The Bible Aim: To know what the Bible is and understand why it is important to Christians
The Bible The BIBLE is the holy book for Christians. The contents of the Bible are often referred to asSCRIPTURES which means sacred writings. The word Bible comes from the Greek word for books.
Contents The Bible is split into two sections. The OLD TESTAMENT which contains stories, laws, songs, prophecies and history. This part contains 46 books and it prepares the world for Jesus.
The New Testament The second part of the Bible is called the NEW TESTAMENT and this contains the stories about the life of Jesus and all teachings and letters from after Jesus went to Heaven. The first four books of the New Testament are called the GOSPELS which means good news and these are about the life of Jesus.
Reading the Bible A Bible reference is made up of three parts. Luke 6:11 Luke is the book. The 6 is the chapter and 11 is the verse.
Tasks Look up the following Bible references and write down what they say. John 3:5 Ecclesiastes 3:2 Revelations 7:11 Write an article on why Christians may use the Bible.