Genesis 1:1-28, or as paraphrased below:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was without form, and void, and the spirit of God moved over the face of the waters. And God said “Let there be light,” and there was light.

The Flood

*Genesis 6.5 - 9:15, or as paraphrased below:**

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth, the Lord saw the wicked things humans were doing, and was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth all that I have created.”

The Patriarchs

Genesis 11:31 - 12:4, 17:1-7 & 15-16, 18:1-16, 22:1-17, 32:23-31 or as paraphrased below.

Noah’s sons had children, and their children had children, and from them came all the nations on earth after the flood.

In one of the nations was a man named Abram, and his wife Sarai.


Genesis 37:1-36, 41:14-36, 42:1-8, 43:3-10, 50:20; or as paraphrased below:

Jacob, who was now called Israel, had twelve sons, but he loved his second-youngest son, Joseph, better than all his other children, and gave him special treatment, and a fancy coat.


Exodus 1:6-2:10, or as paraphrased below:

Joseph and his brothers had children, and their children had children. After several generations, there grew to be so many of them that the Egyptians began to get nervous.


Exodus 3:1-6, 3:9-10, 7:20-21, 8:6-15, 8:21-32, 12:21-23, 12:29-31, 14;17-15:22, or as paraphrased below:

When he was grown up, Moses left Egypt and went to the land of Midian, where he became a shepherd. He got married, and had children. But God did not forget his people.


Exodus 19:9-25 32:1-15, Joshua 3:7-17, or as paraphrased below:

When God’s people left Egypt, God led them from place to place through the desert until they came to Mount Horeb.


Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Samuel 6:1-15, I Kings 1:32-35, I Kings 3:3-14, I Kings 6:1, or as paraphrased below:

At first, God’s people had judges to settle disagreements and help them keep the Law. But after they had settled in the Promised Land, they asked God to choose a King for them.


Psalm 137:1, or as paraphrased below:

King David’s son Solomon was the wisest of all Israel’s kings, but the kings in Israel were not always wise. Solomon’s sons fought over who would be the next king, and the kingdom of Israel was divided between them.


Nehemiah 2:17, Nehemiah 8:9, or as paraphrased below:

An Israelite named Nehemiah was a servant to the king of Persia. Nehemiah was sad because Jerusalem was in ruins, so he asked the king to send him back to Judah to rebuild the city.


#####Luke 1:41, Luke 2:4-5, Luke 2:11, or as paraphrased below:


Mark 1:9-15, Matthew 4:12-5:2, John 20:30-31, or as paraphrased below:

The child, Jesus, grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. When Jesus turned 30 years old, it was time for him to begin his ministry.


Luke 23:33, Luke 24:5-6, John 20:18, or as paraphrased below:

Some of Jesus’ teaching made powerful people very angry, and they plotted to have Jesus arrested and killed. While Jesus was praying in the garden, they came with soldiers and temple officials and arrested Jesus.


Acts 2:1-18, 41-47, Acts 6:1-15 & 7:1-55, Acts 8:2-4, Acts 8:26-40, Acts 9:1-19, Acts 18:1-21; or as paraphrased below:73

After Jesus was taken up to heaven, to be with his father, the disciples were together in one place. This was the day of Pentecost.


John 17:20-21, Matthew 28:18-20 Gal 3:28, Jude 1:21 or as paraphrased below:

I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.