We hope you enjoy this two-week study on Reading the Bible with Youth. Week one focuses on the history of the Bible.
While we have provided a structure for the study, our hope is that you will use these pieces to craft your session and contextualize it for your group. You might use some of these pieces, or all of them. May the Spirit lead you as you customize your sessions!
We will highlight the relevant scholarly interviews and discussion guides from YDS Professors to assist you in your preparation for each week’s lesson.
Activity 1: The Christmas Story
Activity 2: The Make-up of the Bible
Activity 3: Learning About Genres
Discuss the following questions together:
“Homework” assignment: Have the kids try to remember the Christmas story (read it for them one more time if they’d like). And have them bring their questions about what’s actually in the Bible, things they’ve wondered about when they’ve read them, or things that haven’t made much sense.
Close in prayer
This resource includes supplementary materials:
Introduction for Leaders