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Timeline DevotionsFamily Devotions Through The YearKathy Vernor WhiteDedicated with love to my grandchildrenMany thanks to my husband , Gene, and Kate Bruton for their computer skills, and to myMom , my daughter-in-law, Gloria and my sister, Sharon Foreman, for proofreading.Remnant Legacy Publishing2013

Just a note before you begin:This is a timeline devotion book for families to go through in ayear. There are activities for 48 weeks; therefore you will have 4weeks off for vacations and such things. Tailor the devotions tofit your children’s ages. I hope you will be dedicated toworking through this little booklet in 1 year.There will be several timelines to make as you go through theyear. Here is a list of some of them:An easy, quick Old Testament timelineWall timeline (you decide the length to fit your wall)3 x 5”card timeline of 12 sections that can be carriedeasily, these are called TLC’s.New Testament timeline to identify events and peoplePlus extra timelines if you want to do moreThere will also be memory work. It is my hope that parents willmemorize as well as the kids. Memory verses and other memorywork can be written down and carried on trips, errands, etc.where the recitation can be done as you travel. I wouldrecommend the CD; Musical Memory Builders which helps kidslearn most every list in the Bible! You can order from FloridaCollege Bookstore at 800.423.1648.It would be great if families could work on these projectsseveral times a week. Realistically, I hope parents will makethe commitment to dedicate at least one day a week for 1 hour.Turn off the TV and get in some quality Bible study!On some activities you will need supplies. Check over the box atthe beginning of each lesson to see what is needed ahead oftime.It would also be profitable to sing and pray together.Happy Bible studying together!Kathy Vernor White2

To do a timeline study it is essential to have dates. I am notan authority on this subject. I have to find a standard to useto put Bib le people and events in order.As I was searching the internet I found a list of dates that Ithought would be good to use . Of course, the dates are notwritten in God’s Holy Word, but these dates will be taken as aguide. At the top of this list of Bible dates it is stated, “All DatesAre Approximate”.You may wish to print out this internet list on Bible dates. It is16 pages long and would be a good resource to use. I found itat: http://bibletimeline.info/I also used other sources for dates. One is The History andGeography of the Bible Story, by Bob and Sandra Waldron.I want to let you know the sign means “about”.And I would like to add for myself, “All dates areapproximate.”The date of creation is very debatable. Some say around 5030 BC .others say at least 10,000 BC. I know the names ofthe genealogy in Genesis and in the gospels differ in someplaces. Maybe in some cases a grandfather is listed instead ofa father and son. The date of 4000 BC for creation is easy touse and close to the numbers given in the modern translationsof the Bible. It is the date we will be using for creation in thisstudy.3

Timeline DevotionsJanuary: Getting ReadyMemory verse: II Tim. 2:15Memory work: Old Testament books, Days of Creation,Sons of JacobTimeline Cards (TLC) #1-4, Time: 1656 yearsSupplies needed:4th week: 3 x 5” index cards: white, pastels, neon,& multi-colored, ruler, paper notebooks for eachstudents1st week: Talk about what II Tim. 2:15 means. Also II Tim. 3:16-17. Where does allscripture come from? Make a list of things for which the Bible is profitable. Now readEph. 3:3-4. Can we understand the scriptures? Read the verses below out loud and talkabout what they mean in regard to understanding the scriptures. Parents, for smallchildren just pick out a few verses to read from the Bible.I Chron. 28:9 and II Chron. 15:2 – if you seek God, He will let you find HimPsalm 40:8 – I delight to do Thy will, O my GodPsalm 119:26-27 – Teach me! Make me understand!Prov. 8:17 – those who diligently seek God will find HimJer. 29:13 – you will seek Him and find Him when you search with all your heartAmos 4:12 – declares to men His thoughtsMatt. 5:6 – blessed are those who hunger & thirst after righteousnessJohn 6:44-45 – hear and learn from the Father and come to JesusJohn 7:17 – if any man is willing to do God’s will, he shall know of the teachingJohn 8:32 – know the truth, the truth shall set you freeActs 17:11 – received the word with great eagerness; examined the scriptures dailyI Cor. 2:10-13—God revealed His thoughts to man through the SpiritEph. 3:1-4 – we can understand God’s wordEph. 5:10 –trying to learn what is pleasing to the LordPhil. 1:25 – progress and joy in the faith4

