Blessings to you!

Bible class overview April 15th through April 19th

For all grades: This week brings Quarter 3 to an end. I am so proud of all the hard work and effort the students have put in on their Quarterly Bible Projects! The oral presentation part of the projects was completed on Thursday. Students received their grades on their projects as well. I also want to brag on the students regarding all the Scripture passages they memorized this last quarter. This includes the entire chapter of Psalm 19, Colossians 1:15-20 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-58.

What an awesome accomplishment and experience this has been!

With the end of Quarter 3 this week we will begin Quarter 4 next Monday. Here is what we’ll be studying in each of the Bible classes:

6 th grade – We will be continuing our study of Jesus’ giving of His life “as a ransom for many.” This will include the events from the Garden of Gethsemane to his trial, crucifixion and burial.

7 th grade – We will be continuing to study prayer. Upcoming lessons include praying for those who persecute you, how Jesus modeled prayer, and parables on prayer.

8 th grade – This last week we just started our study of Church History. Lessons include discussion of the definition of the church, the start of the church, the persecuted church, the apostolic fathers and

apologists and the New Testament Canon.

Special emphasis/assignments:

In Quarter 4 (starting next week), we will be memorizing Ephesians 6:10-18 (the armor of God). I will also be bringing in several guest speakers to teach on these verses AND we will be talking about how to defend your faith in light of the constant attacks we are under (especially as middle school students and even more so with regard to our 8 th graders as they prepare to enter high school next year).

This week’s memory verse (Quiz on Tuesday, April 23rd):

15  But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.