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Does Your Curriculum Teach Jesus Through All of the Bible?

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Does your curriculum teach Jesus through all of the Bible?

by B. A. Snider

 

As a children’s director for 20-plus years, I have often dreamed that when I get to heaven, God will ask me, “What did you teach my children?” Without a doubt I want my answer to be, “I taught them about your Son, Jesus.” Not only do I want my children to know the stories of the New Testament about Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection, but I want them to know the stories of the Old Testament that point to Jesus.

 

  • The story of God’s promise to Abraham that through him He would bless all the families of the earth (Genesis 12:3)—that blessing is Jesus.
  • The story of God’s promise that the blood of the Passover lamb on doorposts would save the Israelites (Exodus 12)—that points to the Lamb of God, Jesus, whose shed blood would save me.
  • The story of God’s promise to David that a king from his house would have a throne established forever (1 Chronicles 17)—that is our King Jesus.
  • The countless Old Testament prophecies, such as Isaiah 9:6, that point to the coming of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
  • The fulfillment of all of the Old Testament promises in this amazing verse in John 1:14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth”—Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

 

These are just a few of the truths that I want my children to grasp as they grow into adulthood. To know and trust Jesus in a personal relationship—the one true God who loves his children with an everlasting love.

 

Our goal at Great Commission Publications is to make Jesus the main point of every story whether it’s found in the Old Testament or the New. Visit our website for a free download of curriculum samples for all ages or call one of our curriculum specialists at 877-300-8884.

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About the Author

B. A. has more than 20 years’ experience as a children’s director in churches ranging in size from 200 to 4,000 but finds her passion is the same no matter how many children she’s serving. Show the children Jesus. Teach the kids all of the Bible so they see that the stories from the Old Testament point to Jesus and that the New Testament shows how Jesus fulfilled God’s promises—yesterday, today, and forever. B. A. began her formal ministry as a children’s director and consultant in 1993, but she has taught and led music for children since she was in junior high school. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and taught college until the Lord called her to seminary and full-time ministry. She graduated with a master’s degree in Christian Education from Columbia International University. Speaking at conferences, consulting with leadership, and training teachers brought her to Great Commission Publications (www.gcp.org) in 2014 as the Children’s Ministry Consultant and Marketing Coordinator.