus, it is impossible for the second generation of human beings to have had herds of sheep. You may disagree with evolution, but you can not disagree with the evolution of human society. We are where we are today because of a long series of innovations. How do you explain this problem? ! Why are we to believe the account of a single book in regards to the development of human society (written when animals were already domesticated) when all other evidence is to the contrary?
Although some have claimed it, it is not a fact that humans lived as hunters an gatherers for hundreds and hundreds of years before the knowledge of domestication was gained. In Genesis 1:26, God told Adam to rule over the livestock. Adam's job was to work the garden. (Genesis 2:15) 
I do disagree with evolution and I do disagree with the so-called evolution of human society.
In Genesis 4:19-23 Jabal was a rancher, Jubal was the father of all who play the flute and harp and Tubal-Cain made all kinds of tools out of iron and bronze.
By Genesis 6, Noah had the technology to build a boat the size of 1 1/2 football/soccer fields. There is evidence that electricity may have been used during this time.
By Genesis 11 the people had the ability to build cities and a huge tower called Babel.
In Genesis 11 and 12, Terra and Abraham lived in a city that according to archaeology had running water, advanced art, indoor fireplaces, etc. 
All other evidence is not contrary to the Bible. 
Machine-made objects have been found in coal formations. Some are made out of alloys that could only be made with electrical heat. Electrical batteries similar to car batteries have been found in ancient ruins.
The problem is simple...we have not been told the truth about ancient technology.
Go to unclenoahtalks.org for more information.

Anju
Please give me a detailed explanation for Genesis 13:14-18.
This is the land promise given to Abram (Abraham).
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The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, 'Lift up your eyes from where you are and look north and south, east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.'
So Abram moved his tents and went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he built an altar to the Lord.
The boundaries of the Promised Land are found in Joshua 1:4.
"Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Great Sea on the west."
See a map of the Promised Land

Justin
How were dinosaurs made?
God created them on the 6th day.

Abdul Ghannoum
Everyone wants me to act like Jesus. Does that mean I get to become a faith healer and heal my family and friends?
No.
According to Acts 8:14-18, no person could do miracles unless the apostles gave them the ability through what is called laying on of hands. None of the apostles are living today, so there are no individuals who can heal through the power of God.
This does not mean God does not heal. He does, and the prayers of righteous people are powerful.
"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
(James 5:16)
We are to be like Jesus in his focus on love, compassion and service to to others.

A thoughtful one (check out the questions and answers below)
Thanks Uncle Noah! I think my questions have been answered. From now on I will use the Bible as a weapon. I will make sure that I use values of the Bible to judge every single person. I'll try to save as many people as I can, using the words of the Bible. I'll personally make sure that diversity won't exist in our world. Just one more question, are you Satan's follower, cause you sound rather fascist.
Okay! If you are going to use the Bible as a weapon, it might be good to know something about the Bible. The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God to be used with compassion. (Ephesians 6:17) If you are going to be a soldier but don't know how to use the sword, your enemies will slice you up and use you for dog food. So, to test your skills it might be good for you to answer some fundamental questions...using only the bible.
What is the purpose of the Bible? How do I know the Bible is true? Who is Jesus? Is Jesus the Son of God? Is Jesus the only name that can save us? What is the church? Is there only one church? Who is this Satan you talk about? Who is the Holy Spirit? Does sin separate me from God? How do I get my sins forgiven? How do I know there is a Heaven and Hell? Does the Bible describe sin? Are pride and arrogance sin?
I will anxiously await your Bible answer to any one of these questions!

Anju
Please tell men how Abraham and Lot differed in character. In detail please with examples if possible.
Abraham demonstrated his trust in God. Lot believed in God, but his choices did not demonstrate his trust...all he saw was what looked Good. (Genesis 13) He mingled with evil people and paid the price. (Genesis 19) Actually, there is very little said about Lot so there is not much to compare.
Hebrews 11:5,6; 8-12 gives a good synopsis of the faith of Abraham. 

Briony
Do Bible teachings replace Old Testament teaching or add to them?
The Bible is divided into the Old Testament and the New Testament. 
The Old Testament law was fulfilled and taken away when Jesus established His kingdom.
"By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear."
(Hebrews 8:13)
We no longer live under the Mosaic Law given to the Israelites. The Old Testament shows us what sin is and tells us who God is and how he loves us. 
"Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: "The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry. We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test the Lord, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.
These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come."

(I Corinthians 10:6-11)

Unknown
The new birth from John 3?
It is found in John 3:1-16.
Nicodemus, a member of the ruling counsel of the Jews, came to Jesus by night. Jesus told him that he had to be born again. Nicodemus asked how he could be born again since he was old and could not go back into his mother's womb. The answer was that he had to be born of water and the Spirit...a spiritual rebirth.
"Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God."
(I Peter 1:22,23)
We are saved through water and Spirit.
"When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, 'Brothers, what shall we do?' Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'"
(Acts 2;38)
"Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
(Romans 6:3,4)

Tom
Do all the animals go to heaven, even ones that aren't around anymore like dinosaurs, dragons and Dodo birds? It would be so fun to be able to ride the dragon with Jesus?
Heaven is prepared for those who believe in Jesus and obey Him. Animals do not have the ability to believe and obey.

Ami
What is Sabbath?
The physical Sabbath is an Old Testament day...the seventh day of the week. (Exodus 20:6-11) The Sabbath command was given only to the Israelites. It was a time when they rested and were not to do any work.
The Old Testament law was taken away when Jesus established His kingdom.
"By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear."
(Hebrews 8:13)
Christians meet on the 1st day of the week to worship and remember the sacrifice of Jesus, but the 1st day is not the Christian Sabbath. It is a good thing to rest one day a week, but there is no physical New Testament Sabbath.

Jemima
What was Mary's son's name?
Jesus was one of her sons, but she had other sons.
"Where did this man get these things?" they asked. "What's this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles! Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him."
(Mark 6:3)

Joshua
Matthew 17:1-18
Matthew 17:1-13 is the story of the transfiguration of Jesus. In order to show the superiority of Jesus two of the most important characters in the Old Testament (Moses and Elijah) appeared on the mountain with Jesus, Peter, James and John.
"While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, 'This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!'"
Moses and Elijah disappeared
In verses 14-20 we have the problem of the apostles not being able to drive a demon out of a boy. Jesus drove out the demon. Later the apostles asked why they could not drive out the demon and Jesus told them it was because of their lack of faith.

Maxim
In the bible, Jesus walked on water. My science teacher said that this is impossible. How can this be so?
Science cannot explain everything. It cannot explain love, hate, joy, hope, imagination, faith, etc. It cannot explain life...all it can do is identify life.
Jesus spent over three years proving He was the Son of God...by performing miracles. He made the blind see, made the deaf hear, made crippled people walks, turned water into wine, raised people from the dead, walked on water, stopped storms and many other miracles. The people were amazed and historians of the time wrote about his mighty works. 
Since Jesus made the water and holds it together, it is reasonable that he could walk on water.
"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together."
(Colossians 1:15-17)|
We believe because of the mountain of evidence that Jesus was who he claimed to be...the Son of God.

Kit
Are dinosaurs mentioned in Bible times?
In Job 40:15-24, God describes a creature that sounds a lot like a dinosaur.
"Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox. What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly! His tail sways like a cedar;  the sinews of his thighs are close-knit. His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword. The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh. The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him. When the river rages, he is not alarmed;  he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.
Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?"
Job 41 describes a creature that sounds like a monstrous crocodile. Crocodiles are a type of dinosaur.
The Bible mentions creatures that are called monsters (some translations call them dragons).
"Son of man, take up a lament concerning Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him: " 'You are like a lion among the nations; you are like a monster in the seas thrashing about in your streams, churning the water with your feet and muddying the streams."
(Ezekiel 32:20)
Psalms 44:19
Isaiah 13:22
Isaiah 34:13

Vij
Please give me a detailed description about Abraham's faith in God with examples from the Bible.
Hebrews 11:8-12;17-19 tells us what is important to the Holy Spirit.
Also give me examples pertaining to the current world.
I assume you are asking about modern faith. Hebrews 11 is the most concise discussion of faith I know. 
11:1...definition
11:2...allows us to believe God created the world
11:6...without faith it is impossible to please God

Eddie
How did the world get populated after the flood?
Just run a personal experiment. In this experiment since God told Noah's sons to be fruitful and multiply, we must assume God was interested in population growth. Start with three families...Noah's 3 sons and their wives. For our experiment let's say each family had 4 children (a low number). Allow 100 years for each generation.
Within 500 years there will be approximately 350 people in the world. After 1,000 years, the population would have grown to well over 10,000 people. You do the math for the next 1,000 years.
In 1650 the world population was an estimated 400 million people. In 1800 (150 years later) the population was about 850 million. During this time the population basically doubled. In the next 177 years (1977) the population grew 4 1/2 times to 4 billion. Since 1977 to today the population has grown from 4 billion to 6.7 billion.

Jason, Jacob, Robert and Nathan
OK, fine! I'm not so angry that you didn't answer me about the robot, but do you have and starcraft h4x? Does Jesus? I'll bet he would play Zerg because he turns water into win and zergs turn into buildings.
Since Jason, Nathan, Robert and Jacob come from the same session and have the same filthy mindset, it is likely that they are the same person. If you are not the same, you have the same mind. Your comments and questions are so sick that they cannot be repeated. Your disrespectful attitude toward Jesus and total disregard for decency are troubling, but not surprising.
"Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done."
(Romans 1:28)
I hope you will get so mad at me that you will stop and evaluate your depraved mindset.
I must be slipping!
In an attempt to not be too offensive, the point was not clear. My purpose is to answer Bible questions...and your comments have nothing to do with the Bible. Jesus was involved with things that made sense and would not be interested in senseless things like h4x and zergs.
A thoughtful One
God spoke to me today, it made me wonder. How do you know all the Bible stories were true, cause God told me otherwise?

If you really heard something, it was not from God. God does not contradict Himself!
"For God is not a God of disorder but of peace."
(I Corinthians 14:33)
If God created dinosaurs on the sixth day, does it mean humans once existed amongst dinosaurs?
Yes.
God also told me that the Bible is a series of lessons to oneself, but not to use it as a weapon to judge other cultures, races or religions.
Whoever is speaking to you is a liar. God does not lie!
"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.'"
(Mark 16:15,16)
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 3:12)
So, are you the real Uncle Noah, because on this forum in various occasions, you insulted many individuals by using the Bible.
I am the Uncle Noah of this web site. If you feel insulted, it is because you are convicted by what the Word of God says. My opinion is worthless.
"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
(Hebrews 4:12)
I think you have fallen into the way of Satan. I think Jesus is mad at you.
There is no value in teaching anything that is not true. If you know of anything I am teaching that is not true, it is your responsibility to point it out Biblically. Until you do, I think I will go on doing what I do.
Peace, may you be saved. I love you too!

Unknown
How people who followed Jesus helped him?
"Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs."
(Matthew 27:55)
"After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, nd also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means."
(Luke 8:1-3)
The apostles did what Jesus asked them to do!
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Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, 'Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover. 'Where do you want us to prepare for it?" they asked."
"They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover."

(Luke 22:8,9,11)

Indupa
I am a homosexual. Please help me with this.
Homosexuality is just like any other sin. It is a choice! But, deciding to stop doing sinful things does not make a person clean! Just asking for forgiveness does not mean a person is forgiven. Without Christ, it will make little difference.
"How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!"
(Hebrews 9:14)
"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."
(I Corinthians 6:9-11)

Unknown
How long did it take for Abraham to travel from Ur to the Land of Canaan?
I do not know how old Abraham was when He left Ur with his father Terra and their families. They traveled to Haran and settled. Abram (Abraham) was 75 years old when he left Haran to travel on to the Promised Land. It could have taken as much as 60 years.

Patty
Who are angels?
Angels are created beings, not transformed beings. Angels were created before people. (Job 38:4-7)They are very powerful and serve God. (Psalms 103:21) They are messengers of god. (Daniel 4:13)They work for the good of believers. (Hebrews 1:14) Angels are neither male of female, but are always referred to as male. (Matthew 22:30)

Steve
What is the story of Abraham?
Abraham

Unknown
Ezra
God told Cyrus, king of Persia, to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. Zarubbabel was the leader of the first group sent. Later, king Artaxerxes sent a group of Jews, lead by Ezra.
Read the book of Ezra. It is only 10 chapters.

Timothy
My children in Sunday class don't like telling stories. They need to be told the teaching of a particular Bible verse. How to do this?
Childrensbiblestudy.com is dedicated to teaching the text, not what others say about the text.
Most of the time, we can just read the text and get the meaning. It is necessary to read the context...the chapter or at least the paragraph. 
If we do not know the meaning of a word, a good Bible dictionary will help. I recommend the Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, but there are other good Bible dictionaries. 
There are several good study Bibles available. I use the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible. Do not use a Bible put out by a particular religious group...for obvious reasons.
A good concordance is useful. This helps you find other Bible verses that can provide more insight. Biblegateway.com is a good on-line concordance.
I do not recommend commentaries written by men. These books are the opinions of men and should only be used by advanced Bible students who can tell the difference between opinion and truth.
If you need additional help...Uncle Noah is always available.
While teaching about Noah's ark, should it be necessary to teach about Noah's sons?
Yes. Noah's sons were faithful to help Noah build, and enter the ark. All the other living members of Noah's family except his wife, sons and daughters-in-law were drowned in the flood. Most of the time we overlook the faith of Noah's family.
Every person on earth today came from one of the son's of Noah. Jesus came through the family of Shem.

Withheld
Just out of curiosity, what is your take on the Gospel of St. Thomas and also the book The Da Vinci Code. I would prefer it if you could email me your answer o this question. I look forward to hearing from you.
Both are fiction.

Paul
Can you tell me what verses in the Bible make reference to what heaven will be like? Does it mention anywhere in the Bible if there will or will not be animals in heaven?
Heaven is prepared for those who believe and obey God. Animal do not believe!
Heaven and Hell

Raven
What are some scriptures about God creating the universe?
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
(Genesis 1:1)
"For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day."
(Exodus 20:11a)
"You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you."
(Nehemiah 9:6)
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
(Isaiah 40:28)
"By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth."
(Psalms 33:6)
"Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them."
(Acts 14:15)
"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands."
(Acts 17:24)
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."
(Hebrews 11:3)
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

Unknown
I want to know about Samuel.
His story is found in I Samuel chapters 1-10.
Hannah could not have children. She prayed that God would give her a son...and promised to dedicate her son to God. When Samuel was born he was dedicated to God. When he was weaned, he was taken to the temple to live with Eli the priest. Samuel lead the people against the Philistines. The people of Israel wanted a king so God told Samuel to anoint Saul. When Saul sinned, Samuel was the one who prophesied against him. Samuel later anointed David as king. Samuel was a faithful servant of God.

Shubhra
What is the time known between BC and AD?
BC is before the birth of Jesus and AD is after the birth of Jesus.
What is the age of Christ?
Christ lived on this earth about 33 1/2 years. He was resurrected on the third day after He was killed by the Jews.

Jason
I am Jewish, but I am interested in converting to your Christian faith. However, first you must answer some questions vital to my decision: 1) What does the Bible say about Robots. 2) The Bible mentions a fight between Super-Jesus and Frankenstein. Who would win in a battle between Jesus and a robot (most specifically, a life sized Robot with super human abilities) and 3) Where in the Bible can I find the Starcraft h4x? Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing your response.
Why would you want to convert when you have such a profound grasp of important spiritual matters? We are all in awe of your sincerity!

Matt
How does Jesus fly?
I know Jesus was taken up into heaven after his crucifixion, but I am not aware that he flew. But, since you and Jason were together asking such serious questions...maybe I am just unaware.

Barbara
Where do dinosaurs come from?
God created them on the 6th day of creation.
Why do my parents fight?
I do not know. Maybe they just disagree. You can help by praying for them.
I hope you, Jason and Matt will come back to childrensbiblestudy.com together. God loves you!

Randi
Where can I find a Bible study for ages 6-10 on wisdom?
I do not know of any. You can check with sales@biblemart.com.
Another suggestion is to go to biblegateway.com. Put wisdom in the keyword search and build your own study.

Macy
Am I going to marry Chris?
This is not a Bible question, but it gives me a chance to mention something.
One of the main reasons for trouble in marriage is religious differences. It is best to marry someone who believes like you believe.
"Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?"
(II Corinthians 6:14)

5t
What does Psalms 95:2 say?
We praise God through singing.
"Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
       let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
       and extol him with music and song.