II Tim. 2:7 – the Lord will give you understanding in everythingII Timothy 2:15 – study to show yourself approved unto GodAnd remember Deut. 29:29 – the secret things belong to God2nd week: One needs to have an understanding of the Old and New Testament to graspthe meaning of the whole Bible. The Old Testament says, “Someone is coming!” TheNew Testament shouts, “Someone is here!” A dear friend once taught me this saying,“The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed. The New Testament is the OldTestament revealed.” Read the verses below out loud and summarize what they mean.Older children may wish to write these verses in their Bibles. A good place to put someof these verses is in the section of the Bible between the Old and New Testaments, thereis usually lots of white space there. (Parents, I hope you will read all the scripturesbelow. You may decide to pick out just a few to read to your young children.)Old Testament done away –Acts 13:39 – could not be free through the Law of MosesRom. 7:6 – released from the Old LawII Cor. 3:11 – that which fades away was with gloryGal. 2:16 – not justified by the works of the lawGal. 2:21 – if righteousness came through the law, then Christ died needlesslyGal. 3:21-25 – law was a tutor to bring those to ChristCol. 2:14 – nailed it to the crossHeb. 7:12 – priesthood is changed, law must be changedHeb. 7:18-22 – the Law made nothing perfectHeb. 8:7 – first covenant was not faultlessHeb. 8:13 – first covenant is obsoleteThe Old Testament is for our example –Rom. 15:4 – written for our learningI Cor. 10:6-11 – happened as examples for usThe Old Testament could not justify –John 1:17 – grace and truth through Jesus ChristActs 13:38-39 – could not be freed through the Law of MosesRom. 8:3 – the Law was weak through the fleshGal. 2:16 – not justified by works of the lawGal. 5:4---cannot be justified by lawPhil. 3:9 – righteousness not derived from the LawThe Old Testament’s link to the New Testament –Matt. 5:17 –fulfills the Old LawMatt. 11:10-13 – all the prophets and the Law prophesied until JohnMatt. 26:56 -- the Scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilledLuke 16:16 – the law and the Prophets were proclaimed until JohnLuke 21:22 – all things which are written may be fulfilledLuke 24:27 -- beginning with Moses and with all the prophets Luke 24: 44 – all things in OT must be fulfilled5

Acts 3:18 -He has thus fulfilled Acts 3:24 – all the prophets announced these daysActs 24:14 --all that is written in the ProphetsActs 26:22-23 --prophets & Moses said NT events were going to take placeRom. 10:4 – Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believesII Cor. 3:7-11 – that which fades away was with gloryI Pet. 1:10-12 –the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come Light shining in the Gospel Dispensation –Luke 2:32 – a light of revelation to the GentilesJohn 1: 4-5 – the light shines in the darknessJohn 1: 9 – the true light comes into the worldJohn 3:19-20 –light is come into the worldII Cor. 4:6 -- light shall shine out of darknessII Tim. 1:10 --to light through the gospelII Pet 1:19 – lamp shining in a dark placeI John 2:8 – the darkness is passing away, the true light is already shiningWe are not under the Old Testament today, but we can have a better understanding ofhow God deals with people and how His plan has unfolded through the ages by studyingthe Old Testament. Pray for wisdom.3rd week: Talk about the divisions of the Old Testament books. This is one way todivide the Old Testament: (If you know how to read music to get a beat, here is how tosay these 5 numbers in a chant.)5Law ofMoses*12History5 * 5*Poetry& WisdomMajorProphets*12MinorProphetsThere are 66 books in the Bible. These 5 numbers add up to 39 books in the OldTestament.6

