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October 18, 2013 | by: RAKlets | 0 comments

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For the 2013-2014 school year, we'll be working through a study called "Big Truths" based on the book 'Big Truths for Young Hearts' by Bruce Ware. Families will be helped to have a copy of the book to read through at home as we work through it at church.

Each week we'll be digging deep into the big truths of the Bible. Family Worship/ study guides for each unit will be available at the start of each unit as well as weekly materials designed to get kids and parents talking about the Word of God.

Unit 1: God's Word & God's Own Life as God

  • Sept. 6- God has made Himself Known - (God introduces Himself to us) - Genesis 1
  • Sept. 13- - The Bible is God’s True & Lasting Word - (The Bible is the Word of God) - 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • Sept. 20- - God is God Apart from Us - (God doesn’t need anything) - Isaiah 40 & Acts 17
  • Sept. 27- -God is God with Us- (God loved us by sending Jesus) - 1 John 4:7-12
  • Oct. 4- - Forever God - (God is eternal) - Psalm 90
  • Oct. 11- - Holy, Holy, Holy God - (God is Holy) - Isaiah 6
  • Oct.18- - He Changes Not - (God will never change) - Exodus 1-13
  • Oct. 25- -All Wisdom + All Power = God - (God is wise & powerful) - Genesis 12-21
  • Nov. 1- -God is All Good - (God is all good) - Exodus 17, Numbers 20 & Deuteronomy 34

Unit 2: God as Three in One

  • Nov. 8- - There is Only One God - (there is only one God) - 1 Kings 18
  • Nov. 15- - One God in Three Persons - (God is three in one) - Matthew 3
  • Nov. 22- -The Father is God - (God the Father is the Master Designer) - Matthew 6 & Luke 11
  • Nov. 29- - The Son is God - (Jesus and the Father are One) - John 5
  • Dec. 6 - - The Holy Spirit is God & How the Trinity Relates to Each Other - (The Holy Spirit is God) - John 14 & 16

Unit 3: Who is Jesus?

  • Dec. 13 - - A Person who was alive Long Before He was Born - (Jesus is the I Am) - Isaiah 9:6
  • Dec. 20 - - The Incarnation: God and Man Together - (Jesus is Immanuel: God with us) - John 1 & Luke 2
  • Dec. 27 - -How Jesus emptied Himself in becoming also a man - (Jesus became a man to die our death) - Philippians 2:5-11
  • Jan. 3 - - Jesus Lived in the Power of the Spirit - (Jesus lived in the power of the Holy Spirit) - Isaiah 61 & Luke 4
  • Jan. 10 - - Jesus Resisted Temptation, Living a Sinless Life - (Jesus resisted temptation in the power of the Holy Spirit)- Matthew 4:1-11

Unit 4: God: Creator and Ruler of All

  • Jan. 17- - Who Made the World? - (God- the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit- made the world) - John 1:1-3
  • Jan. 24 - - God Rules the World He has Made - (God rules the world that He made) - Matthew 6 & Daniel 4
  • Jan. 31 - - God Provides all Good Things in the World - (God provides all good things) - Luke 17 & James 1:17
  • Feb. 7 - - God Controls all Bad Things in the World - (God is sovereign: He is in control of all things) - Judges 16
  • Feb. 14 - - God Intended it for God - (God always brings about the good that He planned in the world) - Genesis 37-50
  • Feb. 21- - Pain & Suffering in the World God Controls - (God works all things, even suffering, for the good of His people) - Job 1 & 2

Unit 5: Our Human Nature and Our Sin

  • Feb. 28- - God’s Masterpieces: Men & Women, Boys & Girls- God’s Masterpieces and What it means to be Made in God’s Image - (God made people to reflect Him) - Genesis 1 & 2
  • Mar. 7- - Other Features of Being Human - (God created men and women differently from the rest of creation) - Genesis 1 -2 & Ephesians 5
  • Mar. 14- - How Sin Came Into Our World & What Sin Is - (Sin always results in separation from God, harm & death) - Genesis 3
  • Mar. 21- -How Sin has Spread to All People - (all sin, because all are sinners) - Genesis 11 & Romans 5
  • Mar. 28- - The Punishment for Our Sin - (God is just and sin must be punished) - Genesis 2 & Romans 6

Unit 6: The Work that Jesus Has Done

  • April 4- - Jesus’ Death Showed God’s Justice & His Mercy Toward Our Sin - (Jesus died because God is both just and merciful) - Mark 14:32-42
  • April 11- - Jesus Paid the Full Penalty for Sin - (Jesus paid the full penalty for sin) - Matthew 26:47-27:31
  • April 18- - Jesus’ Victory over Satan by His Payment for Sin - (Jesus defeated Satan when He died on the cross) - Matthew 27:32-66
  • April 25- - Jesus’ Resurrection: The Proof that Christ’s Death for Sin Worked - (Jesus rose victorious over death) - Matthew 28:1-10
  • May 2- - Jesus is King Over All - (Jesus is the Forever King) - Isaiah 9, Mark 1, Mark 11 & Revelation 19
  • May 9- - But is Jesus Really the Only Savior? - (Jesus is the ONLY way to God) - John 14:6

Unit 7: The Holy Spirit

  • May 16- - The Work of the Spirit in Old Testament Times - (the Holy Spirit helped people to do what God wanted in the Old Testament) - Exodus 3:1-11 & 35:30-36:7
  • May 23- - The Spirit on Jesus & His Followers - (the Holy Spirit was promised and was sent to live within God’s people) - John 14:16-17 & Acts 2:1-33 & 33
  • May 30- - The Holy Spirit Gives New Life in Christ - (the Holy Spirit gives new life in Christ) - Acts 9:1-19
  • June 6- - The Holy Spirit Fills & Unites Believers - (the Holy Spirit fills believers and then unites them with other believers) - Acts 2

Unit 8: Our Great Salvation

  • June 13- - God’s Kindness & Wisdom in Choosing Some to Save - (God chose His people before the creation of the world) - Genesis 25 & 27
  • June 20- - Sirs, What Must I do to be Saved? - (believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved) - Acts 16
  • June 27- - Declared Right in God’s Eyes when we Believe - (God declares His children righteous because of Jesus) - Luke 5
  • July 4- - Made More Like Christ Through All of Our Lives - (God makes His children righteous because of Jesus) - Luke 19:1-10
  • July 11- - Saved by Good Works? NO- Saved for Good Works? YES - (good works show that God has changed someone’s heart) - Titus
  • July 18- - Must People Believe in Christ to be Saved? - (Jesus is the only Savior & people must know Him to be saved) - Acts 17

Unit 9: The Church of Jesus Christ

  • July 25- - Jesus is the Lord of the Church - (Jesus is the Lord of the church) - 1 Corinthians 12
  • Aug. 1- - A People of the New Covenant - (God is in a covenant relationship with His people) - Exodus 20 & Romans 8
  • Aug. 8- - Communities of Christians who Worship & Serve Together - (the church is God’s people- called out by God to worship and serve Him) - Acts 2:41-47
  • Aug. 15- - Baptism: Picturing Jesus’ Death and Resurrection - (Baptism is a symbol showing that someone has trusted Jesus for salvation) - Acts 8:26-39
  • Aug. 22- - The Lord’s Supper: Remembering Jesus’ Death & Resurrection - (the Lord’s Supper is a time for believers to remember what Jesus did when He died on the cross) - 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 & Mark 14:12-26
  • Aug. 29- - Evangelism: Growing the Church through Making Disciples - (Jesus commands His followers to make disciples of all nations) - Acts

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