Scripture – All Saints’

We are in the 3rd week of Ordinary Time in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar.

The Liturgical colour is green, as we are in Ordinary Time.

The Word of the Week this week is…

Scripture

Scripture is the Word of God. It is a collection of sacred writings that tell the story of God’s love for humanity.

As we read scripture, we learn about God’s plan for our lives, and we are inspired to live a life of faith.

Scripture can also be a source of comfort and guidance in difficult times and speaks to us throughout our lives.

This week, take time to read from the Bible, as a form or at home.

Find a passage from the Gospels that you’ve not read before and reflect on what it might mean to you.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

This week’s word of the week is Scripture.

How much do you know about the Bible and its origins?

This week, we will focus on learning more about our Holy Book, the Bible, its origins, teachings and the messages we receive from it.

Today’s video takes us back to the beginning, looking at the origins of the scripture that is at the heart of our faith, our schools, our worship and our Christian lives.  We can learn more about the writings and teachings of God, as well as the various genres used in the 73 books of the Bible. You’ll be introduced to a condensed history of how the Bible came into existence, and the different forms of the Bible in the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christian traditions.

Let us pray together…

Lord,
Open my ears to hearing your Word.

Open my eyes to seeing your way.

Open my hands to giving and healing.

Open my heart to feeling and sharing your love.

Open my lips to speaking your Word to others.

Make me ever-ready to listen to you whenever you call and to respond whole-heartedly.

Amen.

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Today, we hear the second instalment in our learning about the Bible:

Discuss the questions below about the video you have just watched:

In the video, we learnt of the arrival of Jesus in the world which is key event for us and transforms our lives. What other key events can you think of that we are told about in scriptures, which has led the world to be what it is today?

How does the world change from the start of the Bible to the end of it?

What can we learn about God from this video?

Let us pray:

Lord,

Help us to use the knowledge and wisdom that we receive from your Holy Word, wisely and courageously.

Enable us to be voices of your Word to others, when we speak, and examples of your word in the actions we choose in our daily lives.

Guide us to be strong in faith and united in our mission to love and serve you, as Scripture teaches us to.

Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

When we think of scripture we think of the Bible, the Christian book that teaches us how to live our lives, following in the the footsteps of Jesus.

In forms, complete the quiz below all about the Bible. Make sure to put your scores in the comments!

1. What is the first book of the Bible?

a) Genesis

b) Exodus

c) Matthew

 

2. Through what did God speak to Moses in the desert?

a) A windy mountain

b) A burning bush

c) A camel

 

3. When Daniel prayed to God after it was not allowed, where was he thrown into?

a) The sea

b) A lions den

c) A snake pit

 

4. What is the shortest verse in the Bible?

a) “Lord God.”

b) “It rained for 40 days and 40 nights.”

c) “Jesus wept.”

 

5. What is the last book in the Bible?

a) Revelation

b) Acts of the Apostles

c) St Paul’s letter to the Romans

 

 

Answers Here

The answers are highlighted in bold! Let us know in the comments below how many answers you got right!

1. In which century did Thomas Aquinas live?

a) Genesis

b) Exodus

c) Matthew

 

2. Through what did God speak to Moses in the desert?

a) A windy mountain

b) A burning bush

c) A camel

 

3. When Daniel prayed to God after it was not allowed, where was he thrown into?

a) The sea

b) A lions den

c) A snake pit

 

4. What is the shortest verse in the Bible?

a) “Lord God.”

b) “It rained for 40 days and 40 nights.”

c) “Jesus wept.”

 

5. What is the last book in the Bible?

a) Revelation

b) Acts of the Apostles

c) St Paul’s letter to the Romans

 

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

As we come to the end of our week on ‘Scripture’, we invite you to spend some time, as a form, looking at Scripture and discussing its meaning.

Log onto openbible.info:

What Does the Bible Say About Scripture? (openbible.info)

to read some words from Scripture on Scripture!

Do you know which genre the Scripture is from and which introduction to use for each piece of Scripture you find?  Use this guide to help you.  Search for ‘Leadership’ on Topical Bible – Bible Verses by Topic (openbible.info), as this is next week’s Word of the Week.  Typing the word ‘Leadership’ into the search window and practise introducing and reading the Scripture that comes up in the correct way.

Let us pray:

Lord, feed us with your Word,

so that we may be enriched, nourished and strengthened

to live it out and proclaim it to others,

in our thoughts,

in our words

and in our actions each day.

Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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