Exploring the Bible
In 2021, St Paul’s Kids will be following along with the book ‘Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids’ by David Murray. Each week there will be a memory verse and a summary video to accompany the week’s reading.
A BEAUTIFUL WORLD
As we set out in Genesis, we’ll see a number of important beginnings: the beginning of the world, of animals, of people, and many other things too!
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
Join Mike and Si as they memorise the first verse of the Bible.
A RUINED WORLD
On our last expedition we saw some of the most beautiful parts of God’s perfect world. Now we will plunge into the most dangerous darkness as sin enters and spoils everything. Yet in the middle of the darkness, God promises salvation by grace through the promised Saviour, who will crush the Devil’s head.
“You and this woman will hate each other; your descendants and hers will always be enemies. One of hers will strike you on the head and you will strike him on the heel.”
We had a beautiful world, but it was ruined by sin. That’s why we need police and turtles?!
A FLOODED WORLD
Hundreds of years have passed since our last expedition. As we look around, we will see lots of people and lots of sin. That’s what God saw, and that’s why he destroyed the world with a flood. But we won’t just see a dreadful deluge this week; we’ll once again see God’s beautiful mercy in saving Noah, his family and many animals in an ark.
“But the Lord was pleased with Noah”
How long can you say “Noah” for? Join Mike and Si as they repeat Genesis 6:8 to the beat of the cowbell!
A SPECIAL PROMISE OF A SPECIAL SON
As the world population grew again after the flood, so did its sin. The desperate situation came to a climax with the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11. Against this dark background, once again God showed how loving he is. He picked out one man, Abram, and promised him a special son who would bring blessing to the whole world.
“Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord was pleased with him.”
Abram… sounds similar to Abraham… are they the same person? What do you know about Abram?
A LONG AND PAINFUL TEST
We’re going to follow Abraham and watch how God tests his faith by making him wait and wait for the promised son. Despite many ups and downs in Abraham’s faith, and despite a mix of successes and failures, God at last blesses him with a boy named Isaac.
‘Abraham named that place “The Lord will Provide.” And even now people say, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”‘
God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, and the crazy thing is he was about to do it! BUT then the Lord provided.