His Word in the Heart of a Child: Old Testament Stories for Children

Highights from the Old Testament 

Compiled by Penny Gardner

In the Beginning—Genesis 1:1-31
Garden of Eden—Genesis 2:1-10; 15-25
The Serpent—Genesis 3:1-24
Cain and Abel—Genesis 4:1-16
Seth—Genesis 4:25-26; 5:1-8; opt: 5: 9-32
Noah—Genesis 6:5-22
Ark and Animals—Genesis 7:1-16
The Flood—Genesis 7:17-24; 8:1-5
The Raven and the Dove—Genesis 8:6-22
God’s Promise—Genesis 9:1-17
The Sons of Noah—Genesis 9:18-29
The Tower of Babel—Genesis 11:1-9
Abram—Genesis 12:1-9
Journey to Egypt—Genesis 12:10-20
Abram and Lot—Genesis 13:1-18
Lot is Captured in War—Genesis 14:11-16
Melchizedek—Genesis 14:17-24
Promise to Abram—Genesis 15:1-18
Sarai and Hagar—Genesis 16:1-16
Covenant—Genesis 17:1-14
New Names—Genesis 17:15-27
Three Holy Men—Genesis 18:1-15
(opt.) Sodom, Gomorrah—Genesis 18:16-33
Pillar of Salt—Genesis 19:1-7; 9-29
The Old Mother—Genesis 21:1-21
Abraham’s Test—Genesis 22:1-13
(opt.) The Death of Sarah—Genesis 23:1-20
The Servant’s Task—Genesis 24:1-9
Watering the Camels—Genesis 24:10-28 
Rebecca’s Family—Genesis 24:29-51
Rebecca’s Journey—Genesis 24:52-67
(opt.) Death of Abraham—Genesis 25:1-11
Birthright for Pottage—Genesis 25:19-34
(opt.) Isaac—Genesis 26:1-6; 12-14; 23-25
The Stolen Blessing—Genesis 27:1-29
Esau—Genesis 27:30-46
(opt.) Jacob’s Ladder—Genesis  28:1-5; 10-22
Rachel at the Well—Genesis 29:1-14
The Other Sister—Genesis 29:15-35
More Wives—Genesis 30:1-13; 17-21
Rachel’s Baby—Genesis 30:22-32, 43
Jacob Departs—Genesis 31:1-7; 14-21
The Pursuit—Genesis 31:22-26; 30-35
The Brothers—Genesis 32:3, 6-7, 11; 33:1-12
An Altar—Genesis 35:1-7, 10-15
Deaths in the Family—Genesis 35:16-20; 23-29
Coat of Many Colors—Genesis 37:1-36
Joseph in Egypt—Genesis 39:1-9, 13-23
Interpreter of Dreams—Genesis -40:1-23
Pharaoh’s Dreams—Genesis 41:1-13
Joseph’s Interpretation—Genesis 41:14-16; 25-45
A Ruler in Egypt—Genesis 41:46-57
Famine—Genesis 42:1-20
Famine, continued—Genesis 42:21-38
Brothers Return to Egypt—Genesis 43:1-14
Return, continued—Genesis 43:15-34
The Silver Cup—Genesis 44:1-34
The Lost Brother—Genesis 45:1-28
Moving to Egypt—Genesis 46:1-7; 28-34
Land of Goshen—Genesis 47:1-13; 20-31
Joseph’s Sons—Genesis 48:1-6; 8-22
Farewell—Genesis 49:1-2, 28-33; 50:1-9,12-13
Joseph’s End—Genesis 50:14-26
No More Sons—Exodus 1:1-22
Baby Moses—Exodus 2:1-10
Moses Flees Egypt—Exodus 2:11-25
Burning Bush—Exodus 3:1-22
Moses and the Lord Speak—Exodus 4:1-17
Moses Leaves Midian—Exodus 4:18-23; 27-31
Let My People Go—Exodus 5:1-23
Jehovah—Exodus 6:1-13
River of Blood—Exodus 7:1-25
Frogs, Lice and Flies—Exodus 8:1-32
Dead Cattle and Boils—Exodus 9:1-21
Hail and Fire—Exodus 9:22-35
Locusts—Exodus 10:1-20
Darkness—Exodus 10:21-29
The First Passover—Exodus 12:3-15, 21-28
Leaving—Exodus 12:29-42, 50-51; 13:21-22
Parting the Red Sea—Exodus 14:5-31
Manna—Exodus 16:1-31, 35
(opt.) Jethro—Exodus 18:1-27
Ten Commandments—Exodus 20:1-17
Stone Tablets—Exodus 24:12-18; 31:18
A Golden Calf—Exodus 32:1-7; 15-20; 26-35
New Tablets—Exodus 34:1-6; 10; 27-35
The Journey—Numbers 10:11-13; 33-36
(opt.) Miriam’s Murmuring—Numbers 12:1-16
Water from a Rock—Numbers 20:1-18
(opt.) A Talking Donkey—Numbers 22:1-38
Joshua—Numbers 27:12-23
Love the Lord—Deuteronomy 6:1-7; 17-25
Good Courage—Deuteronomy 31:1-3; 6-8;14-15; 23
