Isaiah 40

Isaiah 40

Click-er: Glider

At first glance, gliders look just like airplanes. But there’s one major difference: they don’t have an engine. So how do gliders fly? Having no strength of their own, they’re towed into the air by an engine-powered airplane. When they get high enough, they’re let go to soar on their own. Then, like birds, they glide through the air, letting the power of the wind keep them up. We’re all just like gliders. We have no power of our own and never will. But we do have a choice. We can spend our Christian life on the ground, or we can sign up for heaven’s team of riders and gliders. God wants to be the wind that gives you the power to glide through life. Become a member today! The only fee is faith.

Click-er: Glider

Whenever you see, play with, or think about an airplane glider, let this lesson glide through your mind as it clicks and sticks:

I love riding and gliding with God.


Hebrews 11

Hebrews 11

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One of the hardest things about being friends with God is getting used to the fact that he’s invisible—at least in this life. And furthermore, this God, whom we can’t see, requires that we follow him by faith, not by sight. So what’s that mean? It means that most of us aren’t told in advance exactly where he’s leading us or how he’s going to get us there. It’s a bit like blindfolding a close friend and taking that person on a “trust walk.” No true friend would ever purposely bump you into a stump or lead you off a cliff. And God is the same way. First Peter 1:8-9 (page 1336) puts it this way: “You never saw him, yet you love him. You don’t see him now, yet you trust him… The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.” You see, God seldom lets us see what’s ahead. He simply wants us to trust instead. And when we do, he always gets us there safe and sound.

Click-er: Blindfold

Whenever you see, wear, or think about a blindfold, let your heart open your eyes to this lesson as it clicks and sticks:

Can’t see what’s ahead—gotta trust instead.


Genesis 1

Genesis 1

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Did you know that a very long time ago nothing was around except God? Then, when God decided the time was just right, he created everything. God made the sun, the moon, and the stars. He made the little ball we live on called Planet Earth. He made every living thing on Earth. He also created the sky above and the oceans below. God made the call to create every fish, bird, and animal. And when it was time to make people, God made that call too. None of this was an accident. In the beginning, only God was big enough to make the call that got the ball rolling. And he’s the only one big and powerful enough to keep it going, day after day.

Click-er: Ball

Whenever you see, play with, or think about a ball, let this lesson roll through your mind as it clicks and sticks:

In the beginning, God’s call got the ball rolling.


1 John 1

1 John 1

His soap gives me hope.

Soap comes in many different forms: bars, flakes, grains, liquids, tablets. And we use it for cleaning all kinds of things: hands, hair, clothes, dishes. Daily bathing with soap keeps dirt and body oils from clogging the pores of our skin. In this verse, John reminds us that everybody also needs spiritual cleansing. But if we want God to forgive us and clean away our sins, we first have to confess them. That simply means sincerely praying a one-sentence prayer: “I was wrong, and I’m sorry.” Then, because God’s Son, Jesus, has already died for our sins, God forgives us. That one requirement doesn’t seem like too big of a deal. But you’d be amazed at the number of people who refuse to come clean with God. Don’t be like them. Admit your dirt. And then let Jesus’ soap scrub you clean and give you hope.

Click-er: Soap

Whenever you see, use, or think about soap, let this lesson wash your heart clean as it clicks and sticks:

His soap gives me hope.


Galatians 2

Galatians 2

Let’s agree to stamp out poverty.

For most of us, “being poor” means having just enough money to buy one hamburger instead of two, or having only three pairs of shoes when we’d like ten. Usually we don’t think about how much we do have, or how much the rest of the world does not have. And too often we see “the world” as somewhere “over there.” But no matter where you live, there are people near you who don’t have enough money for food, shelter, clothes, and medical bills. You can’t help everyone, but you can help a few. Take a meal, give a shirt, hold a hand. Let’s be like Paul and help stamp out poverty.

