Do you want to know more about Jesus?
Do you want to know more about the Bible?
Do you want to meet friends and study God's word together?
Do you want to have fun, enter contests, & play games?
"All About Jesus" Bible Study for Kids is an ongoing and interactive Bible study designed just for you kids. Kids from all around the world will be participating and you will have the opportunity to share and discuss God's word with them.
"All About Jesus" Bible Study for Kids is part of the "Homeschooled Kids Online" website and is the central and most important part of the site.
We welcome you to join with us and have a blast learning "All About Jesus" and what He means to you and your life.
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven
belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14
The Bible is a very important book and one that you probably have heard of before. You may know a little about the Bible, nothing about the Bible or a whole lot about the Bible. Our Bible study is going to assume that you know nothing about the Bible and we are going to study together about this amazing book.
For our study, we suggest that you have a few items handy. First of all, it's a great idea to have a Bible with you. If you do not own a Bible and would like to purchase one, check these resources. If you prefer, you can open up an Online Bible right here on the web and study along.
Our studies together are going to include reference sheets, study pages and other printables. These sheets are designed to fit into a 3 ring binder which you can buy anywhere.
That's all you need to study with us!
If you are ready, then let's get started!!!
Did you know that Jesus loves you and has a plan for YOU! He cares about every part of your life and what you do everyday. By studying with us, you will learn about God's plan for you. You will learn that God has a plan for every person on the planet, he has a plan for the nation of Israel, and a plan for giving forgiveness and eternal life.
Before we study together today, let's say a prayer that God will help us understand
what he is trying to teach us with His word.
In The Beginning
(If you don't have a Bible, you can open up an online Bible here. The Bible will open up in another window. That way you can switch back and forth easily!)
Genesis is the first book of the Bible. The definition of genesis: "the beginning or origin of something." In this book of the bible we learn about the beginning of everything that exist except God.
Why doesn't Genesis tell us about the beginning
Because God has ALWAYS been there!
What are some of the beginnings that we learn
about in Genesis?
We learn about the beginning of:
Our whole world! (Genesis 1:1-25)
The people of our world! (Genesis 1:26- 2:25)
The sin in our world. (Genesis 3:1-7)
The BIG PROMISE! -The coming Saviour (Genesis 3:8-24)
Family Life (Genesis 4:1-15)
Civilizations in the world. (Genesis 4:16- - 9:29)
All the different nations and languages in the world. (Genesis 10,11)
The Nation of ISRAEL (Genesis 12-50)
In Lesson #1, we learned that the first 5 books of the Bible are called the "Books of the Law."
Genesis is the first book of the Law.
Who are the people that are mentioned in the book of Genesis?
What major events took place in Genesis?
The creation of the whole world! (Genesis 1,2)
Sin in the world. ( Genesis 3,4)
The FLOOD and Noah (Genesis 5 - 9)
Beginning of nations and languages. (Genesis 10,11)
Abraham's Family and the land God gave them. (Genesis 12-38)
Joseph and God's people in Egypt (Genesis 39-50)
When did all of these events take place?
(The beginning of the world, The Great Flood, and the Beginning of Nations and Languages.)
(Chapters 1 - 11 tell us about the beginning of our world. We learn about the beginning of people, nations, and languages. Genesis is the first book of the Bible and even here we can see how God plans to use Israel for His big plan for mankind.)
*We suggest that you either read the book of Genesis prior to this study or immediately right after. If you prefer, use the link above and listen to the book of Genesis on Audio.
Chapters 1 and 2: God creates the heaven and the earth and everything that is in them.
Chapter 3: Adam and Eve sin by not obeying God's command. Our world is forever changed because they introduced sin into our world.
Chapter 4: The first man, Adam has 2 sons, Adam and Cain. In the 4th chapter, we learn that Cain kills his brother Abel.
Chapter 5: In chapter 5, the new world is growing. Adam's family is populating the new world. In this chapter, we also meet Noah. We learn that Noah was 500 years old when he became a father to Shem, Ham, and Japeth.
Chapters 6 - 8: In chapter 6, the people who lived in God's new world were not being obedient to Him. God makes a decision to destroy the whole world with a great flood. God tells Noah to build an ark. The flood comes and only Noah and his family and the animals are saved.
