The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid! I have good news for you, a message that will fill everyone with joy.” Luke 2:10

Week 1 objectives: to discover that this verse comes from the book of Luke and to take a look at the angel’s special message.

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‘I shall always bless the Lord; his praises shall be in my mouth forevermore’. Psalm 34:1

Week 1 objectives: to discover that this verse was written by David at a time when King Saul was trying to trap him, and to talk about what it means to praise someone.

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Jesus answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37

Week 1 objectives: to discover that this verse can be found in the book of Matthew and to talk briefly about rules.

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‘A quick temper causes fights, but patience brings peace and calm.’ Proverbs 15:18

Week 1 objective: to discover that this verse comes from the book of Proverbs and that King Solomon gathered the proverbs together.

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‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. Zechariah 4:6

Week 1 objectives: to discover that this verse comes from the book of Zechariah, and that Zechariah was a prophet who passed on a message from God to Zerubbabel.

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'We should not stop gathering together with other believers,' Hebrews 10:25

Week 1 objectives: to discover that this verse comes from the book of ‘Hebrews’, and that nobody knows who wrote ‘Hebrews’ but it is described as a masterpiece.

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‘In the same way let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in heaven.’ Matthew 5:16

Week 1 objectives: to discover that this verse comes from the book of Matthew and that when Matthew wrote this verse he was writing about a time when Jesus sat on a mountain and spoke to a crowd of people.

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'If you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and if you believe in your heart that God has raised Christ from death, you will be saved.' Romans 10:9

Week 1 objectives: to learn that this verse comes from the book of Romans and that ‘Romans’ was written to the Christians living in the city of Rome.

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‘Simon Peter answered,“You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”’ Matthew 16:16

Week 1 objectives: to discover that this verse comes from the book of ‘Matthew’ and that the disciple, Simon Peter, knew who Jesus was because God helped him understand.

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'Stay joined together with me, and follow my teachings. If you do this, you can ask for anything you want, and it will be given to you.'John 15:7

Week 1 objectives: to discover that this verse comes from the book of John and to think about what we might ask God for when we pray.

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'You know where I go and where I lie down. You know everything I do.' Psalm 139:3

Week 1 objective: to discover who wrote this verse and where it can be found in the Bible.

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‘He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.’ Luke 1:32a

Week 1 objectives: to discover that this verse can be found in Luke's Gospel and that Luke listened to the different things people said about Jesus and then wrote them down clearly for others to read.

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‘Give thanks to the Lord of All, for the Lord is good. His loving-kindness lasts forever.’ Jeremiah 33:11

Week 1 objectives: to discover that this verse is about worship and that worship is when a person or group of people show God how much they adore him. 

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‘Loving God means obeying his commands. And God’s commands are not too hard for us,’ 1 John 5:3

Week 1 objectives:  to discover that this verse can be found in the book of ‘1 John’ and that over and over again John writes about love in his letters.

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‘God, you give true peace to people who depend on you, to those who trust in you.’ Isaiah 26:3

Week 1 objective: to discover that there are 66 chapters in the book of Isaiah. The first 39 chapters are about Isaiah’s message to the Judeans before they left their homes. The second part is the message given to the Judeans in Babylon. 

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‘The Helper is the Holy Spirit. The Father will send Him in My place. He will teach you everything and help you remember everything I have told you.’ John 14:26

Week 1 objectives: to remember that the four Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and to understand that this verse comes from the Gospel of John. 

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'Everyone will know that you are my disciples because of your love for each other' John 13:35

Week 1 objective: to understand that the verse comes from the Gospel of John, which is very different from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.

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‘Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations,’ Matthew 28:19a

Week 1 objectives: to understand that these words were written down by Matthew and were some of the last words Jesus said before he went back up to Heaven.

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‘God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.’ 1 John 4:9

Week 1 objectives: to discover that this verse comes from the book of ‘1 John’ and that over and over again John talks about love in his letter.

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'Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.' Hebrews 13:8

Week 1 objectives: to discover that this verse comes from the book of Hebrews and that ‘Hebrews’ is a letter written to a group of Jewish people. People who study the Bible think that one of the most important words in the letter is the word ‘better’.

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