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8 Books of the Bible -bibleBethany DarwinJanuary 3,2019I hope you don’t mind, but I’m going to hop up on my soap box for a few minutes. Let’s talkabout Bibles and technology. Don’t get me wrong, I’m currently sitting here with my iPhone(with the Bible app open) serving as a hotspot for my macbook so I can write this article.And, once this article is published, I’ll use my iPhone to share it across social media. I enjoytechnology as much (or more) than the next gal. I love the speed with which we’re able tofind information and am thankful for the freedom of communication we now have aroundthe world. I also love the fact that I can read my Bible anywhere .planes, cars (not whiledriving), coffee shops, grocery store lines, school pick-up lines and everywhere else, thanksto the device in my back pocket.But, I have a fear that despite the increased availability to God’s Word that as a people we’rebecoming more and more Bible illiterate. The search features of our Bibles do all the workfor us and we no longer need to know where a verse is found, or for that matter whetherHebrews is in the Old or New Testament.1/5

Psalm 119:11 says “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”So, while I’m thankful for the ease of Biblical access and while I’m thankful that this meansthat more of my kids have ‘Bibles’ with them in Children’s Church, I’m still a fan of paperBibles. I still see the value of children learning to find Bible verses in a Bible. And, as apersonal note, I find that when I read from paper (instead of the phone) that I tend to beable to recall the words much more easily as I find myself seeing the verse on the page (leftor right, top or bottom, underlined or not, etc.) and this is even more true when I readregularly from the same Bible.So, if learning the books of the Bible is important, how do we go about teaching the booksof the Bible to the children in our ministry? We’ve all heard the statistics about learning. Weknow that students learn more when they say something than when they simply read orhear it and that students learn even more of what they do.To help with the idea of doing while learning, here are 8 kid-tested and teacher-approvedgames to help your students learn the books of the Bible.#1 — TOP THREE1. Write the books of the Bible on a stack of index cards (or small pieces of paper) – onebook per card. You can use our printable Bible book flash cards.2. Shuffle the deck of Bible book cards & place it in the middle of the circle face down.3. Each child should take one card and hold it face down.4. On the count of 3, everyone should turn over their card. Whoever’s book is closest tothe end of the Bible gets a point.5. Keep playing until one player has 3 points and declare them the winner.6. Then, work together to quote all of the books of the Bible in order.#2 — ROLL THE DICE1. Have children sit in a circle and provide a dice (large dice make this game more fun)2. Take turns rolling the dice.3. As children roll the dice, they should name as many books of the Bible as the numberthat shows up on the dice.Extra Challenges (especially for ages 8 ):try not to name books that other people have namedtry to name the books in order . example: Matthew, Mark, Luke & Johnthe previous player can challenge you to name only Old Testament or only NewTestament bookschallenge the group to name books in order all working together with each player2/5

adding on the next set of books#3 — OLD OR NEW1. Have all of the kids stand up in a line in the middle of the room.2. Explain that you’re going to call out a book of the Bible and if the book you call out isin the Old Testament they should take a step to their left and if it’s in the NewTestament they should take a step to their right.3. If you have older kids in the group, challenge them with names that aren’t books ofthe Bible and have them sit down on those names.Here’s a video example of this game outside using sidewalk chalk.#4 — BIBLE BOOK TOSS1. Everyone in the group should stand in a circle.2. Give one person a bean bag or beach ball. They will name a book of the Bible andthen either say “next” “old” or “new” and toss the bean bag to someone else inthe group.3. When that child catches the bean bag, they need to name a book of the Bible that fitsin the category that the previous person said either the next book, an Old Testamentor a New Testament book, then toss the bean bag to someone else in the group whilesaying either “next”, “old” or “new.”4. Play as long as there is interest with your group.#5 — GET IN ORDER1. Write books of the Bible (as many as you have kids) on cards or pieces of paper.2. The group leader should give one Bible book card to each kid in the group.3. Kids should race to ‘get in order’ by standing in order of the Bible book cards thatyou’re holding.4. Once kids are in line, say the books of the Bible in order – naming the books thatshould be between the cards that the kids are holding (if you didn’t choose books inorder).5. Collect the cards and play again . reshuffle and/or add in new books of the Bible.6. If you want to make it a competition, divide into 2 teams and hand out the cards andrace to see which team can get in order first.#6 — BIBLE BOOK BINGO1. Give each kid a piece of paper and encourage them to write 16 books of the Bible on3/5

