April 3, 2016: From “Joseph and His Brothers” in Read Aloud Bible Stories Vol. 4. Gospel & Big Question/Answer connection:
Joseph’s brothers did not like Joseph and did mean things to him because of sin. Sin is what makes people jealous and do bad things, and all of us have sin inside. But God was with Joseph the whole time taking care of him, and God found a way to fight sin and get rid of it forever! His name is Jesus Christ, and he died on the cross so our sins are forgiven and Jesus’ spirit fights the sin inside us!
April 10, 2016: From "Two Men Who Talked to God" in Read Aloud Bible Stories Vol. 5. Gospel and Big Question/Answer connection:
Bad things came through sin, and all of us have sin. Every single one of us has sin, and it we are honest and tell the truth to God and say sorry, he loves it. He sent Jesus to die for our sin so we could get rid of our sin and badness, and all of us need Jesus. But if we pretend and lie like we don’t have sin, like we are good without Jesus, then that is not true! Thank God for sending Jesus to save us from our sin!
April 17, 2016: From "The Boy Who Went Away" in Read Aloud Bible Stories Vol. 2.
Bad things came through sin, and all of us have sin. Just like this boy we try to run away from God and do things our way. But even after we choose sin and sin makes bad things happen, we can always go back home to God! If we say sorry from the bottom of our hearts and run to him, God loves to have us back because he loves us, just like this daddy!
April 24, 2016: From "The Man Who Helped" in Read Aloud Bible Stories Vol. 2 Gospel & Big Question/Answer connection:
Bad things came through world through sin. When people hurt each other, like what happened to the man, that is sin. When people walk by without caring about it, that is sin, too. But Jesus came to help us and save us from sin! Just like the Samaritan, Jesus stepped in and helped us when nobody else could. Jesus takes care of us and helps us fight sin!