For High School, we have had relatively good success using Khan Academy. It can be used as full courses or as homework help and tutoring.
Here are some Free Bible lessons with links. I made them when BJU Press cancelled their satellite school and I was left with the material, but no lessons that I could afford. I like to have my kids sit down and do some schooling on their own, so this is what I came up with to go along with their Bible workbook that I already owned. Most of this can be done without the workbook if you have your child just use a spiral bound notebook or a binder filled with paper. You can have them use their own Bible if you wish. The links I have provided are KJV. Some links will take them to YouTube, so it is up to you to watch out that they are only watching the link that I put up. I also posted links for some wonderful videos that are from the LDS church. I am not in any way affiliated with LDS, but the videos are Biblical sound. You will need to have a printer available for your student to use. I am doing this as my daughter comes to the lessons, so there will be more to follow. I hope to put them in order once we have finished all the lessons once. This page will be under construction for a while.
6th grade Bible
Follow all the directions. Read everything. Don’t just click the links. After clicking a link, you will have two pages open. You will have to learn how to click back on the first tab to get back here, and close the page that you are finished with. Write the answers to the questions in your Bible notebook in full sentences. Here is a worksheet to print for learning how to Follow Directions.
This year we will be memorizing question and answers that will help you know what you believe. You will need this page of catechism. Print it out and put it in your notebook if you don’t already have copy of it.
The habits of daily reading and meditating on Scripture are very important to Christians, both young and old. It’s also very important to pray!
Prayer is not…
just asking for help when you’re in trouble.
repeating the same thing over and over.
or just asking God for all the things that you want.
Where can you pray? http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/passage.aspx?q=psalms+139:1-4
When can you pray?http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-thessalonians/5-17.html
What should you pray about?http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/passage.aspx?q=matthew+6:9-13
Will your prayers be answered? http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-john/passage.aspx?q=1-john+5:14-15
What if you don’t know what to say?http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/romans/passage.aspx?q=romans+8:26-27
What should you ALWAYS include when praying? http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/philippians/4-6.html
Remember this song? Read it like a poem or sing it, if you can remember the tune.http://www.children.churchinirvine.org/Songs/Adv%20song%20-%20Get%20the%20Bible%20reading%20habit.pdf
Begin working on your Catechism.
Here’s a song to learn. Try to sing along. We will be singing it every day while in this unit. You should only listen and sing the first two verses today. http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/o/g/ogohiap.htm
Read both chapters or listen to the audio http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/genesis/passage.aspx?q=genesis+1;genesis+2
Who created all things?
Nothing happened by chance. God created all things perfectly.
Check out the days of creation here. The Days of Creation animation
Print out this worksheet and complete it. http://www.homeschoolhelperonline.com/notebooking/days_creation.shtml
Begin working on your catechism.
Sing this units hymn.
Jesus commands you to be like Him. How can you do that? What does it mean to be like Him? To become more like Jesus, you must be willing to change your attitudes to His. Your choices must be His choices. How will other people know that you are becoming more like Christ? They will know by watching your testimony. Your testimony is really just how you show others what you believe about God. It is your reputation or the kind of person you are known as. What is your reputation? Do others know you live for Jesus by the choices you make? Is your reputation or testimony pleasing to God?
1. List several ways that others will be able to observe your testimony.
Why do we need to develop our skills in living like a Christian?
2. Read each verse and write it beside each reason that it matches.
Reason A. To please God by obeying Him.
Reason B. To be an example of Jesus Christ to others.
Reason C. To learn how to solve problems by using God’s Word.
Reason D. To avoid becoming a STUMBLING BLOCK to others.
1 Tim. 4:12
2 Tim. 3: 16-17
Here is a definition of a stumbling block that I learned when I was young.
Any choice I make that would cause another person to trip or fall in his walk with God.
God has given us the responsibility of making choices that would not be stumbling blocks to others. Christians must use caution so that their lives are pure examples of Christlikeness.
