Can you guess which book of the Bible this picture represents? Hmm…We’ve got an apple core paddling a holy saint. But that core is dressed like an indian. He’s a core…indian. And there’s just one, not two. Hmm…one core-indian…one corindian…FIRST CORINTHIANS!
The picture above is one of 66 slides that we use at College Street Baptist Church to teach our kids the books of the Bible. As Bible Apps continue to prevail, the all important canonical context of Scripture is slowly being erased. Kids have no idea where books of the Bible fall in the plan of Salvation History, nor do they have any inkling about the general content of books like Deuteronomy, Galatians, or 1 Chronicles.
That’s where the Keyword Learning System comes in. Yes, I know it’s not an intense 500 part study of the Westminster Catechism, and yes, I know it has silly pictures. But hey, it is a children’s discipleship class (and to be honest, I’ve been using this with our adults as well!). I remember going through this program in 4th and 5th grade, and it is because of this resource that I can rattle off the books of the Bible and give a succinct keyword or summary of the book.
The over-the-top slides help you remember the name of the book, but they also contain a hint about each book’s subject matter. Take the above picture, for instance. One Core-Indian reminds us that the book is 1st Corinthians, and the keyword for the book is “Spanking the Saints”.
Here are a few more examples:
It really is a great resource. Our kids–and adults–look forward to seeing the picture each week and trying to guess the book. All the while, we are teaching them canonical context, and preparing them to be better readers of God’s Word.
The main product page is below. They have apps for IPads, IPhones, etc., if you are so over paper resources. Here’s the link:
I thought I would share this inexpensive resource with you and recommend it for your home, our kid’s discipleship classes, or even your own personal growth!