Kids - Jungle Joanna
Jungle Joanna - Bible
August 31-September 1, 2019 |
With the help of Jungle Joanna, preschoolers will explore the Bible and how we use it.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength,” Mark 12:30.
Who wrote the Bible? (God)
Can we believe what the Bible says? (yes)
Who do the words in the Bible tell us about? (God and Jesus)
Review the verse with your kids: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength," Mark 12:30.
PARENT BIBLE STUDY
Read: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
At some point in our lives, we all have deep-rooted questions about the Bible. Who wrote the Bible? What’s the Bible all about? How can we know the Bible is true?
Although it’s generally viewed as one book, the Bible is actually a collection of 66 books written over 1,500 years, in three different languages, by different authors from varying backgrounds. But while the Bible covers a wide range of subjects and viewpoints, it also carries one beautiful and congruent message. From Genesis through Revelation, it’s the story of God loving us, wanting to be with us, and making a way to connect with us through Jesus.
How can a collection of books be so consistent? 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” “God breathed” stresses the origin and authority of Scripture. The human authors of the Bible wrote the Bible under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
That’s how we know we can believe what the Bible says. It’s a holy book. In addition to faith, the Bible can be proven true based on scientific, archaeological and historical accuracy. We can look at the many fulfilled prophecies and know that the Bible is true. Good resources can help us understand it—even passages that have been misinterpreted or misused.
Remembering the theme of the Bible as a whole can help. It’s simple; salvation through faith in Jesus. All 66 books tell a story of redemption with Jesus as the central character. The Old Testament prophesies his coming and the New Testament describes Jesus’ humble entrance into the world, and with it, God’s plan to bring salvation to the lost, broken, and sinful people he loves. Searching the Bible for this theme always reveals God’s heart.
How do you see the theme of God loving us and saving us, show up in the Old Testament?
What about the Bible is hard for you to believe? Check out the free Bible Project content online at www.thebibleproject.com as a resource for studying the Bible.