Extra: Shed a Little Light on our TimelineIn the first centuries after Christ left the earth, there was much confusion in differentcountries’ dating systems. A monk named Dionysius Exiguus was selected by Pope St.John I to devise a calendar in what we now date as around AD 500. Dionysius wished tohonor Christ so he decided to start a new calendar by numbering the years from the birthof Christ. The years before Christ are counted backwards and marked with a BC (beforeChrist). The years after the birth of Christ are marked with an AD. This stands for theLatin words “anno domini” which means “in the year of our Lord”. Dionysius put nozero in the timeline.Dionysius’ system works great, except he miscalculated the birth of Christ. He put Jesusas being born in AD 1. However, Herod the Great died around the year 4 BC and weknow Herod was definitely alive when Jesus was born. So Jesus was probably bornaround 6-7 BC.In recent years, some have changed our dating system so that it no longer gives honor toour Lord. CE is the same years as AD. It means Common Era, Current Era, or ChristianEra. BCE is the same years as BC. It means Before the Current Era.Note: There are no BC or AD dates in the Hebrew and Greek texts. These have beendetermined by man, they are not inspired. Yet we can use these dates to help put thingsin order. If you look in different reference books, you will find many different dates forevents. Make sure you have a good reliable source. We will be very conservative in thedates we use in this book.The Bible is inspired of God. The words are inspired and the numbers given in theHebrew and Greek are inspired. It is like a treasure hunt to see the clues God hasrevealed in His word for us. We can discover many things by finding how long a manlived, how old he was when his children were born, etc. (Interesting note: Sarah,Abraham’s wife, is the only woman whose age is given at death, Gen. 23:1.)4th week: Each child should have timeline cards (TLC) made with 3 x 5” cards. Or youmay wish to do just one set for the whole family. Make another set with no dates ornumbers showing to practice putting the cards in order. The scale is 5” equals 400 years.For each section of the timeline, choose a different color to the section it touches as thetimeline is laid out. So buy some white cards, pastel cards, multi-color and neon cards.(If you cannot find colored cards, outline each section in different colors.) You maypunch a hole in one corner of the cards and keep them together on a metal ring. You canuse a rubber band to hold them together, a plastic baggy or you can purchase a plasticholder made just for 3 x 5 cards. Remember these dates are approximate. You may wishto laminate the cards for durability. Keep these cards in your notebooks.The first section is 4 white cards. (I use white here because white is usually moreplentiful, and this is the longest section. I also like to use purple for the kings as it is a7

royal color.) You can choose your own colors, they may be repeated if necessary, but trynot to have the same colors next to each other to separate the different periods of time.1st card – Let’s start with GOD! Make card #1 to look like the #1 card below. Continueon with cards #2 - #4. This is the only section with more than 1 card, covering more than1600 years.On your first white card write God at the top of the card. On the left edge make anasterisk and write creation. Under that write Adam & Eve.On the right at top, write 5” 400 years2nd white card – Write “Before”3rd white card – Write “the”4th white card – Write “Flood”12GOD 2000 BC 3600 BCAdamEve34Flood 2800 BC 2800 BC 3200 BCthe8 2400 BC*Creation 3600 BC 4000 BCBefore

The next section is really close to 400 years. Get a different color card. Make your card#5 to look like the card below. Be sure to use another color. Remember Abraham livedaround 2000 BC.FloodToAbraham(Birth of Isaac) 2000 BC 2400 BC5Now the next section is only 200 years for card #6. Measure at the 2 ½” point lengthwiseand draw a vertical line, dividing the card into halves. Cut on the line. You will onlyneed one piece.(You can save the other piece and use if for TLC #10). Finish it up to looklike the card below:Abraham(Birth of Isaac)ToJacob(In Egypt) 1800 BC 2000 BC6Now pick another color. On this card (#7) write Egyptian Sojourn like the card below:Add the 2 40 year sections of Moses’ life on the right. These are ½” wide.9 1400 BC Moses Shepherd 1800 BCEgyptianSojournMoses Prince of Egypt7

