Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Taking Salads In A Jar to Friends In Need


Maybe you've been a recipient of a Meal Ministry or maybe you have made a meal to bring to someone going through a rough time. Either way, taking someone a meal is a ministry that has been a standard of Christian hospitality and service. 

Why Take A Meal

Usually, when something major happens in the life of a friend or family member you want to do whatever you can to help. Unfortunately, when you are watching a friend go through a difficult time, you feel helpless. The small things that you actually can do to help feel like nothing important. However, even doing small things like taking someone a meal can just send a message that you noticed their needs and care about them. While making a meal for someone can save them the time and money, it can also let them know that you see them and what they are going through, that you love them and want to do something to help.
Romans 12:10-13 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
1 Peter 4:9-11 Be hospitable to one another without complaint. As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and  dominion forever and ever. Amen.

When To Take A Meal

  • After a couple has their first baby
  • Following a surgery or illness
  • For a housewarming gift
  • An elderly person who is having trouble cooking for themselves
  • When a family (without children) is grieving

What To Take For A Meal

Great options for a meal to take include:
Don't forget to take:
  • Food packed in disposable containers, so they don't need to keep track of your dish
  • Any directions for preparing the food
  • A side dish (bread, vegetables, potatoes, or even a fruit salad)
And consider sending:
  • Paper plates so they won't have to do dishes
  • A dessert
  • The recipe so they can make the meal again if they loved it

What To Consider When Choosing A Meal

Every family has different opinions on foods they like or don't like. Here are some things to consider when you are cooking for another family.
  • Food Allergies - not only should you not send a food if the family has a member with an allergy, but you should clean your cooking area well to be sure you don't contaminate the food with traces of that food
  • Dietary Restrictions - low fat, gluten-free, dairy-free - some people have food intolerances or other food restrictions based on health issues
  • Food Preferences - vegan, vegetarian, dislikes (some of the most common ones are seafood, blue cheese, liver, and broccoli, and olives)
  • Children - if the family has children, you may consider making meals that are more kid-friendly like spaghetti instead of a chicken broccoli casserole

A Different Idea

Sometimes you need a different idea. Maybe all of your ideas are taken by others or you need something with different dietary restrictions. So I decided to send some salads in a jar. 

Salads in a Jar are perfect for:
  • First-time moms and dads
  • Families with children not eating solid foods yet
  • Single adults
  • Couples without children
  • Seniors
  • Vegetarians or vegans

How To Make A Salad In A Jar

Salads in a Jar are very easy to make, especially in quantities. I use wide mouth canning jars with plastic storage lids. I line the jars up on the counter and then I layer in the following:
  • Salad dressings, sauces, salsa, sour cream... anything wet
  • Hard vegetables or fruit (carrots, onions, apples...)
  • Soft vegetables or fruit (tomatoes, kiwi...)
  • Meats or protein (chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu...)
  • Cheese or hardboiled eggs
  • Beans, grains (quinoa, couscous, rice...), or pasta
  • Nuts or seeds
  • Greens
Store any crunchy toppings (croutons, tortilla strips, wonton strips, cheese crisps...) in a separate storage bag or container.

You can use whatever recipe or combination you want. Chicken Caesar salad, steak gorgonzola salad, taco salad, BLT salad, or BBQ southwest salad. The possibilities are endless.

You only need to store the jars upright and they easily last 3-5 days. Then, when you are ready to eat them, shake it and add any crunchy toppings from your separate storage bag or container.

Gifting a Salad In a Jar

When you make a salad jar as a gift or to take as a meal ministry, make one jar for each person in the household. Then, add these tags with a hole punch and a ribbon so that they know how to reuse the jars to make salads for themselves.

I've recently gifted these... twice. They both were well received.


    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Bible Verses for Blessed Be Your Name



    Life always has plenty of ups and downs. The difficulty in all of it is remembering the Lord. Remembering to praise his for His blessings. Remembering to trust Him through the difficult times and praise Him even if...

