One vital subject we as Seventh-day Adventist homeschoolers wish to teach our children is Bible. We are instructed …
“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up,” Deuteronomy 6:6,7 KJV.
My Bible First provides resources to help parents (and churches) capture the interest of children and youth, to help them learn to know and love the Bible, and to give their hearts to Jesus. My Bible First products cover a wide age range, from infant through young adult, which includes Bible lessons, teaching resources, memory verse booklets, posters, and more. Many of the resources are also available in additional languages: Spanish, French, or Chinese. (View overview video.)
My Bible Stories are the Bible lessons for cradle roll age (3 years and under), and run on a one-year cycle. These lessons present the plan of salvation and principal stories of the Bible in chronological order from Genesis through Revelation. (See overview chart of entire cycle.) Beginning first quarter of 2016, these lessons will be reformatted. You can see a sample of what they will look like.
My Bible Lessons are Bible lessons for kindergarten age (4 through 6), and run on a three-year cycle, presenting the plan of salvation chronologically from Genesis through Revelation, in the context of the Bible stories. Each week’s lesson is divided into six daily segments, and contains practical applications and a commitment prayer. These lessons will also be receiving a new look, beginning first quarter of 2016. Here is a sample of what they will look like, as well as an overview chart of the entire three-year cycle.
My Bible First are the lessons for primary age children (7 through 9), and follows the same cycle as kindergarten. Included are references from the Bible, The Spirit of Prophecy, and The Bible Story book series. Again, each week’s lessons are divided into daily segments, and provide thought questions for practical application. These lessons also have a new edition coming first quarter of 2016. View a sample.
My Bible Says lessons are for junior and early teens (10 and up), following a three-year cycle. They present the plan of salvation chronologically, in context of the Bible stories, as well as Bible doctrine. The weekly lessons are divided into daily segments, with application questions. Each lesson also includes an activity page and a simplified timeline. Each week contains references from the Bible and The Spirit of Prophecy. The final two quarters cover the Reformation and the early Advent church history. View an overview chart.
The final level is Upstream, for teens and young adults (14 and up). Eventually this will be a six-year cycle, but so far only three years are available. View a complete overview of the full six-year cycle. Each week features the Bible lesson, a Historic Link, a Special Feature, and Faith Chapters. Topics include “Relationships,” “How to Study the Bible,” “Life of Jesus,” “Sanctuary,” “Christian Lifestyle,” “Church History,” “Ellen White,” “Salvation,” “Bible Doctrines,” “Prophecy,” “Three Angels’ Messages,” “Christian Service,” and “Finances.” View a sample.
In our home school, so far we’ve only used the primary and junior/teen levels. We are also using the timeline — which is wonderful — and a few of the posters. I’m seriously considering the Bible Story Question Cards, and the Books of the Bible Question Cards, as well as the resources for the youth age.