History for Christian Teens

History for Christian Teens

History for Christian Teens is for middle and high school-age students- but Moms and Dads are invited to listen in, too! Each week, we will cover a historical person, place, or event, examining it through the lens of the Bible to draw relevant life and character lessons to then apply to our own lives as Christ-followers.

Episodes

May 19, 2022 16 min

Episode #16- Samuel: Priest, Prophet and One of Israel’s Greatest Judges

On this podcast, we explore the life and ministry of a man who held the offices of a priest, a prophet and became one of Israel’s greatest judges. That great man was Samuel of the Old Testament, who lived between 1105-1030 B.C.

In 1 Samuel Chapter 1, we read about Hannah, who was barren and prayed fervently for a child. Hannah was married to Elkanah, a member ...

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Episode #15- Ruth: A Lesson in Strength, Faith, and Compassion

 

If you are looking for a role model to inspire you in your own life, look no further than Ruth! She is a beautiful example of what it means to be strong, faithful, and compassionate. Truly, each of the Fruit of the Spirit given in Galatians 5:22-23 is clearly evident throughout her story.

We find her story in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. Ruth was a woman who...

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Episode #14- Samson: Even the Strongest Man Has a Weakness

 

On this episode, we learn that even the strongest man has a weakness . . . or two. Weakness so great that it landed him into prison and eventually led to his demise. Gratefully, we serve a God of redemption who can restore strength even to the most broken of men.

Throughout the Old Testament, we read that the Israelites would go through periods of great faithfulness to th...

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Episode #13: By Faith, Rahab Transforms from Harlot to Heroine

 

Today’s show looks at the role Rahab, a woman of ill repute, played in conquering Jericho. And also how God’s incredible mercy helped her turn her life around and become an ancestor of kings. Author Tessa Afshar once said, “He wiped out Jericho, and He saved a harlot. What kind of God was this? He seemed at once impossibly holy and ridiculously merciful. How could you...

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Episode #12- Joshua: Mighty Military Leader Carries Out an Unorthodox Battle Strategy

 

On this podcast, we learn about a great military leader who trusted God in everything and conquered a prominent city through an unorthodox battle plan. Today, we’re talking about Joshua and the battle of Jericho.

When you think about Joshua and the battle of Jericho, you might start humming to yourself, as Crystal did, the children’s song about ...

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Episode #11-The Ten Commandments and Their Impact on Western Civilization Today

 

This week on the History for Christian Teens podcast, we examine a major Biblical event and how it reverberated throughout history. Even now it’s the fundamental legal code of Western Civilization and the common law of the United States. Of course, we are talking about the Ten Commandments.

According to some Bible scholars, it’s thought that sometime ...

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Episode #10- Moses: Basket Baby Grows up to Deliver His People

 

This week on the History for Christian Teens podcast, we discover how a baby escaped death by floating down the Nile River in a basket, then grew up to lead his people out of captivity.

Previously, we learned how Joseph was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Later in his life, through a series of events, he went on to save his family from starvation by bringin...

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Episode #9: Joseph the Dreamer- From Pit to Prison, to Palace

 

In this episode, we explore the harrowing account of a man named Joseph who was sold into slavery by his own brothers but was able to rise above his circumstances and even eventually forgive them.

Joseph lived between 1914-1804 BC. We can find his story in Chapters 37-50 of the Book of Genesis. He’s the 11th of the 12 sons of Jacob, and the firstborn son of Rachel, the...

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Episode #8: Jacob Learns That What Goes Around Comes Around

This week on the History for Christian Teens podcast, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, continue our series featuring historical characters from the Old Testament by exploring the life of Jacob. Jacob’s name means “the grabber” because he grabbed his twin brother Esau’s heel as he was being delivered. As we will soon discover, this name is a very fitting one for Jacob...

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March 17, 2022 11 min

Episode #7: Isaac’s Altar Call

 

Last week, we saw how God is faithful in keeping His promises but that God’s timing may be much different than OUR timing. And, we learned that the Lord keeps His word, even when we try to get ahead of Him and “help” Him out a bit. The Lord’s plan will always prevail.

Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90, when Isaac, the promised and long-awaited son, and heir, was born. Can you imagine being ...

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March 10, 2022 19 min

Episode #6: Abraham and Sarah Scheme to Help God

When Sarah and Abraham get impatient waiting on the Lord to fulfill His promise of a son and heir, they devise a backup to help God out by using Sarah’s maid, Hagar, as a surrogate mother.

This week on the History for Christian Teens podcast, Crystal and Kevin explore how Abraham and Sarah’s lack of faith in God keeping His word leads them into a rather tangled mess after they try to...

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Courageous Noah and the Cruise of a Lifetime – Episode #5

 

This week on the History for Christian Teens podcast, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, examine the character of Noah, a man who did what the Lord instructed him to do, even when it made no earthly sense, and caused him to be mocked and ridiculed.

Noah is a well-known Bible figure, known for his boat full of animals, often hailed for his faithfulness and obedience to ...

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Cain and Abel, Brotherly Rivalry Turns Tragic – Episode #4

This week in the History for Christian Teens podcast, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, examine the story of two brothers and the first murder. The devastating result of disobedience and rejecting God’s word.

Sometime after the first man and woman were exiled from the Garden of Eden after the Fall of mankind, Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel. Abel was a shepher...

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February 17, 2022 16 min

Episode #3 – Adam and Eve, From Bliss to Blisters

This week on the History for Christian Teens podcast, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, talk about how humankind ended up in the mess of sin and death that we find ourselves in. To do this, first we set the scene way back at the beginning in the Garden of Eden. The Lord God had just spent the first five days creating the sun, moon, stars, plants, trees, fish of the sea and ever...

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February 10, 2022 12 min

Episode #2: Put on Your Biblical Glasses

 

This week on the History for Christian Teens podcast, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, talk about the most loved, most hated, most read, and most censored book in history- the Bible. Be sure to listen in as we discuss the importance of seeing the world, others, and ourselves through the lens of God’s Word.

 

We kick off this episode by learning some great facts about the Bible. For e...

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Episode #1: Introduction to History for Christian Teens Podcast

Today, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, introduce themselves, share their love of history, and talk about the purpose of our new podcast, designed specifically for middle school and high school students, but parents and others are welcome to listen in, too!

History is so much more than boring facts about obscure topics and time periods! Learning about the past ca...

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