    Some of the these beautiful "Even If" moments are found in these verses:
    After all the tragedy in Job's life, Job says in Job 13:15 Though He slay me, I will hope in HimNevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.”
    When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are faced with going through the fire, they say in Daniel 3:17-18 “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
    After Habakkuk hears about the coming judgment on Israel, he says in Habakkuk 3:16-19 I heard and my inward parts trembled, at the sound my lips quivered. Decay enters my bones, and in my place I tremble. Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress, for the people to arise who will invade us. Though the fig tree should not blossom and there be no fruit on the vines, though the yield of the olive should fail and the fields produce no food, though the flock should be cut off from the fold and there be no cattle in the stalls, yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, and makes me walk on my high places. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.

    Blessed Be Your Name

    by Matt Redman and Beth Redman

    Verse 1:
    Blessed be Your Name in the land that is plentiful.
    Where Your streams of abundance flows, blessed be Your name.
    Deuteronomy 8:10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you.
    Deuteronomy 26:10-11 Now behold, I have brought the first of the produce of the ground which You, O Lord have given me.’ And you shall set it down before the Lord your God, and worship before the Lord your God; and you and the Levite and the alien who is among you shall rejoice in all the good which the Lord your God has given you and your household
    Blessed be Your Name when I'm found in this desert place.
    Though I walk through the wilderness, blessed Be Your name.
    Habakkuk 3:17-18 Though the fig tree should not blossom and there be no fruit on the vines, though the yield of the olive should fail and the fields produce no food, though the flock should be cut off from the fold and there be no cattle in the stalls, yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.

    Pre-Chorus:
    Every blessing You pour out I'll turn back to praise.
    Deuteronomy 8:17-18 Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’ But you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.’
    When the darkness closes in, Lord, still I will say...
    Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of deathI fear no evil, for You are with meYour rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

    Chorus:
    Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your name.
    Daniel 2:20 Daniel said, Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him.”
    Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your glorious name.
    Psalm 72:18-19 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone works wonders. And blessed be His glorious name foreverAnd may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.

    Verse 2:
    Blessed be Your name when the sun's shining down on me.
    When the world's all as it should be, blessed be Your name.
    James 1:17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
    Blessed be Your name on the road marked with suffering.
    Though there's pain in the offering, blessed be Your name.
    Psalm 42:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.
    Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all timesHis praise shall continually be in my mouth.

    Bridge:
    You give and take away. You give and take away.
    My heart will choose to say, Lord, blessed be Your name.
    Job 1:21 He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken awayBlessed be the name of the Lord.”

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Love in the Bible


    The world tells us a lot about what it believes love is. It says that love is a strong emotion that is more important than all else. That it comes and goes as it wants and we can't control it. That it should be easy and pleasant, not hard work. Here are some quotes from the world's view about love:
    "The heart wants what it wants. There's no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that's that." - Woody Allen
    "Some people think that it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go." - Herman Hesse
    “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball
    This is very different from what love is in the Bible. The Bible displays love as a choice, a decision. It is putting others before yourself. 

    1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love Passage | scriptureand.blogspot.com

    Here is a printable with Bible verses about love in the Bible.  Study the verses and highlight or underline what it is saying about love or add some notes. You can contrast them with the world's view of love. Then, you can cut out the verses and put them in piles categorizing them by their main point. That may point out some of the strongest points the Bible is trying to make about love.



    Feel free to print this out and use it with your Bible study group, Sunday School class, or small group. Or use it with your children (whether you homeschool or not). Or just study what the Bible says about love on your own. You can share it with others by printing it or by sharing it online, just please share a link to this page rather than a direct link to the printable on Google drive. 

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    God Controls The Season Children's Lesson

    I taught this Bible/science lesson about the four seasons to a group of kids from 3 years - 4th grade. The first section included the preschool age children, but the second section is geared more towards upper elementary.


