Kid's Good News
those days after the resurrection of Jesus and after His ascension to
heaven, when the number of the disciples multiplied, there arose a complaint
against the Hebrews by the Hellenists (Greeks), saying that their widows
were being neglected in the daily distribution of food. Then the
twelve apostles summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, "It
is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.
also said that they will give themselves continually to prayer and to the
ministry of the word. And that idea pleased the whole multitude. They
chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and other six men
for this service, whom they set before the apostles. The apostles prayed for
them, blessed them and appointed them as deacons.
the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly
in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.
Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the
people. But some people did not like Stephen and his preaching.
So they disputed with him, but they were not able to resist the wisdom and
the Spirit by which Stephen spoke. Then they secretly induced men to say,
"We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses
all those who sat in the council, looking steadfastly at him, saw his face
as the face of an angel. And Stephen preached from Old and New
testament and when they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and
they gnashed at him with their teeth.
Stephen, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory
of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, "Look! I
see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of
they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with
one accord; and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the
witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.
And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, "Lord
Jesus, receive my spirit." Then Stephen knelt down and cried out
with a loud voice, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin." And
the young man who was among those who killed Stephen, later on accepted
Jesus as his Lord and Savior and he worked for Christ as a mighty man of
God. He was later known by the name Paul.
Is Bible Infallible? 8
time we looked at alienation of human being from God. Evil is the direct
result of that alienation. A greater evil power works in a person motivating
him to plot evil and to kill. You hear lot of incidents where people
arrested are interviewed and they say that some kind of spirit guide asked
them to kill people. Some times such evil spirits speak directly and some
times it influences the mind. But it all fits to the very
find the very meaning of evil and it's origin you do not have to look here
and there, it is right there in Genesis. Ok, so now you may be thinking that
the terrorists are evil, but I am ok. But Genesis further confirms the
evil nature of human being in Genesis 6:5 and says that every intent of the
thoughts of man's heart is evil continually.
6:5, "Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the
earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil
you and I are included in that. That is why Romans 3:10-12 says that there
is no one righteous and again Rom 3:23 says that we have all sinned.
3:10-12, "As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one;
There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They
have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none
who does good, no, not one."
3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
there any person in the whole world who can say that he or she has never
sinned? Can anybody say that he or she has never said a lie? Answer is no
not one. So what could we do right now? We have taken the sinful nature of
today's human being and just proved that Genesis 6:5 is 100% accurate. It
cannot be more true. The very definition of evil nature and the very
existence of evil nature has proved the accuracy of Genesis account.
let us see what Jesus had to say about evil.
15:18 "But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from
the heart, and they defile a man.
the words of Jesus it is a spiritual heart problem. You can say Spiritual
Cholesterol. This Spiritual heart problem brings spiritual death. But
there is a fix for this heart problem.
18:31-32, "Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have
committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should
you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one
who dies," says the Lord GOD. "Therefore turn and live!"
18:31-32 says that God is willing to give us a brand new heart. Only thing
we need to do is turn. We have to turn from our evil ways and turn to Jesus.
Jesus is calling all those who are heavy laden with sin, He says come and I
will give you rest.
11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest.
you like to get your heart problem fixed? Jesus can do that for you. Just
ask Him to cleanse you with His blood. Ask Him to become your Savior and
Lord. He will gladly do that. If you want to surrender your life to Jesus
Please pray this prayer from the bottom of your heart.
Jesus I know that I am a sinner and I need you to take my sins away. Please
Lord cleanse me with your blood. Wash me clean and make me a new person
today. Please come into my heart. Lord Jesus you be my savior and Lord. In
Jesus name I pray. Amen
Who was stoned to death in New Testament?
Kids, who will be able to answer correctly, their names will be published
About whom God said, "A man after My own heart"?
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