Alex became a Christ-follower a few months ago. His new Christian friends always say how important it is to read the Bible, but Alex has never read much of it. He just doesn’t know where to start. The book is huge, there are a bunch of strange names in it and he is just so intimidated by it. He knows it is important to read the Bible for himself, but he has a hard enough time reading his books for school, much less figuring out this big old book. What advice would you give to Alex?
1. Read Psalm 119:105. How can the Bible help light our path in life?
2. The Bible is one big story told with a lot of little stories. This big story is composed of many smaller books — like a library. The Bible has two main divisions. Look at the timeline. What event separates the New Testament from the Old Testament?
3. According to the timeline, about how long did it take to write the Bible?
4. Deal out all the cards. The person with the Law card will start.
- Show everyone the picture on the card.
- If you want, ask everyone “What do you think this section is about?”
- Then read from the back of the card. Have someone summarize what you read in their own words. Then place the card on the timeline.
Continue through all 8 cards in the order of the timeline until all the cards are read.
5. As we read through the cards, which section sounded most interesting to you?
6. What did you learn today that helped you understand the Bible better?
7. If you want to start reading the Bible for yourself, where could you start?
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