Bible Texts:

Matthew 18:1-5, Matthew 19:13-15, Mark 9:30-37, Mark 10:13-16, Luke 9:46-48, Luke 18:15-17


Children's Bible Story sources:

"Jesus and the Children," DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.246 

"Jesus Blesses the Children," Spark Story Bible, p.328 

"Jesus Blesses the Children," DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.288 

"Jesus and the Children," The Beginner's Bible, p. 409

"Jesus and the Children," The Early Reader's Bible, p. 411


Children's Story Resources


Corduroy by Don Freeman

When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look for his missing button. It's a brave new world! He accidentally gets on an elevator that he thinks must be a mountain and sees the furniture section that he thinks must be a palace. He tries to pull a button off the mattress, but he ends up falling off the bed and knocking over a lamp. The night watchman hears the crash, finds Corduroy, and puts him back on the shelf downstairs. The next morning, he finds that it's his lucky day! A little girl buys him with money she saved in her piggy bank and takes him home to her room.


Questions about Corduroy:

     Why didn't Lisa's mom buy Corduroy?

     Why did Lisa want Corduroy?

     What did she do? Why?


Questions about the Bible story:

     What were the disciples arguing about?

     Why were the disciples pushing the children away?

     What did Jesus do? Why?


Questions about our lives:

      Why does Jesus want to bless you?



Jesus, thank you for loving us and for loving everyone. Help us to love people the way you do. Amen.