For the LORD is the great God,
       the great King above all gods"

Suzanne
Teaching tools for children 4 and under.
We do not have material specifically for children under 4. We plan to add non-reading material at a later date.

Vij
What is the character difference between Abraham and Lot?
Abraham trusted God. Lot believed in God. Abraham was a giver. Lot was a taker.

Unknown
Bible study for young men.
In my opinion, young men need to know the nature, purpose and power of Jesus.
Study the book of Luke.

Ty
In Exodus did they want to save boys?
"The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 'When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.' The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, 'Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?' The midwives answered Pharaoh, "Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.'"
(Exodus 1:13-19)

Vanessa & Ashley
Who was Moses?
His story is found in Exodus. Moses

Unknown
Who is God?
God is the creator of the world and everything in it. It is difficult to understand an eternal God...without beginning and without end. We see God through creation and through Jesus.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."
(Hebrews 11:1)
Jesus
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it."
(John 1:1-5)
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
(Philippians 2:6-11)
"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
(I Timothy 1:15-17)

John
I am a bit confused!
If you would like to continue our discussion, contact me at cvalentine@nts-online.com.  

John
My question was personal not political. You answered that the Bible does not say so, but says that transgressing social norms is wrong if it offends. I was just exploring conclusions of this so that I and my wife can avoid sin.
I did not clarify the issue well. We should try not to offend, but some social norms are not acceptable.
"I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel."
(Malachi 2:6)
"But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery."
(Matthew 5:32)
"Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!"
(Acts 5:29)
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
(Romans 12:1-2)
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."
(Ephesians 4:29-32)
You asked about whether your wife should work outside the home. The Bible is clear about the responsibility of wives.
"Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
(Titus 2:3-5)
You must decide what being busy at home means.

Alice
How is it possible to forgive and forget? I am a Christian and I cannot forget things even to my loved ones.
It is difficult! The only way to do it is to remind ourselves that Jesus forgave us when we were his enemies.
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
(Romans 5:8)
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
(Colossians 3:12-14)

Debra
Is Jesus God?
Yes! 
"
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men."
(John 1:1-4)
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
(Philippians 2:6-11)

Shardei
What trick did Joseph play on his brothers?
When his brothers came to Egypt to get food, he did not tell this brothers who he was. (Genesis 42)
The only things that could be considered a trick was when he put a silver cup in Benjamin's sack. (Genesis 44)

Joycelyn
What chapter does the Bible says children will become weaker but wiser.
As far as I know it doesn't.

Limahl
Should I follow the teaching of Leviticus on homosexuals? Now should I talk to homosexuals?
You should follow the teachings of the New Testament. Homosexuality is a sin (Romans 1:24-27) and we should treat Homosexuals with the same respect we give other sinner. 
We do not participate in their sin, but gently teach them the truth.
"On hearing this, Jesus said to them, 'It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.'"
(Mark 2:17)
"Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted."
(Galatians 6:1)

Jim, James and John (probably the same person)
Childrensbiblestudy.com is for Bible questions and answers, not political debate. The Bible says very little about political systems (capitalism, etc.), it is about how we live our personal lives within political and social systems. 
This is not the appropriate place for political discussions. If you are interested in my opinion, go to unclenoahtalks.org. I will response to your comments in a few days.

Gabriel
What chapter in the Bible deals with justice?
"Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly."
(Leviticus 19:15)
"Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous."
(Deuteronomy 16:19)
"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former."
(Matthew 23:23)

Natachia
How do you explain death to a 6 yr. old who has expressed fear of dying?
Quoting scripture to a 6 year old would not be the way I would explain it. I would take the concepts of scripture and say "the Bible says..."
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."

(Psalms 116:15)
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

(Romans 8:38)
"When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: 'Death has been swallowed up in victory.'"
(I Corinthians 15:54)
"Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him."
(I Thessalonians 4:13,14)

Quateka
How do we teach teenagers about reframing from sex until marriage?
God and sex
How do we teach teenagers about having faith in times of trouble?
Study Hebrews 11
At what age did Jesus die?
Jesus started his ministry the age of 30. (Luke 3:23)He died about 3 1/2 years later.

Withheld
I have a lot of family members that are really bad for gossiping. Could you tell me some verses in the Bible for them to read and explain to them that it is wrong for them to do that?
Proverbs 11:13
Proverbs 20:19
Gossip is put in the same list as many bad things.
"For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder."
(II Corinthians 12:20)

Eboni
Where is "The Promised Land" located in the Bible?
The Promised Land

Jackie
How many times does the word "spirit" appear in the Bible?
It is found in 486 places in the Bible. Sometimes it refers to the spirit of man, sometimes the Spirit of God. It is a very important subject.

Unknown
Who is Deborah and why was she important?
The story is found in chapters 4 and 5 of the book of Judges. The Israelites would worship God for a while, then worship idols. When they stopped worshiping God, He would allow their enemies to defeat them and cause all kinds of trouble. When the Israelites cried out to God, He sent someone to rescue them from their enemies. 
Deborah was the fourth in a series of judges that God raised up to rescue the people. She lead the people against their enemies because Barak would not do it.

James
I think I understand usury better now. The point is not to exploit needy people, and lending to a bank is of mutual benefit, right? But Shylock in the Merchant of Venice was despised for his usury wasn't he. So was this just a social norm of the time that all lending with intent to receive interest was seen as bad in Shakespeare's day?
Shakespeare and social norms have nothing to do with the Biblical issue. The Bible is clear...Israelites were not to charge interest to Israelites and Christians are to give without expecting anything in return.
Re your answer about capitalism and environment: 1. As capitalism places the free market above individual welfare and is free of compassion, surely God must disapprove of it as a political system. 2. I appreciate that God gave us the earth, but does that not oblige us to take care of it as well as use it?
You are concerned about political issues, not Biblical issues. The Bible does not deal with these issues. The early Christians lived under a godless government. This is not the place to debate whether God approves or disapproves of capitalism or environmentalism. The Bible emphasis is how you and I live within the circumstances we find ourselves.

Helen
How many times does the word repent appear in the Bible?
You can find it in 39 different places...enough to know God wants us to repent.
"I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish."
(Luke 13:3)

Jeannette
Meaning of Romans 3:23.
Remember, this letter is written to Christians. Everyone in the church sins.
"This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus."
(Romans 3:22-24)

Unknown
Tell me about Noah's Ark.
The story of the flood is found in Genesis 6-8. 
"So make yourself an ark of cypress (gopher) wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high. Make a roof for it and finish the ark to within 18 inches of the top. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks."
(Genesis 6:14-16)
The only other thing we know about the ark is that it landed in the Mountains of Ararat. These mountains are located in northern part of modern Iraq. 
Noah and Engineering
Noah

Lawrence
Is it a sin to kill animals?
No. God used animals skins to clothe Adam and Eve. (Genesis 3:21) The animals had to be killed.
God told Noah that animals were given for food.
"Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything."
(Genesis 9:3) 
At times animals have to be killed to protect people or to maintain the balance of nature.

Christopher
How old was Noah when he died? Could he really live that long?
950 years old (Genesis 9:28) Many people lived to be from 800 to 900+ years old at that time. After the flood people started living shorter lives.

Andy
Is gay marriage alright?
No. Marriage is for a man and his wife. (Genesis 2:24)
"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and 'the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
(Mark 10:7-9)
The gay lifestyle is shameful, degrading and indecent. (Romans 1:24-27)

Sadie
How do you teach children about the Glory of God based on Moses experiences and him asking God to show him His glory?
God showed his glory and power through several events in the books of Exodus.
The burning bush (Chapter 3)
Staff turned into snake (Chapter 4)
The Plagues (Chapters 7-11)
Crossing the Red Sea (Chapter 13)
Manna and quail (Chapter 16
Water from a rock (Chapter 17)
Sinai (Chapter 19)
Moses and God (33:12-23)
It is important for young people to understand that God spoke to the people in a different way in the Old Testament. Now he speaks to us through Jesus and the inspired New Testament writers.
"In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe."
(Hebrews 1:1,2)
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)
The Old Testament stories were given to inspire and warn us. 
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."
(Hebrews 12:1)
"These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come."
(I Corinthians 10:11)

Emily
What was Saul's major accomplishments?
There are two Saul's in scripture.
The Old Testament Saul was the first king of Israel. He was a great warrior and was faithful to God for the first part of his reign. (I Samuel 10-15)
The New Testament Saul (Paul) was sent to the non-Jewish world. Colossians 1:23 tells us that the whole world had heard the good news. He wrote half of the New Testament books.

Brittni
I am looking for the Noah's ark boat.
There are several places where some think Noah's Ark is located in modern Turkey. The only place we can find it for sure is in Genesis chapters 6-8

Leanne
If God created everything, who created God?
God is eternal. It is hard for humans to understand the idea of eternal...no beginning and no end. We know there is a God (creator) because of the evidence we see around us.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."
(Hebrews 11:1)

Keyahn
How did Jesus become a man?
"'How will this be,' Mary asked the angel, 'since I am a virgin?' The angel answered, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.'"
(Luke 1:35)

"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"

(Philippians 2:6-11)

Unknown
Are Bible stories actually true?
Yes!

Len
My wife and I have been church going Christians all our lives, but recently she has lost her faith after our son died.
I did not include all your email concerning your very personal family grief. It is not unusual for a person to go into depression after a tragic loss. God made us, so he definitely understands what seems to be loss of faith. It may not be loss of faith at all. There is no sin in questioning. The book of Psalms is full of questions.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
(Romans 8:28)
Just continue to love your wife and pray fervently with her and for her. Have your church friends pray.
"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
(James 5:16) 
Send me your email address and I will try to get you some help. 
unclenoah@childrensbiblestudy.com
 

James
Thanks for your response. So is usury a sin between the Israelites only? Who are they? I thought all men were my brothers? Can you say a bit more about this. As I have a bank account earning interest. I am worried that I am sinning.
There were other people who believed in God during Old Testament times, but the Israelites were God's chosen people. The Israelites lived under the Law of Moses which was given about 1500 years before Jesus lived on earth. The usury law was part of the Law of Moses.
In one sense, all people in the world are our brothers and should be treated with respect, but Christians are God's people today. Christians live under a higher standard.
Jesus clearly said believers (Christians) are to give to those in need without expecting anything in return. 
A bank is not a person...and operates under the laws of the land. We cannot control what a person or business decided to do to us. If they decide to give you interest for the use of your money, thank God for you blessing. In the parable of the talents, the man with one talent was criticized for not doing the very least...investing the talent with a banker to receive interest. (Matthew 25)
The real issue is what you and I do with our money and possessions!

Unknown
Is it okay to read the Last Temptation of Christ?
Read the Bible account of the temptation, death and resurrection of Jesus. (Matthew 26-28; Mark 14-16; Luke 22-24 and John 18-21) Then Read The Last Temptation of Christ with the ideas that not all of what you read is true.

Unknown
What was the name of the wicked daughter of Herod Agrippa?
I know of no daughter of Herod Agrippa. There is a daughter of the Herod that had John the Baptist killed. We do not have her name.

Elizabeth
Where does it say Noah preached to the wicked people saying, "Those who refuse to honor God shall be destroyed." and where does it say everyone mocked Noah and laughed at God's warning during the flood.
The Bible does not say people mocked and laughed at Noah. It does say they ignored his preaching.
"So God said to Noah, 'I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.'"
(Genesis 6:13)
"...if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others..."

(II peter 2:5)

James
What is usury? Is it a sin? Thanks.
It is interest on a loan. In the Old Testament, it was wrong for an Israelite to charge usury to another Israelite. 
"Do not charge your brother interest, whether on money or food or anything else that may earn interest. You may charge a foreigner interest, but not a brother Israelite, so that the LORD your God may bless you in everything you put your hand to in the land you are entering to possess."
(Deuteronomy 23:19,20)
"But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked."
(Luke 6:35)

John
I am a bit confused by your response. Are you saying the Bible doesn't say earrings are bad, but if people think it is gender inappropriate, then it is bad? But, if the Bible does not say what is appropriate for either gender, how do we know what is appropriate? If it is based on accepted patterns of "normal" behavior, then should I stop my wife going out to work?
Paul deals with the principle in I Corinthians 8. 
It is not wrong to eat meat sacrificed to idols. (I Corinthians 8:4-8)
But some people do not know it is okay. 
Eating meat does not bring us nearer to God, so if eating meat sacrificed to idols offends, don't eat it. (8:13)
In I Corinthians 10, in the context of eating meat offered to idols, Paul makes it clear.
"Everything is permissible"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others."
(I Corinthians 10:23)
Your question is about earrings for men. You have the right to wear an earring. But, it does not bring you nearer to God. If by wearing an earring you suggest to some that you are effeminate or homosexual, it is inappropriate and you don't wear it.
I am confused by the comment about your wife.
Accepted patterns of behavior are not the issue. Some acceptable behavior is Biblically wrong.
If you have additional questions contact me at cvalentine@childrensbiblestudy.com.

Deborah
Where can I find a Bible study on Spiritual Gifts that would be appropriate for students in classes Kindergarten through adult?
We have a Biblical overview of Spiritual gifts, but I don't know of any study for smaller children.
Spiritual Gifts

Jim
If Jesus returned today, what would be his position on:
1. The Israel/Palestine situation

Got sets up nations and takes them down. Israel was just another nation among nations. God's promises to Israel were fulfilled in Joshua 23:14.
"Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed."
The purpose of Jesus was to set up a spiritual kingdom that included all nations. He was interested in justice and compassion.
"Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place."
(John 18:36)
2. Capitalism
Jesus was concerned with personal honesty and compassion...not a political system. The important thing is His kingdom...the church.
3. Current environmental concerns
Since Jesus was God, his concern was what was revealed in the Old Testament.
"Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'"
(Genesis 1:26)
"Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything."
(Genesis 9:3)
Jesus holds all things together with his power...even the actions of men.
"The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word."
(Hebrews 1:3)

Susan
Does Jesus tell us to turn the other cheek mean he was a pacifist?
Jesus was not a pacifist in the modern sense. He challenged the spiritual leaders and used a whip to drive the businessmen out of the temple. He defended the poor, but did not resist when he was falsely accused and killed.

Tyler
Why did Joseph's brothers sell him into slavery?
They were jealous. (Genesis 37)

Tammy
I was wanting to know...do you have to go to church to say you are a Christian, or can you watch your favorite pastor on TV on Sundays and Wednesdays for Bible study?
Going to church does not make a person a Christian. When a person believes in Christ and obeys he/she becomes a Christian and is added to the church. (Acts 2:38) All Christians are part of the church, the body of Christ.
"The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"
(I Corinthians 12:21)
"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
(Hebrews 10:25)
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Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ."
(Ephesians 5:19-21)
Jesus, the only savior!

Kristen
How do the snowflakes change shapes?
This is not a Bible question. It is a delightful science question.

Unknown
Was sex ok in Bible times?
Yes...in the marriage relationship.

Sara
How do you know if God is real? 
The best way to know that God is real is to look at the world around us. In spite of those who would try to convince us that the world happened by chance, a careful look at the way the world is designed declares the creative power of God.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
Is he really there with you all the time?
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
(Romans 8:28)
"From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us."
(Acts 17:27)

Art
Can the Bible give me guidance on how to discipline my children? They are starting to get into trouble with the police and gangs and stuff and I do not know what to do?
The Bible does provide guidance. It sounds like you need someone outside the family to help you get through this tangle. If you will send me your zip code, I will try to find someone in your area that will help.

Kara
Is there any suggestions for teaching about forgiveness to kids ages 4-10?
1. There is no forgiveness without Jesus!
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Act 4:12)
"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace."
(Ephesians 1:7)
2. We must have forgiving spirit!
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."
(Luke 6:37)
"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."
(Ephesians 4:32)

Meeeee
If David was so confident that he would kill Goliath, why did he choose 5 stones instead of just one?
The Bible does not tell us, but it is always good to be prepared. Goliath was not the only giant. In I Chronicles 20:5, Lahmi the brother of Goliath was killed. In the next verse a huge man with 6 finders on each hand and 6 toes on each foot was killed by David's brother.
During the temptation of Jesus, the devil told Jesus that he could have all the land he saw if he would worship the devil. Jesus had all the land.
If what you say is true, it would not have been a temptation, so Jesus new the devil was speaking the truth. The devil had the power to show Jesus in an instance all the kingdoms of the world. (Luke 4:5) Satan is described as the god (small g) of this age.
"The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."
(II Corinthians 4:4)

Len
What can I expect to find when I get to heaven? What will it be like? Who will I meet?
Actually, there is not much said about what heaven is like. All we know for sure is that we will be in a place prepared by Jesus himself...and live with him. We will be in the presence of God!
Paul talks about heaven:
"And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows- was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell."
(II Corinthians 12:3,4)
Only believers will be in heaven.