Chapter 9: God is the God of kept promises and in chapter 9, God promises to Noah that He will NEVER again destroy the whole world with a flood. God puts a rainbow in the sky as a reminder to all people of His promise to Noah.
Chapter 10: In chapter 10 of Genesis, we learn more about the families of Noah's sons.
Chapter 11: The people alive in the world during chapter 11 were very proud people. They wanted to build a tower that would reach all the way to heaven. God decides to give the people different languages so that they would not be able to communicate and understand each other. By confusing the languages, God prevented the people from completing their tower and the people scattered to different parts of the world.
(In the chapters of 12-38, we will learn together how God created a great nation that He called Israel. We will learn how God's big plan and promise would be completed through Israel for ALL people on the earth. God gave his people, Israel, their own land. God promised that He would send a Saviour through the nation of Israel.)
Chapter 12: Chapter 12 introduces us to a new leader that God calls. This man's name is Abraham. God calls Abraham to be the leader of the great nation of Israel. God called Abraham out of Ur to go to the new land that God promised him.
Chapter 12, 14: Abraham shares his new land with his nephew Lot. Abraham also rescues Lot when Lot becomes captured by enemy soldiers.
Chapter 15: Abraham and his wife Sarah were very old and they had never been blessed with any children. God promised Abraham that someday the people in their family would be as numderous as the stars in the sky.
Chapters 16- 18: Abraham has a son and names him Ishmael. God promises Abraham another son.
Chapters 18, 19: There were evil people that were living during chapters 18 and 19 in Sodom and Gomorrah. These people did not obey God and God destroys them because of their evil ways.
Chapter 20: Abraham lies about his wife Sarah and then he admits that he has done wrong.
Chapter 21: Abraham's second son is born. God kept His promise to Abraham and this is the son that God promised him. His name was Issac.
Chapter 22: God tells Abraham that he is to take his son Issac and to use him as a sacrifice. Abraham obeys God and then God sends a ram to kill instead.
Chapters 23, 24: Abraham's wife Sarah dies in these chapters and we learn that Abraham's son Issac marries a girl named Rebekah.
Chapter 25: In Chapter 25, Abraham dies and he is 175 years old. Abraham's son Issac and his wife Rebekah have twin sons and they name them Jacob and Esau. Esau sells his birthright to his brother Jacob for a bowl of stew.
Chapter 26: In chapter 26, we see how God's promise to Abraham is now given to Issac.
Chapter 27: Jacob tricks his father Issac into giving him the blessing that belonged to Esau.
Chapter 28: Jacob runs away after he tricks his father. While Jacob is running away, God speaks to Jacob in a dream and God tells Jacob that He will protect him and bring him back to this land.
Chapters 29, 30: In these chapters, Jacob marries to Leah and Rachel. Jacob has many children and one of these children is named Joseph.
Chapters 31-33: Jacob returns back to Canaan. Canaan is the land that God promised Abraham and his descendants earlier in Genesis. Jacob and his brother becomes friends again.
Jacob builds an altar to God and God promises Jacob that he will give Jacob's family the land. God also changes Jacob's name to Israel.
Joseph: God's people in Egypt
(In chapters 37-50, God continues to build His great nation. Joseph is the main person mentioned in these chapters. Joseph was the favorite son of Jacob. Jacob goes to Egypt first and then ALL of his family go to Egypt. In Egypt, God builds the family of Jacob (known as Israel) into the great nation of Israel.)
Chapter 37: Jacob loved Joseph very much and Jospeh was his favorite son. Joseph's brothers were very jealous of the love Jacob had for Joseph and they sold Joseph as a slave. Joseph was carried away to Egypt and sold to an Egyptian captain named Potiphar.
Chapter 38: Joseph is sent to prison for something that he did not do. God stays with Joseph while he is in prison and He never leaves him.
Chapter 40: God gives Joseph a special gift which helps Joseph to understand the meanings of dreams.
Chapter 41: Pharaoh calls Joseph to explain his dream. Joseph tells Pharaoh that there was a famine coming and then Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of collecting food.
Chapter 42: Joseph's brothers come to Egypt because they are hungry and they are searching for food. They do not even recognize Joseph when they see him but he does recognize them.
