Story: The Bible
Summary: uses the DVD "The Amazing Book".
- Pencils, crayons, markers, paper, scissors
- DVD of “The Amazing Bible Series: The Amazing Book” (Bridgestone Multimedia Group)--approximately 25 minute animated video (095163916831 -3 disk set).
- DVD Player
- Worksheet (see end of lesson)
- Refer to schedule and decide how you will make adjustments for the different ages.
- Print out copies of the worksheet from end of lesson—one per student
- Have the DVD set up and ready to go before class starts. You don’t want to discover in the middle of class that you don’t know how to get the DVD going!!
- Review Bible Background notes.
- Pray for the children and for your teaching of the lesson.
- Introduce yourself to the students.
- Introduce the day’s story/station and the main learning purpose: Our rotation is about the Bible—how it came to be and what is in it. We will be watching a DVD about the Bible in the Video Station.
- Open with a prayer.
Introduction & Bible Story:
Please make sure that the students hear and “get” the Bible story as well as the application of that story to their lives. The Bible story is the MOST important part of the lesson—it is much more important than the activity associated with this station!
SAY: We’ll be watching a video about an amazing book—the Bible. (Hold up a copy of the Bible). There are a few hings that I wanted to tell you that are NOT mentioned in the video.
- Who wrote the Bible? A number of different men wrote parts of the Bible—Moses, David, Isaiah, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, etc. But they aren’t REALLY the authors of the Bible. The author of the Bible is GOD. He guided these men to write exactly what He wanted them to.
- Because God is the author of the Bible, there are no errors--everything in the Bible is true.
- God helped the church to know exactly which books to include in the Bible.
- God the Holy Spirit helps us to understand the Bible when we read and hear it.
Hand out worksheets and pencils to the class. Say: While you are watching the video, I want you to look for the answers to these questions and write them down. Quickly read the questions before starting the video. For non-readers, you could either pair them up with an older student or guide OR you could assign each one a different thing to look for in the video.
Show the video—it is 25 minutes long, so there won’t be a lot of time afterwards for discussion.
Go over the worksheet after the video. Here are some answers/discussion points to cover:
- Numerous stories that could be listed
- There are 66 books in the Bible
- There are 39 books in the Old Testament.
- There are 27 books in the New Testament
- Webster: all necessary rules----------the Bible shows us what God wants us to do
- Lincoln: best gift------------God gave us this book so that we would know about Him
- HIS STORY---------the entire Bible is about Jesus. The Old Testament shows how much we need a Savior and has many promises about the coming Savior. The New Testament shows us how God kept His promise of a Savior when Jesus came to earth and died on the cross for us.
- Letter of love--------------the Bible is all about how much God loves us and what He has done for us.
- Any answer
- Older students (Grades 3-6): None
- Younger students (PreK - Grade 2): see lesson for comments about non-readers
- PreSchool students: We do not have a separate class for them—they are a part of the younger class (PreK – 2nd grade). Following are a few suggestions IF you have a PreK student in your class:
- You might want to assign one of the older students (2nd graders) to be the PreK child’s “buddy” and help them with the various activities.
- They may also need more assistance from you or the guide, even if they have a “buddy”.
St. John Lutheran Church 2012
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