Leader of God’s People8Exiting Egypt,Conquering LandSaul 1000 BCJudges 1400 BCMosesNow grab a different colored card (#8) and copy onto it the words from the card below:Put in the last 40 year span of Moses’ life on the left. (There will be some overlappingon this card the reign of Saul with the last judge, Samuel.) Draw a ½” line under Saulon TLC #8 as shown for his 40 year reign.Now get another card (#9) with a different color. Make the card look like the card #9below. On the front of the card we will draw a simple timeline of the kings. From TLC#8 continue a 1” line for David and Solomon. This line represents the United Kingdom,120 years from Saul to David. This is roughly 40 years for each of the 3 kings. Thedestruction of the Southern Kingdom and the final captivity is 586 BC and wouldtechnically go onto TLC #10.9UnitedKingdomNorthern KingdomX722 AssyrianCaptivityDavidSolomonX586 JerusalemDestroyed 600 BC 1000 BCSouthern KingdomKingsNow the next section is Babylonian Captivity and Return, card #10. This is another cardthat needs to be cut in half. Copy the information on your card from the sample below.10 400 BC 600 BCBabylonianCaptivityAndReturn10

With this card the Old Testament is completed!The next section is a period of 400 years. It is called the 400 Years of Silence, becausethere is no written books of the Old Testament given to man from God during this timeperiod in the Old Testament. On this card, #11, write Silence. In September, we will lookat some events and people from history that occurred at this time. Make your card looklike the one below:11 400 BC 6 -7 BCSilenceNow 4000 years of history can be seen. Now for the last card that goes into our Bibletimeline cards .and this is a real shocker!!!!!!.cut a 3 x 5 card into fourths! That’sright! The whole New Testament is only 100 years long! (Some believe all the NewTestament books were written before 70 AD, this would make the New Testament evenshorter!)12TheNewTestament 100AD 6-7 BCJesus!On this last card, write: New Testament”. Make your card #12 look like the one above:Get use to putting these cards in order. They flow from one section to another. Followthe hints in the “flow” below”Of course, the 1st 4 cards are creation and “Before” “the” “Flood”, they comefirst. They are easy to start with.The next card, TLC #5, has a clue, “Flood” to Abraham.TLC #6 has “Abraham” for a clue, going to Jacob in Egypt.TLC #7 finds the Jews in Egypt and then comes Egyptian Sojourn or Bondage.11

TLC #8 makes us think of the little baby who was born in Egyptian Bondage andgrows up to lead the people out of Egypt. He is of course, Moses. The nextleader is Joshua who leads the people to take Canaan. Then we have Judges whorule the land. (The last 40 years of Moses’ life and Joshua conquering the PromiseLand fall onto the Judges card.The last judge is Samuel and the people shout, “Give us a king!” So begins thetime where kings rule the land. The kings are mainly on TLC # 9.TLC #10 is Babylonian Captivity and Return. The kings and God’s people are soevil God sends the Babylonian army to conquer the Southern Kingdom. Many ofthe Jews are taken captive to Babylon. After 70 years God’s people return torebuild the temple and the walls of Jerusalem.TLC #11 is the 400 Years Silence between the Testaments.TLC #12, after the silence The New Testament begins.Practice often on the TLC timeline without the dates and numbers. It will get easier andeasier. Try to do it often. It will be used throughout the year so keep up with it. Parents,if you have several students, it may be a good idea to put names, initials or some otherkind of symbol on each card to identify each child’s set.Easy Old Testament timeline -- Turn a sheet of typing paper lengthwise. Draw a lineacross the length. The sample below is to help you. On the left side of the line write4000 BC and write Adam and Eve here, on the right write Jesus (birth (6-7 BC). Nowhalf that line (either with a fold or a measurement), make a mark and write 2000 BC. Onthat mark write Abraham. Now half the length from 2000 to 6-7 BC and mark, write“David” at 1000 BC. Fold or measure the halfway point between 4000 and 2000 BC thatwould be 3000. You can half the distance between 3000 BC and 2000 BC and write2500 BC. If you take 4000 BC as the creation date, the flood would be 2344 BC. Findthis date on the timeline and write flood. Try to learn this simple timeline to keep Bibleevents in order.¼Fold*CreationAdam&Eve 4000 C1000BC12BirthofJesus 7-6BC

