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Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2019<br />

IS THE BIBLE REAL & TRUE?<br />

I remember as a kid living on our farm in Victoria,<br />

Texas often wondering about God. There was a<br />

single tree in a field a couple hundred yards from<br />

our house and I used to go and sit under that tree<br />

for what seemed like hours and wonder about life<br />

and God. Through the Catholic church we<br />

attended, I was exposed to God frequently and I<br />

would go and sit under that tree and wonder<br />

about what I didn’t understand. Later, as a<br />

teenager, I would wonder to myself if the authors<br />

of the Bible were real people?<br />

Did you know that there is a lot proof that the Bible is real and true? For example:<br />

1- There are over 14,000 writings from hundreds and thousands of years ago that support<br />

the stories in the Bible.<br />

2- The Bible has many stories of events that happened a long time ago and most of the<br />

stories were written by people who were actually there and saw it happen. Also, the<br />

stories support each other by talking about the same events that were seen by different<br />

people.<br />

3- Other people from long ago wrote stories that were not part of the Bible. However, many<br />

of their stories included events that are in the Bible. This is more proof that the Bible<br />

is true.<br />

4- Archeologists have uncovered historical<br />

I want to be so full of<br />

Christ that if a mosquito<br />

bites me, it flies away<br />

singing,<br />

Can you unscramble these words?<br />

tiicnahrs<br />

sduxoe<br />

cruhch<br />

uykter<br />

evidence that supports hundreds of Biblical<br />

events and statements. Recently they<br />

discovered a church in Turkey from about<br />

500 AD with many pictures about the life of<br />

Jesus. This discovery is more evidence that<br />

the Bible is true.<br />

5- Researchers believe they have also found the<br />

remains of the Egyptian army which<br />

drowned in the Red Sea in the Exodus.<br />

6- Historians confirm that they have found the<br />

remains of Christ’s tomb.<br />

7- Archeologists believe they have found the ash covered<br />

remains of the Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorah.<br />

8- This is only a partial list of evidence supporting the<br />

Christian Bible.<br />

YES! The Bible is Real and True!<br />

(continued on page 2)


<strong>Great</strong> <strong>Kids</strong> and <strong>Great</strong> Dreams<br />

page 2<br />

A GREAT DREAM<br />

Matthew and his friends were camping out in his back yard and<br />

it was getting late. From inside the house, Matthew’s dad could<br />

see that the boys were still awake and he went outside to check<br />

on them. The boys asked his dad to tell them a story before they<br />

went to sleep. “Okay,” said Matthew’s dad, “I’ll tell you a story<br />

from the Bible.” When he said that, Matthew’s friend Oscar,<br />

laughed and sarcastically said, “Oh yeah, this should be a real<br />

story alright.” Matthew’s father went ahead and told the boys the<br />

story of Exodus, “The Egyptians had held the people of Israel in<br />

slavery for many years and God chose Moses to lead the people<br />

out of Egypt into freedom. God sent many plagues on the people<br />

of Egypt to convince them to let His people go. Finally, the<br />

Pharoah (the king of Egypt) agreed to let the Israelites go. The<br />

people from Israel gathered all their things and marched to the Red Sea. However, Pharoah<br />

changed his mind and led his soldiers after God’s people. When Moses saw the Egyptian army<br />

coming fast after them, he raised his rod toward the waters of the Red Sea. Immediately the<br />

waters began to separate and left a large path of dry land in the middle. The people of Israel<br />

were able to cross over to the other side safely. When Pharoah saw them escaping through the<br />

middle of the Red Sea, he ordered his army to follow after them. When the Israelites were all<br />

safely on the other side, the parted waters collapsed on top of the Egyptian army and killed<br />

them all! The people of Israel were now safe and delivered from their slavery!” When Matthew’s<br />

dad finished the story he went in the house so the boys could go to sleep. Oscar told Matthew,<br />

“That’s a good story Matthew, but you know it is not true, don’t you?” Matthew didn’t say<br />

anything, but the next morning, when they were eating breakfast together, Matthew asked his<br />

dad if the story was true or not? Matthew’s dad showed the boys on the computer where<br />

archeologists had found the remains of the Egyptian army at the bottom of the Red Sea. Oscar<br />

turnd to Matthew and said, “Wow! I guess the story is really true. Hey Matthew, can I go to<br />

church with you?”<br />

To<br />

Or provide feedback,<br />

send an email to:<br />

wewillbegreat.com<br />

(Remember that this was a <strong>Great</strong> Dream and didn't really happen, but<br />

it could happen with <strong>Great</strong> <strong>Kids</strong> like you!)<br />

GREAT KIDS PRAYER<br />

"Father God thank You for our blessings. Teach us to be <strong>Great</strong><br />

<strong>Kids</strong> with <strong>Great</strong> Dreams. Teach us and other people about the<br />

truth of Your Word. We love You and thank You for loving us and<br />

answering our prayers. In Jesus Holy Name, AMEN!"<br />

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