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Fencing Lessons Answer Key (9780983465744) provides the answers to the exciting new bible curriculum designed to help your student grow to love and depend on his/her Bible for all life's answers and dilemmas, big and small. We are so excited to bring this new bible curriculum to you! Though not entirely essential, the answer key is definitely worth the investment and will save your student time and frustration. Though the student workbook is consumable, you only need one answer key for the entire family (the answer key is not consumable).
(You will need to purchase one student workbook for each student plus one answer key to share.)
Fencing Lessons is designed for your students, grades 5-10, to develop a deep love for the Word of God and for God Himself. The title comes from the idea that God’s Word is our spiritual sword (Ephesians 6:17), so it is important for us to learn how to use it effectively. The study of the use of a sword is called fencing. Each lesson is broken down into four sections:
1. Sword Drill is a simple exercise to help your student not only memorize the books of the bible (for quick and easy access), but also to help him/her learn a little about each book.
2. Sword Play exercises are puzzles, riddles, word searches, and quizzes that use God’s Word. As your students play the games and solves the puzzles, they are becoming more familiar with God’s Word, helping them to hide His Word in their hearts.
3. Fencing Practice is a short Bible study based on a particular passage (the same passage used in the Sword Play exercise).
4. Thrust and Parry is the most important part of the lesson. It teaches the student to apply God’s Word to his/her own life, so he’s not like the man in James 1:23 who looks in the mirror, then forgets what he’s seen.
The first 13 Fencing Lessons are about the importance and power of God’s Word. Lessons 14-38 are about God Himself, His omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. Lessons 39-47 are about God’s love. He IS love. Lessons 48-59 study many of God’s other attributes, including His holiness, justice, righteousness, truth, purity, and wisdom. Lessons 60-70 study the “Roman Road” – a look at basic gospel truths that lead to salvation. A solid grasp of these truths will help your student to share the gospel with other people. Lessons 71-90 are a study of Christian living. As believers, our lives should look different than the world’s. These lessons will help your student to grasp and own this fact by applying God’s Word to everyday situations, while avoiding ‘easy grace.’
I’ve attempted to phrase all the questions throughout Fencing Lessons in such a way that your students will be able to answer them regardless of the version of the Bible they use. I specifically used ESV and KJV in creating Fencing Lessons, but also consulted other translations as well to verify that your students should be able to answer the questions and solve the puzzles regardless of the version they use.
Fencing Lessons can easily be adapted for use as a family devotional with the Fencing Lessons Family Devotional (coming soon).
A note about answers: I would encourage you to allow your student easy access to the answer key. Fencing Lessons shouldn’t be stressful to your student, only fun and challenging. If a puzzle isn’t making sense or a riddle is too hard after looking up the scripture, allow them to look up the answer. He/she will still be familiarized with and learn God’s Word.
A note about doctrine: Fencing Lessons focuses on basic tenets of Christian faith: the infallibility of the Word of our triune God, the effect of sin on all men through Adam and the need of all men to be saved, salvation by grace through faith in the atoning work of Jesus alone, the reality of a final judgment followed by heaven or hell, and so on. All lessons are brief enough to allow you, the parent or teacher, to flesh out the lessons to fit with your church’s teaching on a particular doctrine.
I pray this study will impact your students’ lives for His Kingdom and for His glory.
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