If you wish: For those of you who may have trouble with the notion of timelines or ifyou just want to have some fun, make a timeline of your family, starting as far back asyou want, with birthdates of grandparents and parents, marriage dates, etc. Make sure youget the birthdates of every child in the family. This will help to see how events are put inorder on a timeline.List of dates to memorize: These dates are not in the scriptures, but they will help to putthings in order: (Remember the dates are approximate.)Creation-- 4000 BC or earlierAbraham-- 2000 BCThe 10 commandments – 1445 BCDavid – 1000 BCAssyria destroyed Northern Kingdom – 722 BCBabylonia destroys Southern Kingdom – 586 BCTemple rebuilt – 516 BCWalls rebuilt – 445 or 444 BCBirth of Jesus – 7 or 6 BCPentecost -- 27 AD (33 AD is a widely accepted date, but that does not workwith the early date for the birth of Jesus. Jesus was 33 years old when He wascrucified.)Work on all memory work. Review your practice 3 x 5” timeline cards.You may want to get paper notebooks for each child to keep his or hers timeline andpictures. It is also a good place to keep TLC’s.13

February: Before the FloodMemory verse: Gen. 1:1Memory work: Old Testament books, Days of Creation,Sons of JacobTimeline Cards (TLC) #1-4, Time: 1656 yearsBible chapters covered: Gen. 1-6People to note: Adam, Eve, Seth, Enoch, NoahSupplies needed:2nd week: folder and notebook paper for creationnotebook1st week: Get your first 4 TLC’s with dates. On back of the 1st card write these verseswhich show how the time was determined by the scriptures: Gen. 5, excluding the age ofNoah, then add in the age of Noah in Gen. 7:6. (Activity on the genealogy on week 3).Make a poster of the Old Testament books and display in a prominent place or buy aposter at a Bible bookstore.Work on the days of creation:1. Light2. Sky (firmament)3. Divided water and land, plants4. Sun, moon, and stars5. Birds and fish6. All the animals & man7. God rested.Hopefully, your TLC’s are done, including a set with no dates or numbers, just the titlesof the time periods showing. Make sure you have some knowledge of how God dealtwith people through the ages:The DispensationsPatriarchal Dispensation—this is the period where God dealt with the fathers.God spoke to them and the fathers were responsible to guide their families inGod’s way. We see this in Job. We see this dispensation continuing through theyears as we see God caring for the Gentile nations through the years. (Ruth, in thebook of Ruth, Rahab in Joshua 2 & Josh. 6:17, 25, the Ninevites with Jonah in thebook of Jonah, King Necho of Egypt in 2 Chron. 35:20-21, and Nebuchadnezzarof Babylon in Dan. 4:29-37. And there are many more instances of the care andconcern God showed to the Gentile people through the history of the Old14