3. List some choices that you should avoid so that you will not be a stumbling block to someone else.
Having a testimony that is pleasing to God means that you obey His Word by making RIGHT CHOICES and avoiding WRONG CHOICES. The choices that you make will have a great influence on you and on others.
Work on catechism 7 here.
Although God works out His purposes differently in the lives of individual Christians, he has one purpose for all Christians.
1. According to Eph. 1:4, what is that purpose?
Work on catechism 4.
This is a different song to listen to today. Find it here.
Paul describes the relationship that a believer has with God in Eph. 1:5-6. When parents take into their family a child who was not physically born to them, they adopt them. When God takes into His family a sinner who has repented, He adopts him.
1. Copy these statements into your notebook, or use your workbook, and mark a check mark beside each true statement. Mark an X beside the false statements.
And Adopted Child—
A. belongs to his adoptive parents just as much as if he were born to them._____
B. does not have to obey his adoptive parents. ____
C. is under the care and protection of his adoptive parents.____
D. lives with his adoptive family._____
E. must pay for the right to be adopted.___
A Believer in Jesus Christ—
A. belongs to the family of God.___
B. is under the care and protection of God.___
C. has no choice about whether or not he is adopted.___
D. is an heir to the kingdom of God.___
E. lives to obey his heavenly Father and bring honor to Him.___
2. Who makes adoption into the family of God possible?_________________________
Here is an adoption story to watch.
Imagine there is an adopted child who moves into the home of his adoptive parents and just stays in his room. He does not enjoy the company of the others in his new family. He doesn’t ask his parents for what he needs. He never thanks them for things that they do for him. He is not interested in finding out what his parents expect of him. He doesn’t even want to tell them his own interests. Is this child behaving like a member of the family? Of course not!
If you are an adopted member of God’s family through faith in Jesus Christ, do you—
—Seek to please Him?
—ask you heavenly Father for your needs?
—thank you heavenly Father for His gifts?
—read the Bible to find out what you heavely Father expects?
—tell your heavenly Father about you interests and activities?
Work on catechism 4.
This is the same hymn with a new link.
Do you understand what our unit hymn is saying?
Read Psalm 36:7 .
The comforting idea that God is a refuge during difficult times is all throughout our Bible. If you read the Psalms, you will find it a lot.
1. In your Bible notebook, draw some ways that God has given His protection and help throughout history.
2. Tell your parent or teacher about the pictures you have drawn and why you chose them. You should draw at least three things.
3. Write about a time that God has helped you when you were in trouble.
Sing this unit’s hymn.
In your notebook, write these things that Cain or Abel may have said. Then write a C for a Cain or an A for Abel next to the correct one.
1. God placed a curse upon me because I murdered my brother.
2. I offered the firstborn of my flock to God.
3. My attitude toward correction was wrong.
4. My offering was acceptable to God.
5. My punishment seemed to great to bear, but God was merciful.
6. God warned me not to let sin control me.
7. I trusted my brother and went into the field with him.
8. I offered the fruits of the soil to the Lord.
9. God asked me where my brother was.
God does not expect us to try and guess how to please Him. He tells us how in His Word.
Let’s find some ways to please Him using Scripture then.
Read the verses and fill in the blanks.
1. God is pleased when His people praise Him with ___________ and give Him ___________. Psalm 69:30-31.
2. A _____________controlled by the Holy Ghost pleases God. Romans 8:6-9.
3. Doing ______________ and sharing with others pleases God. Hebrews 13:16.
4. Children who ______________ their parents please God. Col. 3:20.
5. Without _____________ it is impossible to please God Heb. 11:5.
Work on your catechism.
Here’s your new hymn. Print it so that you can follow the words and sing along with this video.
Sometimes, we come to God in prayer with a list of our wants and needs. We pray about these things quickly as if we want to get our prayer time out of the way and get on with our day. Sometimes, we can’t think what we want to say and we end up letting our mind wander to other things. Using this simple memory trick can help keep us on track.
Do you see that this spells the word ACTS? Learn these four words.
Write down the following definitions in your Bible notebook unless you have a workbook. Workbook users should follow the directions on page 218. Workbook users, please follow the links.
