THE HOLY BIBLE
Respect for the holy bible Handling the bible with respect Isaiah 49:16
- Bible is the word of God Bible is a holy book.
- This is because God guided and inspired the people who wrote the bible
- We should take good care of the bible we should carry it well and keep it safely in our bags or on a bookshelf.
- We should not fold the pages of the bible.
- We should also not tear the pages of the bible.
Books of the Old Testament
- There are 39 books in the Old Testament.
- The books of the old testament teach us to obey God’s commandments These are rules that guide us to live peacefully with others.
- They also teach us what to do t make God happy.
- Genesis – Genesis means origin or beginning
- Exodus – Exodus means coming out or departure
- Leviticus- Leviticus explains rules and regulation of priests
- Numbers – Numbers means census 5. Deuteronomy
They were written by Moses
|9. 1 Samuel||Samuel, Gad, Nathan|
|10. 2 Samuel||Gad and Nathan|
|11. 1 kings||Jeremiah|
|12. 2 kings||Jeremiah|
|13. 1 Chronicles||Ezra|
|14. 2 Chronicles||Ezra|
|22. Song of Solomon||Solomon|
Books of the New Testament
- There are 27 books in the New Testament
- The books of the New Testament guide us to know about Jesus Christ and his teachings and God’s love for us.
- They teach us about God’s promises. We should read the bible always.
- The bible guides us in our lives
- Acts of apostle
The writer of acts of apostle was Luke.
Below books are letters written by Paul when he was in prison
- 1 Corinthians
- 2 Corinthians
- 1 Thessalonians
- 2 Thessalonians
- 1 timothy
- 2 Timothy
|20. James||James the brother of Jesus|
|21. 1 peter||Apostle peter|
|22. 2 peter||Apostle peter|
|23. 1 john||John|
|24. 2 john||John|
|25. 3 john||john|
|26. Jude||Jude the brother of Jesus|
27. Revelation is the last book of the bible and the New Testament.
It was written by John after having a vision on Patmos Island.
BIBLE STORIES Zacchaeus the tax collector Luke 19:2-10
- Zacchaeaus was a wealthy chief tax collector.
- He got some of his wealth through unfair means.
- One day Jesus was passing by and a big crowd of people followed Him.
- Zacchaeaus could not see Jesus because he was short and the crowd was big.
- He climbed a tree so that he could see Jesus from the crowd.
- When Jesus got to that tree, he stopped and asked Zaccheaus to climb down the tree.
- He said he would stay at Zacchaeus house that day.
- Zacchaeus welcomed Jesus to his house. However the people in the crowd were not happy.
- They did not want Jesus to visit Zacchaeus because Zacchaeus was a sinner.
- Zacchaeus told jesus that he would give half ofhis wealth to the poor.
- He promised to give back 4 times more of what he took from other people unfairly.
- Jesus as happy that Zaccheaus repented and chose to stop treating others unfairly. Ø Jesus told the people thathe came to save those who were lost like Zacchaeus.
Lessons we learn from the story of Zacchaeus Luke 19:2-10
- Jesus knows our names. He called Zaccheaus by his name.
- Jesus loves us, even when we are sinners.
- Jesus came to forgive our sins and to save sinners.
- Jesus wants us to repent and treat others fairly.
- We should use proper ways to earn money.
- We should always do things that please God.
Reasons why it is important to repent our sins
Luke 19:2-10 Jesus has no sin.
- We should repent our sins and ask for forgiveness from God and those whom we wrong.
- We should try to live holy lives, just like Jesus.
- We should treat others fairly.
- We should not use unfair means to get money from others.
- We should use money wisely by helping others.
Balaam’s donkey Numbers 22:1-6, 20-34
- King Balak of the Moabite wanted Balaam to curse Israelites.
- The Moabites could then defeat the Israelites and chase them from their land.
- God did not want Balaam to go.
- While on his way to see the king, God sent his angel to block Balaam.
- Balaam’s donkey saw the angel holding a sword.
- It jumped off the road and went into the fields.
- Balaam beat his donkey and brought it back on the road.
- Then the angel went ahead and stood where the road was narrow between two vineyards with stone walls.
- The donkey saw the angel. It moved against one of the stone walls, pressing Balaam’s foot against the wall. Again Balaam beat his donkey.
- Then the angel went ahead again and stood in a narrow place where there was no space for Balaam to pass.
- The donkey saw the angel. It lay down on the road.
- Balaam beat his donkey again.
- Then God enabled the donkey to talk.
- It asked Balaam why he had beaten it 3 times.
- Balaam said because the donkey had made a fool of him.
- The donkey asked whether it had disobeyed him before and balaam said no.
- That was when God enabled Balaam to see the angel.
