The middle school youth will learn about the 46 books of the Old Testament, the different types of writing in the Old Testament and the story of Salvation.
Edge Night at a Glance
The Old Testament is the first half of Salvation History – God’s promise of a Savior. Throughout the Old Testament, we read of a loving God who desires to be in relationship with His people. This session helps to introduce the Old Testament to the middle school youth. They will have a chance to recognize and understand some of the stories, events and writings of the Old Testament. As Catholics, we are mindful of reading the Old Testament in light of the New Testament, where God’s promises are fulfilled.
Most people are overwhelmed by the thought of reading from the Old Testament because the names and places are hard to pronounce and the stories seem confusing. This session will help the middle school youth see an order to the Old Testament and in a fun way, present the different books of the Old Testament through a spelling bee. The youth will hear the name of the book and what kind of book it is (historical, prophetic, wisdom, etc).