God’s truth for all of life is given to us in the Bible, along with exhortations to study, know, and teach the precepts therein. More than disseminators of knowledge, we as teachers need to act as coaches or disciples in Bible class, as fellow members of the family of God who are a little further down the road, helping our younger brothers and sisters in Christ to understand and apply Biblical principles to their lives. To this end, then, we teach Bible class in order to systematically study the Word of God and the doctrine upon which we base our faith, but in a manner which emphasizes dynamic truth for living and dependence on the Living Word, not treating the Bible as a rulebook or textbook.
- Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
- 2 Timothy 3:16 – All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
In first grade Bible students will learn familiar Bible stories in the theme of “God’s Gifts to Me.” God gives gifts of the world, families, friends, leaders, salvation, the church, and a way to live. (ESLR: ET) In Bible lessons 4 days a week students study Bible lesson and apply them to life (ESLR: RUC), memorize Bible verses (ESLR: ET, ESLR: NLL) pray (ESLR: DC) read scripture orally (ESLR: DC) and study about missionaries. (ESLR: SCW) Students prepare for and lead chapel four times a year.
ACSI Bible God and My World Grade 1, Association of Christian Schools International, 1995
ACSI Bible God and My World Grade 1 Teacher’s Edition and Student Book
Packet of visuals Bible Memory Cards
45 minutes per day 4 days a week and chapel one 50 minute time a week
God and My World includes the themes: God loves and cares for us. We must experience salvation. We must be conformed to the character of Jesus Christ. We must grow in knowledge and obedience to Christ. We must apply biblical knowledge to life problems. The truth of God is revealed in the Bible. God has a heart for all people of the world to know Him.
God and My World includes life problems: being honest, getting along with others, telling the truth, being obedient, learning not to tattle, taking turns, feeling that others are unfair.
This course also includes weekly memorizing a Bible verse and studies of a number of missionaries.
Student participation, teacher observation, daily work, evaluations and memory work.