All Gaston County Students will be out of school on Wednesdays for the foreseeable future. To offer enrichment, as well as to take advantage of the extra time, Wanda Maynor and Jonathan Pugh will be offering classes to teach students of any age the story of the Bible.

Classes will be offered on September through December, Wednesday mornings at 10:30 on-site at The Hub. They will carry expected homework and assignments to help kids to learn the plotline of Scripture.

Please contact Jonathan or Wanda to sign up and receive the course materials.

Middle and High School Syllabus

The Bible: God’s Story

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30, Classroom #1 The Hub

Overview:

The Bible is a book of infinite depth and value for anyone who takes time to understand it. Whether you have been reading the Bible your entire life or you have never picked it up before, there are always new truths to be learned. This class is designed for middle and high students to help them to develop an understanding of the big story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. No matter what their level of Biblical knowledge, every person can benefit from taking time to learn what the Bible is about. 

Schedule: 

We will meet every Wednesday from September 2 until December 9 except for Veterans Day (November 11) and the day before Thanksgiving (November 25). 

Required Resources: 

Our only textbook for this class will be the Bible. My goal is for each of us (including the teacher) to read the Bible chronologically (according to the order that it actually happened). I will give you a reading plan that will allow you to read the entire Bible by the month of May. Reading the Bible is the MAIN CLASSWORK. We will be using the ESV version of the Bible, and I recommend that you use this version because it is both easy to understand and reflective of the best biblical scholarship available.  Throughout the class I will also be assigning short videos from bibleproject.com. Watching these videos before class each week will give you an idea of what we will be talking about in class each week so that you can participate in the discussion. 

Week-by Week Readings

  • Sept. 2-9: Genesis Chapters 1-11, Job 
  • Sept. 9-16: Genesis 12-50
  • Sept. 16-23: Exodus
  • Sept. 23-30: Leviticus, Numbers 1-7
  • Oct. 1-7: Psalm 90, Numbers 8-36
  • Oct. 7-14: Deuteronomy, Psalm 91, Joshua 1-11
  • Oct. 14-21: Joshua 12-24, Judges, Ruth
  • Oct. 21-28: 1 Samuel, Psalm 11, 59, 6-10, 27, 31, 34, 52, 56, 120-121, 140-142, 17, 35, 54, 63, 18, 123-125, 128-130, 14, 16, 19, 21, 2 Samuel 1-4
  • Oct. 28-Nov. 4: 1 Chronicles 1-16, 2 Samuel 5, Psalm 43-45, 49, 84-85, 87-89, 73, 77-78, 81, 92-93, 100-105, 132-133, 106-107, 1-2, 15, 22-24, 47, 68, 96
  • Nov. 4-18: 2 Samuel 5-24, 1 Chronicles 17-29, 1 Kings 1-4, 2 Chronicles 1, Remainder of Psalms (except 126, 134-137, 146-150, 82-83, 46, 74, 79, 48), Song of Solomon   
  • Nov. 18-Dec. 2: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, 2 Chronicles 2-31, 1 Kings 5-22, 2 Kings 1-19, Hosea,  Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Psalm 48, 76, Isaiah 1-53,
  • Dec. 2- Dec. 9: 2 Chronicles 32-35, Isaiah 54-66, 2 Kings 20-23, 2 Chronicles 32-35, Jeremiah 1-22, Nahum, Zephaniah
  • Over Christmas: Finish the OT 

Assignments:

Each week there will be a short quiz using your phone that we will take together. I will assign a couple of short videos to watch each week that will help you to understand what you are reading. The main expectation in class is that you come prepared with at least one question to ask about the reading for that week so that you can contribute to the class discussion. 

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