Neil
What happened to Adam and Eve? Did they repent and go to Heaven, or are they in Hell?
The Bible does not tell us.
Before Jesus died to pay the price of our sins, was anyone redeemed? What happened to people at death before Jesus came?
Jesus paid the price for all mankind. In Hebrews 11, we find a list of the witnesses who were saved by faith! 

Adam
I need to know how the Old Testament mentions treatment of children and education.
It is interesting that there is not much said about how to treat children. It is as if they should have no special treatment and are included in how to treat everyone.
Education is in two areas...worldly and spiritual.
From a worldly point of view Solomon says:
"The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one Shepherd. Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. 
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man."

(Ecclesiastes 12:11-13)
The Old Testament emphasis is finding Godly wisdom and understanding. There are exceptions, but fathers were the primary teachers.
"My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God."
(Proverbs 2:1-5)
"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."
(Deuteronomy 6:7)
This does exclude education, but the emphasis should be on spiritual knowledge and wisdom. In Genesis we have examples of men who developed interesting skills. Tubal-Cain invented all kinds of tools made from iron and copper. Some think he taught others how to make and use tools. Jubal was a musician who played the harp and flute. Jabal was the father of ranchers. (Genesis 4:19-22)

James
(I Timothy 2:3,4) "He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.'" Does this mean I can sin in any way I like as long as I believe and am baptized? Thanks
The verse is Mark 16:15,16.
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What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin- because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
(Romans 6:1-7)

Jonas
My Daddy says that God is not real, so I'm scared that he will go to hell. I love my Daddy and don't want the Devil to hurt him. Will God let my Daddy go to heaven?
I am sorry your Daddy does not believe in God. All we can do is turn to the Bible for the answer to your question.
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)
"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.'"
(John 3:16)
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
We are adding your dad to our prayer list.

Unknown
How many times does whale appear in the Bible?
It does not appear in the New International version. The word is translated great fish.

Vicki
I am looking for a Bible study on friendship for 9-10 year old girls. The girls in my class are having trouble getting along and I would like to do a Bible study for them at lunch.
What you are describing is not a friendship matter. It is a respect issue. Friendships grow out of respect and service.
"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets."
(Matthew 7:12)
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."
(Ephesians 4:29)
"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth'. But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also."
(Matthew 5:37)
"But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked."
(Luke 6:35)
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
(John 13:34,35)

Unknown
How did Esther help Mary?
If Esther had not stood up for the Israelites in the time of captivity, the Israelites would have been destroyed...and Mary would not have lived. God insured the birth of Jesus by working in the life of Esther and the people around her.

Kijuana
How can we read the Bible?
I do not know exactly what you are asking. If you are talking about how to understand the Bible, it would help to go to our Understanding the Bible Section.
If you are asking where to get a Bible, I do not know enough about your situation.

Unknown
John 1:1-14
Jesus is God!
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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

John
Is getting an earring bad?
The Bible does not speak directly about ornamental earrings. The only body piercing found in scripture is when a person decides to remain a slave.
"But if the servant declares, 'I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,' then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life..."
(Exodus 21:5-7)
The question is: Why would a male want to wear an earring? To some an earring would be a sign of feminine or homosexual tendencies...regardless of which ear it is located. To others it is  sign of rebellion. To some it makes no difference, to others it is just offensive.

Unknown
God dwells with us.
Jesus is called Immanuel, which means God with us.
"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel."
(Isaiah 7:14)
"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"- which means, 'God with us.'"
(Matthew 1:23)

Matthew
When will Jesus come for us?
The Bible does not tell us when!
"According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever."

(I Thessalonians 4:13-17)
The Rapture

Unknown
Christmas
Although Christmas day is not the time of the year for the Jesus' birth, it is good that many people are thinking about Jesus. Many of the traditions surrounding the modern presentations of the birth of Jesus are not accurate. 
There are 3 verses that tell the actual story of the birth of Jesus. There are only 19 verses that give us details of the events surrounding His birth. There is a lot said about the meaning of His birth. 
"So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."
(Luke 2:4-7)
The angels appearing to shepherds was an announcement of the birth of Jesus.
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And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.'
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.'"
(Luke 2:8-14)
Actually the Magi came to a house, not a manger. It was about two years after his birth.
"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem."
(Matthew 2:1)
"On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh."
(Matthew 2:11)
"When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi."
(Matthew 2:16)

Ellis
Did u have help from the animals to build the ark?
The Bible does not tell us how Noah built the ark. The animals were most likely used to pull the wagons, etc. Noah may have used dinosaurs to do some to the heavy lifting.

Becky
Description of Exodus of Hebrews from Egypt. Include details like the plagues, what Pharaoh said the the escape across the Red Sea. Where can I find it?
Exodus chapters 1-13.
Exodus

Scott
I am looking for a children's book that does a great job in telling the story of Jesus' birth.
The best book is Luke. (1:26-2:20) 

Dodie
How many times does the word forgive appear in the Bible?
A least 75 times. Enough times that we can be sure that God wants to forgive us.
"He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things."
(Luke 24:46-48)

Unknown
What does "an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth mean"?
In the Old Testament testament the Israelites were commanded to take revenge.
"If anyone injures his neighbor, whatever he has done must be done to him: fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. As he has injured the other, so he is to be injured.  Whoever kills an animal must make restitution."
(Leviticus 24:19-21)
Jesus changed the idea of revenge.
"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth'. But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also."
(Matthew 5:37-39)

Sam
Who is the antichrist the bible talks about?
"Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us."
(I John 1:18,19) 
"Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist."
(II John 1:7)

William
In Psalms 23, what is the meaning of green pastures and still waters?
A peaceful place.

Melissa
Is Jesus God?
Yes!
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
(Philippians 2:6-11)
"The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven."
(Hebrews 1:3)

Laura
I need a children's Bible study on Romans 3:23 for ages 4-10 please.
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
(Romans 3:22-24)
This is written to Christians, not young children who do not understand the consequences of sin. This should be taught to small children as a simple rule that it is not good for children to do wrong things, but we can be forgiven.
Your older children will need further explanation of the consequences and judgment that comes from sin...in another setting.
Watch for our study of  sin and its consequences in our You Asked for it section within the next few days.

Suzanne
Where is the story of the servant girl who guided a leprous soldier to a prophet?
Naaman (II Kings 5)

Dylan
How long did it take Joseph and Mary to travel to Bethlehem?
They lived in Nazareth, about 70 miles north of Bethlehem. Mary was pregnant, so it probably took 2 days.

Lorri
Do you believe that dreams can be messages from God?
God definitely used dreams and visions to communicate to people in the Old and New Testaments. God has spoken to use through Jesus.
"In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe."
(Hebrews 1:1,2) 
I will not limit the power of God, but God will not give me special revelation of truth. The truth has already been revealed.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)
"Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints."
(Jude 1:3)
If I think God is communicating to me, I must check to make sure that what I think He said agrees with what the Bible says.
"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true."
(Acts 17:11)

Dylan
Who is Esther?
Read her story in the book of Esther? She was a beautiful young Israelite who became the queen of Persia and helped save the Israelites from being killed.

Gabby
Where is the story of Jesus' birth?
There is very little said about the birth of Jesus. There is a lot said about the meaning of His birth. 
"So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."
(Luke 2:4-7)
"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem."
(Matthew 2:1)
Actually the Magi came to a house, not a manger. It was probably about two years after his birth.
"On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh."
(Matthew 2:11)

Linda
Who is the oldest person in the Bible?
Methuselah lived to be 969 years old. (Genesis 5:27)

Cameron
How did God make people come to life?
"...the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being."
(Genesis 2:9)

Gwen
In green grass he will walk me.
Psalms 23

Daniel
Isaias
The Bible includes the book of Isaiah which was written 760 years before the birth of Jesus. Isaiah prophesied that Israel would go into captivity. He is known as the Messianic prophet because he wrote so much about Jesus.

Gene
Was Jesus Ethiopian?
No. He was Jewish.

Jack
What was the name of Aaron's wife fro the Bible?
"Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar."
(Exodus 6:23)

Shana
I'm looking for a children's story on Jonah and the whale, one that will be easy for children to understand and won't take longer than 15 mins to teach. Thanks.
We do not have anything on Jonah yet. If you don't find anything, it would be good to just read the 4 chapters of the story. Children will understand.

Randy Quaid
You had a question about Noah and Ham.
I will be glad to answer you personally. unclenoah@childrensbiblestudy.com 

Francisco
Head coverings
It was the custom of women in the New Testament to wear head coverings. (I Corinthians 11)

Sneegle
Is depicting Noah's Ark as a cartoon considered satanic?
No! How else could we depict it. We do not know what it looked like. 

Unknown
Elijah
He was a prophet in the time of king Ahab and Ahaziah, kings of Israel. Israel had turned against God and was worshipping idols. Elijah is know for the great miracles God did through him.
He first appears in I Kings 17.1-6 to tell Ahab there would be no rain for a long time. The Lord sent him to the wilderness to hide from Ahab and be fed by ravens.
In I kings 17:7-24 is the miracle of the widow's supply of oil.
The famous story of Elijah confronting the prophets of the idol Baal is found in I Kings 18. Fire came down from heaven and destroyed the altars of Baal.
Elijah prayed...and it rained! (I Kings 18)
After his victory on Mount Carmel, Jezebel threatened him and he ran into the wilderness. (I Kings 19)
In I Kings 19, Elisha is chosen to be the one to take Elijah's place.
In I Kings 21 Elijah appears before King Ahab and condemns him for murdering Naboth and stealing his vineyard.
In II Kings 1 the king of Samaria tried to capture Elijah, but his soldiers were burned with fire.
In II Kings 2 Elijah as taken into heaven by a chariot of fire.
Elijah might be called the prophet of fire.

Joseph
What did traders wear during the time of Jesus' birth?
This is a history questions. The Bible does not tell us.

Sonya
Who laughed when threatened with a spear?
I do not know. Maybe you can help us out here!

Unknown
Why do people say that no man lived when there were dinosaurs living?
If dinosaurs and men lived at the same time, the theory of evolution would be proven false. Since it can be proven that dinosaurs and men lived at the same time evolution is proven false.

Tylisa
Hi! I was wondering if you can give me a scripture where it says that body piercing is ok, so I can get my belly button pierced?
Your are asking the wrong person. The only body piercing found in scripture is when a person decides to remain a slave.
"But if the servant declares, 'I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,' then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life..."
(Exodus 21:5-7)
Your real question is not body piercing...it is about modesty and rebellion
Being modest is a matter of not drawing undue attention to yourself to show you are sexy or rich. If you consider the issue of modesty, why would you want to pierce you belly button. You would need to cover up your piercing to be modest. Why go through all the trouble, when it could not be seen.
I suppose piercing your belly button is okay...if you want to be a servant to your belly. But, a better way to serve your belly is to just get fat.

Sally
How can I be active with my girls in church. They are very poor and come to church just to get their needs (money, clothes, etc.)
Love is not a matter of rich or poor. Giving does not depend on the attitude of the receiver. Love them like the children they are. Kindly teach them that Jesus gave because of his great love...before we loved him. (John 17:24) God will make your love productive.
"But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked."
(Luke 6:35)

Ursula
Children in the Bible.
More than we have time to count. They are a precious gift from God. (Psalms 127:3)

Unknown
Should father Christmas be told to children?
Although it is good that people think about Jesus at least once a year, the celebration of Christmas is not Biblical...it is historical. Stories of Father Christmas, Santa Clause, St. Nick, reindeer, elves, etc. are not true. We should never tell them as truth. Even some of the traditional baby Jesus Christmas story is not accurate.
It is unfortunate that we insist on telling the story of Jesus in the same context as the legends and fantasies of the season.

Hayley
If God was here before we were then how did HE get here?
God is eternal. It is hard for humans to understand the idea of eternal...no beginning and no end. We know there is a God (creator) because of the evidence we see around us.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."
(Hebrews 11:1)

Sonny
Was God once a human or creature?
No! Read the questions and answer just above your question.
Was Moses a man or spirit of God?
He was a man.

Laura
What are the 7 symbols that the Romans used to count with?
This is a history question, not a Bible questions.

Sonny
Why did God make us?
To love and worship him.

Lou
What is your doctrine?
Whatever the bible teaches.
The only savior!
The church

Sha Nay Nay, Patrick and Andrew
Was Jesus black?
No! He was a Jew!
I am a black lesbian woman and I am proud of it. Is there any chance of me getting into heaven?
Not unless you stop your shameful, indecent lifestyle? (Romans 1:24-27)
Do you think Jesus every got drunk from drinking wind?
No! Drunkenness is a sin, and Jesus was without sin. 
"The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God."
(Galatians 5:19-21)
"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin."
(Hebrews 4:15)

Alexis
If a six year old asked me how plants got water through soil when they don't have mouths like animals , what would I say?
Everything created by God has a special purpose and is designed for that purpose. 

Rjb
Where are dinosaurs in the Bible?
They were created on the 6th day. (Genesis 1:24-27)
In Job 40:15-24 is a description of an animal that sounds a lot like a dinosaur.

Unknown
How old was Jesus when he was found missing in the temple?
12 years old. (Luke 2:41-19)

Henry
If God can do anything, can God create a rock he himself cannot lift?
"He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger."
(Job 9:5)

Unknown
God answers prayer of Zechariah and Elizabeth.
The story is in Luke 1. Zechariah and Elizabeth were the parents of John the Baptist.

Jenna
Have you got a real job or do you just tell others about the Bible?
I have a real job. It is developing childrensbiblestudy.com.

Joey
Do you have any children's stories that I can print out of the computer?
Check out our Uncle Noah Life Stories.

Unknown
I need a Bible verse that relates to eating or food.
"Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything."
(Genesis 9:3)
"Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things."
(Philippians 3:19)

John
Why did people begin to try to explain creation thousands of years ago? What do creation stories tell religious communities about God?
From the beginning people have been trying to ignore God...because they do not want to serve God. Since there is something inside humans that makes us want worship something, there must be something that takes the place of God. Most people create their own lifeless gods. Generally folk do not try try explain creation, they work to disprove the false ideas that God did not create everything.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

Julia
Tell us about Ruth.
I cannot tell the story better than the Bible. There are only 4 chapters in the book.
Ruth was one of three Women included in the genealogy of Jesus found in the first chapter of Matthew.

Nadia
The tower of Babylon- How many languages were there?
The story of the tower of Babel is found in Genesis 11. There was one language when the people started building. The Bible does not tell us how many there were when God confused the languages.

Unknown
Do we go to be with Jesus the moment we die?
People do not agree on this issue.
We do know that our physical bodies do not go when we die. They are changed.
While Stephen was being stoned, he asked the Lord to receive his spirit.
In the story of the beggar named Lazarus, the rich man saw Lazarus and Abraham and there was no way they could reach each other.
It sounds like we do!

Elandra
In I Kings chapter 19:11-14, how did Naboth die?
The story of Naboth is found in chapter 21. Some men brought false charges against him and he was stoned.

Bobby
Is it a sin if a person in the armed forces kill an enemy?
There are 2 issues here
1. In Romans 13:1-7, governments are set up by God. One of their purposes is to punish evildoers. 
In the Old Testament God specifically told people to destroy nations because they worshipped false gods. The New Testament does not specifically speak of issues of war, but soldiers came to John the Baptist and asked what they should do. He told them to just be good soldiers.
"Then some soldiers asked him, 'And what should we do?' He replied, 'Don't extort money and don't accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.'"
(Luke 3:14)
2. The Christian attitude would make it difficult to kill anyone...for any reason.
"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you."
(Luke 6:27,28)
The early Christian writers (just after the time of the apostles) had to deal with this issue. They discouraged Christians from being in the military, but did not condemn those who were.

Terry
How many times is the word "forgive mentioned in the Bible?
Enough that we should get the message that God will forgive us and we should forgive others.

Angel
What does the bible say about bullying?
Bullying is evil!
"The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him."