Click-er: Postage Stamp

Whenever you see, lick, or think about a postage stamp, let your mind seal this lesson to your heart as it clicks and sticks:

Let’s agree to stamp out poverty.


2 John 1

2 John 1

It’s fun to funnel God’s love.

The Bible is a long book. If you would read four pages of this Bible a day, it still would take you more than a year to read it all. But here’s a secret shortcut. God had John give us three little words that tell how he expects us to respond to the big message of the entire Bible: Love one another. Simple, isn’t it? And it’s fun to do when you get the hang of it. You see, as tough as it is to really love someone, it actually fills your heart with joy and peace when you choose to do it. That’s because we can’t drum up God’s love on our own. It’s only when our heart stays open to receiving this love that we can funnel it to others so they can feel it.

Click-er: Funnel

Whenever you see, use, or think about a funnel, let this lesson flood your heart as it clicks and sticks:

It’s fun to funnel God’s love.


1 Peter 3

1 Peter 3

I fight back with gloves of love.

Kids fight. Parents fight. Even nations fight. A good fight is when you’re fighting for the truth of God with his strength. A bad fight is when you’re fighting for revenge—to get even—in your own strength. Don’t try to get back at others for what they’ve done to you. Leave that to God. Instead, do the unexpected: Love them. Learn to fight with God’s boxing gloves from above. Pray for those who have hurt you the most and leave them in the hands of God. Then ask God for the strength to do or say something nice to them… today. You see, if you want God’s blessing on your life, you’ve got to get out of the revenge business.

Click-er: Gloves

Whenever you see, use, or think about gloves, let this lesson fit like a glove on your heart as it clicks and sticks:

I fight back with gloves of love.


Revelation 22

Revelation 22

Jesus is my friend to The End.

Most of us are pretty lousy friends. We shove our way to the front of the line. We serve ourselves the biggest cookie. And we wait for others to be friends with us first. But as someone has wisely observed, “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” And Jesus knows how to be one. He is the best friend anyone will ever have. He came to earth so we could go to heaven. He became poor so we could become rich. He died so we could live. He was our friend even while we were his enemies. And he promises to be our friend all the way to The End. No matter what. Now that’s something worth standing up and hollering about.

Click-er: The End

Whenever you see, read, or think about the words The End, let your mind finish on this thought as it clicks and sticks:

Jesus is my friend to The End.


John 14

John 14

Jesus is my complete one-way street to heaven.

What if your parents got lost while taking you to a friend’s house? Would they want directions from someone who had no idea where your friend lived, or from somebody who really knew how to get there? Unfortunately, many people think they know the way to heaven and believe there are many ways to get there. As you grow older, you’ll hear more and more about this. But Jesus, who came to earth from heaven and really knows the way, made it super clear that the only way to heaven is through him. Don’t believe anyone who says differently. Jesus, the Son of God, is the only complete, oneway street to heaven. And if you truly believe in him as your only way to God the Father, then you’re on the road to heaven. 

Click-er: One-Way Street Sign

Whenever you see, follow, or think about a one-way street sign, let this lesson direct your mind as it clicks and sticks:

Jesus is my complete one-way street to heaven.


John 3

John 3

God’s gift is my only lift to heaven.

Hey, did you know God has a gift for you? John 3:16 is probably the best and most famous one-verse summary of God’s gift in the Bible. In fewer than 30 words we see and feel his deep desire for all people everywhere to live with him forever after we die. God loves us too much to let us miss out on heaven, so he sent us a gift. That gift is a person—God’s own Son, Jesus, who died on the cross for our sins. All we have to do is believe in Jesus and reach out to accept him like a gift. He’s better than any other gift we could ever get. Will you receive God’s gift right now? Please do. Jesus, God’s gift, is your only lift to heaven.

Click-er: Gift

Whenever you see, give, or think about a gift, let your heart unwrap this lesson as it clicks and sticks:

God’s gift is my only lift to heaven.