Sunday School Lesson 912 History of the Pure Word triumphing


Sunday school lesson by Karen Cox

Verse Center: Acts 10:37; That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached. See lesson 1 for directions.

Review Center: Use game from lesson 9...

“Wrap Ups“: Directions: Cut card stock up into 8 ½ x 3 2/3 “ sizes. On top left side half write “Acts 20:27, one inch under that write; I Cor 2:14, 1”under that write; C…II Tim 2:15... Acts 17:11... T….I Cor 2:13... L to the bottom. On the right side write on top (1“ under each write next one) : total mention, whole counsel, searched, literally, natural man, comparing, context, & study. Staple a 2 foot (’) long piece of heavy string or yarn to the top of the cardstock near where it says Acts 20:27. With a paper punch or scissors make a notch on the right side of the card near each word, for 8 notches. On left side make 7 notches near the verse references on the edge, starting with I Cor 2:14. Wrap the yarn around the card stock matching the reference to the word it represents. Look up each reference to get it right this first time. Turn the card over and mark lines where the yarn is with a pen- this is a self correcting check for the next time you try to match them. Take the yarn off and try to match them up again without checking the back. Check the back when you’re all done. This helps to memorize 2 related items.

Visual Aids: Make a chart of the dates and names listed in the lesson plan.

Aims: Students should be able to name the person associated with the date. Students should be able to recite at least the underlined portion of the verse.

Lesson: God promised to preserve his word but also that when it is given out, orally or written, it will not return void or without success for what he meant it to be.

Isaiah 55:11 says, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

And in :

Matthew 5:18 Jesus said, “Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled.”

Here is some important dates when God’s people made great strides in getting the Bible out to the whole world, which is what the Great Commission is all about. You need the whole Bible, not just the Gospel. The Great Commission: Mark 16:15 and Matt 28:19,20 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”

1500 BC Moses begins writing Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy in Hebrew.

400 BC Ezra collected all the books together to make the Old Testament (OT) Ben Chayyim in 1525 had it printed after the printing press was invented in 1456. 10% of Jesus’ words were from the Old Testament.

66 AD The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy telling him his copies of the Bible were inspired. (The originals were long gone; Old Testament and whatever of the New Testament that he had.)

145 AD A copy of the New Testament ,The Peshitta, from this year survives and is found in modern times. It is from the Antiochian Text type (Papyrus Bodmer II (P66) proves this).

157 AD A copy of the New Testament called the “Old Latin Itala” originated with Christians from Rome who had to flee north to the Piedmont Mountains to get away from the Roman Emperors trying to kill them. From them were translated Bibles for each European country.

1170 AD Peter Waldo from France, whose converts were called Waldenses, translated the Bible into the Romaunt language. The Waldenses preached the Gospel all over Europe and when caught were burned for having an illegal Bible.

1516 Erasmus, from Holland, compiled the Greek Scriptures from Constantinople, Greece, (Antiochian text type) and those of the Waldenses, noticing they were the same and that both disagreed with the Catholic Bible. His desire was that “…the farmer might sing snatches of scripture at his plough, that the weaver might hum phrases of Scripture to the tune of his shuttle….” He wanted his Greek Bible translated into all the languages of the nations. He also said, “I vehemently dissent from those who would not have private persons read the Holy Scriptures nor have them translated…as though… the safety of the Christian religion lay in ignorance of it.” Since the printing press had just been invented in 1456 it could be printed so much more cheaply than the hand written copies of the 3,000 years preceding this. So Erasmus showed that the Latin Vulgate was wrong. They said against him, “If in one point, the Vulgate were in error… the Catholic Church would collapse from the foundations.” In 1533 a Catholic man named Rowland Phillips in London said, “We must root out printing or printing will root us out.” And so with the invention of the printing press Erasmus’ Greek text was spread all over the known world. Eventually his Greek text was called the Textus Receptus or Received Text.

1769 AD The Authorized Version of the King James Version was printed without the Apocrapha. It is still used today. Miles Coverdale said, “Wherever the Scripture is known it reformeth all things. And Why? Because it is given by the inspiration of God.”

Materials for Art: brown, yellow, red, orange, green & purple construction paper. Cbc patterns, scissors, glue, pencils/pens.

Art Project directions: Make a cornucopia. Pattern provided. Make cornucopia of black or brown construction paper. Make apple- red, orange-orange, pear and banana-yellow, peach-peach, grapes and plum- purple, leaves- green. Glue them onto the round end of the cornucopia. Write the dates and names underlined above on the fruit and leaves.