Books of the Bible
The Bible is so big. There are so many pages and so many different authors. Did you know that it actually began as bunch of books and then during the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. the delegates combined the stories into one big book? Today that is the book we call the Bible. Our Protestant bible has 66 books. These books share history, poetry, law, prophecy, gospels, parables, letters of the prophets and Revelation.
We can separate the Bible into the Old Testament (stories before Jesus and the stories from the Torah) and New Testament (stories about Jesus and his followers). We can also examine the different writing styles and authors. These steps can help enlighten us to the wonderful messages in the Bible.
When we are in our Godly Play atriums at NSUMC, we show the relationship to the stories on the shelves and their location in the Bible. The Godly Play manipulatives offer a great visual representation of the Bible scriptures. NSUMC was blessed to have so many members create these supplies for our children!
As Christians we have a rich history that teaches us how to offer extravagant hospitality, extend grace, and share compassion. This Sunday School lesson will share many ways that students can learn about the different books of the Bible!