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Getting Started with the Bible. Gather. Today’s Story. Bible Text: John 1:1-14; John 20:31, 21:24; Luke 1:4; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Lesson Focus: The Bible tells the amazing story of God’s love for creation and, specifically, you. Big Question: What’s the Bible got to do with me?.

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today s story
Today’s Story
  • Bible Text: John 1:1-14; John 20:31, 21:24; Luke 1:4; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • Lesson Focus: The Bible tells the amazing story of God’s love for creation and, specifically, you.
  • Big Question: What’s the Bible got to do with me?
key words
Key Words

SCRIPTURE: writing that is sacred to a religious group. For Christians, the books of the Old Testament and the New Testament are scripture.

CANON: a list of books that authorities agree is scripture.

INTERPRETATION: the finding, making, and sharing of meaning. It is impossible to read and understand something without interpreting it.

TRANSLATION: the restatement of words from one language into another language. Unless you’re reading it in Hebrew or Greek, you’re reading a translation of the Bible.

opening prayer
Opening Prayer

Leader: Lord God, you speak to us through the Holy Scriptures.

Group: Thank you for this gift.

Leader: You inspired everything in the Bible.

Group: Thank you for this gift.

Leader: Scripture gives us hope and encouragement in our journey of faith.

Group: Thank you for this gift.

Leader: Scripture shows us examples of how to follow you.

Group: Thank you for this gift.

Leader: Give us the desire to learn more about you through the scriptures.

Group: Thank you for this gift.

All: Amen.

my faith story
My Faith Story
  • Big Question: What’s the Bible got to do with me?
open the bible
Open the Bible
  • Lutheran Study Bible page 1553
  • John 1:1-14
  • Gospels
    • See examples: Matthew and Mark
  • Letters of Paul
    • See example: Romans
  • Table of Contents
open the catechism
Open the Catechism
  • Here We Stand Student Book page 305
  • Here We Stand Student Book page 307
2 which has the greater number of books
2. Which has the greater number of books?
  • The Old Testament
  • The New Testament
  • They have the same number of books.
3 in a bible passage listing like jeremiah 27 13 the number 27 refers to the
3. In a Bible passage listing like Jeremiah 27:13, the number 27 refers to the…
  • chapter.
  • verse.
  • number of words.
  • year it was written.
4 when you see genesis 23 4 the number 4 refers to the
4. When you see Genesis 23:4, the number 4 refers to the…
  • chapter.
  • verse.
  • number of words.
  • year it was written.
5 the bible was first written in
5. The Bible was first written in…
  • English.
  • Latin.
  • Egyptian hieroglyphics.
  • Hebrew and Greek.
6 a good reason for reading the bible is to
6. A good reason for reading the Bible is to…
  • make God love you more.
  • enrich your faith.
  • seek information.
  • both b and c
7 lutherans believe the bible is
7. Lutherans believe the Bible is…
  • inerrant (without errors).
  • written by God.
  • the source and guide for our Christian living.
  • all of the above.
8 the main purpose of the bible is
8. The main purpose of the Bible is…
  • to give hope and encouragement.
  • to make us feel guilty.
  • to give us a history lesson.
  • none of the above.
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