This week preschoolers will explore the Bible and what it is used for with the help of Jungle Joanna.
Get out of your seat, crank up these jams and get ready to dance!
Check out the story from Jungle Joanna and the Bible
ASK YOUR KID
Who does the Bible teach us about? God and Jesus
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.
“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.
THE BIG PICTURE
Our preschool curriculum written for 3-5 year olds. Through exciting videos, or live teaching in the rooms, kids explore stories from the Bible each month. Beginning with Creation, and moving in chronological order throughout the year, kids learn that God is a powerful, loving, and trustworthy friend who cares about us. They learn that God sent Jesus to save the world. In a large group format, preschoolers sing and dance to worship songs, then meet fun characters and play games that introduce them to the concept of the series. After the story, kids play a Big Group Game, then transition to small group activities, designed to be led by an adult. We hope preschoolers learn through fun, and begin to understand who God is and how much he loves them.