(Matthew 12:35)
"He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it."
(I Peter 3:11)
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
(Romans 12:21)
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."
(Ephesians 4:29-32)

Unknown
What is Christianity? I am doing a report on it, so what is it?
If you go to an encyclopedia it will tell you about the history of what is called Christianity. There are many persons/groups who call themselves Christian, who are not.
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'"
(Matthew 7:21-23)
Jesus established the church on the Day of Pentecost. (Acts 2)
Go to The Only Savior to find out how to get into the church.
Go to The Church for an in-depth study.
At first the church was called The Way.
"Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord's disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem."
(Acts 9:1,2)
Christian means Christ people. The world called believers Christians in Acts 11:26. 
"So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch."
Christianity is not just another religion...it is a relationship with Christ. 
Christians are those who are saved through the grace of God...through the sacrifice of Jesus. We do not go out and join a church to become a Christian. We are added to the church (the body of Christ) when we are baptized into Christ.
"Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."
(Acts 2:46,47)
Christianity seems like foolishness to the world!
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
(I Corinthians 1:18)
This is not a popular statement, but true Christianity is the only way to God!
"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
(John 14:6)
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

(Acts 4:12)

Jandre
If God created the world who created God?
God is eternal. It is hard for humans to understand the idea of eternal...no beginning and no end. We know there is a God (creator) because of the evidence we see around us.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
"
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."
(Hebrews 11:1)

Shekira
Give me some information on David and Jonathan in Bible studies.
Their story is found in I Samuel 20. I cannot tell it any better than the actual Bible text.

Nellie
How many times is the word whale mentioned in the Bible?
The word is not used in the New International Version. The word for whale is actually great fish.

Unknown
What is the Bible?
The Bible is the word of God. It is a collection of 6 books written bu 40 authors over about 1,500 years.
The Old Testament is the history of God's people from the time of creation until the time of Jesus.
"The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing. This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper. They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings—external regulations applying until the time of the new order."
(Hebrews 9:6-10)
The new order is the kingdom of Christ...found in the New Testament.
"When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!"
(Hebrews 9:11-14)
After his resurrection, Jesus told his disciples to take the gospel (good news) to the whole world.
"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"
(Matthew 28:18-20)
From the book of Acts to the book of Revelation we read how the church was established and grew...and how we are to grow.
How do we know the Bible is true?
The Bible...believe it or not!
Is the Bible true?
More Evidence
Jesus is alive

Joe
What did each Jewish town have...a) temple b) synagogue?
The larger towns had one or more synagogues. The smaller town did not have a synagogue.

Katrina
Do u smell?
Yes! God gave me a normal nose!

Samantha
I am 8 years old girl. How come God does not have parents like us? Why is he a father to Jesus but does not have a father himself?
It is hard for all of us to understand no beginning and no end. Before the world was created God Jesus and the Holy Spirit were equal. Jesus gave up equality with God and God took the role of father and Jesus took the role of Son.

Jerry & Teresa
A story of Acts 23:11-35, Paul escapes.
Paul told the Sanhedrin that God would judge them. It made them mad. Later he turned the Pharisees against the Sadducees and caused an uproar. Now, they were really mad. The commander knew Paul was a Romans, so he sent his soldier to keep the crowd from killing Paul. Paul was thrown into prison.
During the night and angel encouraged Paul by telling him he would preach in Rome. So Paul most likely had a good sleep...but the Jews were still boiling mad.
The next day more than 40 men decided to ambush Paul and kill him. They vowed not to eat anything until Paul was dead. The Sanhedrin proved Paul was right about their wickedness by agreeing with the plan.
God arranged for Paul's nephew to hear about the plot and tell Paul. Paul told one of the centurions to take the Paul's nephew to the commander. The commander believed the young man and told him not to tell anyone.
To the ambusher's surprise there were 200 soldier, 70 horsemen and 200 spearmen traveling with Paul. 
Oops! The plan was no longer great! There were over 40 Jews who either broke their solemn vows...or starved to death.

Siobhan
Find out 6 things about the Bible.
The Bible is true!
God created the world in 6 days!
Jesus is the Son of God!
Jesus is the only savior!
The church is the body of Christ!
Jesus is coming back to take believers to heaven.

Briana
Ummmm...well Uncle Noah I need to ask "Who is Jesus???
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
(Philippians 2:6-11)
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16)
Sprecken ze english???
I hope you have fun!
Who r u and what r u?
I am Uncle Noah!

Madison
How did you keep safe?
Noah was protected by God!

Alec
Did Noah take dinosaurs on the ark?
Yes! Dinosaurs were created on the sixth day. Most likely these animals were young so that they would last longer after the flood.There were at least two of every animal created on the ark. 

Sunny
What does baptism mean for a child?
It depends on the age of the child. The stories of Paul, the Ethiopian and others who were baptized are stories they learn to develop their faith. They witness baptisms and understand them as important action in faith. 
To older children it is part of their response to the sacrifice of Jesus. 

Adrian
Hi Noah! Can God be with more than 12 people at the same time?
Yes! He was with between 2 and 3 million Israelites as they left Egypt. He was with approximately 15,000 when he fed them. He was with 500 disciples before Pentecost. 

Glenn
The theory of evolution?
The ideas that everything in this world happened by chance...without a creator. 
evolution
The theory of God creating the world?
The idea the God created the world and everything in it in 6 days.
creation

Anthony
Did Carpenters assist Noah to build an ark?
The Bible does not tell us anything about how the ark was built. We do know that Tubal-Cain, probably a cousin of Noah, was the first to invent tools of Iron and copper and teach others how to use them. Since the ark was built out of wood, someone had to do the work.

Eddie
Beginning?
The first chapter of Genesis tells us how the world was made in 6 days.

Byanca
Which Bible characters life was changed when he/she met Jesus?
All of them! Some believed! Some got angry! Some refused to listen. 

Unknown
Thankful lessons
One of the best stories is found in Luke 17.
"
Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, 'Jesus, Master, have pity on us!'
When he saw them, he said, 'Go, show yourselves to the priests.' And as they went, they were cleansed.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
Jesus asked, 'Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?' Then he said to him, 'Rise and go; your faith has made you well.'
Other verses: 
Colossians 2:6,7; 3:15 and 4:2
Hebrews 12:28

Barbara
What is the story of Elijah?
He was a prophet in the time of king Ahab and Ahaziah, kings of Israel. Israel had turned against God and was worshipping idols. Elijah is know for the great miracles God did through him.
He first appears in I Kings 17.1-6 to tell Ahab there would be no rain for a long time. The Lord sent him to the wilderness to hide from Ahab and be fed by ravens.
In I kings 17:7-24 is the miracle of the widow's supply of oil.
The famous story of Elijah confronting the prophets of the idol Baal is found in I Kings 18. Fire came down from heaven and destroyed the altars of Baal.
Elijah prayed...and it rained! (I Kings 18)
After his victory on Mount Carmel, Jezebel threatened him and he ran into the wilderness. (I Kings 19)
In I Kings 19, Elisha is chosen to be the one to take Elijah's place.
In I Kings 21 Elijah appears before King Ahab and condemns him for murdering Naboth and stealing his vineyard.
In II Kings 1 the king of Samaria tried to capture Elijah, but his soldiers were burned with fire.
In II Kings 2 Elijah as taken into heaven by a chariot of fire.
Elijah might be called the prophet of fire.

Daniel and Matthew
Hi Uncle Noah. We love Jesus. How do you get him to live in your heart?
I do not know how old you are, but you must continue to study the Bible and pray for wisdom and strength. Uncle Noah will help you study through the book of Luke. It will help you understand what Jesus wants you to do. 
Luke

Joe
What were Abraham's and Sarah's sons called?
They only had one son. His name was Isaac. (Genesis 17:19)

Kathy
Tell me about Elisha and the woman who gave him a room?
"One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat. She said to her husband, 'I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. Let's make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us.'
One day when Elisha came, he went up to his room and lay down there. He said to his servant Gehazi, 'Call the Shunammite.' So he called her, and she stood before him. Elisha said to him, 'Tell her, 'You have gone to all this trouble for us. Now what can be done for you? Can we speak on your behalf to the king or the commander of the army?' '
She replied, 'I have a home among my own people.' 'What can be done for her?' Elisha asked. Gehazi said, 'Well, she has no son and her husband is old.' Then Elisha said, 'Call her.' So he called her, and she stood in the doorway. 'About this time next year,' Elisha said, 'you will hold a son in your arms.'
'No, my lord,' she objected. 'Don't mislead your servant, O man of God!' But the woman became pregnant, and the next year about that same time she gave birth to a son, just as Elisha had told her.
The child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the reapers. 'My head! My head!' he said to his father. His father told a servant, 'Carry him to his mother.'
After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died. She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and went out.
She called her husband and said, 'Please send me one of the servants and a donkey so I can go to the man of God quickly and return.' 'Why go to him today?' he asked. 'It's not the New Moon or the Sabbath.' 'Its all right,' she said.  
She saddled the donkey and said to her servant, 'Lead on; don't slow down for me unless I tell you.' So she set out and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel.
When he saw her in the distance, the man of God said to his servant Gehazi, 'Look! There's the Shunammite! Run to meet her and ask her, 'Are you all right? Is your husband all right? Is your child all right?' '
'Everything is all right,' she said.
When she reached the man of God at the mountain, she took hold of his feet. Gehazi came over to push her away, but the man of God said, 'Leave her alone! She is in bitter distress, but the Lord has hidden it from me and has not told me why.'
'Did I ask you for a son, my lord?' she said. 'Didn't I tell you, 'Don't raise my hopes'?'
Elisha said to Gehazi, 'Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand and run. If you meet anyone, do not greet him, and if anyone greets you, do not answer. Lay my staff on the boy's face.'
But the child's mother said, 'As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.' So he got up and followed her.
Gehazi went on ahead and laid the staff on the boy's face, but there was no sound or response. So Gehazi went back to meet Elisha and told him, 'The boy has not awakened.'
When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch. He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the Lord. Then he got on the bed and lay upon the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out upon him, the boy's body grew warm. Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out upon him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.
Elisha summoned Gehazi and said, 'Call the Shunammite.' And he did. When she came, he said, 'Take your son.' She came in, fell at his feet and bowed to the ground. Then she took her son and went out."
(I kings 4:8-36)

Jenny
How is the Bible used to worship?
It is used to define worship. Go to worship.
It is used for words of motivation, inspiration, correction and condemnation. 
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)

Fuji
Do the letters in the word BIBLE stand for anything, like the b standing for blessing?
No, but if you would like to to stand for something that will inspire you...have fun.

Concerned Parent
How can I make the message of the gospel fun and easy to understand for my children, their ages are 9, 7, 5 and 1?
My suggestion is to study through the book of Luke with Uncle Noah. Every section has games and other activities to reinforce the study. Your youngest will enjoy the animation.

Tessie
How would I go about selling the four gospels to young people? What approach should I take? What would you suggest I do to make them interested in such a topic?
Teaching is not a matter of salesmanship. The power is in the word, not the teacher. The gospel books tell basically the same truths, from different perspectives. Matthew was written so the Jews could understand more easily. Mark is the shortest and most precise gospel. Luke is written to persuade a Roman official. John emphasized the power and compassion of God. Chose one for your study.
You can go through our study of Luke which breaks the book into natural section which makes the study understandable...and provides self-testing through games, etc..

Becca
Making good choices, in Proverbs.
The best thing to do is read the book of Proverbs. There are a lot of bad choices you will miss.

Betty
What about divorce and remarriage?
"'I hate divorce,' says the LORD God of Israel, 'and I hate a man's covering himself with violence as well as with his garment,' says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith."
We will add more details in a You Asked for it! page.

Daniel
Is it true when u die u fly off to be an angel?
No! Angels are created beings, not transformed beings. Angels were created before people. (Job 38:4-7)They are very powerful and serve God. (Psalms 103:21) They are messengers of god. (Daniel 4:13)They work for for the good of believers. (Hebrews 1:14) Angels are neither male of female, but are always referred to as male. (Matthew 22:30)
When we die we go to our appointed place...heaven or hell!

John
What is the significance of wilderness in the Bible?
It is an empty, unfriendly place.
Moses went into the wilderness where God prepared him for leadership.
The people of Israel wandered in the wilderness to prepare them for the Promised Land.
Jesus went into the wilderness to focus on ministry.

Leeshi and J.J.W.
If there is a God then why is there suffering in the world?
1. The world and everything in it shows us God. God is love! (I John 4:8) God wants us to love Him!
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)
2. If everything was good, there would be no good news! 
The bad news is that sin was introduced into the world. Sin leads to death! (Romans 6:23) The good news is that Christ offers forgiveness from sin.
"For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive."
(I Corinthians 15:21,22)
3. Without discipline there is no correction or strength!
"And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: 'My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons."
(Hebrews 12:5-7)

Unknown
Foundations?
"Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.
(Ephesians 2:19-21)

Breanna
What is Christianity?  I am doing a report on it, so what is it?  How long does it take for you to respond? When will I be found?
"So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch."
(Acts 11:26b)
What was Christianity like in the 1500's?
What history tells us about the 1500's is not the story of Christianity...it is the history of some who call themselves Christians. 
"Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place."
(John 18:36)
Who was the first Christian?
The Bible does not say, but 3,000 people saved on the day of Pentecost. 
"Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day."
(Acts 2:41)

Unknown
Acts 8:26-38?
The Ethiopian Nobleman.

Sophie
Can you tell me some info on myths?
"As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than God's work—which is by faith."
(I Timothy 1:3,4)
"Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly."

(I Timothy 4:7)
"They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths."
(II Timothy 4:4)

Unknown
Crafts for Luke 16:19-31.
Go to our study of Luke 16:19-31 for what is available.

Pam
Who are the Samaritans in the Bible? Why are they hated by the Jews?
Samaritans were Israelites who intermarried with the non-Israelite nations around them. The Jews thought of them as half-breads dogs who had polluted the purity of the Israelite nation. 

Unknown
Bible authors and their occupations.
We do not know the authors of many Bible books, most of the rest were kings, prophets or preachers.
Moses probably wrote the first 5 books.
David wrote most of the Psalms.
Solomon wrote most of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon.
The prophets wrote the books that have their names.
Jeremiah wrote Lamentations.
Matthew was a tax collector.
Luke was a doctor.

Erin
Is there a character study of Jabez?
All we know about Jabez is his prayer found in I Chronicles 4:9,10.
"
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, 'I gave birth to him in pain.' Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, 'Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.' And God granted his request."

Patricia
How do I continue to grow in the Spirit?
The fruit of the Spirit is found in Galatians 5:22-23. This the the fruit of the Spirit that lives in us, not our fruit. The answer is found in 5:16...live by the Spirit. We learn of the how to live by the Spirit by studying the Bible.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16,17)

Patricia
What does it mean to water your seed?
When one plants a seed, it needs watering and tending. Watering the seed of the gospel means to provide what it takes to give the seed a chance to grow. This could be encouragement, compassion or just a word at the right time.

Unknown
Solomon
The third king of Israel. He was one of the sons of David. He asked for wisdom and God made him the wisest man of his time. He wrote Proverbs and may have written Ecclesiastes.
His story is found in I Kings 1-12.

Jonathon
How can God help me at school?
Understand that we are to live for God. He is the source of our abilities and strength.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
(Romans 8:28)
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."
(Colossians 3:22,23)
"If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord."
(Romans 14:8)
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
(Philippians 4:6)
"I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
(Philippians 4:13)
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
(Colossians 3:17)
The important thing is to be in Christ!

Joycelyn
Why did the king want to kill Jesus?
In Matthew 2, Herod was disturbed because a king was to be born. He did not want another king to take his power.

David
How did David become King?
Read I Samuel 15 and 16. Saul disobeyed God and was rejected as king. David was chosen by God as the new king. We read about the actual choosing of David in I Samuel 16:5-18.

Dalena
When can I start?
You have already started. Childrensbiblestudy.com is free. We recommend you click on Bible Book Studies in our home page menu and begin with Genesis. We will help by answering any Bible questions you have.
Do you have fun ones like when Jesus was born?
Birth of Jesus and John

Carly
How old was Noah when he died?
950 years old. Genesis 9:29)
Please tell me about Adam and Eve.
Adam and Eve

Myrtle
I would like to listen and study Bible questions.
There are hundreds of questions and answers in this section. Every section in this site has questions and activities to help.
If you are interested in a Bible correspondence course that will be mailed to you, go to our
World Bible School page.

Dennis
What should I do to be saved?
Go to our The Only Savior page.

