Mar 1, 2011

Deep Truths of the Bible for Children

2 Min Read

Young children learn about God through stories tailored especially for them. Weaving tales from real life situations that children can easily relate to, great-grandfather and theologian R.C. Sproul opens important biblical truths to children. (Parents might even learn a thing or two.)

In Priest with Dirty ClothesThe Priest with Dirty Clothes, R.C. Sproul teaches the concept of imputation, which lies at the heart of the important biblical doctrine of justification. Using the story of Joshua the high priest (Zechariah 3:1–5) as his jumping-off point, Dr. Sproul weaves a classic tale about a young priest who is invited to preach his first sermon before the king and his court. But on his way to the palace, he falls from his horse, getting his clothes hopelessly muddy. Jonathan finds that he needs powerful help if he is to stand before the king.

Princes Poison CupThe Prince's Poison Cup is the story of a little girl, Ella, who is sick and must take yucky medicine to make her well. Ella wonders why something that will make her get well has to taste so bad. She puts the question to Grandpa who tells her the story of atonement and the terrible price that Jesus had to pay for our redemption by being willing to drink that awful cup. It is also available as an animatic DVD.

LightlingsThe Lightlings weaves an allegorical tale that captures the essence of the biblical story of redemption in a manner that will fascinate and delight children. A race of tiny beings known as lightlings are a picture of humanity as they pass through all the stages of the biblical drama -- creation, fall, and redemption. The Lightlings is an excellent introduction to the key themes of Scriptures and is also available as an animatic DVD.

In The King Without a Shadow, Dr. Sproul tells of a king who hears of another King - one so great He casts no shadow. The first king embarks on a search for the Great King, a search that leads to a bearded prophet called The Man of the Cave. "The Great King has no shadow because He has no darkness in Him," says the prophet. "The King without a shadow is God Himself." This story is about the holiness of God.

Sammy and his ShepherdVeteran children's writer Mrs. Susan Hunt, takes little ones on a delightful trip through Psalm 23 from the point of view of a sheep named Sammy in Sammy and His Shepherd. Each chapter is an exploration of a passage from Psalm 23. As children work through the book, they will grow in their understanding of the metaphors the psalmist used in composing this inspired poem. But more important, they will gain a deeper appreciation for the one who is the subject of the psalm: the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ.