1. Watch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmgDU20Q50U
The Old Testament in 8 Minutes
2. Family Activity – Place the following stories in “chronological” order:
i. Moses and the Exodus ii. Noah and the Ark iii. Judges Rule Israel
iv. God’s Covenant with Abraham v. Israel Falls to Assyria
vi. Joseph Sold into Slavery vii. Israelites Establish 2 Kingdoms viii. King David Unites Israel ix. Judah Falls to Babylon x. Joshua Leading Israel into the Promised Land
4. Family Discussion
Is it important to study history? Why?
Do you have a family story that teaches a lesson or helps to understand why things are the way they are today?
Why do we keep the Old Testament in our Bible if we are Christian?
5. Closing Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of the Hebrew Scriptures. Thank you for the promises that you made to our ancestors long ago and for walking with them throughout their lives. As we read stories out of our Old Testament, help us to understand the lessons that we can learn for today. Open our eyes to experience your presence, just as you were present with the Israelites long ago. Amen.