I’ve decided that, since we’ll have no class next Monday (Columbus Day) and that when we return, we jump right into a unit on Jesus Christ, tonight will be a good night to do an overview of the Bible with my 8th graders, taking them through the story of salvation history that culminates with Jesus Christ.
Click here for an outline of passages that tell the narrative of the story of salvation history in a chronological sequence and in a nutshell (very brief passages that I will elaborate on and connect one to another to tell the story). The young people will have Bibles and we’re going to get them leafing through its pages by using this outline. I plan to also use a couple of posters (from the Finding God program) that show a Bible timeline and a map of the Holy Land.
Time will be of the essence since we are supposed to have a fire drill tonight. If it looks like things are going to be too tight, I’ll limit our exploration to the Old Testament, and begin the Jesus unit by taking them through the New Testament.