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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: God Our Creator............................................... 1 Chapter 2: The First Marriage...........................................4 Chapter 3: The First Sin..................................................... 7 Chapter 4: God’s Good Rules.......................................... 10 Chapter 5: Nothing to Fear ............................................13 Chapter 6: Jesus is Born.................................................. 16 Chapter 7: Jesus is Tempted........................................... 19 Chapter 8: Power Over Sickness, Evil Spirits and Death... 22 Chapter 9: Lessons for Life............................................. 25 Chapter 10: Jesus Can Do Anything................................28 Chapter 11: Jesus Died for Me..........................................31

Welcome!

Fact: GOD loves you very much! YOU are special to Him! My Hope and Future will help you to know God. It will teach you how to become His child. Read this book often and tell others about God’s love too! My Hope and Future (MHF SB) ISBN 978-1-59480-602-5 Copyright 2013 by OneHope www.onehope.net All Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188, USA. All rights reserved. Text quoted directly from the Bible is in bold.

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Creation In the beginning God made everything. On the first day, God said, “Let there be light.” He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” On day two, God made the sky. On day three, God made dry land and the lakes. He made plants and trees to grow on the land. On day four, God put the sun, moon and stars in the sky. On day five, God made fish to swim in the seas and birds to fly in the sky. On day six, God made all the animals. Then God made people to be like Him. God said that everything He made was good. The full story is found in Genesis 1:1- 31; 2:1-3.

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Creation Recall

Draw one thing that God made on each day of creation.

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Chapter 1

Memory Verse

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Think about it! • God made everything. • God made people to be like Him.

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Chapter 2

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God Made Man and Woman

Chapter 2

On the sixth day, God took dust from the ground and made a man. He breathed life into the man and the man came alive. The man’s name was Adam. God placed Adam in a perfect garden. He told Adam to take care of it. He also told him that he could eat fruit from any tree in the garden except one. That fruit gave the power to know between right and wrong. God warned Adam that if he ate from it he would die. Then God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” So God made woman from one of Adam’s ribs. Adam named her Eve. God created them to love and help each other. This is why a man leaves his family and marries a woman. They become like one person. God blessed Adam and Eve and said, “Fill the earth with children and take care of it. Rule over all the animals.” God loves people very much. He wants people to know Him and love Him. The full story is found in Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7-9, 15–25.

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You are Special Write down 3 things that are special about you: 1.______________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________ 3.______________________________________________

Memory Verse

Psalm 139:14 Thank You for making me so wonderfully.

Think about it! • People are the most special of all that God made. • God made man and woman to help each other. • God created marriage to be between a man and a woman.

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The First Sin Satan is God’s enemy. He came to Eve in the garden as a snake. He told Eve to eat the fruit God had said not to eat. Eve believed the snake and ate the fruit. Then she gave the fruit to Adam. He ate it too. Adam and Eve chose to listen to Satan, not to God. This was the first sin. Right away things changed. Adam and Eve knew they had sinned. They tried to hide from God. But God knew what they had done. The world was not perfect anymore. For the first time, people would die. Because of their sin, God made Adam and Eve leave the garden. Their relationship with God was broken. Since then, all people have been separated from God by sin. But God still loved the people He had made. He made a promise. He said that one day someone from Eve’s family would defeat Satan and free people from sin! The full story is found in Genesis 3.

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If...then...…

Chapter 3

If I study, then I will make good grades. If I hurt a friend, then I may lose my friend. Write 2 examples of your own. Write one good choice and one bad choice.

If I________________________________________________, then____________________________________________. If I________________________________________________, then____________________________________________.

Verse Memory Ecclesiastes 7:20 No one on earth is always good and never sins.

Think about it! • To sin is to do, think or say something God says is wrong. • Since Adam and Eve sinned, all people have been separated from God. • God promised that one day a man would come who would defeat sin and Satan. That man was God’s Son, Jesus.

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Chapter 4

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God Gives the Ten Commandments

Chapter 4

Moses was a good man who loved God. God gave Moses a set of rules to share with the people. He gave these rules because He loves us. God made us and wants what is best for us. The first rule was the most important. God is the only One True God. He said that we are not to worship any other gods. Here are the other good rules God gave Moses. • You must not make an idol of any kind. • Do not use the name of God in a wrong way. • One day each week belongs to God. Rest from your work and worship Him. • Obey your parents. • Do not tell lies, steal or kill. • Husbands and wives must be faithful to each other. • Do not want what does not belong to you. The full story is found in Exodus 20:1-17.

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Matching God’s Good Rules: Draw a line from the

words on the left to the ones that they match on the right.

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belongs to God. your parents. lie, steal or kill. any other god. must be faithful. what does not belong to you. idols of any kind. God’s name.

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God’s way is perfect.

Think about it!