Unknown
Do you have a children's Bible study curriculum?
We are working on traditional curriculum, but do not have any ready yet. We do have teachers who are using our Bible books studies as curriculum guides...using the animation and activities in Bible classes. (Genesis, Exodus, Joshua and Luke) Our topical study of the church makes a good Bible class study.

Annette
What does firmament mean?
It is generally thought of as the atmosphere.

Amy
What stories on this website have you fully covered?
All the major stories in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, Luke and part of Acts. We also have a section on the parables of Jesus.

Shining Star
Do you have studies about prayer?
Prayer

Ro
Please give me scriptures based on respect and obedience to God. Also praise and worship.
Refer to the next question and answer of Corey.

Corey
I teach every Wednesday at my church. Last week the new preacher came in when some of the kids including some of my best friends were being disrespectful and he thought it was my fault. It was cleared up. If you could though, I would like some scriptures on respect and maybe how God wants us to worship because I know it doesn't include throwing a little boy around and playing pool, while everyone is trying to pray. I'm only 15, but I want to do right and I need some help. Thanks.
You are to be commended for your desire to teach and do the right thing. It is generally not wise to have a teenager teaching other teenagers without adult supervision. The actions of your new minister is another matter.
We are to have great respect for God. The word reverence is used, which means to humble ourselves in the presence of God. Reverence includes healthy fear because we know the love and wrath of God. Fortunately, God has provided a way to calm His wrath in the Sacrifice of Jesus.
"Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God."
(II Corinthians 7:1)
The word holy means to be set apart or separated for God's purpose.
"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our 'God is a consuming fire.'"
(Hebrews 12:28,29)
"For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life."
(I Thessalonians 4:7)
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."
(I Peter 2:9)
Although a building itself is not holy, it is made holy when believers gather to worship and praise God. Any place is made holy when we worship. Go to our worship section which is part of our study of how to conduct ourselves in the church. It would be good to study all of our church section to learn what God thinks about the spiritual body of Jesus on earth.
It is good to praise God by enjoying time with our family and friends...but God always comes first.

Debbie
I was wondering if you have any stories from II Samuel the I could teach to 1st and 2nd graders?
We are going through the bible, but have not yet reached the books of Samuel.

Alethia
Who is god?
God

Unknown
Lying?
"Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices."
(Colossians 3:9)
"For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie"
(II Thessalonians 2:11)

Angela
What's the meaning of the Ten Commandments and why were they written?
They were a part of the Mosaic Law as the basic moral code for the Israelites. Although the Mosaic Law is no longer binding on us today, the 10 commandments are the expression of how God wants people to act. All of the issues in the 10 commandments are included in the teachings of Jesus except the Sabbath command. The New Testament concept of the sabbath is spiritual rest.
10 Commandments

Brittany
How old was Jesus when he died?
33 years old.

Charles
What does the Bible say about Christians as social, personal and emotional beings?
The Bible does not ignore the physical, but the emphasis is on the emotional/spiritual part of the life of a Christian. The best way to get a grasp on the important things is to read one of the gospel book (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John) to understand the mind of Jesus. I recommend Luke.

Steve
Leviticus mentions that we shouldn't wear garments made of two different kinds of material. Is this relevant today?
No! Leviticus describes the Mosaic Law which was fulfilled and abolished through the sacrifice  Jesus and is no longer binding on believers today.

Lynn
What happened to Rebekah because she helped Jacob deceive Isaac into giving him Esau's blessing?
The Bible does not tell us.

Kelly
What is world evangelism?
When we take the good news of Jesus to all the world.
"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"
(Matthew 28:18-20)

HB
How could a church become stronger if one big problem caused a lot of people to leave and every since other problems have been happening? The first problem affected the whole church!
When a church has problems it is general caused by two things: persons who are more interested in having their own way than the good of the church, and not knowing the Bible well.
The Corinthian church had many problems. There was division, partiality, abuse of worship, etc.
Part of Paul's message was to speak the word in truth and have no divisions. This is difficult, and takes great discipline, but must be done. He also says the church must identify and discipline the wrong-doers. There must be no sexual impurity and mingling traditions with New Testament worship and practice.
Three things are vital for healing.
Everything must be done in love, covered in prayer and focused on the word of God, especially the resurrection and saving power of Jesus. When we are caught up in these things, we do not have the time or will to be fussing with each other.

Unknown
If a person has kids, has already been married twice and is about to get married, is it ok to go ahead and have sex? 
It is never okay to have sex outside of marriage!
If not, is it possible to still make it into the kingdom of God?
We do not enter the kingdom of God on our terms...we enter on God's terms. If I know what is wrong and go ahead and disobey God there must be repentance which means I give up my old ways of sin and go in the direction of God.
You need to sit down with someone who can help you work through these things before you get married again. If you would like, we can find you someone to visit with. All I need is our zip code. Contact me at unclenoah@childrensbiblestudy.com

Holly
I am teaching a lesson on wandering 40 years in the wilderness. I am trying to find some creative ideas on how to present this lesson to K-14th graders. Any ideas? Thanks.
The reason God brought the Israelites out of Egypt is found it Exodus 2:23-25.
"During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them."
The wandering was punishment for the Israelite's lack of faith and disobedience. Not one man over the age of 20 would go into the promised land. (Numbers 13 and 14) The wandering highlighted the love and patience of God...because the Israelites were constantly sinful and rebellious.

Claudia
Do you have anything to do with baptism? I need verses about baptism.
All I can tell you is what the Bible says.
Baptism

Lynn
Who was the first person in the Bible to be embalmed?
Jacob (Genesis 50:3)) 

Monica
Any suggestions on teaching 12 and 13 year olds about the Holy Spirit and his gifts?
Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Priscilla
Could you please give me some suggestions on teaching third and fourth graders about King Saul which we will be studying I Samuel 18:8-16, 19:9,10 and 20:1-34. Any help would be very helpful. I'm at a standstill. Our topic will be Real Life. I want to talk about dealing with my feelings in ways that please God.
At first Saul was faithful to God. He began thinking too highly of himself and God rejected him as king. (I Samuel 15:26) In 1 Samuel 16:16, the Spirt of God left Saul. From that point on Saul became a wicked, jealous king who wanted to kill David.
In I Samuel 19, the Spirit of God was absent so an evil spirit entered Saul and in a fit or rage and jealousy Saul tried to kill David.
In chapter 20 Saul's rage became a part of the friendship between David and Jonathan. Jonathan helped David escape the wrath of Saul.
Without the Spirit of God, people do strange and dangerous things.
Please explain Proverbs 15:1: "A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath."
When one is in a tense situation, it is always best to react calmly. Harsh, angry words just make things worse. 

Unknown
Where could I find a children's version of a passage from the book of Joel?
Go to your nearest religious bookstore.

Essie
A person says to you that the Spirit told her to pray and to tell you something that you are doing something wrong, and that they see your faith stepping back, and that you have changed.
If it is a trusted friend who knows you well, listen carefully. If it is a stranger, be careful. Ask questions like How did the Spirit reveal this to you? 
"Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world."
(I John 4:1)

Jeremiah
I would like to know about Jeremiah the prophet.
He prophesied during the time of Josiah, king of Judah (629 B.C.) Josiah was the last good king of Judah. He was a young man when his ministry began. He prophesies against the leaders of Israel and foretold judgment against Jerusalem. He also prophesied seventy years of captivity.
His message was not good and was known as the weeping prophet. He was rejected by everyone, including family and friends.

Keyuana
Why was Moses chosen to lead 2,000 people?
We do not know why Moses was chosen. He lead an estimated 2 million people out of Egyptian bondage.

Unknown
How many days are in a year in the Old Testament? This is not a Bible question.
There have been 365 days and leap years since God created days.

Pamela
Did it rain in the Garden of Eden?
No! (Genesis 2:4-7)

Bex
What is your job?
Childrensbiblestudy.com

Walker
How old do I have to be to be saved?
Our Yes Test test is designed to determine if a person is saved. If you can honestly answer all the questions, you are old enough. After you take the test, talk to someone who is a Chritian or contact me at cvalentine@childrensbiblestudy.com

Dianne
If a minister of united church commits adultery, what becomes of him?
The real question is: What should happen to him? Unfortunately, purity and leadership are not as important as they should be. 
In I Timothy 3 Paul makes it clear what kind of person a leader of the church should be.
He should above reproach, self-controlled and respectable.
He should manage his family well.
He must have a good reputation with those outside the church.

A person who commits adultery has forfeited any claim to leadership in the church. If he repents his sin will be forgiven but his reputation must be repaired.

Michelle
Our church does not provide Sunday School. I would like to teach my children at home. How can I best use your site as a resource for this? In other words, where do I begin? Thank you!
I do not know the age of your children or how much they know. 
If they are familiar with the Old Testament, it would be good to start with our study of the book of Luke. Each chapter is broken up into several sections. Take one section and work through the study systematically...on a daily basis. Use the puzzles and other resources to test their learning.
If your children do not know the Old Testament stories, start with the book of Genesis and follow the same plan. Genesis is an exciting book that provides the basis for God's creation and plan for us. 
Contact me at cvalentine@childrensbiblestudy.com. I will provide additional suggestions.

Chad
What is the best way to teach first through fifth graders about communion? Do you believe that they should be saved and baptized before they do. Thanks.
Go to our Lord's Supper section.
The Lord's supper is provided for Christians, so we can remember the sacrifice of Jesus every week. In I Corinthians 11:27-29, Paul makes it clear there must be understanding and commitment to Jesus.

Ina
I will be teaching prosperity to children 4-12 years of age. Are their relevant verses in the Bible?
This is a difficult task for such a wide age span.
Prosperity means a lot of different things to believers. Some teach the prosperity gospel which tells us that if we believe, God will make us rich in worldly things. This is not true!
Here are just a few things to consider.
1.
Prosperity is from God! We do not understand why God makes some wealthy and some not-so-wealthy.
I Samuel 2:7
Ecclesiastes 5:19
2. Prosperity is not a test of faithfulness.
Psalms 37:35,36 
3. Prosperity is dangerous
Matthew 19:16-29
Mark 4:19
I Timothy 6:9-19
4. We work so that we can take care of our families and help others.
Ephesians 4:28
I Thessalonians 4:11,12
II Thessalonians 3:10-13
5. Don't worry, God will provide what we need...when we seek the kingdom!
Matthew 6:25-34

Unknown
I am looking for information on Saint Anastasia.

This is not a Bible question. It is a matter of history.

Mackenzie
How do our receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
Holy Spirit

Linas
Why Bible says that Jesus after the resurrection showed himself to the 12 disciples, while it was only 11 after Judas was gone?
It doesn't! 
"On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, 'Peace be with you!'"
(John 20:19)

Unknown
Wedding at Cana?
John 2:1-11

Trustin
Do you know when God created the earth?
Approximately 6,000 years ago.

Suzanne
Who is the most frequently named woman in the Bible...Eve, Sarah, virgin Mary or Rachel?
Rachel

Michael
I like it!
Great! Keep studying!

Unknown
The people that are all covered with boils. Up until this plague they have been able to work their own magic?
This is the story of the Egyptian magicians during the plagues. (Exodus 9)

Nancy
How many times does the word "whale" appear in the King James Bible?
Genesis 1:21
Job 7:12
Ezekiel 32:2
Matthew 12:40

Unknown
Summary of Genesis 9:1-11.
Go live your lives. Have many children and enjoy what God has provided. 
God will protect you from the animals and you can now eat animals as well as plants. Just don't eat the blood of animals.
Don't kill each other.
God will never destroy the world with water again.

Joe
What no Israelite dog should do?
I do not find this Israelite dog you speak of.

Polly
How do I get my toddlers to understand Acts 22:6-15 and what can I use to demonstrate Colossians 4:5? We are doing 40 days of community at our church. Thanks P.
Just tell the story of the conversion of Saul. Understanding will come when they are older. 
Colossians 4:5 deals with how we treat people outside the church family. Talk to the little ones about how to treat friends.

Karen
How to teach children about stewardship?
Stewardship is a fancy name for taking caring of what God has given. The best singular example of the teaching of Jesus is the parable of the talents found in Matthew 25. The application is easy to understand. God is not concerned about how much we have...he is concerned with how we use what we have.
Giving is a very important part of the stewardship issue. God does promise that he will reward believers for generous giving, but the emphasis is not the personal reward...it is on the privilege of abounding in good works.
"And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints."
(II Corinthians 8:1-4) 
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."
(II Corinthians 9:8)

Laura
Why didn't you take any unicorns when you had to take 2 of each kind of animal?
Noah took at least two of every animal God had created.
What does Isaiah 55:10,11 mean?
"
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."
The purpose of God's word is not just for our admiration. It is sent to give life to our souls...through its blessings of salvation and care

Kari
What did God create  each day?
Creation

Pip
What are the Ten Commandments?
Ten Commandments

Angela
What is the message, interpretation and analyses of Exodus 6-13?
This is the history of the plagues in Egypt.
The message is clear. God listened to the Israelites and was ready to take them to the Promised Land. Pharaoh thought he could stand in the way of God's purpose. So, we have a 10 lesson correspondence course in God's power and glory. Pharaoh did not have a change.
It is interesting that each plague attacked a different Egyptian god...including Pharaoh, who thought he was a god.

Unknown
God's armor.
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."
(Ephesians 6:10-17)

Scott
How little things are important.
Try living without a small amount of the poison arsenic in your body. 
A smile brightens the day.
A note to a friend encourages.
Without the musical note C, something is missing.
Without a small acorn there is no oak tree.
One small virus can destroy a hard drive.
A glass of water to a hungry person.
A hug.
A question to Uncle Noah is not a little thing.

Unknown
Was Noah an albino?
What is this business of albinos?

Kimberly
Who were Jesus' ancestors?
Jesus was from the tribe of Judah, one of the sons of Jacob. You can trace Jacob back to Noah, and Noah back to Adam.

Jerry
My wife and I will be having a child in the later part of Jan. 2006 and I am looking for a strong Christian name for a male baby as we have a girl's name picked out and looking for help from fellow Christians.
I have friends named Adam, Noah, Abe, Jacob, Isaac, Benjamin, Joseph, Joshua, Aaron, Eli, Samuel, David, Jonathan, Daniel, Joel, Amos, Jonah, Micah, Zechariah, John, Paul, Peter, Timothy, Titus, Andrew, James, Phillip, Thomas, and Matthew.

Unknown
Different Lady in the Bible.
How about Jael. Just about all we know about her is that she drove a nail in a man's temple.
(Judges 4)

Nichola
A picture of Moses when he killed an Egyptian.
We do not have one.

Hez
How many animals were on Noah's ark?
The only thing we know for sure is that at least two of every animal were on the ark. Those who study these things estimate from 45,000 to 50,000. Most of the animals in the world are small and it makes sense that God would not take old, sick animals so most of the animals were most likely young. All these animals would fill about 1/3 of the space, leaving about 2/3 for food, etc.

Shirley
What was Noah like?
He loved God, was faithful, persistent and worked hard. 

Tomiko
List of children in the Bible and the text where they are found.
There are very few young children mentioned. Here are a few examples of young people with the books where they are found.
Genesis
Cain, Abel, Seth, Isaac, Jacob, Esau, Joseph and Benjamin 
I Samuel
Samuel, David, and Jonathan
II Samuel
Mephibosheth 
II Kings
Josiah     
Daniel
Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednigo
Esther
Esther
Luke
John and Jesus

Sylvia
How do I endure when others are jealous of my accomplishment?
You cannot control what others think. You can control what you think and do.
Do not brag. Do not talk about your accomplishments unless someone else brings it up. Your response should be very humble...giving God the credit for your success.
"For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?"
(I Corinthians 4:7)

Kayleigh
How many people did it take to build the ark?
The Bible does not tell us. All we know is that Noah was given the job.

De De
Who is Cane and Abe?
Cain and Abel were two of the sons of the first man and woman (Adam and Eve).

Unknown
Describe the creation.
God spoke and it happened.
Creation
Define the words firmament, testament and covenant?
Firmament is generally thought to be what we call the atmosphere.
Go to our Uncle Noah Bible Dictionary for covenant. 

Unknown
Elizabeth and Zechariah
The mother and father of John the Baptist. (Luke chapter 1)

Jill
Picture of Nehemiah with enemies laughing at him.
We do not have anything on the life of Nehemiah yet.

Kad
Character study of Deborah.
We do not have anything on the life of Deborah yet. You will find her story in Judges 4 and 5.

Kevin
Please tell me about St. Ann's feast.
This is not a Bible question. It is a question of religious tradition.