Moses Dies—Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Joshua Leads Israel—Joshua 1:1-9
Spies in Jericho—Joshua 2:1-24
Crossing Jordan—Joshua 3:7,14-17;4:4-11;14-18
Fall of Jericho—Joshua 6:12-27
Be Courageous—Joshua 23:1-11; 24:29
Gideon—Judges 6:1-3; 6-16; 22-31; 36-40
The Small Army—Judges 7:1-8; 13-22
Lord Shall Rule—Judges 8:22-23; 32-35
Samson is Born—Judges 13:1-7; 24
Samson and Delilah—Judges 16: 1-31
Ruth Comes to Bethlehem—Ruth 1: 1-22
The Gleaner—Ruth 2:1-23
Ruth and Boaz—Ruth 3:1-18
Ruth Marries—Ruth 4:1-17
Hannah’s Son—Samuel 1:1-2; 7-28
Samuel Serves—Samuel 2:18-21, 26.
Lord Calls Samuel—Samuel 3:1-14
Samuel’s Vision—Samuel 3:15-21
Make Us a King—Samuel 8:1-10; 18-22
Saul—Samuel 9:1-8; 10-14
The Seer—Samuel 9:15-19; 25-27
King Saul—Sam 10:1-2; 6-7; 9-17; 24-27; 11:15
Jonathan—Samuel 14:1; 6-20; 23
Honey—Samuel 14: 24-30; 36-39;43-45
Kingdom Torn—Samuel 15:10-11; 24-31; 34-35
Samuel Anoints David—Samuel 16:1-13
The Harp Player—Samuel 16:14-23
Goliath—Samuel 17:1-11
David—Samuel 17:12-31
David and Goliath—Samuel 17:32-58
Best Buds—Samuel 18:1-16
David’s Flight—Samuel 19:1-10
The Signal—Samuel 20:16-42
David’s Army—Samuel 22:1-2; 23:1-5
(opt) Saul Chases David—Samuel 23:13-29
Meeting in a Cave—Samuel 24:1-12; 16-22
The End of Saul—Samuel 31:1-13
King David—2 Samuel 2:1-4; 5:1-4; 9-12
Bathsheba—2 Samuel 11:1-17; 26-27
David’s Lesson and the Birth of Solomon—2 Samuel 12:1-24
Solomon Becomes King—Kings 1:1, 5, 10-18;20-37
David Dies—Kings 2:1-4;10-12
The Gift of Wisdom—Kings 3:1-15
The Judgment—Kings 3:16-28
Building the Temple—Kings 5:1-7; 17-18; 6:1-2; 11-14; 37-38
Ark and the Temple—Kings 8:1; 3-6; 9-13
The Queen of Sheba—Kings 10:1-10, 13
Solomon’s Downfall—Kings 11:4, 6, 9-13
Jeroboam—Kings 11:26-31, 34-40, 42-43
Elijah—Kings 17
(all) The Challenge—Kings 18:1-9; 13-46
Still Small Voice—Kings 19
The Vineyard—Kings 21
Fire from Heaven—2 Kings 1
Elijah is Translated—2 Kings 2
A Pot of Oil—2 Kings 4:1-7
Seven Sneezes—2 Kings 4:8-37
Naaman, the Syrian—2 Kings 5
(opt.) Taken Captive—2 Kings 17:6-23
Hezekiah—2 Kings 18:1-8; 19:15-19; 32-36
Longer Life—2 Kings 20:1-7
Captivity is Prophesied—2 Kings 20:14-21
(opt.) Book of Law—2 Kings 22
Return to Righteousness—2 Kings 23:1-4; 14; 21-27
Nebuchadnezzar—2 Kings 24:10-20
Jerusalem Destroyed—2 Kings 25:8-21
(opt.) King Cyrus—Ezra 1
(opt.) Rejoicing—Ezra 3
Darius—Ezra 6:14-22
The Queen’s Refusal—Esther 1
A New Queen—Esther 2
The Decree—Esther 3
Brave Esther—Esther 4
The Gallows—Esther 5
Haman’s Shame—Esther 6
Haman’s Plot—Esther 7
Mordecai—Esther 8
Job—Job 1
Illness—Job 2:10
Job’s Blessings—Job 42:1-6; 10-17
The Lord is my Shepherd—Psalm 23
Make a Joyful Noise—Psalm 100
A Quiver Full—Psalm 127
Some Proverbs: 3:5-6; 3:13; 15:1;17:17; 18:24; 22:6; 23:7; 30:5
(opt.) A Virtuous Woman Proverbs 31:10-31
There is a Season—Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
(opt.) Messiah is Foretold—Isaiah 9:6-7
Daniel’s Food—Daniel 1:1-21
Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream—Daniel 2:1, 16-20,24-30, 46-49
Into a Furnace—Daniel 3:4-6,8-14, 16-30
Daniel in the Den of Lions—Daniel 6
Jonah and the Whale—Jonah Chapters 1-3
Tithing—Malachi 3:8-12

(Posted compliments of Penny Gardner)

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