2.3.4.5.6.the page in 4 rows of 4. You can use our printable Bible Books Bingo.Call out one book of the Bible at a time and have anyone who has that book on theirpage cross off the book.Continue until someone has 4 in a row.To make it faster, you may want to start with all having the same 16 books.You made need to prompt non-readers by telling them the first letter in the book orwrite out the book so they can match letters. Example Acts – starts with an A.If kids are enjoying the game, have them make a new page and trade with a friend thistime, so that they all end up with different books.#7 — BIBLE BOOK BUILD1. Buy a set of ‘Jenga blocks’ (or a similar set of blocks) and write the name of a book ofthe Bible on the side of each of the blocks.2. Spread the blocks out in middle of the playing area.3. Divide the group into 3 teams.(1) Genesis to Proverbs,(2) Ecclesiastes to Malachi and(3) New Testament.4. At the “GO” signal, teams will send one player at a time to the pile of blocks to collectone of the blocks they need for their section of the Bible.5. As players return with blocks, the rest of the team should be working to put the blocksin order.6. If a player collects a block they don’t need for their section of the Bible, they forfeittheir next turn and return the block instead of getting a new one.7. Once they have collected all of their blocks, they should start building a tower with thebooks in order.8. The first team to get their tower built with all of the blocks in order is the winner.#8 — I’M THINKING OF A BOOK1. Give each child a Bible2. Call out a letter of the alphabet and have kids race to find a book beginning with thatletter in their Bibles.3. Have kids show the books that they have found.4. After several rounds of calling out letters (or with kids who are more familiar with theBible) challenge them by calling out something from the book (example– Moses leadsthe people out of Egypt) and have kids race to find the correct book in their Bible.If you want to integrate technology, we have a PowerPoint of the books of the Bible.4/5

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BeginningsThe beginning of the world, the beginningof sin, the beginning of God’s rescue plan,the beginning of God’s people. .but not thebeginning of God.“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1God shows Himself to be Holy and calls Hispeople to be holy (or set apart) from thenations around them. He is their God andthey are to be His people.”Hear O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is One.Love the Lord your God with all your heart andyour gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9DeuteronomyInto the Promised LandInto the Promised Land“Have I not commanded you?Be strong and courageous. DoI not commandedyou?not “Havebe frightened,and do notBe strongcourageous.Dobe dismayed,for andthe LordyourGodnotis withyouwhereveryoube frightened, and do notgo.”Joshua1:9be dismayed, for the Lord your1God isis One.with Loveyou wherever”Hear O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lordthe Lord youyour God with allJoshua 1:9” Deuteronomy 6:4your heart and with all your soul andwith Leadallgo.”yourJudgesthestrength.People“In those days Israel had noking; everyone did as he sawfit.” Judges 21:25In thebook of Judges, God’s peopleJudges Lead the Peoplego through a cycle of disobedience.“In those days Israel had noThey king;disobey,theyeveryonedid confess,as he saw God givesfit.”Judges21:25obey for a bit,thema leader,theyLoyalDaughterthenit Iall“Whereyou gowill startsgo, and over againwhere you stay I will stay. Yourpeople will be my people andyour God my God.”Ruth 1:16bJudgesLoyal Daughter”Hear O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is One.Love the Lord your God with all your heart andwith all your soul and with all your strength. These”Hear O Israel:the Lord our God,Lordtois One.commandmentsthat theI giveyou today are to beLove theLord youryour Godwith allyour heartandon your children.uponhearts.Impressthemwith all your soul and with all your strength. TheseTalk about them when you sit at home and whencommandments that I give to you today