God is a relational God and has chosen to reveal himself largely through the revelation of Scripture. Students will study scripture and become more familiar with their God to bring them into a closer relationship with Him. As they learn more from and about Scripture they will become equipped to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” 1 Peter 3:15. As they struggle for the answers they will become more “sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” Hebrews 11:1.
For students to study the attributes of God (ESLR: RUC, ET), in order to gain a true Biblically based understanding (ESLR: RUC, NLL) of the nature and character of God, to be able to understand how God in his attributes has relevance for life and all people today (ESLR: ET, NLL, SCW), and to personally apply them to their own lives (ESLR: NLL, RUC). As a result, students will be equipped to give answers to those who don’t know Jesus. (ESLR: RUC, DC, SCW).
- “Let God be God, A Study of the Attributes of God”, by Mark Eckel, Enabling Educators Series, ACSI, 2001
- “Indescribable” DVD, by Louise Giglio, Passion Talk Series, 2008
- Teacher made resources
- Internet sites
50 minutes per day, 4 days a week and attending weekly chapel, for one semester.
- God’s existence.
- God’s work in Creation(according to the Genesis account).
- Who God is and what He is like.
- What God does.
The assessment for the course will be through several different forms:
- Occasional Projects linked to the topics.
- Some recall tests.
- Key Memory Verse (tested weekly)
- Verse study (checked and graded weekly)
- Reading through Genesis and journaling (checked and graded weekly)
- Questions in the Student workbook relating to each characteristic or attribute of God.