Testament. God did not just forget the Gentiles when He chose the Jews as Hischosen people.Jewish Dispensation—this period begins with Abraham, some say it had its realbeginning as a nation with the giving of the law at Mt. Sinai with Moses. Godgives these called out people their own law. Most of the Old Testament dealswith these special people of God. It is through this special nation that the LORDbrings the Messiah into the world.Gospel Dispensation—with the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross, theestablishment of Jesus’ church, and the giving of a new law of grace, God breaksdown the walls of separation of Jews and Gentiles and unites them together underthe New Law. See Eph. 2:13-17.If you wish: Make a long timeline on freezer paper or shelving paper. If you want todisplay it on the wall, make it the right length to fit. Make the timeline start at creation,and end with the New Testament or even to current date. It would be interesting to putsecular people and events on the timeline throughout history that the kids are learningabout in their schoolwork. Draw pictures and color and have fun! You could display thistimeline on the wall and add to it through the year. You can use the dates at:http://bibletimeline.info/ for reference. (This is recommended at the front of the book.)2nd week: Read Gen. 1:1-31, 2:1-3 out loud. Draw pictures of things God made on eachday and put them in their notebooks. Put the child’s name on it and date it.Review your memory work.Read about the consequences of the sin of Adam and Eve in Gen. 3:1-19. List or talkabout those involved and tell what befell them.Work on your index cards timeline (the TLC’s without numbers or dates showing,putting) them in proper order.3rd week: Read Gen. 5. Get your calculator. Figure out the time between Adam and theflood using the blanks below:The Period Before the Flood: Look in Gen. 5 and fill in these blanks:Adam lived years and had Seth.Seth lived years and had Enoch.Enoch lived years and had Kenan.Kenan lived years and had Mahalalel.Mahalalel lived years and had Jared.Jared lived years and had Enoch.Enoch lived years and had Methuselah.Methuselah lived years and had Lamech.Lamech lived and had Noah.Noah was when he went into the ark. Gen. 7:615

Now, add up all the numbers and see what you get. Double check your answer.How long was it from creation to the flood using these numbers?If you take about 4000 BC for being the creation of the earth, and subtract the numberyou got above (time from Adam to flood), you should have the date of the flood.If you wish: Make a detailed timeline of the length of lives of men in Gen. 5 fromthe creation to the flood. Note how the ages overlap. Consider Enoch. Think aboutways you can grow so you can walk with God, too.In to what did the Lord say man’s years on the earth would be shortened?Work on your memory work. Review your practice TLC cards with no dates or numberson the front.Extra: The Wooden BowlIn 1980 my dad bought a sandpit in Clute, Texas which is on the Gulf Coast, some 50-60miles south of Houston. In 2003, some mammoth bones were discovered as a machineoperator was digging sand about 32 feet below ground level. At the time we lived veryclose to the discovery (probably less than ½ mile and excitement ran wild!) Themammoth bones were excavated by Texas A & M University in the early part of 2004.As the excavation of the bones was drawing to a close (in fact, I think it was the very lastday) a wooden bowl was uncovered in the same strata. This bowl is the oldest woodenbowl of antiquity that has been found in North America. The bowl was estimated to beabout 4,204 years old in 2004 by a reputable firm, not sure of their margin of error.Remember, the dating system is very approximate, even inaccurate at times, but if thegiven age of the bowl is correct, where would the origin of the wooden bowl fit on yourtimeline? What is the year you got for the flood? Are the year of the flood and the yearof the bowl close?4th week: Read Gen. 6. Why was Noah chosen by God to be saved from the flood? Getyour calculator and figure the square feet of the ark. (Some Bibles list the measurementsin cubits. A cubit is somewhere around 18”.) Draw a diagram of the ark. If you can finda big enough piece of land, mark off the dimensions of the ark. You will need: long tapemeasure (a 50 or 100’ would be great!), 4 stakes with red or yellow ribbons, and ahammer to drive the stakes in at each corner (please don’t hammer stakes into a footballfield use some other kind of marker, like a water-filled milk jug with a ribbon.) Wehave done this a few times with our kids and Bible classes. We even had races with thekids, running the length of the ark. Have fun!16

