|Tenth Avenue North|
It was a late night of sweet praise. Go listen to Tenth Avenue North's new worship song called Worn. It's my anthem of late. Let me see redemption win.
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|Tenth Avenue North|
By one spirit we are all baptized into one body. When one is persecuted, all are persecuted.
Love each other.
Unite in a work for freedom, justice, and peace.
Forgive and don't hate each other.
Pray with faith.
Act with courage.
How many books are in the Bible? 
How many "parts" is the Bible divided into? 
What are those parts of the Bible called? [Old and New Testament]
How many books are in the Old Testament? 
How many books are in the New Testament? 
What is the first book of the Bible? [Genesis -- which means beginning]
What is the last book of the Bible? [Revelation]
What are the Books of Law? [Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy]
What are the Gospels? [Matthew, Mark, Luke, John]They are basic Bible facts that I think every student should know. They just scratch the surface of all that students need to know for life, but they offer a beginning and I am able to add more and more information each week. For example, this week I added these questions to our introduction:
What book is smack dab in the middle of the Bible? [Psalms]
How many chapters does Psalms have? 
Over how many years was the Bible written? 
How many different authors were inspired by GOD to write it? 
What languages was it written in? [Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek]Did you notice that the questions are getting a little more difficult? I know that our kids can handle it and I know that they can fall in love with reading their Bibles. It's our goal that children and middle schoolers move into high school knowing what GOD's Word says and that means we do what we need to in order to provide them the right tools for learning. The overview of each book provided from the Books of the Bible At-a-Glance is fast becoming one of my all-time favorite tools.
Each page follows the same format so students can open right up and easily find out about a specific book of the Bible. The At-a-Glance page lists the proper name of the book, the order it falls in either the Old or New Testament (there's a number and a slide graph showing where it falls), the author of the book, the date in which the book was written (or the approximation if it's hard to know for sure) and the time period which it covers, the "claim to fame" for the book (something that really sets it apart from the others), famous stories found in the Old Testament books and problems addressed in the New Testament books, famous or most referenced verses in each book, and the important points about each book. As you can see in the picture below, the pages are clear, concise, and easy-to-read. They are visually appealing and easy-to-use and help students identify what is important to remember about each particular book. We are finding them to be just as engaging for adults as they are for 3rd graders.