Pregnant Girl
What are non mammals?
Any animal that is not a mammal.

James
What is your outlook on the Big Bang?
The evolutionist have one thing right. There was a big bang, but it was not what they think. The big bang was the sudden appearance of the world and everything in it when God spoke it into existence about 6,000 years ago.
There was no such thing as the big bang of evolution.
If you want to know more, go to our new creationevolution.org and unclenoahtalks.org (blog) sites.

Amy
How can I teach a child about baptism?
The word baptize means to be immersed...completely covered.
Baptism is part of the gospel. (Acts 8:26-40) 
Baptism is only for believers. (Mark 16:15,16)
Baptism is a necessary part of the conversion process. (Acts 2:38)
Baptism is the point where our sins are washed away. (Acts 22:16)
Baptism is calling on the name of the Lord. (Acts 22:16)
Baptism is the point when we are saved. (I Peter 3:20, 21)
We are baptized into Christ. (Romans 6:3,4)
For specific Bible references, to to The only savior
To see how it is done, go to baptism.

Maxine
We recently got a pair of cocketails and wanted to give them names from the Bible. I was wondering if Noah's wife was named in the Bible. And, if not, what are some married pairs other than Joseph and Mary named in the Bible?
Noah's wife was not named in the Bible, so we call her Mrs. Noah.
Other couples include: Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah,  Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Rachel, David and Bathsheba and John and Elizabeth.

C
What is the lesson of Matthew 11:16-19?
"To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others: 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge and you did not mourn.' For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and 'sinners.' ' But wisdom is proved right by her actions."
The leaders of the Jews were like spoiled children playing games, who were upset because others would not play their games.

Brooke
What is it like in the Bible?
Physical surroundings change with cultures, but the thoughts and actions of people have not changed since the beginning of time. Without God the ugliness of sin takes over...and the picture is not pretty.
The Bible is the history of how God loves and deals with his creation.

Unknown
The life of St. Paul.
The best way to learn about Paul is to read the book of acts chapters 9 and 13-28.
At first he killed Christians, then he was one of the outstanding preachers of the gospel. He wrote 13 of the 27 books of the New Testament.

Krystal
What exactly does the verse I Corinthians 11:3 mean: "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God."
In our moderns society, this is not easily accepted. We have trouble with submission issues.
This is written in the context of how to conduct ourselves in public worship. Christ made the choice to give up equality with God, so God is his authority. (Philippians 2:6-11) A man is in submission to Christ, and a wife is in submission to her husband.
In chapter 14:38, Paul says women should be silent in the worship time. If she has questions, she should ask her husband in private.

Vann
What is the basis for the Mispah?
Mizpah is a high place or watchtower.
If you are asking about the Mishnah, it is what Jesus calls the traditions of men. These traditions were not part of the Mosaic Law. They were added by the Jewish leaders. Jesus confronted the Jewish leaders about these hypocritical traditions.

Unknown
How do you know the bible is reliable?
Is the Bible true?
More evidence
The Bible on Trial

Ellis
Who wrote the book of Daniel and when?
Daniel- 607 B.C.

Lillie
What is a throne?
It is the place where a king sits to rule. Sometimes it is used as a general description of the rule of a king.

Jordan
Where did you get the wood to build the ark?
Noah and his family went out and cut the wood God provided.

Jackie
What did Noah split?
I have no idea!

David
In what ways was Jesus a revolutionary?
Jesus was a spiritual revolutionary.
He challenged the religion leaders...exposing their sin.
He taught the good news that went against the natural instincts of people.
He came to fulfill the God's Old Testament covenant and causing the Mosaic law to be taken away.
He claimed to be a king.
All this would be classified as revolutionary by any definition.

Unknown
What is a tithe?
It is an Old Testament concept. The Israelites were commanded to give a minimum of 10% of everything they had. It was to be used to provide for the priests and the house of worship.
Mephibosheth crafts
We have not reached the book of II Samuel yet. Mephibosheth was the crippled son of Saul. (II Samuel 4)

Jackie
Where can I find information on day 3 of creation in detail?
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And God said, 'Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.' And it was so. God called the dry ground 'land,' and the gathered waters he called 'seas.' And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, 'Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.' And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day."
(Genesis 1:9-13)

Unknown
What is the five I am's?
Descriptions of God. Who can limit them to 5?
Genesis 15:1- shield
Genesis 15:7- Lord
Genesis 17:1- God almighty
Exodus 3:7- concerned
Exodus 3:14- I am who I am
Leviticus 11:45- holy
Joshua 3:7- with you
Isaiah 43:15- creator
Isaiah 44:6- first and last
Isaiah 49:26- savior and redeemer
Jeremiah 3:12- merciful
Ezekiel 13:8- against the wicked
Ezekiel 23:49- sovereign
etc.

Maxine
I would like to find where in the Bible it tells how one should dress.
Not much is said about how a person dresses. The principle is found in the word modesty...which means dress orderly, decently, not drawing special attention to self for any purpose including social status or sex appeal.
"I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God."
(I Timothy 2:9,10)

Brenda
What is your name?
Charles

Cathy
How many children died for Elisha?
You must be asking about the story in II Kings 2:22-24.
"From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. "Go on up, you baldhead!" they said. "Go on up, you baldhead!" He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths."
They did not die for Elisha, they died because they were a gang of disrespectful trouble-makers. 

Terri
Who was the last disciple to die?
As far as we know John was the only apostle to die a natural death. The others were killed because the preached the gospel.

Ty
When does Jesus show compassion toward sinners?
Every time He healed a person.
When he gave up equality with God to become a sacrifice for our sins.
"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on too), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross!"
(Philippians 2:5-8)

Unknown
Which book was written first Matthew or Mark?
Mark- 40 A.D.
Matthew- 62 A.D.

Vicky
How do I know that Jesus loves me and why do we not understand that God is good?
The Bible is written for us to know that God loves all of us. 
"This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." 
(I Timothy 2:3,4)
But, God cannot live with sin. 
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all."
(I John 1:5)
Those who do not love and obey God will be lost. Because God is just, and must punish sin, some think that God is cruel.
"For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient."
(Ephesians 5:5,6)

Unknown
Elkanah...The father of Samuel
Tubal-Cain...He was the first person mentioned who was a maker of tools of iron and copper.

Alyssa
II Samuel 7:8-17
This is God's promise to David as king of Israel.

Hosanna
What was the first animal to orbit earth?
This is not a Bible question.

Unknown
Story of Boaz
His story is found in the book of Ruth. He was an important man in Israel who married Ruth.

Linas
Do people who have never heard the name of Jesus so to hell?
All we can do is show what the Bible says. All of us are separated from God because of our sins. We are forgiven through the sacrifice of Jesus.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."
(John 3:16,17)
"Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."
(Mark 6:16)
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
(Acts 4:12)

Unknown
Salvation?
The only salvation

Cassie
Do u go straight to heaven when u die?
The Bible is not clear on this question. The word paradise literally means a special place. In the story of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31), after his death the rich man recognized Abraham. Some say this is just a parable, but parables normally do not identify specific persons.
Whether we go straight to heaven or not, we know for sure that when we die our destination cannot be changed. 

Unknown
How old was Noah from the ark when he died?
Noah was 600 years old when the flood came. He lived to be 950 years old.

Unknown
How do you know when you have found a "good" church?
Ask questions! 
Make sure the church teaches teaches what the Bible teaches about the church?
Make sure the church is known for loving and taking care of each others.
Make sure the church is concerned about teaching the lost. 

Briony
I love the Bible. I think its great!
We are delighted. Just keep studying.

Connie
What is heaven and hell like?
Heaven and Hell

Charles
Why do you think that a person has to be baptized along with belief in Christ in order to be saved? The thief on the cross was not baptized.
The thief on the cross could not have been baptized into the name of Jesus...because Jesus was not yet dead. The New Covenant was not yet in affect.
"When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, 'Brothers, what shall we do?'
Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'"

(Acts 2:37,38)
"And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name."
(Acts 22:16)
"We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

(Romans 6:3,4)
"...and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at God's right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him."
(I Peter 3:21)
Jesus the only savior
Also, do you believe in eternal salvation? 
Yes...as long as a person is faithful to Jesus.
Do you believe a person can pluck themselves out of the Father's hand?

Yes! 
"You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace."
(Galatians 5:4)
Without grace it impossible to be saved. A person cannot be alienated from Christ and be saved. To be aliened, one must be first united. To fall away requires first being near.

Sheila
I am responding to your answer to the Sabbath question presented by a couple of young people. To better understand Hebrews 8, it must be read in full context. Please carefully read Hebrews 9. You will see what was done away with: sacrifices and offerings (the blood of goats and calves (vs. 9,12); meats, drinks, divers washings, carnal ordinances (v. 10)- in other words, the ceremonies- which were "a shadow of good things to come" (Heb. 10:1) Christ is the true sacrifice. His blood is what in actuality cleanses us from our sins. All of this is in Heb. 9. The Sabbath was not a shadow of things to come- it was established as a memorial of creation (Genesis 2:2,3; Exodus 20:8-11). If we throw out the fourth commandment (which is what the Sabbath is- the whole list of the ten commandments is found in Exodus 20) with the reasoning that "the Old Testament law was taken away", what is to stop us from breaking the other nine commandments (Thou shall not steal; Though shalt not kill...)? These were ALL written by God himself in stone. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this question.
I appreciate you concern for truth. Since I have carefully studied the whole book of Hebrews, maybe you can help me. Can you tell me specifically where the book of Hebrews separates ceremonial issues from the rest of the law? Hebrews talks of the Mosaic Law, New Testament and Old Testament.
If the Sabbath was not a shadow of things to come, what is Hebrews 4:8, 9 talking about? 
"For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: "And on the seventh day God rested from all his work. And again in the passage above he says, "They shall never enter my rest."
It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience. Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it Today, when a long time later he spoke through David, as was said before:
'Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts. For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters."
When the Old Testament was fulfilled through Christ, it did not do away with God's moral law. It provided a perfect sacrifice and a covenant based on grace...not law keeping.
God no longer speaks to us through Moses.
"In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe."
(Hebrews 1:1,2)
All of God's Old Testament issues are included in the New Testament, written on our hearts...not in stone.

Nicko
Where did humans come?
God created the first two people (Adam and Eve) about 6,000 years ago. God prepared the Garden of Eden for Adam and Eve. Eden was located in the area of modern Iraq.

Cindy
Nehemiah
Nehemiah was the cupbearer for Artaxerxes King of Babylon. He took a group back to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem and reinstated the worship.
The best source is to read the book of Nehemiah.

Maureen
Did Noah have land?
He had the whole world.

Unknown
What is the tribe of Judah?
Judah was one of the sons of Jacob. The tribe of Judah is the family of Judah.

Crystal
What happened to the apostle Paul on the Damascus Road?
I cannot tell the story any better than the Bible.
"As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?' 'Who are you, Lord?' Saul asked.
'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,' he replied. 'Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.'
The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.
In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, 'Ananias!' 'Yes, Lord,' he answered. The Lord told him, 'Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.'
'Lord,' Ananias answered, 'I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your saints in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.'
But the Lord said to Ananias, 'Go! This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.'

Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, 'Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.' Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength."
(Acts 9:1-19)
Paul tells his story in Acts 22.
"And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name."
(Acts 22:16)

Unknown
Why r u on this website when u don't have a picture of Moses' cane?
Obviously, you have not looked carefully at this site.

Erica
What date did God flood the earth?
The Bible does not provide a specific date. It is estimated the flood was around 4,350 year ago 

Erin
What does shaken mean from the Bible? Like, I will not be shaken.
II Samuel 18:33- emotionally moved.
Nehemiah 5:18- moved like a salt shaker
Psalms 16:8; Hebrews 12:28- cannot be shaken or moved
Acts 4:31- shaken like an earthquake

Joanna
I am a teacher. I have been asked to do the following "conclude the unit of work by creating a family tree for Abraham and his descendants for a timeline to put the characters into chronological order." I am finding it hard to make this simple enough for my 8 and 9 year old children. Any advice.
This would be an exhausting task. The whole Israelite nation is part of Abraham's family tree. After the 12 tribes of Israel, specific genealogy does not seem to be very important...except the family of Jesus. Go to Matthew 1 and Luke 3 for the genealogy that is important to the Holy Spirit.

Linas
Why did Jesus call a foreign woman who asked for a miracle a dog?
In Luke 15 Jesus did not call the Canaanite woman a dog. He used an analogy of dogs. Jewish leaders thought any person that was not a Jew was a dog...especially Samaritans.

Sarah
It is only 3 months into a 40 year journey when God give the Hebrew people the commandments. What is God's positive reason for giving the people these rules so early?
The Israelites had been in Egypt about 400 years. They had been slaves and were familiar with Egyptian gods, but did not know much about God. It is interesting that the first few plagues were on the Israelites as well as the Egyptians. It seems God was getting the attention of his own people as well as the Egyptians. 
The people of God had no specific law. It makes sense that God would provide a system of law before they went into the Promised Land. It was God's intention for the people to go directly into the Promised Land. When the people did not trust God, they ended up wandering in the wilderness...just a few miles from the promise.

Natalie
In Exodus 19:4-6, what special role has God given the Hebrew people?
"You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites."
The Israelite nation would be God chosen nation...as long as they obeyed God! God gave the Israelites all the land he had promised (Joshua 23:14-16) The people were warned that if they turned from God it would all be taken away. God showed great patience as the Israelites rejected him over and over. Finally, God caused the Israelites to be taken into captivity. They never regained their special standing as chosen people.

Natalie
How can I explain what a eunuch is to 7-11 year olds without going into detail?
For younger children the eunuch is an important man from Ethiopia. To older young people the eunuch was a person so dedicated to his job that he allowed himself to be limited so he could get his job done. Older young people understand what it is to be a eunuch.

Raafi
What is the second law of thermodynamics?
This is not a Bible questions. I suggest you go to an encyclopedia or a search engine for the scientific definition.
The simple definition: Things left to themselves waste away.

Lightheart
Was Noah an albino?
The Bible does not tell us.

Jack
Who was Moses' mother?
Jochebed (Exodus 6:20)

Andrea
Do you have anything about Nehemiah where kids can understand what you are talking about?
We do not have  anything on Nehemiah. Since we have only covered from Genesis to Joshua in the Old Testament, it will be awhile before we get to the book of Nehemiah.

Linda
Who were the sons of men and who were the sons of God?
This is found in Genesis 6. The Bible does not tell us who they were. We do know they were part of the family of Adam and Eve.

Viviene
Why does he look like he's old? Why does he look like he's weak? Tell me...why does he like animals so much?
I would be glad to try to answer your question, but I do not know who he is.

Linas
Hello. I want to ask a question which I really think there is no answer. How could the animals after the flood cover all the earth, knowing that ocean's are in between the continents and islands?
According to Genesis 1:9 all the waters were in one place. So, the land mass of the earth was in one place. If we look at the map of the world, it looks like a puzzle where all the pieces could fit together. We do not know the condition of the world after the flood, but we do know the animals were to multiply and fill the earth. (Genesis 8:17) 
Because of the great pressure on the earth caused by the world-wide flood, the world changed drastically. Great mountains were formed on land and deep canyons were carved in the oceans. According to the fossil record, many animals became extinct during this time. The animals who survived this turmoil would be in all parts of the world.

Amanda
What is a Bible verse I can use to this question: If you choose a career in helping is it more important than any other careers?
There is nothing that suggests this idea. God is not overly concerned with what I do. He is interested in how I handle what I do. John the Baptist told tax collectors and soldiers to do what was right and be content with what they were being paid. (Luke 3:12-15) The apostle Paul told slaves to obey their masters. (Ephesians 6:5)

Rebecca 
A simple explanation for children on the Lion of Judah?
The Bible does not say much. It is a description of Jesus. He was from the tribe of Judah. A lion represents royalty and power.

Big Jon
Is Saturday the Sabbath- and how do you know?
The physical Sabbath is an Old Testament day...the seventh day of the week. (Exodus 20:6-11) 
The Old Testament law was taken away when Jesus established His kingdom.
"By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear."
(Hebrews 8:13)
Christians meet on the 1st day of the week to worship and remember the sacrifice of Jesus, but the 1st day is not the Christian Sabbath. It is a good thing to rest one day a week, but there is no physical New Testament Sabbath.

Joy
How did Adam and Eve's children get married?
They married brothers, sisters or cousins. There is no Biblical prohibition on marrying within the family. It is a good secular law because of the genetic dangers that go along with family marriages.