• God is the only One True God. • God gave these rules because He loves us.

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• God made us and wants the best for us.

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Chapter 5

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David and Goliath God promised a man named Abraham that his family would become a great nation. God said that one day the nation would be a blessing to the whole world. The nation grew, but they had enemies. An army with a giant named Goliath made war with them. Goliath was three meters tall! Goliath wanted to fight someone! He said whoever won would win the war. But no one would fight him. They were afraid! One day a young man named David came to bring food to the soldiers. When he heard Goliath, he said, “I will fight him!” David only had five stones, a sling and his walking stick. Goliath saw David and shouted, “Am I a dog that you come at me with a stick?” He cursed David by the names of his gods. David said, “You come to me with sword and spear, but I come to you in the name of the Lord. This is the Lord’s battle, and He will give you to us!” David used his sling to throw one of his stones at Goliath. It hit Goliath in the forehead. He fell over dead. Later God chose David to lead the nation. As long as David was king, the people obeyed God. After David died, the people began making idols to worship. They forgot about God and His good rules. Their nation became weak and other nations ruled over them. The full story is found in Genesis 22:18; 1 Samuel 17.

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Draw It!

Chapter 5

What are you afraid of? Draw it. Then write or draw something that reminds you that God is always with you.

erse Memory VIsaiah 41:10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. I am your God.

Think about it! • David was not afraid. He knew God would protect his people. • God cared for David. And God will care for you.

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Chapter 6

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Jesus is Born

Chapter 6

God did not forget His promises. In the garden He had promised to send someone to free people from their sins. God also promised that one day all of the people of the world would be blessed through Abraham’s family. Now the time had come for God’s promises to come true! God sent an angel to a girl named Mary. She was to be married to a man named Joseph. Joseph was from King David’s family. The angel said to Mary, “The Lord is with you!” Mary was very surprised to see the angel! “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “You will give birth to a son and name Him Jesus, the Son of God. He will be very great and His Kingdom will not end.” The angel said He would save people from their sins! Mary was a virgin. But like the angel said, she would soon give birth to a baby! Before the baby was born, Mary and Joseph had to travel to the town of Bethlehem. The town was full of visitors, so they had to stay with the animals. While they were there, the baby Jesus was born. His first bed was in a manger used for feeding animals. That night an angel came to some men who were taking care of sheep. The angel said, “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Saviour has been born today. You will find Him in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” The men hurried into town to find Jesus. They left and told everyone what the angel had said to them about this child. The full story is found in Luke 1 and 2.

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Many Pieces! Help put the picture together. Correctly number each piece of the puzzle in its proper order.

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erse Memory VJohn 3:17

God sent His Son into the world to save the world through Him.

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• God keeps His promises! • God sent His Son Jesus to save us from our sins.

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Chapter 7

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Doing the Right Thing Jesus obeyed his parents. He became wise. God was happy with Him and so were the people who knew Him. After Jesus grew up, He went out into the desert alone to pray. He was there for 40 days. He did not take any food. He wanted to be with His Father God more than He wanted to eat. Satan came to Jesus and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread.” Jesus said, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then Satan tempted Jesus to prove He was God’s Son by telling Him to jump from a high building. Jesus said, “No!” He said it was wrong to test God. Satan tried once more. He told Jesus to bow down and worship him. “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the LORD your God and serve only Him.’” Then the devil went away, and angels came and helped Jesus. The full story is found in Luke 2:51-52; 4:1-10.

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Chapter 7

Say “No!”

Satan tries to tempt us, too. Jesus can help us say “no” just like He did! Find the words in the puzzle to which you will say, “No!”

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rse Memory VePsalm 119:114 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.

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• Jesus used God’s Word to say “no” to temptation. • Knowing what God says in the Bible protects us from Satan’s lies.

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The Daughter of Jairus

Chapter 8

Jesus taught the Good News about God in all the towns and villages. People began bringing to Him all who were sick. He healed them all! Some were bothered by evil spirits. Jesus told the spirits to leave, and they did! A man named Jairus came to Jesus. He fell at Jesus’ feet and cried, “My little girl is dying. Please come and heal her so she can live.” Jesus went with Jairus. As they walked, some people came from Jairus’ house. They said, “Your daughter is dead.” Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.” When they got to the house, people were crying. Jesus said, “Why are you crying? The child isn’t dead; she is only asleep.” The people laughed at Jesus. He took the girl’s parents and three of His friends to the room where she was lying. Jesus held her hand and said, “Little girl, get up!” The girl stood up! Everyone was amazed. Jesus had made her alive again! The full story is found in Matthew 4:24; 9:35; Mark 5.

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Draw What Doctors Use: Draw two things that

doctors use to help sick people get well. Did Jesus need to use any of these things to heal Jairus’ daughter?

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With God everything is possible.

