Middle School Bible

Sixth Grade Bible

Purpose

This course covers the message of the four Gospels. Endeavoring to relate the Bible to the life of young teens, attention will be given to helping them see the incomparable power of Jesus Christ as victorious over evil, as the fulfillment of God’s covenant promises and His redemptive plan to save humanity from sin and alienation. The identity of Jesus Christ will be examined from the Scriptures, with faith and belief explored as the necessary responses to Christ’s authoritative, sovereign Lordship. Students see Christ’s suffering and sacrifice as they look at the events of Passion Week. The movement of the Gospel into the Roman Empire through the ministries of the apostles will lead to the study of the doctrine of the Church. The class will include a brief survey of the New Testament epistles to consider what it was like for first-century believers to live in a hostile world.

Major Concepts

  • Survey of the life of Jesus from the four Gospels
  • Survey of the Book of Acts
  • Survey of key Pauline Epistles

 Highlights

  • Reading portions from the Gospels, the Book of Acts and selected Pauline epistles
  • Class discussion on issues from the teaching ministry of Jesus
  • Preparing a “Salt and Light” poster of a contemporary, evangelical Christian missions agency
  • Designing and making Bible games which illustrate a key Christian ideal or doctrine

 A Christian World and Life View

Students will discover the unique perspectives of each of the Gospel writers while appreciating the unity, integrity and inspiration of these New Testament books and their authority as Holy Scripture. They will be presented with an integrated picture of the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ and will be challenged to decide for themselves who they believe Jesus is based on the eyewitness records in our study. They will be instructed that the message of the Kingdom of God belongs to them as followers of Jesus Christ and challenged to consider how they will become part of the Great Commission, taking the Gospel message to their world.

 

Seventh Grade Bible

Purpose

This course covers the reign of King Solomon and the kingly reigns of those who led each part of the divided kingdom of national Israel. Students will study the reasons for the national decline, conquest, captivity, exile and return to the Promised Land under the leadership of Ezra and Nehemiah. Students will be familiarized with the ministries of the Major Prophets with special attention given to Elijah and Elisha. Emphasis will be given to Israel’s return from exile and the ministry of the Minor Prophets. The end of the course will address the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah following 400 years of the intertestamental period. The Bible will be studied not as an ancient book of history or as a book of rules, but as God’s revelation of Himself and His plan to redeem His people. Students will be taught that God desires them to be connected to Him now through His initiated covenantal relationship of old, which has been fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

Major Concepts

  • Survey of the Old Testament Historical Books
  • Listening to selected Christian music which expresses Scripture (Michael Card, et al.)
  • Familiarity with the reigns of Israel’s kings and the division of the nation of Israel
  • Familiarity with the major and minor prophets
  • Memorization of key Old Testament verses

Highlights

  • Weekly Bible memorization
  • Writing letters as a Hebrew exile in Babylon and as an exile who returned to Jerusalem
  • Rendering artwork of key Bible accounts from class study
  • Viewing selected videos 

A Christian World and Life View

Students will be challenged to see the implications of a covenantal relationship with God. They will learn that blessings come through a life of obedience to God’s commandments while judgment comes through rebelliousness and disobedience. They will see that while God’s people were and are not able fully and perfectly to obey the covenantal requirements of friendship with God, He sent Jesus Christ to atone for sin and to restore people to unity with God.

 

 

Eighth Grade Bible

Purpose

This course covers the message of the four Gospels. Endeavoring to relate the Bible to the life of young teens, attention will be given to helping them see the incomparable power of Jesus Christ as victorious over evil, as the fulfillment of God’s covenant promises and His redemptive plan to save humanity from sin and alienation. The identity of Jesus Christ will be examined from the Scriptures, with faith and belief explored as the necessary responses to Christ’s authoritative, sovereign Lordship. Students see Christ’s suffering and sacrifice as they look at the events of Passion Week. The movement of the Gospel into the Roman Empire through the ministries of the apostles will lead to the study of the doctrine of the Church. The class will include a brief survey of the New Testament epistles to consider what it was like for first-century believers to live in a hostile world.

Major Concepts

  • Survey of the life of Jesus from the four Gospels
  • Survey of the Book of Acts
  • Survey of key Pauline Epistles

 Highlights

  • Reading portions from the Gospels, the Book of Acts and selected Pauline epistles
  • Class discussion on issues from the teaching ministry of Jesus
  • Preparing a “Salt and Light” poster of a contemporary, evangelical Christian missions agency
  • Designing and making Bible games which illustrate a key Christian ideal or doctrine

 A Christian World and Life View

Students will discover the unique perspectives of each of the Gospel writers while appreciating the unity, integrity and inspiration of these New Testament books and their authority as Holy Scripture. They will be presented with an integrated picture of the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ and will be challenged to decide for themselves who they believe Jesus is based on the eyewitness records in our study. They will be instructed that the message of the Kingdom of God belongs to them as followers of Jesus Christ and challenged to consider how they will become part of the Great Commission, taking the Gospel message to their world.