are to bewalkalongthemthe road,you lie down andupon youryouhearts.Impresson yourwhenchildren.you getthemsymbols on yourTalk aboutwhenthem whenyou up.sit atTiehomeand aswhenyou walk alongtheandroad,whenyou liehandsbindthemondownyourandforeheads. Writewhen youthemget up.themas symbolsofonyouryour houses and ononTiethedoorframeshands and bind themyour od is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He shouldchange His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise andnot fulfill? Numbers 23:19them on the doorframes of your houses and onyour gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9theleadsPromisedLand into theGod is faithfulHis peopleIntoIntothe .I not commandedyou?His peoplePromisedGodcallsto fullBe strongand courageous.DoBe strongand courageous.Donot benotfrightened,and dobutnotbe frightened,and. donotobedience,.be dismayed, for the Lord your11be dismayed, for the Lord yourGod is with you wherever youGodwith 1:9you wherever yougo.”isJoshuago.” Joshua 1:9JoshuaJudges Lead the PeopleJudges Lead the People“In those days Israel had noking; everyone did as he saw“Inthose daysfit.” Judges21:25 Israel had noking; everyonedid as he saw“Have I not commanded you? Be strongand courageous.Do not befit.” Judges 21:25frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with youwherever you go.” Joshua 1:9Loyal Daughter“Wherego I willgo,and we see God’sInthe youstoryofstay.Ruthwhere youLoyalstay I willDaughterYourpeople willplanbe mytopeopleandsovereignrescueHis people andyour God my God.”you go I will go, andwe see“WheretheRuthfirst1:16b glimpse into the idea ofyou stay I will stay. Yourthewhereredeemerwouldandone daypeoplewill bewhomy peopleyour rescueGod my God.”us.Ruth 1:16bRuthIsrael Becomes a Strong Nation21:25Endure forever before me; yourthrone will be established forever.”2 Samuel 7:161 & 2 SamuelKings Lead the People“Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your thronewill be established forever.” 2 Samuel 7:16“If my people, who are called by myname, will humble themselves andpray and seek my face and turn fromtheir wicked ways, then will I hearfrom heaven and will forgive their sinand will heal their land.”lie, nor a son of man, that Heshould change His mind. Does Hespeak and then not act? Does Hepromise andnot fulfill? Numbers 23:19“The Lord does not look at the thingsman looks at. Man looks at theOutward appearance, but the Lordlooks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7bBecomesNation of Israel and1 & 2IsraelSamueltella Strongthe story“The Lord does not look at the thingstheir mandesiretoManhaveking to rule overlooks at.looks atatheOutward appearance, but the Lordthem.historylooksThisat the pointheart.” 1inSamuel16:7b points to ourneedforanda yourForeverKing in Jesus.“Your housekingdom willRetelling the HistoryGod’speoplethearein the Desert and God isCountingPeopleleadingthemtothe Promised Land“God is not a man, that He should2nd law”Hear O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is One.all yoursoulwithandall yourLovewiththe Lordyour Godall withyour heartand strength. ThesethatI strength.give to youwith allcommandmentsyour soul and with allyourThesetoday are to becommandmentsthathearts.I give toImpressyou todaythemare to onbe your children.upon yourupon youron youyour sitchildren.Talkhearts.aboutImpressthem themwhenat home and whenTalk about them when you sit at home and whenyoualongwalkthe road,you lie down andyou walkthealongroad, whenyou liewhendown andwhengetup.asTiethemonasyoursymbols on yourwhen youget youup. Tiethemsymbolshands andbindandthembindon yourforeheads.Writehandsthemon yourforeheads. Writethem onthe doorframesof your houseson houses and onthemon the doorframesof andyouryour gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9“Elijah went before the people andsaid, ‘How long will you waiverbetween two opinions? If the Lord isGod, follow Him; but if Baal is God,follow Him.’ But the people saidnothing.” 1 Kings 18:21The Law“God said to Moses, ‘I AM“BeWHOI AM. IThisis what you are to say toholy becausethe Lordyour God am holy.”the Israelites: I AM hasLeviticussent19:2bme to you.’ Exodus 3:14Numbers““Be holy because I the Lord your God am holy.” Leviticus 19:2b2nd law2nd lawGod’s people are on the edge of thePromised Land. Moses reminds them ofthe law and everything God has donefor then. The book ends with Moses’death.“In those days Israel had no king;“God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM. This iswhat you are to say to the Israelites: I AMhas sent me to you.’ God also said to Moses,‘Say to the Israelites: The Lord, the God ofyour fathers– the God of Abraham, the Godof Isaac, and the God of Jacob– has sent meto you.’ This is my name forever, the nameby which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” Exodus 3:14-152nd lawLeviticus“Where you go I will go, andwhere you stay I will stay. Yourpeople will be my people andeveryoneheGod.”saw fit.” JudgesyourdidGodasmyRuth 1:16bGod rescues His people from slavery inBye-Bye EgyptEgypt.ExodusGenesis1“In the beginning God created the heavensand the earth.” Genesis 1:1“I will make you into a great nation and Iwill bless you; I will make your name greatand you will be a blessing. I will bless thosewho bless you, and whoever curses you Iwill curse; and all peoples on earth will beblessed through you.”Genesis 12:2-3Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will“Your house and your kingdom willbe my people and yourGod.” Ruth 1:16bEndureGodforevermybeforeme; yourthrone will be established forever.”2 Samuel 7:16AsKingskingsLeadleadtheGod’sPeoplepeople in Israel thepeoplearebeforepointedtoandJesus- the Forever“Elijah wentthe peoplesaid, ‘How long will you waiverKingwhowill ruleHisis people forever.betweentwoopinions?If the LordGod, follow Him; but if Baal is God,follow Him.’ But the people saidnothing.” 1 Kings 18:211&2KingsRetelling the History“If my people, who are called by myname, will humble themselves andpray and seek my face and turn fromtheir wicked ways, then will I hearfrom heaven and will forgive their sinand will heal their land.”2 Chronicles 7:14“Elijah went before the people and said, ‘How long will you waiver between twoopinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal is God, follow Him.’ But thepeople said nothing.” 1 Kings 18:21Rebuild the Temple“With praise and thanksgiving theysang to the LORD : "He is good; hislove to Israel endures forever." Andall the people gave a great shout ofpraise to the LORD, because thefoundation of the house of the LORDwas laid.” Ezra 3:11

Kings Lead the People“Elijah went before the people andsaid, ‘How long will you waiverbetween two opinions? If the Lord isGod, follow Him; but if Baal is God,follow Him.’ But the people saidnothing.” 1 Kings 18:21As Israel’s history is retold the people areRetelling the Historyreminded of God’s faithfulness despite their“If my people, who are called by myunfaithfulnessand andare called to repent andname, will humble themselvespray and seek my face and turn fromtheir wicked ways, thenreturnwill I hear to God.from heaven and will forgive their sinand will heal their land.”2 Chronicles 7:141 & 2 ChroniclesRebuild the Temple“With praise and thanksgiving theysang to the LORD : "He is good; hislove to Israel endures forever." Andall the people gave a great shout ofpraise to the LORD, because thefoundation of the house of the LORDwas laid.” Ezra 3:11If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray andseek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heavenand will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14Rebuilds the Wall of JerusalemGod sovereign rule is shown as Nehemiah isgranted permission to return to Jerusalem andhelp the remnant rebuild the wall around the city.The wall represents the truth that God’s peopletwenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.are set apart from those around them.When all our enemies heard about“So the wall was completed on thetwenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.When all our enemies heard aboutthis, all the surrounding nations wereafraid and lost their self-confidence,becausethey realizedRebuildsthe thatWallthisofworkJerusalemhad been done with the help of ourGod.”Nehemiah6:15-16“So thewall wascompleted on theNehemiahall thesurroundingnations wereThethis,QueenSavesthe Peopleafraid and lost their self-confidence,“For if you remain silent at this time,they forrealizedthatrelief becauseand deliverancethe Jewswill this workhad anotherbeen donetheandhelp of ourarise fromplace,withbut youyour father's God.”family willperish. And6:15-16whoNehemiahknows but that you have come to royalposition for such a time as this?"Esther 4:14The Queen Saves the People“For if you remain silent at this time,So the wall was completed on thetwenty-fifthElul,willin fifty-two days. When all ourreliefandisdeliveranceforofthe JewsFaithTestedarise from another place, but you andenemies heard about this, all theyoursurroundingafraid and lost their selffather's family willnationsperish. Andwerewho“Then Jobrepliedthe youLORDhave: "I knowknowsbuttothatcome to royalthat you cando all thisthings; workconfidence, because they realizedthathadpositionforsuchnoa plantimeofasthis?"been done with the help of ouryours can be thwarted. You asked, 'WhoEsther4:14is this that obscures my counsel withoutGod.” Nehemiah 6:15-16knowledge?' Surely I spoke of things Idid not understand, things too wonderfulfor me to know.” Job 42:1-3Job isis aTestedrighteous man