5 Minute Bible Devotionals

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    Author: Katiuscia Giusti

    Illustrations: Sabine Rich

    Design: Chris Martin

    ISBN: 978-3-03730-640-6

    212 Aurora Production AG, Switzerland.

    All Rights Reserved. Printed in China.

    Acknwledgments

    Te Bible verses in the 5-Minute Bible Devotionalsseries were selected from the following Bible versions:

    Scripture quotations marked NIV are taken from the Hol Bible, New International Version. NIV.

    Copright 1973, 1978, 1984 b International Bible Societ. Used b permission of Zondervan. All rights

    reserved.

    Scripture quotations marked NASB are taken from the New American Standard Bible. Copright 1960,

    1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 b Te Lockman Foundation. Used b permission.

    Scripture quotations marked NKJV are taken from the New King James Version. Copright 1982 b

    Tomas Nelson, Inc. Used b permission. All rights reserved.

    Scripture quotations marked KJV are from the Hol Bible, King James Version (Authorized Version). First

    published in 1611.

    Scripture quotations marked RSV are taken from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copright

    1946, 1952, 1971 b the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of

    Christ in the USA. Used b permission.

    Scripture quotations marked LB are taken from Te Living Bible, copright 1971. Used b permission

    of ndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

    Te Bible verses that are noted as paraphrased are taken from Feed My LambsBible Verses for Kids Made

    Fun, b Derek and Michelle Brookes, 2002 b Aurora Production AG, Switzerland. Used b permission.

    All rights reserved. Adaptations to the verses were made to simplif the vocabular for oung children while

    retaining the original meaning, and were based on the King James Version in consultation with several

    translations of the Bible, primaril the New King James Version and the New International Version.

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    FEED My LAMBS

    5-Minute

    Bible DevotionalsFoR yoUNG CHILDREN

    In this bk u will nd:

    15 devotionals r preschl-aged children

    Each devtinal based n aBible scripture

    An activityr each devtinal

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    Lve ur enemies, d gd

    t thse wh hate u, andpra r thse wh hurt uand persecute u.

    Matthew 5:44,paraphrased

    As Jesus

    DiD

    Jesus was amazing! Did u knw that when He was

    ding, He asked His Father t rgive the peple wh had

    nailed Him t the crss? He wanted the men wh haddne that terrible deed t receive Gds rgiveness. Tat

    was prbabl ver dicult r Jesus t d, but He did it

    because He has s much lve r everne.

    Jesus wants us t shw lve and kindness t thers t.

    Even i thse we shw kindness t are unkind, we canshw them hw much Jesus lves them b being caring

    and nice and acting like Jesus wuld. We can als shw

    ur lve and kindness b praing r thers.

    It is nt eas t be nice t thers when the are nt nice

    t us, but it is part shwing Gds lve t thers.

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    Blessed are the peacemakers, r theshall be called the children Gd.

    Matthew 5:9 KJV

    MAke

    PeAce

    What is a peacemaker? A peacemaker is smene wh

    chses t make peace rather than pick a ght. Tat

    is smetimes a hard chice t make, especiall whensmene has made us angr, and we want t shw that

    persn hw upset we are at what he r she has dne.

    When we chse t rgive and make peace with

    smene wh has wrnged us, then we are peacemakers.

    Peple can see that Gds Spirit lives in us and that we

    are children Gd.

    Jesus was a peacemaker. He chse t d the things that

    were kind tward thersHe rgave thers. His actins

    and wrds shwed thers hw much Gd lved them.

    Gd blesses us when we chse t shw rgiveness and

    be a peacemaker. When we chse t make peace instead ghting, we are being a gd reectin Jesus lve

    t thers.

    alk abut times when

    u culd chse t

    be a peacemaker, even

    when smene has dne

    smething wrng t u.

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    He wh is aithul

    in that which is leastis aithul als in much.Luke 16:10,paraphrased

    cAring for

    Things BigAnD sMAll

    As we grw up, we learn t d tasks. We learn hw t

    help with chres, like hw t make ur beds, tid the

    ts, care r ur pets, and keep ur cupbards clean.Learning t be diligent in ur chres, even i the are

    small tasks, teaches us gd habits. Trugh it we learn

    t care r small things and big things.

    When we take gd care the things we have, then

    we can be trusted with mre. Smetimes we think thatsmething is small r nt imprtant, and s we dnt

    take such gd care it. But even little things are

    imprtant.

    When we are diligent in hw we care r what we

    alread have, ur actins shw thers that we can betrusted t take gd care ther things t.

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    Redeem the time.Ephesians 5:16,paraphrased

    Tick! Tock!

    Tick! Tock!

    Have u ever listened t a clck tick? Ever tick u hear is

    time that is passing.

    Te Bible tells us that we shuld make the mst ur time.Tat means we shuld d ur best t use ur time wisel b

    learning t cus n whatever it is that we need t d and

    cmpleting it as quickl and thrughl as pssible.

    Smetimes, thugh, we ma nt want t d what we need t

    d, s we let urselves be distracted, r we cmplain abut

    what we have t d. When we d this, we are nt using time

    wisel. It is as i we are thrwing ur time awa. When a da is

    dne, all that time is gne. We cannt get it back. And man

    times we still have t d the things that were let undne.

    Jesus wants us t lk back n each da and eel glad r hw

    we used ur time. Te best was we can use ur time wiselare b helping thers, ding what we are asked, studing and

    learning, and b reading and living Gds Wrd. I we d these

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    Te ees the Lrd are

    everwhere, keeping watch nthe evil and the gd.Prverbs 15:3,paraphrased

    goD is

    everywhere

    Gd is ver pwerul! He is everwhere at all times. He

    can see things that n ne else can. Te Bible tells us that

    He is keeping watch n all that we d.

    Tere are times when we might be tempted t d

    smething that we knw isnt right. Tere ma nt be

    anne arund t see what we have dne, but we shuld

    alwas remember that Gd sees. He knws what we have

    dne, and He judges us accrdingl.

    When we chse t d what is right, even when n ne

    else des, Gd knws that, t. He blesses us r making

    the right chice. In act, i we stp t listen we can hear

    His vice speak t ur hearts, telling us t d what is

    right. When we listen t His vice, He will guide us t

    what is gd and right.

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    Tink abut sme ur

    avrite places t hide in

    ur huse. D u think

    Gd knws where t nd

    u when u are hiding?

    N ne is ever lst t

    GdHe knws just

    where u are at all times.

    alk abut sme the

    things that u d when n

    ne is arund that wuld

    make Gd prud u.

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    Give, and it will

    be given t u.Luke 6:38 NIV

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    liTTlesunshine

    Giving is ne wa that we can shw lve t thers. And

    did u knw that we can give t thers b the things

    we sa and d? We can speak wrds thughtulness

    and kindness, and that is giving lve t thers. We can

    d deeds t help thers, and this is shwing ur lve.

    Tis was what Jesus meant when He tld us t give t

    thers, and that thers will give in return.

    When we think abut thers and give rm ur hearts,then thers are likel t return ur kindness. Jesus als

    gives t us when we share what we have with thers, b

    lling ur hearts with gladness and j.

    Trughut ur das we can be lking r was t drp

    a little sunshine int smenes da, thrugh ur smiles,ur gentle wrds, a thughtul deed, a praer, a helping

    hand. Everne needs lve, and we can make ur amil

    and riends happier b shwing lve and kindness

    wherever we g.

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