High School Bible Class
At Nashville Christian School we believe that no education is complete without learning the Bible. Therefore, students at all levels are taught the Scriptures each academic day.
Freshmen Bible is a survey of the Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy). While the study is textual in that it does explore selected passages in detail, it is also thematic as there is a concerted effort to link certain New Testament passages with their antecedents in the first five books of the Old Testament. Understanding that God does not change his nature can be a powerful concept in attaining to knowledge of the God of both testaments.
Sophomore Bible is a textually organized approach to Scripture, with an emphasis on a survey of the books of Joshua through Malachi in the story of God. During the course the student will learn background information in each text as well as faith application. These teachings and stories from Scripture will be connected to the student’s cultural context and personal issues he or she faces today in the world. One objective of the course is to affirm the student’s current faith and spiritual development. In this survey, the New Testament will also be related to this portion of the narrative, including the fulfillment of prophecy and numerous references to the Messiah.
Junior Bible is a selectively textual study of the books of the New Testament. The first half of the year is spent in surveying the gospels (including having class members read In His Steps by Charles Sheldon, and the second half of the year finds the class studying selected parts of the epistles. Thematic highlights of the year would include the following: The Person and Nature of Jesus, The Essential Message of Jesus’ Gospel, The Beginning and Growth of the Church, Extra-canonical Christian history, The basic themes of Paul’s teaching, What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus?, and How do we live together as God’s children?
Senior Bible is a topically organized approach to Scripture. During the course the student will study some of the core concepts of Scripture. The Bible will be applied to the student’s daily life. Practical teachings of Scripture will be learned for developing a relationship with God and participating in His story of love. The curriculum will familiarize the student with some of the more prominent ethical issues of the 21st Century. The student will practice reading Scripture for personal transformation of one’s own life and character. The course also helps the student gain confidence sharing their faith with others through class discussions and presentations.