While the God-given nature of the Scriptures is not the chief focus of your lessons, you will begin your study with a brief summary of basic suppositions concerning the Bible - as the Revelation of God, Inspired and Inerrant in its written form.
You will then want to hear what the Bible says about itself and its purpose from Psalm 19 and other texts. You will especially want to know by heart the memory passage: Psalm 19:7-11. This Commentary on Psalm 19: 7 - 11 will help you in understanding it's meaning. These meanings will be further visualized for the children in the daily Object Lessons done by the Pastor or Director.
Then you will study the particular passages and stories you will be sharing with the children during their Bible lessons. Our stories come largely from the Old Testament - from the Pentateuch written by Moses 1400 years before Christ, from the history of the kings of Judah, and the Prophet Jeremiah. God's word was revealed in a progressive manner and given in historical contexts.
Don't limit your preparation to the material contained in this study guide. Read and study the Bible passages on your own till you are very familiar with them. You may find Bible encyclopedia's, Atlases, or Handbooks helpful in getting to know the background, historical setting and culture. Ask yourself questions about anything you don't understand, and share these questions and insights with the rest of your V.B.S team.
Storytelling guides are also provided in this material. Suggestions for telling the stories and visual aids which are needed for the stories are given and a written "text" of the story is also provided, though it is much better if the teachers tell it in their own words. The use of a variety of methods will give the teachers opportunity to try different ways of teaching Bible lessons. Suggestions for why particular methods are chosen and more on different methods of teaching are also on this Web page.
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