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Author: Trevor McIlwain

The gospel and grace are simple concepts. Communicating them clearly is not. Especially in a culture where concepts like "sin" and "holiness" and even "truth" are negotiable and redefining God to fit our desires is almost fashionable.

People around the world have used an effective solution: teaching chronologically through the Bible.

Firm Foundations: Creation to Christ unfolds the story of God. Moving through key Bible passages, these lessons progressively reveal truth about God and man, and the gospel and grace that bridge the gap of sin.

This Firm Foundations: Creation to Christ boxed set includes:
  • Five teacher's volumes:
    • Book 1 - Chronological Teaching: Why and How
    • Book 2 - Lessons 1-12: Creation - Cain and Abel
    • Book 3 - Lessons 13-24: The Flood - Ten Commandments
    • Book 4 - Lessons 25-36: The Tabernacle - Plots against Jesus
    • Book 5 - Lessons 37-48: Jesus calms the storm - Ascension
  • One complimentary student notebook (not reproducible)
  • Printed, poster-sized visual aids:
    • Time Line
    • Chronological Maps
    • Illustration posters for classroom use
  • DVD with slides of key points and illustrations for each lesson, in PowerPoint, Keynote and QuickTime

This curriculum has proven invaluable in teaching settings. This version of Firm Foundations is best used for the following:
  • Age 12 through adult
  • Ideal for the novice or experienced teacher
  • Ready-to-use, well laid out lesson plans
Features
  • 48 lessons in 5 teacher books
  • Set includes printed and digital visual aids
  • Set includes 1 student notebook for teacher reference
  • Additional Student Notebooks sold separately Chronological Bible Story Pictures recommended, sold separately Compare to other Firm Foundations curriculum
  • If you need to purchase replacement teacher books from the series call 800.321.5375


Average Rating: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 10 Write a review »

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Makes everything much clearer. April 29, 2014
Reviewer: Alicia Williams  
Disclaimer: I haven't used the newest edition - only the curriculum from two years ago.

I loved that this curriculum gives kids facts and focuses on who God is not on who the kids should be. It gives children an understanding of why it is important to do the right thing, without putting the emphasis on them. I am so excited about the teaching aspect of it rather than just Bible stories and should-dos that I could not rate it less than a 'great'.

I also love how it helps my students and I to think about who God is and the different stuff that He does which I'd never really thought about at such a level before reading the curriculum.

However, I found that the curriculum dragged the material out too long, resulting in a lot of repetition which bored my students and gave them an I-already-know-this attitude. I am using it again, but going through and re-arranging (to make it more chronological in those early lessons), condensing, and rewriting it a bit in order to shorten and enliven the curriculum - my students are loving it and are very interested.

From NTMbooks.com Staff: We recommend that the Childrens version of Firm Foundations: Creation to Christ be used for children up to age 10.

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Highly Recommended April 29, 2014
Reviewer: Pastor Logan Wolf  
For the past year I have been using Firm Foundations: Creation to Christ at New Morning Church (newmorningchurch.com). I'll' teach the final lesson in just a couple of weeks and I plan on beginning the 48-lesson series again starting in January. While its merits are numerous, I highly recommend it you and your church based on following three.

First, this curriculum confronts error by emphasizing biblical truth. This is huge for me, especially given the context in which I minister. While there may be times when it's necessary to name names, as pastors we have to be careful not to alienate those in our audience from the truth they need. I have often said that if someone gets upset because of my preaching or teaching, I want it to be because of the biblical truth they were confronted with and not because of the manner in which I presented it. This series allows me to do just that. In matter of weeks it covers the fact that the Bible is inerrant, that God is a Spirit, that matter is not eternal, and that because of Adam each of us are born with a sin nature. As the lessons progress, the Trinity, salvation by faith alone, the deity of Jesus, and the reality of Heaven and Hell are discussed at length. Each of these doctrines are rejected by the majority of Provo's population. Yet it has been amazing to watch people think through them as they're introduced from a solely biblical perspective.

Second, this curriculum stresses the unity of the entire Bible. The error mentioned above could be avoided by understanding that the Bible must be taken as a collective whole. In fact, my mantra over the past year has been context, context, context. That's why I love what the author says in the introductory material:

The majority of Christian teaching emphasizes individual doctrines of the Bible rather than presenting the Bible as one complete, interdependent revelation of God. Heresies, misinterpretation, overemphasis of certain Scriptures, and denominationalism can, in most cases, be traced to this lack of chronological and panoramic Bible teaching.

As you teach chronologically through the Bible, allowing the biblical narrative and major themes to unfold naturally, your audience will see that unity for themselves.

Third, this curriculum encourages interaction. While this is important for developing community within your church, it also helps you gauge comprehension. I want to make sure people understand the significance of the Bible in their own lives. For that purpose each lesson begins with four or five review questions from the previous week. I am all about review, even taking time to recap the previous week's sermon before preaching, and I enjoy being able to point back to something that has already been preached or taught. Furthermore, each lesson uses numerous Bible passages. Participants are encouraged to read them out loud for the group, seldom more than a couple verses at a time. Additional questions are asked throughout each lesson and are meant to be discussed as a group based on the verses that have been read. Such interaction around the Bible is invaluable for a church at any stage.

If you have never checked out this particular resource, again, I highly suggest that you do. I've not been disappointed; I know you won't be either.

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Great for seekers and new believers February 17, 2011
Reviewer: Penny  
This study started in a small women's group. It is now being taught in our Adult SS class.  All who are taking it are learning something new whether a new believer or mature believer.  Would recommend to anyone.  Principles learned can be passed on to children.

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Excellent Material January 13, 2011
Reviewer: Hope Now  
This is first class curriculum.  It is packaged nicely and the content is clear for the teacher and the learner.  I hope all of the Firm Foundation modules can be updated like this one.  We are using this with inner city gang members and it is just what we've been looking for.  Thank you.

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Very nicely put together July 9, 2010
Reviewer: Thomas  
This material is very well thought out and put together. We have been using this material since the first of the year when we implemented it in all of our Bible Fellowship classes

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