Chapter 43: Joseph gives his brothers food to take home and he demands that they bring his younger brother Benjamin back with them when they return.
Chapter 44: Joseph test his brothers and falsely accuses Benjamin and threatens to put him in prison.
Chapter 45: Joseph reveals who he is to his brothers and he invites them to stay in Egypt.
Chapters 46, 47: Pharaoh allows Joseph's family to move to Egypt and he gives them a place to live called Goshen.
Chapter 47: Joseph continues to be a good servant to Pharaoh during the great famine.
Chapters 48, 49: In these chapters, Jacob dies and he blesses Joseph's sons and his own sons.
Chapter 50: Joseph's brothers were afraid that Joseph might still be angry with them. Joseph was not angry with them and he treated them with kindness. Later in the chapter, Joseph dies and he is buried in Egypt.
The BIG PROMISE
Remember how we told you that even as early as Genesis, God was working on a big plan for mankind. If you read carefully in chapter 3, you can even see the first time that God promises to send a Saviour for the whole world!
When Adam and Eve are tempted by Satan they make a bad decision to disobey God, God promises that Satan would be crushed by a child born to the woman. This promise comes true when many, many years later Jesus is born of a woman. When Jesus dies on the cross for our sins, Satan is CRUSHED!
Genesis 3:15 is the first promise of the coming Saviour!
God chose which people through which the Saviour of the whole world would come!
Genesis 12: 1-3: God promises that the Saviour will come through Abraham.
Genesis 17:19-20: The promise is then given to Issac.
Genesis 28:10-14: The promise passes on to Jacob.
Genesis 49:10 The promise continues on to Judah.
2 Samuel 7:5-17: The promise is then given to David.
Matthew 1:1 tells us that Jesus Christ is a descendant of Abraham and David just as God promised!
When you are reading through Genesis, keep in mind that God was already planning at the very beginning of the world to send us a Saviour! He loved us from the very beginning and was already planning our redemption!
Did you know...
That Genesis shows us a picture of the coming Saviour?
Abel is innocent and is killed. Jesus also had done nothing wrong and was killed.
Noah's Ark saves his family. Jesus is like the ark and he saves all of God's family from sin
Joseph shows us another picture of the Saviour. Joseph was mistreated and put in prison for no reason. Joseph did not even try to get even and he even forgave his brothers and saved them from starving to death. Jesus also forgives us and those who mistreated him. He offers everyone salvation from the punishment of sin.
The Noah's Ark Project
Egyptian Photo Gallery
The Pyramids of Egypt
Creation Crossword Puzzle
Noah's Ark Search
Color a picture!
Adam & Eve
Abraham & Issac
Printable Activities & Reference Sheets For Bible Study
Lesson #3 Quiz
Lesson #3 Quiz - Part 2
Noah's Ark Coloring Picture
How exciting to learn about God and His plan for our lives!
What did you learn from the book of Genesis? What did you think about the people that you encounted while studying this book. Did you notice the obedience that both Noah and Abraham had for God's commandments to them? They trusted God and put their lives and their families lives in His hands. We can be proud people and sometimes we think that we know what is best for our lives. We have to remember that God is in control and He sees things differently than we do. We have a tiny little view of our lives - like looking through a keyhole - and God sees past the keyhole. Let's try to live our lives as obediently as Abraham and Noah did. It is not always easy to be obedient but it is God's commandment to us that we obey Him. We can put our fears aside because we know that if God is in control of our lives, we have NOTHING to fear!
Let's say a little closing prayer today.
Thank you for allowing us to learn about you today. We know that you brought us together not by accident but by your purpose and design. We know you are a wonderful loving Father and that you care about everything that happens to us. Just knowing that you are in control of our lives and have been since the beginning of time gives us comfort and helps us to trust you. Please give us strength and help our faith in you to grow as we learn about you. Help us to be more like Abraham and Noah and to be obedient to you no matter what we may think. Father we know that you are in control of everything and that you love us and have our best interest always at your heart.
Thank you for giving us the Bible so that we can learn about you and your plan for our lives. Please continue to be with us today and help us to see what your plan for us today will be. We ask that you help us do everything and only things that will allow others to see Jesus through us and our actions. Please forgive us when we make mistakes today. We ask everything in Jesus name. Amen.