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• Jesus has power over sickness and death.

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• We do not need to be afraid when we have faith in Jesus.

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Chapter 9

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Jesus Teaches About God Jesus wanted people to know how much God loves them. Jesus often told them about Him. Jesus said we are to love God more than anything or anyone. Then He said to love others as much as we love ourselves. We are to treat others the same way we want them to treat us. Jesus also said, “Do not worry about having food to eat or clothes to wear. Your Father in heaven already knows all your needs. If God cares for flowers that are here today and the put in the fire, He will take care of you!” Jesus loved to talk with His father God. One time He taught His followers to pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may Your name be kept holy. May Your Kingdom come soon. May Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Don’t let us give in to temptation. Save us from the evil one. You can pray this prayer, too! The full story is found in Matthew 22:37-39; 6:9-13, 30-32; 7:12; Luke 11:1-4.

Verse Memory Matthew 6:32 Your heavenly Father knows all your needs. He will take care of you!

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Prayer Puzzle

Chapter 9

Put the letters in the correct order to form the missing words in the blanks below. The first letter of each word is in red. The last letter of each word is green. Place these words in the blanks to complete the prayer that Jesus taught (page 26).

MNAE =____________________ ETHAR =__________________ FODO =____________________ ISNS =_____________________ SAEV =____________________ Our Father in heaven, may Your ___________ be kept holy. May Your Kingdom come soon. May Your will be done on _____________, as it is in heaven. Give us today the ____________ we need. Forgive us our _________, as we forgive those who sin against us. Don’t let us give in to temptation. ___________ us from the evil one.

Think about it!

• We are to love God the most. • We are to treat others the way we want them to treat us. • God loves you. He promises to take care of all your needs.

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Chapter 10

Jesus climbed a hill and sat down with His disciples. He saw a crowd of people coming to look for Him. There were more than 5,000! Jesus asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” One of His disciples said, “If we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!” Then another disciple said, “There’s a boy here with five loaves of bread and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?” “Tell everyone to sit down,” Jesus said. Then Jesus took the bread and fish, and He gave thanks to God. Jesus began to tear the food in parts. Each time He tore some off, there was more food! The disciples began passing the food to the people. Everyone ate as much as they wanted. There was even food left over! Another time Jesus and His disciples were out in a boat. Jesus slept as they crossed the lake. A big storm came and their boat was filling with water. The disciples woke Jesus up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” Jesus woke up and rebuked the wind and the waves. The storm stopped! Jesus asked them, “Where is your faith?” The disciples were amazed and said to each other, “Even the wind and waves obey Him!” The full story is found in John 6:3-11; Matthew 14:19; Luke 8:22-25.

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What is Different? Circle 5 things in picture 2 that you do not see in picture 1.

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O Lord! Nothing is too difficult for You!

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• Nothing is ever too hard for Jesus.

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• Jesus is our provider and our protector. • Jesus can use us to bless others.

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Chapter 11

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Jesus Finishes His Work For three years, Jesus taught people about God’s love. He healed the sick and set people free from evil spirits. But not everyone liked Jesus. Many powerful people thought He might take away their power! They did not believe that Jesus was God’s Son. They sent soldiers to arrest Jesus. They wanted Him hung on a cross to die. The soldiers took Jesus away and beat Him. They forced Him to carry His own cross. Then they nailed Him to it. This was a terrible way to die. People who passed by said bad things about Jesus. But Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they don’t know what they are doing.” Two bad men were hung beside Jesus. One of them believed that Jesus was God’s Son. Jesus forgave the man’s sin. He said the man would be with Him in heaven. The sky became dark, and three hours later Jesus died. Jesus’ body was put in a tomb. A big stone was put in front. Two days later some women went to Jesus’ tomb. They found that the stone had been rolled away. They went in, but they didn’t find the body of Jesus. They were afraid! What had happened to Jesus? Then the women saw two angels in bright clothes. The angels said, “Jesus is not here. He is alive!” The women were so happy! They left and told everyone that Jesus was alive! The full story is found in Luke 23 and 24, John 14:1-4.

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rse Memory VeJohn 3:16

Chapter 11

God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Think about it!

• Jesus lived a perfect life without sin. • Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment for our sins. • Jesus defeated Satan and death when God raised Him from the dead! • Everyone who believes in Jesus as their Saviour will live forever in heaven with Him.

A Decision to Make Our sin keeps us away from God. The punishment for sin is death. God loves you so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross. Jesus took the punishment for your sin. When you believe in Jesus, God forgives you and makes you His child! If you believe that Jesus died for you, pray this prayer: Dear God, thank You for sending Jesus to die for my sins. I know that I am a sinner. Forgive me and make my heart clean. Help me to love and obey You as I should. Thank You for making me Your child. I know that I will live with You forever in heaven one day. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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My Hope and Future