Adoration is defined here.
Read Psalm 148.
Confession is defined here.
Read 1 John 1:9.
Thanksgiving is defined here.
Read 1 Thess. 5:18.
Supplication is defined here
Referring back to these scripture passages, answer these questions in your notebook or workbook.
1. Write down some of God’s creations that give Him the praise He deserves.
Praise and adore God as His other creatures praise Him.
2. Sin hinders fellowship with God. What is necessary to restore this fellowship?
Confess your sins to God, asking for His forgiveness and cleansing.
3. In what circumstances should you give thanks?
Thank God for all the things in your life.
4. When you ask for things in prayer, will God give you everything? Why? *hint* Ask God to give you and others what is needed.
5. What is the greatest gift God has ever given to us?
Sing this unit’s Hymn.
Here is a definition of Cross-reference . Ask your parent or teacher to show you how cross-references work when studying the Bible. You will need your own Bible for this, or one that your parents use with extra notes in it. Cross reference one verse of your choice. Write the verses in your notebook. Workbook users may use p. 219 and follow the directions.
Today, we are learning about the Last Supper and the ordinances that Christ appointed as a reminder of His death and resurrection.
Watch this video.
and this one.
Read this passage.
Click on this link and read the fourth definition of Ordinance. Then, take out your catechism page. Look for the set entitled, “Do I know About God’s Ordinances?” In your notebook or workbook, write the answers to the questions.
1. What is an Ordinance?
2. What are the two ordinances?
3. Which ordinance is a picture of Christ’s resurrection?
4. Which ordinance is a picture of Christ’s death?
5. Have you taken part in these ordinances? What do they mean to you?
6. Why do you think it would be inappropriate for non-Christians to observe the Lord’s Supper?
Here are some pictures of people being baptized.
Here are some pictures to remind you what the Lord’s Supper is like.
Work on catechism 7 here.
Sing this unit’s hymn.
After Judas betrayed Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was taken to the Jewish religious leaders. The events that followed were illegal according to both Jewish and Roman law. The Pharisees and chief priests violated their responsibility to be just and truthful leaders in an effort to get rid of Jesus.
Watch this video of Judas’s betrayal of Jesus.
Read each passage to answer the questions in your notebook or in your workbook.
1. How did Jesus respond when He was falsely accused? Read this
2. By saying that Caiaphas would someday see Him in the clouds at the right hand of God, Jesus was clearly claiming to be God. What did Caiaphas call this statement? Find the answer
3. Read the definition of blasphemy in this dictionary.
Write the part of the definition that describes how Caiaphas thought Jesus had blasphemed.
Sing verses 3 and 4 of this unit’s hymn.
Peter believed in Jesus. He had traveled with Jesus around the country, watched His miracles, and listened to His teachings. He loved Jesus so much that he even promised to die for Him if need be. But when the real test came, what happened? Read here for the answer.
How could someone who was so eager to prove his loyalty and love for Christ turn around and deny Him? Peter failed that day because he was afraid to suffer for Christ.
Although Peter failed, God was not finished with him. Peter’s grief over his failure led to his repentance and his restored fellowship with Jesus after the Resurrection. Peter became a strong testimony of God’s forgiveness to the early church. Peter’s response to his failure is a good example for today’s Christians.
1. What did Peter day he would never do?
2. Do you think that Peter meant to keep his promise?
3. Read Psalm 32:5.. and Psalm 143:10. Write in your own words what you should do when you fail God.
When you fail, you can’t just try to do better next time. Victory over failure must start with confession!
Sing verses 3 and 4 of the hymn.
Work on some catechism here.
Copy the sentences into your notebook, filling in the blanks as you go. Use the Bible links to help you find the answers.
Matthew 27: 2,11, _______________asked Jesus if He really was the King of the Jews.
Matthew 27:29,The soldiers called Jesus the________ _____________ _________ ________when they mocked Him.
Matthew 27:54,At the death of Christ, the _____________realized Jesus was the Son of God.
