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The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum is 50 weeks of curriculum for 6-9 year old children, based on the award-winning Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. She has teamed with Sam Shammas of Redeemer Presbyterian Church to make this curriculum featuring activities, notes for teachers based on material from Timothy Keller, memory verses, printable student handouts, and more.
The curriculum invites children to join the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation – and at the center of their story too. Building off the 44 stories within the Jesus Storybook Bible the curriculum has 44 individual story lessons and adds 6 review lessons (available online here) for a full year’s worth of curriculum (see the scope and sequence here). Each lesson provides 45-60 minutes worth of material for the class. It can be customized to work with younger children, but many of the activities are geared toward children that can read and write.
We are giving away The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum Kit to 3 random commentors below. Simply answer this question in the comments below to enter and come back Friday to see if you have won.
What is a favorite Old Testament story that points you to Jesus?
I’ll go first…the story of Boaz as the kinsman-redeemer for Ruth is a beautiful picture of Jesus redeeming us.
There is only one thing that I don’t like about the Jesus Storybook Bible…there are only 44 stories in it. I’ve read it and re-read it and re-re-read it, and, well you get the picture, to my boys since before they could hold their own heads up straight. That is one reason I am so excited about working on the Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum that just released. This amazing resource takes children (and adults) through a transformational journey. The Bible is not about us, Jesus is the hero. This past week my pastor spoke about reading the story of David and Goliath. Too often we project ourselves in that story and see ourselves as David and our problems as Goliath when we should read it as Jesus is the hero and sin, death, and Satan are Goliath.
In our small groups we sometimes forget that the Bible is all about Jesus, not all about us. I was recently in a men’s group talking about the end of Sermon on the Mount. Most of the guys were talking about how we need to make sure that we always stay on the straight path and keep to following the rules so we produce good fruit. I’m not arguing that we need to be antinomian, just that we never forget the Gospel is one of grace and is all about Jesus, and what he has done.
We cannot keep everything in the Sermon on the Mount, and we don’t have to (not that we don’t try) because Jesus did.
The curriculum around the Jesus Storybook Bible is a full year’s worth of material for 6-9 year old children and helps them frame the Bible correctly – that it is a grand story about Jesus. As the tagline for the Storybook Bible says, “every story whispers his name.” In the curriculum, there are activities, notes for teachers based on material from Dr Timothy Keller, animated videos for each story, and handouts for children that reinforce how that week’s story pointed to Jesus. Here is one of the videos included on the curriculum, God’s Wonderful Surprise:
Tomorrow, we will be holding a giveaway for 3 people to win a copy of the Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum. Be sure to come back for that. Until then, what is a section or story from Scripture that you have heard applied to us that should be applied to Jesus?