Carolyn
Why did God say that David was a man after his own heart when David was a liar, murderer, thief and adulterer?
This statement comes from God's words before David became king. (I Samuel 13:14) David did not make the mistakes listed in your question until later in his life. David was not perfect, but his heart always brought him back to God.

Livy
Was Jesus ever married?
No!

Samanthan
How old was Noah when he died? How old was Shem when he died?
Noah- 950 years old (Genesis 9:28)
Shem- 500 years old (Genesis 11:11)

Becca
Dear Uncle Noah. Can you pray for me because I went to the doctor last Monday and he told me that my eye pressure is real high and stuff. Thanks
You are now on our prayer list. We encourage all the childrensbiblestudy.com family to pray with us.

Phyllis
How to teach young children about the faithfulness of Paul.
When Paul found out who Jesus was, he gave up everything for follow Jesus. His attitude is found in his letters.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
(Romans 8:28)
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
(Galatians 2:20)
"What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ."
(Philippians 3:8)
Read I Corinthians 9.

Ben
How do I create my own crosswords?
I started out with graph paper. Starting in the middle of the sheet, start filling in words as they fit. Use a soft lead pencil with a good eraser.
There is an easier way. There are crossword programs that all you have to do is put in a list of words, and the program will put them together. Then you fill in the clues.

Shen
Tell me about the good Samaritan.
Samaritan

Nicole
How many times is the word "compassion" mentioned in the Bible?
Not as many times as one might think.

I suggest you go to biblegateway.com and put in the word compassion.

Kayla
What does Romans 12:5 mean?
Christians are all part of the body of Christ.
"For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, (5) so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."

(Romans 12:3-5)
"And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy."
(Colossians 1:18)
It is possible to be disconnected from the head.
"He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow."
"Colossians 2:19)
The last time I checked, headless persons are dead.

Amadi
Did Moses have any kids?
"After Moses had sent away his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro received her 3 and her two sons. One son was named Gershom, for Moses said, 'I have become an alien in a foreign land'; and the other was named Eliezer, for he said, 'My father's God was my helper; he saved me from the sword of Pharaoh'."
(Exodus 4:2-4)

Joy
How did Adam's son Seth have children without a wife?
Very few names of wives are mentioned until the time of Abram, but marriage was honored d during that time. Seth had a wife...and sons and daughters. (Genesis 5:7)

Hannah
Did Jesus ever sin?
"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin."
(Hebrews 4:15)

Hosanna
Why should I go to church?
The church is the body of Christ! Christians are part of the body!
"Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, 'Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,' it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, 'Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,' it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?"
(I Corinthians 11:14-17)
"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
(Hebrews 10:25)

Danielle
How is the book of Job an example of faith?
Job did not stop trusting God...even after he lost almost everything in his life and was hit with a terrible disease.

Unknown
Repentance?
It means to change one's mind and go in the opposite direction.
"Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death."
(II Corinthians 7:10)

Bethany
I am doing a crossword puzzle and its a four letter word. The questions is: What you might be turned into if you aren't honest?
Liar

Unknown
Tell me about Philemon.
He was a slave-owner. Paul encouraged him to take back his runaway slave named Onesimus, who had been converted.

Debbie
Why did Noah build the ark?
God told him too! (Genesis 6:8-22)

Charlie
Why are you running this web site?
So families all over the world will have an interesting way to study the Bible.

Cassie
How did Abel know his wife?
There is no Bible record that Abel had a wife.

Cynthia
Why did Moses throw down his rod?
The rod was given to Moses as a sign. (Exodus 4:1-5)

Rohnda
Is Moses in heaven?
Yes.

Curious
If God is all knowing. He knew the end from the beginning and the beginning from the end, and he knew that Satan would try to overtake his kingdom, and Adam and Eve would be tempted and they would fall into sin, and man would be condemned because of it, and that Jesus would have to be crucified to bring us back to himself, then why did he do it? Why did he still create Satan, when he would be the downfall of man? Why did he still created man if he was going to be tempted by Satan? Why did God create all this if he already knew what would become of it, the good and the bad?
The best answer will come when we ask him in heaven. He will probably say it was because He is the real father who wanted us to love Him back...with all our hearts. But: 
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all."
(I John 1:5)
So, there had to be some way to make us spotless...with no darkness at all. The sacrifice of Jesus did it. 
Discipline and testing were needed to prove our love and complete trust...in any situation.
"In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: 'My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.'"
(I Corinthians 12:4-6)
We do know one thing for sure! He did it, and those who love and obey him are the ones who get the blessings.

Suzanne
I am going to be doing a Bible lesson with 8-10 year olds. We are doing different Bible occupations each Sunday. We will be doing a metalsmith. Can you give me any info relating to our purification (by God) to the purifying of gold. Any verses. Thanks and God bless.
"In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
(I Peter 1:6-8)

Fat Man Scoop
Why did God send the plagues on Egypt?
Because Pharaoh would not let the people of God leave Egypt! (Exodus 7:8-18)

Megan
If you believe in God and Jesus and love them but haven't been saved, will you still go to heaven?
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
(Matthew 5:25)
Salvation is impossible without the Spirit!
"You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ."
(Romans 8:9)
How do I get the Spirit?
"
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, 'Brothers, what shall we do?'
Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'"

(Acts 2:38)

Chris
What is that thing called in the front of the church that holds the Holy Water?
I do not know. The Bible does not say anything about holy water or the container.

Kojo
Who is the father of Noah?
Lamech (Genesis 5:28)

Unknown
Who wrote Genesis?
Moses

Jessica
Did Jesus ever have a girl friend?
The bible does not say.

Amanda
Why are we here?
To live our lives in such a way that we can be with God forever. Along the way we enjoy all that God has provided.
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
(Galatians 2:20)

Unknown
Wisdom
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.'
Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.
Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.

(I Corinthians 1:19-30)

Unknown
Noah?
Go to Noah.

Sierra
How old is God exactly?
We cannot understand eternity, but God is eternal...having no beginning or end.

Jeannette
Who wrote the first Bible?
The Bible was written over a period of about 1,600 years...by 40 different authors. Moses wrote the first 5 books of Bible.

Priscilla
How can I teach my Sunday school children about Abram and Sarai?
There is no better way than to read and comment on the actual text. (Genesis 12) There are brief stories about Sarah like in Genesis 18, but the rest of the story is mostly about Abraham.

Benjamin
I need to do a talk on Peter in class. Where can I find a profile on who Peter was and What he did?
The best way is to read one of the gospel books and chapters 1-5 and 10-12 of the book of Acts.

Jonathan
I would like to know the meaning of the parable of the lost sheep. Thanks!
We are all important to God!
"What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost."
(Matthew 8:12-14)
"This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." 
(I Timothy 2:3,4)

Michael
How do we know the Bible is true?
Enemies of God have been trying to prove the Bible wrong since the Bible was written. They have not succeeded. The Bible writers prophesied events in great detain...hundred of years before the events. 
The Bible writers claim the Bible is true. If just one of these writers is wrong, the Bible is a dangerous, evil book. The Bible is true, and there is no need for any other revelation.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16:17)
"But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!"
(Galatians 1:8)
Is the Bible true?
More Evidence

Blanket
Were there dinosaurs on Noah's ark?
"Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah."
(Genesis 7:8,9)

Bianca
How does Jesus cure people?
The body is designed to cure itself. If it does not, there are medicines and natural cures provided by God. At times Jesus, who is God, can directly cure a person. Sometimes, Jesus does not cure a person.

Trinity
Does Jesus love me?
He was willing to die for you.
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross!"
(Philippians 2:6-8)
"Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
(Romans 5:7,8)

Daniel
How many animals were on the ark?
At least two of every land animal. Those who study these things say there were between 40,000 and 50,000 animals on the ark. Most animals are small, so the animals would fit in about 1/3 of the ark.

Tiffy
Is there such a thing as the trinity, and if so what is the trinity?
The trinity is simple, but very hard to understand. It is God, in three beings...The Father, the Son and The Spirit. They have the same mind and purpose, but have different jobs to do as they deal with people.
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
(Philippians 2:6-11)
"But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come."
(John 16:13)

Lucil
What does the law of biogenesis state?
Life comes from life!

Unknown
What book in the Bible tells that Noah preached 120 years?
Genesis 6:3 tells us God gave the people 120 years before the flood came.
II Peter 2:5 tells us Noah was a preacher of righteousness.

Harley
Why did the people in Jesus' home town dislike him so much?
"And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor."
(Matthew 13:57)

Allison
What was the date when Jesus died?
Since the dates of most of the world are measured from the birth of Jesus, Jesus died in 33 A.D.

Dan
I need work in USA.
We appreciate you being part of the childrensbiblestudy.com family, but we do not have the resources to find jobs.

Tyler
Should I only take communion if I am baptized and confirmed, or is it okay to take it if I understand the full meaning and believe?
The Lord's Supper (communion) is for Christians.
"For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord."
(I Corinthians 11:23-27)
We cannot understand the full meaning of communion until we understand the sacrifice of Jesus...and how to respond to His sacrifice.
It would be good to study our Jesus, the Savior section and take our
Yes Test.

Judy
Information on Nehemiah.
Nehemiah was the cupbearer for Artaxerxes King of Babylon. He took a group back to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem and reinstated the worship.
The best source is to read the book of Nehemiah.

Olivia
I give Sunday school classes to kids from 6-12 years old and every week I have to talk about a different fruit of the Spirit, but I'm only 13, so I don't know much about goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Can you help me please?
Most adults do not know about these things! Since you have been assigned the responsibility of teaching, the best thing I can do is help you get the tools you need to do the job right. You may have some of these resources in your church library. 
1. You need to use an easy to understand Bible. The New International, New American Standard and some other translations are good. Be very careful with the modern versions. Most of them are not translations, they are transliterations (opinions about what the Bible says).
2. You need a concordance. Young's Analytical Concordance of the Bible is good. There are other good concordances. A concordance just gives you a list of the verses that include a specific Bible word. Biblegateway.com is an on-line Bible Concordance.
3. You need a good Bible dictionary. A Greek/English dictionary like Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words would be good. 
This will help:
Goodness- The idea of living like God...having the characteristics of God. 
Faithfulness- This is not just believing...it is the idea of trusting God and obeying what he says.
Gentleness- Fair, kind, moderate, patient, forebearing (holding back or delaying punishment).
Self-control- Disciplined

Peggy
Can  you tell me where to find some good lessons that will encourage children (ages 8-11) to get into the Bible?
The best way I know is to study the stories of the Bible. Start with the Old Testament stories. Always work directly from the Bible. Do not rely on what others say about the Bible stories.
"For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."
(Romans 15:4)
"These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come."
(I Corinthians 10:11)

Cassidy
How many stories are in the Bible?
66 books full.

Jenny
What did the flood look like?
The Bible does not tell us, but it was much worse than anything we have seen...because it covered the whole world.
What is your other name?
Uncle Noah is the name I use in this site. My real name is Charles.

Brittany
Is it true that we will be in  heaven forever?
Christians will be in heaven forever (eternity).

Unknown
A Christian who commits suicide...would they go to heaven?
Go to our discussion of suicide
How do we stop being tempted to do wrong?
Temptation is not sin. Jesus was tempted just like we are tempted.
"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin."
(Hebrews 4:115)
We overcome temptation!
"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded."
(James 4:7,8)
When will Jesus come again?
"Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night."
(I Thessalonians 5:1,2)
Why did God create the devil?
The devil is an angel that decided to rebelled against God. God did not create the devil. He created an angel that had a choice...just like we do. The devil made the wrong choice.
How do we know the Bible is true?
Enemies of God have been trying to prove the Bible wrong since the Bible was written. They have not succeeded. The Bible writers prophesied events in great detain...hundred of years before the events. 
The Bible writers claim the Bible is true. If just one of these writers is wrong, the Bible is a dangerous, evil book. The Bible is true, and there is no need for any other revelation.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(II Timothy 3:16:17)
"But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!"
(Galatians 1:8)
Is the Bible true?
More Evidence

Brittany
Is hell a bad place?
Very Bad!
Heaven and Hell

David
Is sex before marriage really wrong? What about...?
Sorry David. It is inappropriate to finish your question. The answer is yes to your question.
"But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God."
(Ephesians 5:3-5)

Chris
Do most people go to heaven or hell?
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
(Matthew 7:13,14)

Tyler
When should we take holy communion?
The communion (Lord's supper) is to be taken every Sunday to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is a very personal thing, and each person is to eat the bread (without yeast) and drink the fruit of the vine (grape). 
"For I received from the Lord what I also pass on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thinks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.' For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes."
I Corinthians 11:23-26

Ryan
What day did God rise from the dead?
The first day of the week. (Luke 24:1)

Unknown
What did Nehemiah look like in the Bible?
The Bible does not say.

Unknown
Can we be sure we are saved?
We must have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This is not the special gifts of the Spirit.
"You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ."
(Romans 8:9)
How do we know we have the Holy Spirit?
"
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
(Acts 2:37-38)
We must not give our lives to sin.
"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
(Romans 6:1-4)
The only thing that can keep us from salvation is our faith in Jesus. If we are faithful, we the blood of Jesus constantly washes our sins away. This is the gospel (good news)
"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

(Romans 8:37-39)

Unknown
How do you know when the Bible speaks for us today or whether it was written for that time?
The Old Testament is the history of God's people from the time of creation until the time of Jesus.
"The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing. This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper. They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings—external regulations applying until the time of the new order."
(Hebrews 9:6-10)
The new order is the kingdom of Christ...found in the New Testament.
"When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!"
(Hebrews 9:11-14)
After his resurrection, Jesus told his disciples to take the gospel (good news) to the whole world.
"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"
(Matthew 28:18-20)

Traci
Does it say in the Bible that we will see our father and mother when we get to heaven?
Not specifically!
Luke16:22-26 provides a hint that there will be recognition.

Chris
Will I see my parents in heaven?
Traci in the question above asked the same question. The real question is whether you and your parents are in Christ.

Cindy
How many times is the word "whale" used in the King James Version of the Bible?
Genesis 1:21
Job 7:12
Ezekiel 32:2
Matthew 12:40
Other versions do not use the word whale. They use more inclusive words like great creatures of the sea.

Naomi
Why did God make the world?
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

Marietta
I am in search of ways to condense a few scriptures for small children. Are there any simplified versions of scripture and where would I find them?
Contact info@biblemart.com.

Unknown
Who is Nehemiah?
Nehemiah was the cupbearer for Artaxerxes King of Babylon. He took a group back to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem and reinstated the worship.
The best source is to read the book of Nehemiah.

Brenda
How can I find coloring pages for Proverb 18:24?
I do not know of any.

Unknown
Find being respectful to others.
"However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband."
(Ephesians 5:33)
"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ."
(Ephesians 6:5)
"Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you."
(I Thessalonians 5:12)
"He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect."
(I Timothy 3:4)
"Those who have believing masters are not to show less respect for them because they are brothers. Instead, they are to serve them even better, because those who benefit from their service are believers, and dear to them. These are the things you are to teach and urge on them."
(I Timothy 6:2)
"Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king."
(I Peter 2:17)
"Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers."
(I Peter 3:7)
"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect..."
(I Peter 3:15)

Jason
Was there a possible time in which dinosaurs lived?
God created dinosaurs on the day He created humans, so dinosaurs have lived since the beginning of the world. Most people do not know it, but there are living animals just like those found in the fossils record.

Elisha
Coloring pictures for youth.
Check our Print Activities page.

Jenni
Hi! I am doing a class for 2-5 year olds in the fall. Some of the topics will be character, attitudes, discipline, prayer, obedience, love and understanding. Any scripture that seems like good reference for this age group?
You will have to adapt this material for the younger children, but you can find resources in two sections in childrensbiblestudy.com.
character 
worship 

Reginald
Tell me about Job.
Job was a righteous man.  Even when he lost just about everything he had...did not turn against God.

Tracy
Further down the list, is this: Karen, who asked about "May the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another." You say...I cannot find this quote. Maybe someone can help us. I believe that comes from Genesis 31:49 and was actually from a conversation between Laban (Rachel's father) and Jacob when Jacob fled the house of Laban.
Thank you! You are right! This is great!

