Available now in the Bible App for Kids, in “Coming Home,” religious leaders ask Jesus why He spends time with people who do bad things. Based on Luke 15:1–3 and 11–32, “Coming Home” shows Jesus answering them by telling a story about a man with two grown-up sons: the timeless parable of the prodigal son.
Sometimes parents save up money to leave behind for their children after they die. But the younger son asks his father if he can go ahead and have his share of the money now, even though his father is still alive. This makes the father very sad, but he gives the money to his younger son anyway. The son moves far away and starts spending his father’s money on things he thinks are fun — but that are actually very bad for him.
Because the son keeps making bad choices, eventually he runs out of money, and he has to get a job taking care of pigs. Then the weather turns bad, and farmers can’t grow enough crops to feed everyone. The son gets so hungry, he wishes he could eat the pigs’ food. All of a sudden, he remembers: “Wait a minute — my dad is rich! If I go back home, maybe he will give me a job. Then I’ll have enough food to eat.”
When the younger son gets home, his father runs out to meet him. Even though he is embarrassed that he behaved so badly, his father is just so happy that he came home, he hugs him and tells him everything will be okay. This makes the older brother angry; he thinks it’s not fair that his younger brother wasted so much of their father’s money. But the father tells him, “Why are you angry? I have always shared everything I have with you. Your brother was lost, but now he’s found! Let’s have a party! He’s home safe and sound!”
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About the Bible App for Kids
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More than 200 million people around the world speak German. And ever since we added German to the Bible App almost 5 years ago, millions of you have been actively participating in the worldwide YouVersion community. Today, together with our partner OneHope, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in German: Bibel App für Kinder. Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.
And with the new language selector, now you can select German as your language of choice — from inside the Bible App for Kids! Choose between Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. The audio will play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too!
Please help us celebrate this great news!
About the Bible App for Kids
The Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App, designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on over 8 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, Korean, Spanish, Russian, and now in German!
It can be so easy to get caught up in the everyday busyness of work that sometimes we lose sight of what matters most.
Does God have a purpose for my life?
How can I find it?
Can I honor Him right where I am?
How can I serve Him…
yet still do what I need to to pay my bills?
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Planning your family’s days around this “new normal” offers a unique opportunity to really think through the things you value most as a family. Devoting just a few minutes each day to connecting around God’s Word together is one of the best ways we know to draw your family closer. We’ve carefully selected the following devotionals for parents, for youth, and even for your little ones. (And, if you see a plan you like here, be sure you share it with friends!)
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