Matthew 27: 41-42,The chief priests, scribes, and elders called Jesus the __________ _________ _________ when they were mocking him.
Matthew 27:43,Those who mocked Jesus said that He called himself the _________ _________ _________
Matthew 27:22,The crowd wanted ____________to be crucified.
Jesus called Himself the Son of ____________.
Jesus Christ is known by many names. Each name tells something about His authority, His character, or His actions. All of these names point to the deity of Christ and are names which are above every other name.
Write the names of Jesus found in these verses in the order that they appear. in your notebook.
If the name is a title that describes His position of authority, draw a crown beside the name.
If the name is a title that describes His character, draw a heart.
If the name describes His actions, draw a hand.
Some names have more than one description symbol. Draw all the symbols that apply next to the name.
Jesus set a high standard for Christians to follow. Christians can expect to suffer for their faith. It may be verbal insults or threats. I may be abuse, imprisonment, or even death. We should not be surprised when it happens, but we are most of the time. In America, we have been blessed to have freedom of religion, but that is not true in many other places. Here is an article about Christians who are being persecuted today. Read it and notice the long list of countries that do not allow its citizens to be Christians. Here is a video about Christians in danger for following Christ today. I don’t want you to be scared by this video, but I want you to understand how blessed you are in America and to encourage you to pray for Christians in other countries.
The world hates Jesus, so if you are a Christian, you can expect the World to hate you, too. When faced with suffering, you will also be faced with the decision of how to respond to it. God’s word gives the answers by focusing on Jesus’ response to suffering.
Read 1 Peter 2:21-23 and answer the questions in your notebook or workbook.
1. According to verse 21, what is one reason Christ suffered?
2. List two ways that Jesus suffered.
3. How did Jesus respond when the people insulted and abused him?
4. How should a Christian respond when someone criticizes or insults him because of his faith in Jesus?
Work on catechism 3.
Today we will learn about one hero of our faith.
Polycarp lived around the time of the apostle John around AD 61-147. He was John’s student, and then he became a student to others.
Polycarp could not teach openly. Religious leaders of his day persecuted him and tried to persuade him to deny his faith in Christ.
When his enemies found him hidden in a little village, he invited the soldiers in for something to eat and drink. Does that sound like a verse of scripture that you may have heard before? Ask your teacher or parent for help in finding the verse I am referring to. Here’s a hint. Go to this website and type “if thine enemy hunger” into the search.
1.Write the verse in your Bible notebook.
Before they took him away, he asked if he could pray without interruption. Permission was granted, and he prayed for every man he had ever known. Some of the soldiers repented of the evil they were planning on doing to Polycarp, a true man of God.
Here is some more of his story.
Christians have the same responsibility as Polycarp did. In most countries, Christians have His word in their own language. They have a big responsibility because they have His teachings readily available. Polycarp left Christians an example to help them obey Christ faithfully even if it costs them everything.
2. In your notebook or workbook describe what you think would happen if every Christian had to wear a label that said he believed in Christ.
3. Look at the first meaning of the word martyr. Write the word with its definition in your notebook.
Work on catechism 1.
The Cain and Abel Story
The Cain and Abel Story
After Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden, they gave birth to their two eldest sons, Cain and Abel. According to the Old Testament, the oldest son Cain was the first human that was born, as opposed to being created. Cain plowed the Earth while Abel was a shepherd to lambs.
The Bible says that God one day asked Cain and Abel to sacrifice something to him. It says that Abel thought long and hard about what sacrifice would please God the most. He decided to sacrifice one of his precious lambs. Cain on the other hand thought about what meant the least to him and he sacrificed some fruit and grain. Without a doubt God preferred Abel’s sacrifice.
This made Cain jealous of his younger brother and he murdered him. God came to look for Abel, and when he could not find him he asked Cain where he was. Cain replied: “I don’t know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Genesis 4:9)
When God found out what Cain had done, he punished him with a curse. He was no longer able to farm and he would have to wander for the rest of his life. Cain was afraid he would be harmed by people on the road, so God gave him a protective marking.