Blois
Where is it found in the Bible that each generation gets weaker and wiser?
It is not found in the Bible. The Bible does talk about when I am weak I am strong spiritually.
"But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
(II Corinthians 12:9,10)

Unknown
I cannot seem to get rid of my sin- even if I try really hard. What do I do, I just wanna get away from myself?
We cannot get rid of our sin and guilt by ourselves. There are two things all of us must do:
1. We must be sure we are in Christ (saved). 
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
(Matthew 5:25)
Salvation
2. We all must have people around us who can help us and hold us accountable for sin.
The church is the body of Christ.
"The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—"
(I Corinthians 12:12,13)
"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
(Hebrews 10:25)

Bob
Having non-Christian parents, does that mean I cannot be saved?
None of the first Christians had Christian parents. (Acts 2)
Salvation is a personal decision to be saved by the sacrifice of Jesus. Following Jesus is a serious decision. Jesus warned believers that it is possible that choosing to serve Him could cause family problems. 
"
On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved."
Salvation

Korin
What did Jesus get hit with?
The soldiers struck him on the head with a stick. (Matthew 27:30)
The guards hit him with their fists. (Mark 14:65)
He was flogged. (Mark 15:15) The whip used had nine cords with a rock or piece of glass tied to the end of each cord. He was hit 39 times.

Patti
What is the tribe of Zebulun?
It was one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Zebulun was one of the sons of Jacob (Israel).

Mark
What verse in the Bible proves Noah of Ark is an albino?
There is no such reference.

David
When is the Sabbath?
The physical Sabbath is an Old Testament day...the seventh day of the week. (Exodus 20:6-11) 
Christians meet on the 1st day of the week to worship and remember the sacrifice of Jesus, but the 1st day is not the Christian Sabbath. It is a good thing to rest one day a week, but there is no physical New Testament Sabbath.

Me
Should women teach? Does it say preaching in churches is wrong for woman? What about leading services, or leading in prayer or reading? Are these things considered wrong for a woman to do? What can a woman do in the church?
There are many examples of women who were faithful workers in the church. Some were involved in teaching.
Dorcas (Acts 9:36)
Lydia (Acts 16:14)
Priscilla (Acts 18:26; Romans16:3)
Phoebe (Romans 16:;1,2)
Others  (Philippians 4:3)
Leadership in the assembly of the church is the question. The answer is clear!
What God says about women in leadership roles in the assembly of the church is not popular...but it is what He says.
"For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church."
(I Corinthians 14:33,34)

Allison
How many animals were on Noah's Ark?
Those who study these things estimate there were 40,000-50,000 animals on the ark. Most animals are small, so the animals would fit in about 1/3 of the ark.
is everyone related to Noah?
Yes! Every person except the 8 in ark died in the Noah flood.
Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
This sounds like a dinosaur to me.
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Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox. What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly! His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit. His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword. The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh. The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
When the river rages, he is not alarmed; he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.
Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?"
(Job 40:14-24)

Unknown
What is Seth's son's name?
Enosh (Genesis 5:6)

Been
Has anyone in the Bible lived to be 1,000?
No. The closest was Methuselah who lived 969 years. (Genesis 5:27)

Jordan
Why don't we know when Jesus is coming again?
If we knew, it would be easy to live our lives any way we want...and then repent just before he comes. He wants us to always be ready!
"Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, 'Peace and safety,' destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape."
(I Thessalonians 5:1,2)

Kathy
The third commandment?
Do not misuse the name of God!

Halie
Can you help me get 2 paragraphs about Abraham?
Read Genesis 17-25 and then read Hebrews 11:8-19 and James 2:20-24

Catherine
How many pages and books are in the Bible?
There are 66 books, but the pages depend on the size of  your Bible.

Liana
What made you want to teach the Bible?
When is was a teenager, my parents and grandparents taught me the importance of Bible study. I learned that the only hope for us is the sacrifice of Jesus. Other teachers taught me about the great commission found in Matthew 28:18-20.
"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"
The Bible is a fascinating, interesting book. The more I study, the more I realize how much I do not know.

H
Sometimes when something bad happens to us people think God let us down and a lot of people don't like to god the church. God tells us to encourage one another. How do we do that? Please put this at the top of your list. A lot of people want to know this.
Whether bad things happening is not a good way to look at life. Disease, injury, trouble, pain and death are unpleasant...but neither good nor bad. All of us have experienced, or will experience, all these things. To experience these things does not make a person a sinner. 
Sometimes what we call bad things are God's discipline...which makes them not bad. God never lets his people down. He knows what we need...and many times protects us by not giving us what we want.
"And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:
'My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 
because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.'
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. 
Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."
(Hebrews 12:5-12)
Although getting together to worship and be encouraged is very important and must be done...attending church does not save anyone.
"Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
(Matthew 7:22)
Our relationship with God is tested when hard times come.
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance."
(James 1:2,3)
This will be at the top of the list for a while.

Alex
Why should I not lie?
"There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers."
(Proverbs 6:16-19)

Terri
Why does God let the Devil get in the ways if he has all the power in the world?
God does not want robots to serve him. He wants us to serve him because we love and trust him. 
"I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth."
(Revelation 3:15,16)
"He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.
(Matthew 12:30)
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."
(John 3:16-18)

???
Do dinosaurs eat people or just plants?
Both.
How doesn't God hate everybody. Does he like the Devil?
God is love. He does not hate anyone...including the Devil. 
"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him."
(I John 4:16)
God wants the best for every person, but cannot have a relationship with those who live in sin. God hates sin and must punish those who insist on living in sin. Any person that is not in Jesus is lost...without hope.
"...remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ."
(Ephesians 2:12,13)

Chantal
Did Jesus have a wife?
No.

Kayleigh
Did Noah have any other children after they got off the ark?
The Bible does not tell us.

Ann
Does the Lord forgive and forget?
"For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."
(Hebrews 8:12)

Alice
Ideas on explaining Leviticus 1:1-13 to children.
This is bloody and gory, but it is a sacrifice for sin...and sin is ugly. Animal sacrifices were part of Bible history since the beginning. Cain's sacrifice was not pleasing to God. (Genesis 4) The Bible does not say whether it was what he offered, or how he offered the sacrifice that God did not like. God  has always told his people how to sacrifice. What he does is his business.
Old testament sacrifices were God's way of showing the people that sin was so bad that a sacrifice of blood was necessary for purification. But the blood of animals was not sufficient.
If you will study Hebrews 8 and 9, it will give you insight into the difference between the sacrifice of animals and the sacrifice of Jesus.
This is a deep subject that most younger children will not understand...and many adults do not understand.

Cheryl
What book in the Bible tells the story of Meshach and Abednego and the burning furnace?
Daniel, chapter 3

Nuffink
Noah. What is your real name? Can you put his question at the top of the list please? 
My name is Charles and this is at the top of the list, but will not stay there long.
What was Ruth's first boy friend's name.
Her first husband's name was Kilion. (Ruth 1:4)

Ashley
How does Romans 3:23 tell you what you need to become a Christian?
Nothing! It tells us we are all sinners.
"
...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"
You may be asking what Romans 3:21-24 says. This is written to Christians to remind them of their righteousness from God
"But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus."
The example is Abraham.
If you are thinking that this passage teaches that all we need is faith (belief) alone, this is not the reference needed.
James uses the same reference to Abraham and has something to say about faith alone.
"You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone."
(James 2:24)
What does Jesus say about works?
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Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?" Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
(John 6:28,29)
According the Jesus, belief is the work required by God. Our works do not save use, but our faith is demonstrated by what we do...so, works are necessary.
If you want to know what Romans says about what is needed to become a Christian, go to Romans 6:1-4 which is another reminder to Christians.
"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
Just believing is not enough! 
"You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder."
(James 2:19)

Hilda
Did Cain have facial hair?
If he was normal, he did. The Bible does not tell us one way or the other.

Katie
I would like devotionals.
We do not have official devotional material.
The closest thing we have is our Bible...believe it or not! section where individual stories can be downloaded and printed. Another section is our Uncle Noah Talks blog. It is designed to respond to the contemporary media and cultural attacks against our faith. 

Maria
What Bible character had 80 children?
I can't find one. Maybe someone can help us!

18/female
How do you know what God's plan for your life is? I don't know what my gifts or talents are. All my friends are musical or like teaching and things, whereas my family aren't believers and I don't see what I am doing for God in my life.
You are not alone. Many people are struggling with the same issue. 
When we start with the idea of comparing ourselves with others, most of the time we become confused and frustrated. 
There are a couple of stories in the Bible that illustrates this point dramatically. 
In Judges 4, a lady name Jael drove a tent peg through the temple of an enemy king of Israel and became a hero. Whoa! I am not recommending you become a tent-peg serial killer. The point is that as far as we know this was her purpose in God's plan.
In Exodus 1-3 Moses lives as the son of Pharaoh, kills a man and lived in a wilderness forty years as a fugitive. When God comes to him with a job to do...Moses gives all kinds of excuses. For eighty years God molded Moses, but Moses lived without knowing his purpose. 
"Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!" 
(Isaiah 30:8)
Every person is created by God for a purpose. There are no small tasks in God's plan.
Only a few are gifted with great art, music, drama, writing or other unique talents. Physical talent do not dictate God's purpose in their lives. There are many homeless, Godless, talented people. Most talented people could care less about God's purposes.
The greatest gifts (fruit) are those given by the Holy Spirit...love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-24)
When we pray and concentrate on the fruit of the spirit. God will lead us to any other purpose he has for our life. Remember, these are the fruit of the Spirit demonstrated through our life...not our fruit. Your purpose could be to live a life that will show your family that God's way is the only way!
It would be wise to check out our Jesus the only savior section. The gift of the Holy Spirit is part of conversion. 

Angela
Does God and Jesus have some kind of magical power or something?
God is the creator of the universe and everything in it. God is love, so He has the power to do anything but hate. He hates the sin people do, and punishes...but, he does not hate the sinner.
Magical power is associated with witchcraft and sorcery which is condemned by God.
"The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God."
(Galatians 5:19-21)
Jesus is God!
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (held on to), but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
(Philippians 2:6-11)

Scott
Is Jesus real?
Go to our section Is Jesus Alive?

Evo
Is evolution in the Bible?
No! And, evolution in not true!
Go to creation/evolution and our Uncle Noah Talks blog.
What does it mean that God created man in his own image?
God is a spirit, so we do not know what God looks like. We (men and women) are created in His spiritual image because we are the only creatures on earth that have a spirit of creativity, understanding and reason like God. (Genesis 1:27) 
Who wrote Genesis? Was it God? Otherwise how do we know the creation story is true? Someone told me Moses wrote it, but how can he write about things that happened before he was born? Does this mean the Bible is not fact but stories? I'm confused!!!!
According to scholars, Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible. Moses wrote about the past...and the time in which he lived. Some Bible writers wrote about things that would happen centuries after they died.
To understand all this, we have to understand that all the Bible writers wrote through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
"Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."
(II Peter 1:20.21)
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."

(II Timothy 3:16.17)
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

Unknown
My relationship with God is not always great. How can I improve things?
You cannot improve things on your own.
"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."
(Hebrews 11:6)
You must be sure you are in relationship with God. 
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
(Matthew 7:21)
Go to our Jesus the only savior section.
At the point of our salvation we get the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38) This is not the special gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit living in us is the way we improve our walk with God through our faithful submission to Christ Jesus.
"You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ."
(Romans 8:9)

Noah
When Jesus rose from the dead, did his body go to heaven?
"To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God..."
(Acts 1:3)
"And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight."
(Acts 1:9)

Olivia
Was Jesus really hated? 
Jesus was hated so much that his enemies arranged an illegal trial and killed him!
"Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
(Acts 2:22-24)
Why? 
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you."
(John 16:18,19)
Well the answer is no!
Oooops! The answer is definitely yes!!!!!!!!!!!

Ashley
What is firmament?
According to those who study these things, it is what we call the atmosphere.

Dee
Why did God create people?
The Bible does not specifically tell us, but since God is love (I John 4:8), he wanted someone He can love who will make the choice to love Him.

Victoria
Where was Noah born?
The Bible does not tell us.

Candice
I need information on what the cross stands for?
Death on a Roman cross was reserved for the worst of criminals. The fact that Jesus died on a Roman cross tells us of the rejection of Jesus by the standards of the world. The cross also magnifies the sacrifice Jesus made to save us from sin.
The resurrection of Jesus shouts the message of salvation and hope offered through the sacrifice of Jesus.

Erin
What lives by bread alone?
Maybe something does, but Jesus makes it clear that we do not! The message of Luke 4:4 is that we do not live by food alone.

Sylvia
What is James chapter 3 talking about?
It is a candid discussion of controlling what can be a viscous beast...the tongue. One shows how his/her tongue is under control by the way they live and wisdom shown (worldly or Godly).

Helen
I am writing the children's book studies for the kids camp. The theme is Super Heroes, looking to build super heroes. Can you identify them and where I could find references to them. Thanks!
What a great theme. The challenge we face is that the great heroes of faith are not always who we would consider heroes. Hebrews 11 is a powerful chapter on the heroes of faith. Then Hebrews 12 starts with the fact that we are surrounded by a great cloud of faithful witnesses and what our response should be...fix our eyes on Jesus.
The marginal references in your Bible will normally provide references.

Kaitlin
Where can I find the Uncle Noah song?
There is not official Uncle Noah song, but you can hear Uncle Noah, and friends sing Jesus Loves Me at Uncle Noah and Friends. If you do not have high-speed connection, it may take a minute to load.

Magali
What is the difference about the meaning of blood in the Old and New Testament?
The blood in the Old Testament was a physical illustration of the spiritual sacrifice that was to come.
"The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing. This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper. They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings—external regulations applying until the time of the new order.

(Hebrews 9:6-10)
"When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!"
(Hebrews 9:11-14)

Unknown
Compassion!
There are several words translated compassion in the New Testament. The general meaning is to have more than pity. It includes the idea of feeling what other feel, and acting on that feeling.

Tommy
What does the Bible say about children and obedience?
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right."
(Ephesians 6:1)
"Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord."
(Colossians 3:20)
There is one exception. If parents demand that you to do something bad.
"But Peter and John replied, 'Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God.'"
(Acts 4:19)

Merina
What is the Bible and the gospel?
The Bible is a collection of 66 books written over a period of from 1,500 to 1,600 years. Each writer was inspired by the Spirit of God to reveal God's will for his people. The Bible is the story of how God kept His promises for Jesus to be the sacrifice that makes it possible for our sins to be washed clean and erased from the memory of God.
The Gospel is the good news that Jesus is the savior of the world.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16)

Shannon
What is the Bible?
The inspired word of God that shows us the way to God and how to live for God.
Refer to Merina's question above.

Jesus
When was the Lord patient?
The better question is when is the Lord not patient. The Bible is the story of the patience of God as he deals with rebellious sinful people. But God's patience does run out!
"For many years you were patient with them. By your Spirit you admonished them through your prophets. Yet they paid no attention, so you handed them over to the neighboring peoples."
(Nehemiah 9:30)
"But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life."
(I Timothy 1:16)
"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."
(II Peter 3:90

Sophie
How did God make the world?
He spoke the world into existence. At the beginning of each day's activities we find the words "And God said."
"
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 
And God said, 'Let there be light:' and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness."
(Genesis 1:1-4)

Tina
What are the names of the children in the Bible?
There too many to mention. Here are a few of the notable young people:
Cain          Abel
Seth         Isaac
Jacob        Esau
Joseph       Benjamin
Samuel      David
Jonathan    Mephibosheth
Josiah        Daniel
Shadrach    Meshach
Abednigo    Esther

Angela
What about dinosaurs?
They were created by God on the 6th day of creation>
Watch for our new section on the real story of the dinosaur coming soon.

Dino
Do dinosaurs exist in the Bible? If so, where are the references?
They are part of God's creation on the sixth day. (Genesis 1:24-29)
A creature that sounds a lot like a dinosaur that lives in water is described in Job 40:15-24.
"Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.
What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly! His tail sways like a Cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.
His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron. he ranks first among the works of God,
yet his Maker can approach him with his sword. The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh. The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
When the river rages, he is not alarmed; he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.
Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?"

Unknown
What was the 2nd miracle that Jesus performed?
The first miracles as recorded in John 2.  The second miracle is in John 4:43-54, the healing of the official's son. Read v. 54.

Sal
How old was Jesus when he died on the cross?
33

Meg and Sal
Why did God make it rain for 40 days and 40 nights?
The Bible does not tell us, but it takes a lot of rain and waters from inside the earth to cover the earth at least 20 feet higher than the highest mountains. (Genesis 7:20)

Unknown
What was the name of Jesus' mother?
Mary

John