    God Controls The Seasons Bible Lesson | scriptureand.blogspot.com

    God Controls The Seasons

    Introduction:
    I introduced the topic of seasons with a kids video. I used one from Harry Kindergarten, but you could use a different one. 

    If you don't have a way to show a video, you can sing a song like one from this webpage

    Four Seasons Flip Book:
    I used this four seasons flip book as a short, easy activity to help the kids learn more about the seasons. This was focused on the younger students (I had a preschooler who could use a little more review on what the seasons were).
    Seasons Flip Book from This Reading Mama | scriptureand.blogspot.com

    Act Out The Seasons:
    Have the children act out the seasons in the following scenarios:
    • Be a tree through the four seasons.
    • Be the weather through the four seasons
    • Be a bear through the four seasons.
      Seasonal Clothing Race:
      Form teams of four for a relay race. Lay out the seasonal clothing at the other end of the room. The first person on each team races to the other end of the room and puts on the Spring items. Then, they return to tag the next person in line who races down and puts on the Summer items. The race continues through the items for all four seasons. The first team to race through all four seasons wins.
      Seasonal Clothing Relay Race | scriptureand.blogspot.com

      4 Seasons Tree:
      Print out 4 copies of the tree printable on cardstock for each child. Have the kids decorate a tree for each season. Then fold them all in half and glue the backs of all four together in order of the seasons.  Here is how I did them: 

      • Spring - stamp on pink paint with the bottom of a small soda bottle
      • Summer - stamp green ink with a leaf stamp
      • Fall - glue on pieces of orange and red colored tissue paper
      • Winter - glue on pieces of cotton balls for snow (maybe even make a snowman)

        Four Seasons Trees craft | scriptureand.blogspot.com

        If you don't have the supplies for these or if you have a Cricut, you can easily switch up some of these ideas. Just watch that you don't add too much dimension to the trees because the cardstock will need to be folded.
        • stamp paint or ink with q-tips, individually or bundled with a rubber band
        • stamp paint with a potato stamp
        • place stickers or foam stickers of leaves, flowers, or snowflakes
        • make flowers by gluing on puffy tissue paper 
        • color with crayons or markers
        • add color with thumbprint painting
        • glue on green or fall-colored leaves cut out of construction paper

        God Controls The Seasons - For Older Kids

        Introduction:
        I introduced the science behind seasons by showing a Crash Course YouTube video. These videos are great because they are fun, but introduce the concepts in a simple way.

        Model the Seasons:
        Use a globe and a flashlight, lantern, or lamp without a shade to model the seasons. Show how the globe is tilted and how that affects the sunlight hitting the globe at the four "corners" around the sun. If you are unfamiliar with the concept you can check out this video on how it works.

        The Earths Tilt is the Reasons for Seasons Printable:
        The Reason for Seasons is The Earth's Tilt free printable | scriptureand.blogspot.com
        Print the worksheet and have the students fill out the worksheet introducing the ideas of solstice and equinox. Then, use a highlighter to show where the sun’s most direct light falls on the globe



        God Made The Seasons Printable
        Print out this printable and have the students look up the verses and match them with the concept supported by each verse. 




        Discuss the Purpose of the Seasons
        Ask these questions and help lead the students to the answers.

        • Why are there days and nights? (to spread out the warmth of the sun East and West)
        • Why are there seasons? (to spread North and South)
        • How do seasons affect where humans can live on earth? (it spreads out where people can live so that there are more inhabitable areas that would otherwise be too cold or too hot)
        • How do seasons affect weather? (some places have rainy and dry seasons) 
        • How does it affect agriculture? (some plants require the cold of winter to grow again, it also makes growing seasons) 
        • How do the seasons affect insect population? (bugs die or go dormant in the cold - this stops insect-borne diseases)
        • How did God equip plants and animals for seasons? (some plants going dormant, some animals hibernate)


        Here is a printout of the whole lesson, but feel free to pick and choose from the activities for what best fits your students and your time. You can also check out my pinterest board on this subject.



