What’s in the Bible? Episode Plan

Thanks for all the great feedback on What’s in the Bible?!  A number of you have been asking for a bit of a roadmap for the rest of the series, so you have a better feel for how we’re moving through the Bible.  So here goes…

DVD #4 will be in stores in another week or so, and takes us through the book of Ruth.  DVD #5 covers the establishment of the monarchy and the reigns of Saul, David and Solomon (1 & 2 Samuel and half of 1 Kings), and will be released in early 2011.

DVD #6 will cover the divided kingdom and subsequent falls of both.  DVD #7 will cover the exile, return, and restoration, taking us through the book of Esther.  DVD #8 will summarize all the Prophets, and #9 will cover the Writings.  #10 will deal with the four Gospels, #11 with the “outward movement” of the book of Acts.  DVD #12 will touch on each of Paul’s epistles, and then, last but not least, DVD #13 will cover the general epistles and the book of Revelation.

Whoo!  Are you tired?!?  I’m exhausted just thinking about it!

You know, a few people have pointed out that we’d probably sell more DVDs if we started with Jesus and didn’t spend all this time slogging through the Old Testament.  They’re probably right.  But God didn’t start his rescue plan with Jesus.  God’s rescue plan starts with Abraham, and then slogs its way through the entire history of Israel.  Why?  Because if we don’t see how impossible it was for Israel to live under the Law, we really don’t understand why the incarnation was so necessary.  We can’t please God on our own.  Israel tried, and tried, and tried.  And failed, and failed, and failed.  Man’s inability to live up to God’s standard is the problem.  Jesus is the solution.  If our kids don’t fully appreciate the problem, should we really be surprised if they fail to fully appreciate the solution?

So… slog away we shall.  And we hope you’ll come along for the ride!

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David Mathew
David Mathew

Is there a rough release schedule on these? I teach a Bible class at an after-school program and I've been building by curriculum around the videos. Knowing approximately when the next ones will come out will help me plan for the fall.

Lois
Lois

Thank you for starting at the beginning! We have just launched a new program, Rotation Sunday School at our church, and I am using "What's In the Bible" to determine our lesson schedule. I was looking for a guide to make sure we present the important lessons, and having "What's in the Bible" to introduce them, and follow them up is terrific! Would like to know how we can get the curriculum! By the way, after presenting it to our Sunday School, I ran DVD 1 past my 13 and 16 yr old grandchildren who will tell me exactly what they think....got a definite "thumbs up!" from both, and a request for the other DVDs :)

Kristen Senwesky
Kristen Senwesky

I'm glad that you didn't leave out the OT. It's been a pet peeve of mine that so many Christians completely ignore the first 2/3 of the Bible - ever since a Sunday School teacher told me years ago that I shouldn't waste my time reading the OT, because Jesus was all that really mattered. Of course, He's very important, but as Paul says, "All scripture is God-breathed and is valuable for teaching truth, convicting of sin, correcting faults and training in right living..."(2 Tim 3:16) The scripture referred to here is most likely what we call the OT! But I'm preaching to the choir, I know.... :)

Ginny Groeteke
Ginny Groeteke

Thank you so much for developing this new series. We just began a three year study of the Bible in our 1-5th grade at our church. We are about half way through the DVD and the children are enjoying and learning as we use this as an additional teaching tool. We are anxiously awaiting curriculum and want to know if the music and words to the songs will also be available. Thank you

Ginny Groeteke
Ginny Groeteke

Th*is came out just in time to go along with our 3 year journey through the Bible for 1-5th grade at our church. It's so full of information ( I love the OT) and keeps the attention of most of the children. We are anticipating the curriculum and want to know if the words and music are going to be available also. -+

Carol Reehle
Carol Reehle

I am curious about the plan for videos #9 and #10. FIrst, are the "Writings" the minor prophets or do you mean something else? Second, most through the Bible books etc separate the prophets since they are at the end after the history books. I have been trying to teach an overview of the Bible incorporating the prophets into the time period of when they occurred. It is amazing to see how many occurred in the Kingdom period as God called out to his people over and over prior to their "time out" in exile. I think it has really helped me to be able to think of when each prophet was speaking in relation to what else was happening in the 'history" portions of Scripture. Please consider this as you work on the upcoming videos. Thanks. We all love what we see so far - my 12 and 18 year olds think they are great too ( and of course myself)!

Peggy Holmes
Peggy Holmes

I just viewed the first 3 DVDs with my 7 year old daughter. I borrowed them from church to review(I am new Christian Ed. Dir.) All I can say is....YES!!!! I love it! It pulls everything together! It has great content! (and why shouldn't it!) My daughter has already asked for the entire set for Christmas! and I am ever so anxious to see a sample of the curriculum!!! Couldn't I just have a peek? I am curious as to how you will manage to cover Job with a smile! If you ever need encouragement to keep going...give me a call!!

Laura
Laura

Slogging has never been so much fun!!!!! My kids just can't wait for the next one to come out. Thank you for making the Old Testament come alive for a generation who is used to instant gratification, and for a mom who has never really enjoyed history....

Cindy
Cindy

Thank you for the roadmap. We are so excited about your DVD series and really appreciate that you are taking us through the whole Bible, teaching us why we need Jesus and what God's plan is all about. I have learned so much right along with my boys. I have loaned the first DVD to several friends and they were each so impressed they bought all three DVDs that have been released so far! God bless you!

Jennifer
Jennifer

We loved what we have seen so far, and can't wait to continue the journey with you.

Calum Henderson
Calum Henderson

I'm really glad you guys are taking the time to slog through the old testament. It's great to see a biblically based series of DVDs for kids that gives the entire picture of the bible and not just the "nice" bits. Looking forward to seeing the rest o the DVDs

Darlene Walsh
Darlene Walsh

Thank you, Thank you! My second graders love the series and they've only seen the first two. They walk around the room saying "Ponies!" They are learning so much about God's Word. God bless!

Cathie
Cathie

So glad you started at the beginning! Why would we only want to tell half of the story of what God has done?!?!

Michael
Michael

I don't consider it "slogging" through the old testament. It's the foundation to why we need a Savior. However, God's plan of salvation through Jesus was put into play the moment man fell, the original sin not with Abraham. The law brings the salvation plan more into focus.

Cindy Jarvis
Cindy Jarvis

I agree with your decision to start with the beginning and go through the Bible. That is one of the things that first caught my attention about this series. I love that it gives such a great summary of the entire Bible, yet in a detailed way! Keep up the wonderful work!

Debra
Debra

Well, I for one am thrilled you started in the beginning... and I would have been far less likely to have purchased had you started near the end of the story.

Clara
Clara

We are looking forward to slogging along with you ! @Mom2Fab5.

Tracie
Tracie

Thanks for the overview. I've been wondering how that would work too. Starting in Genesis and going all the way through is the best part about this series. I love that y'all did it that way! It is time for Christians to teach the WHOLE Bible to our kids, not just the New Testament and a few stories from the Old.