- The angel said he was blocking Balaam from going to see king Bakak.
- He told Balaam that those 3 times the donkey had seen the angel’s sword and turn aside to protect Balaam from harm.
- Balaam admitted that he had disobeyed god.
- He asked the angel to guide him on what to do.
Lessons we learn from the story of Balaam’s donkey.
Numbers 22:1-6, 20-34
- God can use anything to pass His message to us. He used Balaam’s donkey and the angel to pass His message to Balaam.
- We should obey God and do what He tells to do.
- God punishes those who disobey Him.
- God blesses and protect His people from harm.
- We should love and speak well of them.
- We should alo not curse others.
Results of disobedience Numbers 22:1-6, 20-34
- It is wrong to disobey God, our parents and those in authority.
- God wants us to speak well of others.
- We should not say bad things about others.
- We should also not curse others.
- If we curse others or speak ill of them, we disobey God.
- God will punish us if we disobey Him.
- If we disobey authority at home, at school and in the country we will be punished.
- We should always obey God’s word and respect rules at school and in the country. Ø When we obey rules, we live peacefully with others.
Samson kills a lion Judges 14: 5- 9
- Samson was in the vineyards with his parents when he heard a lion roaring.
- God filled him with His power and Samson became strong.
- Samson fought the lion and killed it with his bare hands.
- He did not tell anyone of what he had done.
- Days later, Samson went to look at the lion he had killed.
- He found many bees and honey inside the bead body of the lion.
- Samson took some honey and ate it.
- He also took some of the honey home to his parents.
- He did not tell his parents where the honey came from.
Lessons we learn from Samson kills a lion Judges 14: 5- 9
- God is powerful. He gives us strength to face difficulties.
- God can turn our difficulties into blessings. Samson got honey from the lion.
- We should trust in God and have faith in Him when we are in trouble.Ø We should be courageous even in times of difficulties.
Joseph interprets dreams Genesis 41:14-24, 28-30
- Many people dream when they are asleep. Even Pharaoh, the king of Egypt had dreams.
- The king, Pharaoh had a dream.
- He dreamt that while he was standing on the bank of river Nile, he saw seven fat cows and seven thin cows coming out of the river. The tin cows ate up the fat cows but they remained thin.
- Pharaoh also dreamt that he saw 7 ears of thin scorched corn on one stalk swallowing 7 ears of healthy ripe corn on another stalk. However, the thin corn remained thin.
The meaning of pharaoh’s dream Genesis 41:14-24, 28-30
- Sometimes dreams help us to know about things that have already happed or will happen in the future.
- God helped Joseph interpret the king’s dreams.
- Joseph told the king that God would give the people of Egypt 7 years of great harvest and plenty of food.
- After those 7 years of plenty, God would cause famine which would destroy every good thing in Egypt.
Lessons we learn from Joseph interpreting dreams Proverbs 1:7 & Genesis 41:14-24, 28-30
- God gives wisdom to understand many things.
- If we trust and depend on God’s wisdom we learn about his plans.
- We should pray and ask God for wisdom to understand our dreams.
- God’s wisdom will help us to plan for difficult times. Ø God has given us different talents and abilities.
- Patriarchs were the founding fathers of Israel.
- They included Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Judah, Moses and David.
ABRAHAM The call of Abraham Genesis 12:1-5
- God called Abraham and instructed him to leave his father’s homeland.
- At that time Abraham name was Abram lived in Haran with his family and relatives.
- God instructed him to leave his home and the land of his ancestors.
- God told him to go to the land He would show Him.
- God made the following promises to Abram 1. He would give Abram many descendants.
- The descendants of Abram would become a great nation
- He would bless Abram and make his name famous.
- He would bless those who blessed Abram
- He would curse those who cursed Abram.
- He would bless all the nations through him.
- Abraham obeyed God’s instructions and left his country.
- He took his wife, Sarah, his nephew Lot, his slaves and all his wealth and left for the land of Canaan
- Abram was 75 years old.
God changes Abram’s name to Abraham Genesis 12:1-5
- Everyone has a name. Our name have different meanings.
- God made a covenant with Abram when he was 99 years old.
- God told abram to obey him and to always do what is right. In return, God promised to give Abram many descendants.
- God also promised Abram that he would be the ancestor of many nations.
- God change the name Abram to Abraham.
- This showed that God was n]making Abraham the ancestor of many nations.
Lessons we learn from the call of Abraham Genesis 12:1-5
- We should trust God’s promises and His will in ourselves
- We should obey God’s word and do what He instruct us to do.Ø We should have faith in God and allow Him to lead us in our lives Ø We should worship God and thank for blessing us.
- God blesses and protects those who obey His instructions.