Episode 9: New City Catechism

In this episode of the Jesus is Better Podcast, I have my two special guests, Dorie and Ja’nya, go through The Gospel Coalition’s New City Catechism with me. This is a great episode your children can practice with as they learn 52 important beliefs about God.

The New City Catechism is copyrighted by Redeemer Presbyterian Church and used by permission of The Gospel Coalition.

You can access the free app, which includes songs for some of the questions at http://newcitycatechism.com/ or find print copies on Amazon.

My prayer is that this resource would be a springboard for further discussion as you invite your children to know Jesus more.

Episode 8: Exodus 18-20 God Gives Moses His Good Commands

In this episode, I share from Exodus 18-20, when God teaches the people the way life works best through His commandments, and how Jesus has kept the commandments perfectly on our behalf, inviting us to obey and run with Him in His good ways.

Question for your kids: What has Jesus been teaching you today?

Episode 7: Exodus 16-17 God Sends Bread from Heaven and Water from a Rock

In this episode, I storytell Exodus 16-17, when God provides food and water for the Israelites as He leads them through the wilderness and how Jesus invites us to trust in His provision as we rest in His good purposes for our lives.

A question for your kids: How has Jesus been taking care of you today?

Episode 6: Exodus 14-15 God Parts the Red Sea

In this episode, I storytell Exodus 14-15, when God parts the Red Sea. Though we deserve to be swept away like the Egyptians, God sent Jesus to rescue us and lead us all the way until we join Him on the New Earth.

Why not ask the kids in your life what they’ve learned about Jesus that makes them thankful to Him? You can give them your answer, too!

Episode 5: Exodus 11-13 God Passes Over the Israelites and Rescues Them

In this episode, I storytell Exodus 11-12, when God passed over the Israelites who put the blood of a perfect lamb on their doors. I also share how Jesus was the true perfect sacrifice so that we could be forgiven and experience new life with him.

After you listen, you can ask your kids, “What did you hear that might make you scared you aren’t good enough?” Then you can reinforce the best news ever–when they trust Jesus, they are forgiven! All praise to Him!

Episode 4: Exodus 7-10 God Shows His Power to the Israelites and Egyptians

In this episode of the Jesus is Better Podcast, I share from Exodus 7-10, how God showed his power to the Israelites and Egyptians through the 10 plagues, and how Jesus still holds all the power over our lives, fulfilling every promise he has ever made.

You might want to ask your kids if there was anything that made them scared or scared they aren’t good enough. It could provide a great opportunity to share about forgiveness and security in Jesus!

Episode 3: Exodus 5-7 God Uses Moses to Give Pharaoh His Message

In this episode of the Jesus is Better podcast, I share from Exodus 5-7 how God used Moses to give Pharaoh God’s message, which made life more difficult for the slaves, and how we can trust Jesus when life seems to be getting worse.

Why is following Jesus exciting and worth it? Why not ask your kids and see what they say?

Jesus is Better Podcast Episode 1: Exodus 1-2 God Protects Moses

Hi friends!
I’m delighted to share with you my brand-new podcast for kids called Jesus is Better: Bible Stories with Gospel Joy.

Have you ever wondered why God included certain stories in the Bible? The Bible is meant to show us Jesus and his glorious gospel, yet often we get stuck focusing only on Bible heroes or bad guys with our kids.

In each episode, I will be storytelling a passage from the Bible, look at the choices that were made and how God is at work, and then show how God does the same for us–only better–in Jesus. You can play it for your kids, or listen alongside them!

This first episode begins with Exodus 1-2, as I tell how God protected Moses and how He protects us for eternal life through Jesus.

My desire for this podcast is that it would be a springboard for discussion with the precious children in your life as you seek to point them to Jesus.

In Jack Klumpenhower’s excellent book Show Them Jesus, he provides some questions you can use to further discuss a Bible story.

  • What did you learn about Jesus that makes you thankful to him? What opportunities will you have to show your thankfulness this week?
  • What helps from the Spirit can you use to become better servants of God? (prayer, the Bible, support from others in the church)
  • What did you learn about why following Jesus is exciting and worth it?
  • What sometimes feels better than Jesus? Tell about a time when putting him first seemed to cost you too much. How can you believe Jesus is better at those times?
  • What did you learn that might make you scared you aren’t good enough? Be glad you’re forgiven in Jesus!

Happy listening!