whose faith isFaithHethe situation, but“Thentested.Job replied to theLORDquestions: "I knowthat you can do all things; no plan offaithfulto God and God showsyoursremainscan be thwarted.You asked, 'Whois this that obscures my counsel withoutknowledge?' SurelyhimI spokethatof things HeIis in control.did not understand, things too wonderfulPraise God“Blessed is the man who does not walkin the counsel of the wicked or stand inthe way of sinners or sit in the seat ofmockers. But his delight is in the law ofthe LORD, and on his law he meditatesday and night.” Psalm 1:1-2Jobfor me to know.” Job 42:1-3Praise God“Blessed is the man who does not walkin the counsel of the wicked or stand inthe way of sinners or sit in the seat ofmockers. But his delight is in the law ofthe LORD, and on his law he meditatesday and night.” Psalm 1:1-2“Then Job replied to the LORD : "I know that you can do all things; no plan ofyours can be thwarted. You asked, 'Who is this that obscures my counselwithout knowledge?' Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things toowonderful for me to know.” Job 42:1-3Knowing God should cause us todesire to walk in His ways.Proverbs“My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them. My son, do notgo along with them, do not set foot on their paths.” Proverbs 1:10 & 15A collection of love poems between ahusband & wife.Song of SolomonRetelling the History“If my people, who are called by myname, will humble themselves andpray and seek my face and turn fromtheir wicked ways, then will I hearfrom heaven and will forgive their sinand will heal their land.”2 Chronicles 7:14Godis faithfulto His people even whileRebuildthe Templetheyare in captivity in Babylon. Ezra and“With praise and thanksgiving theysang to the LORD : "He is good; hisothersaregrantedlove to Israelenduresforever." Andpermission to returnall the people gave a great shout ofto toJerusalemtotherebuild the temple.praisethe LORD, becausefoundation of the house of the LORDwas laid.” Ezra 3:11EzraRebuilds the Wall of Jerusalem“So the wall was completed on thetwenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.When all our enemies heard aboutthis, all the surrounding nations wereafraid and lost their self-confidence,because they realized that this workhad been done with the help of ourGod.” Nehemiah 6:15-16“With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD : "He is good; his love toIsrael endures forever." And all the people gave a great shout of praise to theLORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.” Ezra 3:11The Queen Saves the PeopleGoduses an unlikely choice (a Hebrew“For if you remain silent at this time,relief and deliverance for the Jews willgirl)to anotherrescueHispeople showing Hisarise fromplace, butyou andyour father's family will perish. And whoknows but that you have come to royalsovereignhand at work in all situations.position for such a time as this?"Esther 4:14EstherFaith is Tested“Then Job replied to the LORD : "I knowthat you can do all things; no plan ofyours can be thwarted. You asked, 'Whois this that obscures my counsel withoutknowledge?' Surely I spoke of things Idid not understand, things too wonderfulfor me to know.” Job 42:1-3“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for theJews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family willperish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position forsuch a time as this?"PraiseEstherGod 4:14“Blessed is the man who does not walkin the counsel of the wicked or stand inSingingpraisetotheGodthe way of sinnersor sit inseat of teaches us whomockers. But his delight is in the law ofthe LORD, andon ishis andlaw he meditatesHewhatHe is likeday and night.” Psalm 1:1-2Psalms“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked orstand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But hisdelight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day andnight.” Psalm 1:1-2A reminder that without Godeverything is meaninglessEcclesiastes“Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.”Ecclesiastes 12:13bIsaiah reminds the people of Israelthat all have sinned and turned awayfrom God. He calls for repentance andpoints to the coming MessiahIsaiah“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to Hisown way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6

