Growing Up In Grace: Bible Characters - Book 1


The reformatted and revised edition is available now!

Teacher’s Manual for the Junior Level (Ages: 9-11)

Topics:  Character of God – Joseph

Bible Characters Book 1 explains God’s attributes, how He dealt with mankind, and how He carried out His plans through people. Seven dispensations identify how God’s dealings with people have changed: Innocence, Conscience, Human Government, Promise, Law, Grace, and Kingdom. Four dispensations are explained in this book: Innocence, Conscience, Human Government, and Promise. A timeline of people and dispensations is included, which continues throughout Bible Characters Books 2 and 3. The teaching emphasizes God’s two-fold purpose and applying principles from the Word of God, as it is rightly divided.

Every lesson devotes time for Bible reading and memorization for students, object lessons, review games, and practical application of Biblical truth. Every lesson ends with a presentation of the Gospel and encouragement for students to study and apply the instruction they’ve received from God’s Word.

Each of the thirteen lessons contains:

  • Teacher’s outline
  • Memory verses (KJV)
  • Review questions and games
  • Object lessons
  • Reproducible student page
  • Color visuals
  • Encouragement
  • Application
  • Gospel presentation

Available in one format currently:

  • CD-ROM with lessons in PDF format*

* Teachers can print the lessons from the CD for classroom use. This may be a way to save money for some, but it should be noted that the graphics are not meant to be efficiently printed from a home printer, and printing at a local copy center may be expensive.


Lesson 1: Our God Is An Awesome God  Topic: God’s attributes and His dealings with mankind  Scripture: Ex. 3:14, Ps 139:7-8, Hebrews 1:10, Gen. 6:5, 2 Tim. 2:15

Lesson 2: Satan – Just Lying Around  Topic: Satan and his attacks  Scripture: Is. 14:13-14, Prov. 6:16-19, Gen. 2:16-17, 3:1-5

Lesson 3: A Little Voice of God’s Holy Word: Innocence  Topic: Adam and Eve and the Dispensation of Innocence  Scripture: Gen. 2:16-22, 3: 1-15, Rom. 5:12-19, 2 Tim. 3:16-17

Lesson 4: Are Your Garments Spotless?: Conscience  Topic: Adam and Eve and the Dispensation of Conscience  Scripture: Gen. 3:4-21, Hebrews 11:4, Romans 3:23, 2 Cor. 5:21, 15:3-4

Lesson 5: Walking Into Space  Topic: Enoch walked with God.  Scripture: Gen. 5:21-24, Jude 14-15, Heb. 11:5, Phil 1:29, 2 Tim. 3:12, 1 Thess 4:16-17

Lesson 6: Noah – A Story of Firsts: Human Government  Topic: Noah and the Dispensation of Human Government  Scripture: Gen. 6:4-17, 7:8-9, 8: 1-9, Matth. 24: 37-39

Lesson 7: A Mighty Hunter  Topic: Nimrod and the Tower of Babel  Scripture: Gen. 10:8-10, 11:4-8

Lesson 8: Job’s Lesson In Learning: Patience  Topic: Job trusted God.  Scripture: Job: 1-21,19:27, Romans 3:10, Col. 2:13, Ps 139:1-4, 1 Cor. 15:57, James 5:11

Lesson 9: Abraham – A Man of Faith: Promise  Topic: Abraham believed God.  Scripture: Hebrews 11:1, Gen. 12:1-2, 15:5-6, 22:2, Eph 2:13, Col 1:14, Gen. 22:17-18

Lesson 10: The Big Problem With Having It Our Way  Topic: Lot’s selfish choices.  Scripture: 2 Peter 2:7-9, Hebrews 11:6, Gen. 13:5-13, 19:1, Luke 17:32, Ps. 119:11, Rom. 13:14

Lesson 11: Ishmael – Wild Man  Topic: The consequences of Abram and Sarah’s wrong choices   Scripture: Gen. 15:5, 16:2-18

Lesson 12: Love At First Sight  Topic: Jacob and his family  Scripture: Gen. 29:10-26, 30: 1-24, 31:14-19

Lesson 13: Joseph – Like Christ  Topic: Joseph, symbolic of our Lord Jesus Christ  Scripture: Gen. 37:3-20, 39:2-21, 41:33-44, 42: 5, 45:5

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