Biblical literacy is the ability to rightly read and understand the Bible, using the proper tools of study, thereby becoming well acquainted with the Bible's character (innate qualities) and content.
"I am going to read from the Bible now. This is what God says..."
God created Adam and Eve and God put them in the garden to live.
God gave them a special rule about one of the trees.
Adam and Eve must obey God.
Adam and Eve did not obey God.
They ate from that one tree.
Questions to Ask: Will God be happy with Adam and Eve? No. Why not? Because they disobeyed His rule. That is wrong. What will happen Adam and Eve? Yes, they will die.
God is holy, He never sins.
People disobey God—we are sinners.
God is right to punish sin.
God loves us and is patient and kind.
Jesus is God's Son.
God sent Jesus to us.
Jesus died to save us.
Jesus came alive again!
Jesus saves sinners.
At this point, it is not necessary that the children fully understand all of these themes and their connection. You are beginning to give them truths and connections that will be the foundation of greater iblical understanding as they mature.
The Bible is the true. It never lies. We can always trust what it says.
God speaks to us in the Bible.
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