Scope and Sequence of Secondary Bible
An introduction to the concept of worldview that encourages students to think about the way they think (metacognition)
Introduces students to the parts of a worldview: the big story of the world; the beliefs and values that come out of that big story; and the resulting actions of both individuals and cultures.
Uses the Bible to answer the worldview questions: Where did I come from? Why am I here? What’s wrong with the world? What can make it right? Where am I headed?
Encourages students to evaluate non-biblical worldviews in light of the Scriptures
Helps students understand their identity in God’s big story—created in the image of God, fallen in Adam, and redeemable in Christ
Encourages students to obey the Creation Mandate and the Great Commandments to love God and their neighbor
Encourages student to strengthen society through their relationships with their families, friends, and communities
Equips students to deal with other worldviews and religions with answers from the biblical worldview
Takes students on a journey through the story of the Old Testament, including both the Major and Minor Prophets
Special studies: the narrative sections of the Old Testament are complemented by features that cover the “writings” sections of the Old Testament
Points students to Jesus Christ, who will fulfill all of the promises of redemptive history prophesied in the Old Testament
Focuses on the Bible study skill of observation
A study of the words and works of Christ in the Gospels (particularly the book of Matthew) as they relate to the Messianic fulfillment of the one true big story of God’s redemptive plan and the coming of the kingdom
Focuses on the Bible study skill of interpretation and the applicational emphasis of Christlikeness or sanctification
A study of the one big story of Scripture (Creation, Fall, Redemption) from Acts to Revelation and the instruction for the church on how to live out the beliefs and values that are derived from that one true big story
Focuses on the Bible study skill of application and reinforces the proper model of sanctification for maintaining a holy walk
Guides students as they understand and apply the major biblical doctrines, equipping them to know what they believe and why they believe it
Helps students develop skills in harmonizing all that the Bible teaches on various topics by participating in collaborative research, analyzing various texts and sources, and contributing to group discussions
Includes case studies and doctrinal dilemmas to help students develop 21st century skills as they respond to relevant challenges to upholding and applying truth to life
A positive presentation of the biblical worldview (the big story, beliefs and values, cultural action) with a critical examination of secularism
Analyzes and evaluates approaches to cultural action so that Christians will live faithfully in light of redemption as both salt and light in every area of life
Ethics and World Religion
Prepares students to challenge unbiblical worldviews and navigate ethical dilemmas.