The middle school youth will be introduced to the New Testament as a fulfillment of the Old Testament. The youth will identify the books and writings in the New Testament as well.
Edge Night at a Glance
The Old Testament comes to fulfillment in the New Testament. The New Testament is comprised of 27 books from eight different authors. The New Testament contains the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), Acts of the Apostles, 13 letters from St. Paul, a letter to the Hebrews, seven Epistles addressed to the faithful and the book of Revelation. It is important to know that the New Testament was not written until after the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ. The life of Christ and the faith of the Church was passed on through Tradition. As the apostles began to die, believers began to record what they had seen and heard – giving us the written text of the Bible as we have it today.
The flow of this night is easier so as to allow more time for Adoration. Having finished the Old Testament and learned about the covenants God established with His people, the middle school youth will see that Jesus Christ is the final and lasting covenant. The youth will explore the New Testament, become familiar with its contents and then have a time of Adoration. Live music during Adoration can help the youth to enter into prayer and be less distracted. If possible, have the words to the song projected or available for the youth so they can participate.