BJU Press’s elementary Bible product line is constructed around 147 foundational Bible Truths. These Bible Truths are studied in a systematic way, moving through the big story of the Old and New Testaments, and leading students to appreciate God’s grand design for mankind and creation. Elementary Bible strives to instill a greater love for God and His Word by encouraging consistent Bible reading habits, singing, and regular Scripture memorization. Elementary Bible helps to bridge the gap between head knowledge and heart knowledge by guiding students as they study, interpret, and apply a biblical worldview.
Bible Truths for Christian Growth are short questions and answers designed to highlight truths from the Word of God for the purpose of practical Christian living for the glory of God. Learning these Truths will strengthen the students’ understanding about what the Bible teaches. Bible Truths for Christian Growth are offered as an optional part of this subject.
Bible Truths for Christian Growth includes 164 questions and answers which have been organized by topic into ten groups. Many of the original questions and answers have been reworded.
The number of questions and answers for each level has been limited to make the presentation more meaningful and age appropriate. Bible Truths begins in K4 with thirteen questions. Then from K5, the number builds consecutively each year until the entire set of Bible Truths for Christian Growth is presented in grade 6.
These changes will be reflected in the Student Worktext beginning with the fourth edition of Bible 2 (Student Worktext and Teacher’s Edition with Toolkit CD) in 2011. They will be applied in the other grades as each is revised in the following years.
Teachers may choose to study all the questions and answers from any group or only some of them. When introducing a question, explain the meaning of unfamiliar words, relate the question to the Bible lessons when appropriate, and apply the truth to the students’ lives. The verse references are the basis for the answers and are to help you explain the particular Bible truth. Learning these important scriptural truths can be a vital teaching tool resulting in lifelong growth in godliness.
You may choose to have the students memorize the answers. To practice the Bible Truths for Christian Growth, repeat each question and answer several times before expecting the students to begin reciting it with you. After the students become familiar with the questions and answers, a variety of games can be played for review.