Biblical Studies in Junior School
In Term 2 the topics for our Biblical Studies program, GodSpace, was Trusting God in Challenging Times and then Simon Peter, A Follower of Jesus.
The first unit focused on the extraordinary lives of four people who may have considered themselves very ordinary people. Each one was given a vital role to play in history which took incredible courage and faith in God to complete. The memory verse for the unit was ‘I’ve commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t ever be afraid or discouraged! I am the Lord your God, and I will be there to help you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1:9 (CEV)
Abraham and his wife Sarah were instructed by God to leave their homeland and that they would have more descendants than they could count, despite being very old and childless at the time. They made mistakes in their lives, but they put their trust in God and His promises to them were fulfilled.
Joshua was called to lead God’s people. Part of this plan included a miraculous river crossing which would have challenged Joshua’s faith and courage.
Gideon had to face fear and feelings of inadequacy. He doubted God and even asked for physical proof that God would be with him. Another miraculous event in history took place as a result of God’s faithfulness to His people.
Esther was an orphan living in a foreign land. She had to put her own life in jeopardy in order to save God’s people. As a result of her courage, God’s people were saved and an enemy defeated.
The challenges that our children will face in life are likely to be vastly different from the challenges these people faced. However, God remains the same yesterday, today and forever, and so we can encourage them to put their trust in God and be strong and courageous.
Deputy Head of Junior School