The Bible reveals God's redemptive purposes with their fulfillment in the work of Jesus. In the Beginning...Jesus reveals God's redemptive plan chronologically through the Bible.
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The Print Teacher's Kit includes:
Please note that the Teacher's Kit DOES NOT include the "In the Beginning...Jesus" poster set - this item must be purchased separately.
The Electronic Teacher’s Kit contains the following files:
Note: Because it may be difficult to match colors with a red plastic sheet when printing the Clue Cards, we have the Clue Card Packet with red plastic sheet available separately.
Electronic License Information: This Teacher's Kit includes a license for 1 Leader's Edition. Each licensed copy of the Leader's Edition may be viewed, printed and used by one individual. This material may not be shared among multiple teachers/leaders at the same time. However, if you are re-teaching the curriculum at a later date, the license may be renewed for a nominal fee.
The resource files included with each licensed copy of the Teacher's Kit (not including the Leader's Edition) may be shared with the co-teachers, small group leaders, and parents in the class as needed and instructed by the licensing information included in the Kit.
Order 1 Leader's Edition for each additional co-teacher or small group leader.
The Leader's Edition is designed for use with the teacher's kit for this curriculum. The Leader's Edition includes the curriculum introduction, lesson content, and appendix (but not the entire contents of the teacher's notebook or the visual resource packet). Each Leader's Edition is designed to equip a small group leader or co-teacher with their own copy of the curriculum to study and pray through as they prepare to minister to the children under their care.
Electronic License Information
Each licensed copy of the Electronic Leader's Edition may be viewed, printed and used by one individual for one year. This material may not be shared among multiple teachers at the same time. However, if you are re-teaching the curriculum at a later date, the license may be renewed for a nominal fee.
Order five or more Leader's Editions to receive a discount.
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This poster measures approximately 32" x 48."
We strongly recommend you purchase the In the Beginning… Jesus poster set as an important part of the curriculum. This full-color, two-piece poster set will be used throughout the entire curriculum and is made of durable vinyl so that it can be reused year after year. This resource is a creative teaching aid that children use to discover hidden clues, week by week, found under the flaps on the poster. Also, this poster constantly focuses the attention of the children on Jesus Christ and His work on the cross on behalf of sinners.
Order 1 for each class (fewer than 15 students).
This poster measures approximately 16" x 25".
Order 1 for each class. (Optional)
This Color Resource Packet includes a full set (238 pages) of color visuals for this curriculum printed on cardstock. Also included is a Clue Card Packet with a red plastic sheet.
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The workbook, rather than weekly take-home worksheets, is used because a book that a child has diligently worked on, week by week, over the course of the study will provide the child with a lasting reminder of the lessons and key themes. The workbooks are kept in class each week. Children take their workbook home at the completion of the course. The workbooks can then serve to assist parents in reviewing with their children precious truth about God.
PDF Download Version (85 pages)
Workbooks are a valuable tool for students to use during application time. They are useful for generating discussion, assessing student understanding, reviewing important concepts, and applying principles learned.
Electronic License Information: Each licensed copy of the Student Workbook is for single use by one child. The Student Workbook may not be reprinted or reused. Single copies may be made for visitors, but a license must be purchased if the child becomes a regular attendee.
ADDITIONAL Clue Card Packet with red plastic decoding sheet.
Clue Cards are part of the Teacher's Kit and Color Resource Packet and are printable from the Resource Files in the Teacher's Kit.
Because of difficulty matching the colors of the Clue Cards with a red plastic sheet, this Clue Card Packet with red plastic sheet is available separately.
Order 1 for each student and/or small group.
Scripture memorization is encouraged throughout the curriculum. Verse Card packs provide a handy tool for children to take home while memorizing verses relevant to their class study. Verse cards are printed on sturdy cardstock and bound with a metal ring in a size that fits easily into a purse or backpack.
The Bible is one complete true story that progressively reveals God's redemptive plan, which comes to complete fulfillment in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. In the Beginning...Jesus begins with a historical mystery—Jesus' death on the cross—and asks the questions: "What really happened here?" "Why did Jesus die?" and "Who did it?".
To find the answers to these questions, the study goes to the beginning of the Bible narrative in Genesis and then moves chronologically through the Old Testament text as students search for clues that foreshadow the coming of Jesus and His redemptive work on the cross. Special emphasis is given to showing that the Bible is God's story from beginning to end and that Jesus is the key to understanding the story.
Electronic curriculum is a great option for many teachers. Learn about how to use our electronic resources and our policies regarding electronic licenses.
Please Note: We hope to revise the In the Beginning...Jesus curriculum in 2020. Contact Customer Care with questions at [email protected] or 877.400.1414.
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