ANGER is a powerful emotion. It is a strong feeling of displeasure when something does not go your way. Anger is a choice. No one can force you to become angry. Someone may do something that tempts you to get mad, but the choice to become angry is yours. Some people react with harsh words, others in silence, and still others with violence. Sinful anger leads to negative consequences.
Cain was angry because God did not accept his offering. (Gen. 4:5)
1. What did hid anger lead him to do? Look here for the answer.
2. What were the negative consequences of his sinful anger? Look here for the answer.
Not all anger is sinful. The Bible says that God is angry with sin. (Psalm 7:11). Anger that is a result of seeing an injustice or wrong thing being done is known as righteous anger. Christians should imitate Christ in being angry about sin and its destruction in the lives of people. However, the Bible also says that God is merciful and patient and that He is willing to forgive their sins immediately when they confess them to Him.
3. Read these verses. Exodus 32:17-20, and John 2:13-16. Tell who felt righteous anger and why.
Sing this units hymn.
In our last lesson, we learned about anger. Today, you will try to apply the lesson to yourself. Christians must learn to control their emotions when something does not go their way. Anger that controls you and drives you to react with a lack of self-control is sin and is a direct result of pride in your heart. God’s Word warns Christians about the dangers of sinful anger.
1. Read each verse and match it up to the correct warning about people who allow themselves to react in sinful anger. Write the reference next to the warning in your notebook.
Proverbs 29: 22 Look it up
Proverbs 24:17 Look it up
A. A person who gets angry easily does foolish things.
B. An angry person causes problems and commits many sins.
2. Read the verses and complete the statements of advice to a friend who wants to find out how to avoid sinful anger.
A. You must get rid of _________________________http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%204:31&version=KJV
B. Three things to remember when you are tempted to become angry are to _____________________to listen, be_______________________to speak, and be slow to_____________________________. You should remember this because anger does not____________________________________________________________________________.
C. You should never be friends with ______________________ because you might____________________________________________________________________________
What about you? Answer these questions in the privacy of your own heart.
What situations cause me to become angry? How do I react when I am frustrated or irritated? Do I confess the sin of anger to God? Do I need to apologize to someone? Do I get angry when I see sin around me? Is God pleased with my attitude toward sin?
Ask God for help with overcoming sinful anger.
Here is an orchestra and huge choir singing this units hymn.
Check out this website all about sheep. Be sure to ask you parent or teacher if you can follow the links on this site before you do.
Read this passage. here Think about how sheep need a shepherd. Sheep are really not very smart. They are totally dependent on their shepherd to lead them to good pasture, to find clean water, and to protect them from storms and wild animals. Sheep can’t even get up on their own if they turn themselves over on their backs. Interestingly, the Bible refers to people as sheep in need of a loving and merciful Shepherd.
Think about how sheep need a shepherd. Think about how people need a Shepherd. Complete the comparisons. Make your own comparison for number four.
1. Sheep need a shepherd to protect them from wild animals. People need protection from________________________.
2. Sheep need_____________________________. People need a Shepherd to provide food and shelter for them.
3. Sheep need a shepherd to find and save them when they get lost from the flock. People need to be saved from _______________________.
4. Sheep need__________________________. People need___________________________.
Work on catechism 1.
Here’s a worksheet just for fun.
Sing the hymn.
Do you understand what this hymn means?
Read the words to this unit’s hymn or watch to video again, paying close attention to the words.
Copy these sentences into your Bible notebook, filling in the blanks for each.
1. Christ needed to die only once to _________________ all. (verse 3)
2. Men and Angels proclaim the news that Christ the ______________is risen. (verse 1)
3. Christ’s death and resurrection opened the way to ___________________. (verse 2)
4. Christians can raise their_____________high because Christ is risen. (verse 1)
The word Alleluia is a Hebrew word. Look up its meaning here. You may be sent to another word that means the same things. Write both words down in your notebook with their meanings.
Here’s a cool game to play for fun. See if you can play some of this units hymn. Have fun.
Work on your catechism. Again!