        If you liked this activity, check out my God Controls The Weather Bible Lesson.
        God Controls The Weather Bible Lesson | scriptureand.blogspot.com

        Friday, January 26, 2018

        God Controls The Weather Children's Lesson

        This is the first of two children's Bible lessons about God's control over the earth.  This first lesson is about weather and the second one is about the seasons. I chose these two topics because there are plenty of Bible verses and stories and plenty of hands-on activities for both. I had broken each lesson into two sections: one for all the kids (as young as three) and one for the older kids (probably 8 and up).

        While I created this lesson for a children's Bible class at a Bible conference, it could easily be used for homeschooling either as a whole lesson or just selecting some of the activities or printables with your curriculum. 

        God Controls The Weather Bible Lesson For Kids | scriptureand.blogspot.com

        God Controls The Weather

        Introduction:
        To introduce the topic of God being in control of nature, I read Psalm 104 and had them draw what I read. I had a large tablet (like an easel pad). Here are some of their drawings. 

        Drawings of Psalm 104 for God Controls The Weather Children's Lesson | scriptureand.blogspot.com

        Water Cycle Video:
        We watched a video to introduce the water cycle. I used "The Great Aqua Adventure" by Crash Course Kids. You could use a different video about the water cycle.



        Water Cycle In A Bag:
        I found this awesome experiment that lets kids see the water cycle with their own eyes. All you have to do is pour some water in a bag and tape it to a window that gets lots of sunlight. Then you can just sit back and watch the water cycle.


        Water Cycle in a Bag from God Controls The Weather Children's Bible Lesson | scriptureand.blogspot.com


        Closeup of Water Cycle in a Bag from God Controls The Weather Children's Bible Lesson | scriptureand.blogspot.com

        Rain In A Jar:
        I just included this activity because it looked like fun and illustrated to the younger ones how clouds can get "full" and start raining. The best part is they get to use pipettes or eye droppers - and kids love pipettes. All you need is jars or cups of water, shaving cream, pipettes or eye droppers, and food coloring.
        Cloud In A Jar from The STEM Labroatory

        Weather In The Bible Activity:
        Print out a set of the Weather Icons for each student (or you could give each student one icon) and glue them to popsicle sticks. Then, read the Bible verses from the list on this matching sheet and have the students hold up the icon for each weather when they hear it mentioned or described. Alternatively, you can print on the matching sheet and just have them match, but I usually like to give the students a chance to move around instead of just complete worksheets. The point in most of these verses is that God used weather to accomplish His purposes. 

        Weather In The Bible student response cards | scriptureand.blogspot.com

        Weather In The Bible Matching Sheet | scriptureand.blogspot.com

        God Controls The Weather - For Older Students

        How Much Does A Cloud Hold:
        I found this fun experiment from the National Weather Service that helps kids visualize how much water is in clouds. And they get to use pipettes again! Basically, you count how many drops you can drop onto a cotton ball before it reaches capacity and starts dripping. You can have them hypothesize beforehand how many drops will fit and also see who can get their cotton ball to hold the most. Of course, clouds aren't made of cotton (actually a cloud is formed by water droplets bonding to dust and pollen in the atmosphere), water droplets are much smaller than the drops released from pipettes or eye droppers, and an updraft helps a cloud hold more water, but this activity gives them an idea of just how much water a cloud can hold. 

        The Water Cycle In The Bible:
        If you are focusing on teaching the vocabulary for the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and runoff) and demonstrate that each of these is discussed in the Bible, this activity will work well for older students. Print out this worksheet. Then, have them cut off the vocabulary words and Bible verses and glue them to the proper location in the picture. 

