At our chapel service for boys (aged 5-12) we looked at a theme on the Bible. Part of the talk consisted of a power point presentation and a story. The bible reading was from Psalm 119:105. An exert from the excellent video series “What’s in the Bible?” was also shown.
The Bible or your Life? a short story by Clifford Warne
Whats in the Bible MS Power point slides (adapted from “teaching kids Bible truths” by OAC resources ISBN 0 646 27775 8)
1. The Bible is not just one big letter but is actually a whole lot of smaller letters that we call books. There are 66 different books in God’s Word, the Bible.
2. The way that God sent his words to us was by speaking in a very special way to about 40 different people who wrote down God’s words some of them wrote only one book whereas others wrote several. They have been put together to make one larger book that we call the Bible.
3. Some of these writers lived before Jesus was born (manger), so they wrote about things that would lead up to his birth. There are 39 of these books and we call them the Old Testament.
4. Other people that God used to write his word lived around the time of Jesus or a little time after. They wrote about Jesus and also about what will happen in the future. These 27 books make up the New Testament part of the Bible. (39 + 27 =66)
5. In the Bible we read how God created everything. It also tells us how Sim came into the world when Adam and Eve disobeyed him. It also shows how God prepared a special nation of people ( the people of Israel -Jews) so that from that nation he might send into this world a Saviour. The Bible talks about the Saviour’s birth ( we celebrate at Christmas). The Saviour’s name is Jesus.
6. It talks about Jesus’ death and resurrection…. (expand further)
7. The Bible also tells us some of the things that are going to happen in the future. ( briefly explain Jesus’ return)
8. Also the Bible teaches us to love God and how we should live to please him each day. If we read the Bible regularly and obey God’s teachings that we find there, then our lives will be changed.
9. The Bible is for all ages. Children and adults can read the Bible as well adults. (Give leads on Bible reading materials like Scripture Union)