How to Get Children to See ‘the Big Picture’
& Better Understand What the Bible is
Really Saying to Us All!
If you picked up a book that you weren’t familiar with and read a random line on a random page chances are you would not understand what you were reading.
Yet many people take this approach with the Bible. They read a verse here and a verse there and then try to take life meaning from what they’ve read.
A much better approach is to understand the complete story the Bible is telling … in other words it’s better to understand “the big picture.”
When you know “the big picture” then what you read in the Bible will be filled with much greater meaning and clarity – giving you insight that you can then use to transform your life.
As it says in 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV), the Bible “is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”
By learning the Bible’s big story we will put ourselves in better position to use what we read on its pages.
This is important because as it says in Romans 15:4 (ESV) –
“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
The Bible is a collection of writings from dozens of authors who wrote over a period of time that stretched for hundreds of years.
In a word, this book is “breathtaking.” It contains history, prophecy, poetry, wisdom and law.
But if we fail to see “the big picture” that the Bible is presenting we risk not getting the full benefit of the wisdom contained in this amazing book.
Far too many Christians today can recite verses from memory but don’t understand who is speaking to whom, or when, or why, or how that passage fits in to God’s big message.
That’s why we have created this lesson pack which gives children an overview of how the Bible is set up and how the different stories fit into history.
After completing this five-week series, your students will be able to tell you what God has shared throughout the ages about his nature, his desires for us, and the ways we should respond to him.
Time Periods Covered:
The Age of Natural Consequences
2000 Years: Adam to Abraham
The Age of Israel & the Law
2000 Years: Abraham to Christ
The Ministry of Jesus
The Age of Grace
2000 Years: Christ to Us
In the first two ages, God uses the Natural Consequences of Actions and then the Mosaic Law to show that man cannot be good — either on his own or even with hundreds of laws that spell out how goodness behaves.
In the third age, God sends Jesus as a sacrifice to redeem man and in the fourth age, the Age of Grace, we enjoy special perks, such as the Holy Spirit, the New Testament, and the ability to speak to God personally without a lot of cleansing rituals or doubts about his having heard us.
Flexible Lesson Plans
We have organized our Lesson Pack into FIVE 1-hour lesson plans.
A hallmark of our lesson plans is our “Teaching Script”. We provide you the exact words, questions, and discussion topics so your message will always hit home with kids. You can use the scripts word-for-word or just simply as a guide – it's up to you!
In short, you get everything you need to teach kids about the Bible's Big Picture with confidence & ease!
Each Lesson Includes:
Each can be taught in 15-20 minutes. Read directly from our teaching script or use as a guide- it’s up to you!
Our companion teaching worksheets give kids something to do during the lesson to help keep them engaged! A wonderful tool for different learning styles.
Keep the kids learning (& out of trouble) before and after class with printable activity sheets! These are also great time fillers to have on hand if you suddenly need to fill 5-15 minutes.
Crafts & Games
In addition to the standard lesson material, we provide 5 crafts & 5 games that you can use to reinforce the lessons or extend class time if needed.
Here is Just Some of What Kids Will Learn from This Lesson Pack:
- How to understand what the Bible is really about – we look at the Bible as a whole and break it down in ways that make it even easier to comprehend
- How many books are in the Bible and how each relates to one of three time periods that define God’s relationship with man
- How to see past the Bible’s different writing styles and the numerous time periods it covers and get to the heart of what it is really all about
- Why man made a choice to separate himself from God and what God’s plan is to restore the closeness between Him and man
- One thing that we know about all the stories in the Bible – and why this is so important to Christians living now
- What God proved to man during the age of natural consequences and why this affects all of us still today
- Why simply loving families and obeying Mosaic Law are not enough to go to heaven and live with God
- How during the age of the law God showed man that he could not be good without help – and how exactly God provided that help
- Why Jesus is the true door to the kingdom of heaven – and how we can learn to love just like Him
- Why the short three-year ministry of Jesus did more to change our understanding of God and what is He saying than either the Age of Natural Consequences or the Age of Israel & the Law
- Why it is so important to love others and practice good behavior
- What Jesus is and what He is not – here’s a hint: Jesus is not a religion ... He is not a list of rules to follow!
- What Jesus is doing for all who believe – and why this should get us very excited
- And much more
Order Now & Receive the Following 2 Bonus Gifts!
Bonus #1: Printable Fill-in-the-Blanks Certificate
Use our printable 8.5 X 11 certificate to award students upon completion of the Big Picture Lessons.
Print off as many copies as you need year after year.
Simply fill in the blanks.
Encourage parents to post on the refrigerator to celebrate their child's accomplishment and serve as a discussion starter.
Bonus #2: Printable Timeline Learning Tool 4000BC to Today
Students will have a great time creating this timeline that traces the past 6,000 years in Biblical history. This craft is the best of both worlds – extremely fun to make but also very informative.
The timeline is fun to color and can be posted on the wall when complete so students can see key points in our history with God.
Print Out As Many Certificates
& Timelines as You Need!
Our Promise to You:
That’s right, we are so sure that you will love the Big Picture Lesson Pack that we are offering an unconditional 100% money-back guarantee.
If you are not completely satisfied with the material, all you have to do is notify us within 60 days of your date of purchase and we will refund your money, in full, with absolutely no questions asked!
That’s TWO FULL MONTHS to put these fun turn-key lessons to the test!
Here's How It Works
Secure Instant Access
As soon as your order is securely processed, we’ll direct you to a download area, where you can get instant access to the complete lesson pack.
Download To Your Computer or Mobile Device
The files are delivered in PDF format, so you can download them to your computer, or directly to your mobile device.
Or Print Out a Hard Copy
If you prefer to have a hard copy, you can print out the entire lesson pack from your home computer! (Or just print out the pages you need)
Help Your Students Understand Both
God & the Bible Better!
The truth is the Bible is considered to be both:
- One of the most popular books in the world
- One of the most misunderstood books in the world
Our Big Picture Lesson Pack will help your students understand the Bible (and God) better.
It does that by providing a “20,000 foot view of the Bible.” Often, it can be easy for us to miss “the forest” because we are too close to the trees.
Here students get an aerial view of the major theme of the Bible. By gaining this view they will be better able to discern the true meaning of Bible verses and see them in the context in which they were written.
Keep in mind, God could have written the Bible so that only scholars understood it. But he didn’t do that.
Instead, He made sure the book was written in a way that even children can draw meaning from it.
This lesson pack gives the kids in your Sunday School classroom the framework they need to truly understand the Bible going forward – and few things are more important than that because the Bible is our literal life manual!
Get your Big Picture Lesson Pack today to provide your students with a much better understanding of the Bible and of God. As it says in Isaiah 40:8 (ESV) – “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” Make sure your students truly understand the Bible with this powerful lesson pack.
Frequently Asked Questions...
What age level is this for?
Our lessons and activities are geared for kids ages 4-12. The material is equally effective with mixed age groups or single age classes.
Do You Lessons Cater to A Specific Denomination?
Our lessons can be used by churches of all denominations, as the topics covered are truly basic to the Christian faith. In addition, any Bible translation can be used.
How Much Prep Time is Involved?
Our lessons are designed to be taught after only 5-10 minutes of “prep time”. You don’t need to go around collecting craft materials or spending an hour before class getting organized. You can literally “print & go”.
Are The Lessons for Home or Church Use?
Both! We provide plenty of options and suggestions to make the lessons work in just about any setting- regardless of the number of children you are trying to inspire.
They work equally well in large Sunday School classes and small single child homeschooling family settings.
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