Jeremiah called the repent to repent andturn back to God.God’s people are lamenting (grieving) overtheir nation. Jeremiah reminds them ofGod’s faithfulness.Jeremiah Lamentations“This is what the Lord says; He who made the earth, the Lord whoformed it and established it - the Lord is His name: ‘Call to me and I willanswer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do notknow.’” Jeremiah 33:3God will give His people a new heartEzekiel“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will removefrom you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I willput my spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be carefulto keep my laws.” Ezekiel 36:26-27God uses an unfaithful wife to teachthe people about their sin.Hosea“Return, O Israel, to the Lordyour God. Your sins have been your downfall!” Hosea 14:1Amos speaks of the time that is comingwhen God won’t speak to His peopleAmos“Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord GodAlmighty will be with you, just as you say He is.” Amos 5:14God send Jonah to preach repentanceand the people turn to GodJonah“When God saw what they did and how they turned from theirevil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them thedestruction he had threatened.” Jonah 3:10“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for Hiscompassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is yourfaithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23God calls His people worship Him alone andlive for Him aloneDaniel“I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear andreverence the God of Daniel. For he is the living God and he enduresforever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. Herescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens andon the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions."Daniel 6:26-27God promises a day when He will pour ourHis Spirit and His people will return to HimJoel“Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to theLord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slowto anger and abounding in love.” Joel 2:13God promises to bring justice againstHis enemiesObadiah“Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you willbe covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever.”Obadiah 1:10Micah prophesies that the Messiah willbe born in BethlehemMicah“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does theLord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and towalk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

Nahum calls people to repent becauseGod is going to judge the worldNahum“The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance andis filled with wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on His foes andmaintains His wrath against His enemies. The Lord is slow to anger andgreat in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished ”Nahum 1:2-3Zephaniah called the people to repentGod will even use evil nations to bringabout His good planHabakkuk“yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”Habakkuk 3:18Finish the temple and obey Godbecause God will judgeZephaniah“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take greatdelight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over youwith singing.” Zephaniah 3:17Zechariah tells the people that God iscoming to live among His peopleZechariah“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, yourKing comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey,on a colt the foal of a donkey.” Zechariah 9:9Jesus is the ONE they have beenwaiting forMatthew“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name ofthe Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obeyeverything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the veryend of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20100% God 100% Man - Jesus is fullyGod and fully man & He came to diefor His peopleLuke“For the Son of Man came to seek and save what waslost.” Luke 19:1Haggai“For I am with you, declares the Lord Almighty. This is what I covenanted withyou when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do notfear.” Haggai 2:4b-5Malachi tells the people to wait on thedeliverance of the LordMalachi“My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of thesun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name,because my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord Almighty.”Malachi 1:11Jesus would die for all His people - Jews& GentilesMark“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but toserve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45Jesus is the “I Am” - He is God with usJohn“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,and the Word was God.” John 1:1

Paul and others go on missionary journeysand tell people about JesusPaul writes to the church in Rome toexplain the truth of the gospel to themActs“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and youwill be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and tothe ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8Romans“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless,Christ die