Extra: A Different WorldThe atmosphere before the flood was probably very different from what we have today.For one thing it did not rain. God watered the ground with a mist which came up fromthe earth and watered the plants (Gen. 2:5-6). Some creation scientists believe that therewas a thick water vapor canopy around the earth that protected the earth from dangerousrays of the sun. Maybe the whole world was in a kind of tropical environment agreenhouse effect. (Plants from the tropics have been found embedded in ice at the Northand South Poles) Besides all this, mighty dinosaurs walked the planet as God made themon day number 6. At this time it seems all the dinosaurs, all the other creatures, and manwere vegetarians. See Gen.1:29. As one Creation dentist explained, T Rex’s teeth didnot have strong enough roots to be a meat eater!Of course, the word “dinosaur” is not in the Bible. This word was created in 1841. Butthere are some names of animals in the Bible that fit the description of dinosaurs. Two ofthese are the behemoth and dragon. The behemoth can be found in Job 40:15-24. Somethink “dragons” mentioned in the scriptures can be referring to dinosaurs. Use aconcordance and see how many time “dragon” is used in the Bible. Some think creaturesthat flew or were sea creatures were not dinosaurs. However, the leviathan in the Bibleseems to be a gigantic sea monster. Read about it in Job 41:1-34, Ps. 74:14, 104:26; andIs. 27:1Some books to recommend: The Great Dinosaur Mystery by Paul S. Taylor and Don’tCheck Your Brains at the Door by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler. Parents mayenjoy Prepared to Answer by Rob Deweghe. There are also many good DVDs on theintelligent design of the universe. Found ms-incredible-creatures-3.html Theyalso have an exciting series on creatures that defy evolution. Another source for goodvideos on creation is Illustra Media at: www.illustramedia.com17

March: After the FloodMemory verse: Gen. 12:3Memory work: Old Testament books, Days of Creation,Sons of JacobTimeline Cards (TLC) #5, Time: 400Bible chapters covered: Gen. 7-21People to note: Abraham, SarahSupplies needed:1st week: paper, crayons, markers2nd week: dominoes4th week: calculator21st week: Get your TLC #5. On the back of this card write Gen. 11:10-26, and Gen.21:5 to get the dates. Practice on your TLC’s without numbers or dates.Read Gen. 7:6-24 and 9:12-17. Talk about Noah’s time in the ark with the animals. Howlong were they in the ark? Draw a picture of a rainbow and talk about what it means.2nd week: Read Gen. 11:1-9. What happened at the Tower of Babel?Mum’s the word! For small children, build a tower as a family with dominoes, talkingand helping each other. Knock that tower over. Now build a second tower with notalking. Is it hard? Think of the confusion in building the Tower of Babel when thepeople could not understand each other.3rd week: Read Gen. 12:1-3. List the 3 promises to Abraham. Tell how each wasfulfilled.Work on your memory work. Practice on your TLC’s.4th week: Get your calculator and read Gen. 11:10-26; 21:1-5. Find the time from theflood to Abraham .especially the time until the birth of Isaac.Work on your memory work. Can you say the Old Testament books now?18

April: Abraham (Birth of Isaac) to Jacob in EgyptMemory verse: Gen. 46:26Memory work: Old Testament books, Days of Creation, Sons of JacobTimeline Cards (TLC) #6, Time: 200 yearsBible chapters covered: Gen. 21-46People to note: Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, JosephSupplies needed:1st, 2nd & 4th weeks: props for plays1st week: Learn Jacob’s 12 sons by taliGadAsherJosephBenjaminGet TLC #6. On the back of this card write Gen. 25:26, and Gen. 47:9. These verses areclues that get us very close to 200 years. Practice getting your TLC timeline without thenumbers and dates in order.Work on your memory work.Read out loud Genesis 22:1-19 about Abraham offering up Isaac. (This is aforeshadowing of the offering of Jesus.) If you have enough people act out the story.2nd week: Read Gen. 25:19-34. Tell the story of the birth of Jacob and Esau. Tell howJacob, although the younger son, received both the blessing and the birthright. (Thebirthright is the ancient custom of giving the family name and titles through the oldestson. The blessing was customarily given by the father to his oldest son.) Gen. 25:29-34,27:1-3619

3rd week: Work on the Old Testament books. Review the days of creation and the sonsof Jacob.Jacob goes to Padan Aram to escape the wrath of Esau. Find Padan Aram on a Biblemap. Why did he go here? Read out loud Gen.29:1-30 to see how Jacob got his wives.Research: How old was Isaac when Abraham die

There will be several timelines to make as you go through the year. Here is a list of some of them: An easy, quick Old Testament timeline Wall timeline (you decide the length to fit your wall) 3 x 5”card timeline of 12 sections that can be carried easily, these are called TLC’s. New Testamen