        The Water Cycle In The Bible Worksheet | scriptureand.blogspot.com

        Discussion:
        It's great to see if the students can process the ideas from the lesson, so I ended this lesson with a discussion about the purpose behind the water cycle (in other words, Why did God create water to go through the water cycle?).
        1. Who needs water? How do they use it? (plants need water; animals and humans drink it)
        2. What does the water cycle do to the water? How does it benefit the water and us? (it purifies it - like distillation - and moves it to different locations; this gives us fresh water and brings water from oceans to inland)
        3. What else does the water cycle affect? How else does it change nature? (Runoff causes erosion and sedimentation which causes in geography like deltas at mouths of rivers and canyons exposing new minerals)

        Here is a printout of the whole lesson, but feel free to pick and choose from the activities for what best fits your students and your time. You can also check out my pinterest board on this subject.




        If you liked this activity, check out my God Controls The Seasons Bible Lesson.

        Wednesday, January 24, 2018

        Bible Verses for Jesus Messiah


        Jesus Messiah

        by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves

        Verse 1:
        He became sin who knew no sin
        That we might become His righteousness
        2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
        He humbled himself and carried the cross
        About Jesus in Philippians 2:8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
        John 19:17 They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. 
        Love so amazing, love so amazing
        Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

        Chorus 1:
        Jesus Messiah, name above all names
        Philippians 2:9-11 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
        Blessed Redeemer, Immanuel
        Galatians 4:4-5 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

        Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear A Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”
        The rescue for sinners, the ransom from heaven
        1 Timothy 1:15 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.

        Jesus Messiah, Lord of all
        Acts 10:36 The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ [Messiah] (He is Lord of all)

        Verse 2:
        His body the bread, His blood the wine
        1 Corinthians 10:16 Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ?
        Broken and poured out all for love
        Jesus said in 1 Corinthians 11:24 “And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.”

        Matthew 26:27-28 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.”
        The whole earth trembled and the veil was torn
        Matthew 27:50-51 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.
        Love so amazing, love so amazing, yeah
        Ephesians 3:17-19 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

        Bridge:
        All our hope is in You, all our hope is in You
        1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope,
        Colossians 1:27 to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
        All the glory to You, God, the light of the world
        Revelation 1:5-6 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood— and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
        John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” 

        Chorus 2:
        Jesus Messiah, name above all names
        Ephesians 1:19-21 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
        Blessed Redeemer, Immanuel
        Titus 2:13-14 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

        Hebrews 9:12 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 
        Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
        The rescue for sinners, the ransom from heaven
        Mark 2:17 And hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
        Jesus said in Mark 10: 45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

        Jesus Messiah, Lord of all
        Andrew speaking to his brother Peter about Jesus, in John 1:41 He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means Christ).
        Romans 10:12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;

        Friday, January 19, 2018

        Old Testament Overview Review


        When I was in college, I went to some Walk Thru The Bible seminars. They have this awesome program where you can go through the Old or New Testament in one day. It gives a really good overview of the Bible. It inspired me to teach my Sunday School an overview of the Bible, a few books a week. Like Walk Thru The Bible, we focused on keywords for each book and overall themes. 

        At the end of the Old Testament, I wanted to review all of the themes of the books, so I made this worksheet that has you match verses with the books of the Bible. I left out 1 and 2 Chronicles because it is difficult to separate it from other books (especially 1 and 2 Kings) and there are two other unused books. 

        This is a great way to process the keywords, topics, people, and themes from each book of the Bible. You can do it on your own, with your family, or use it in your Sunday School class or small group. It's great for reviewing after reading the Bible in a year. Better yet, try this before you read the Bible and then again after to see how much you've learned.

        Of course, it is a challenge, especially if you haven't reviewed keywords or themes of the books of the Bible (OT39 is a great system if you want to learn the books of the Bible that way). Also, watching videos from The Bible Project will definitely help you get great overviews of entire books of the Bible. 

        However, this activity can help you sort out what you do know about the Old Testament and help you learn more. Don't get discouraged if you don't know an answer yet. The importance isn't your final score, but interacting with the ideas and the learning along the way. The keywords for each of the books of the Bible in the final sheet may help and once you've done what you can without help you can try to use that to help.