Vacation Bible School Pentateuch About this Life Night This Life Night utilizes imagery teenagers will be familiar with from children’s Bible stories in order to challenge them to a deeper understanding of Sacred Scripture, especially the Pentateuch. The first five books of the Bible can be difficult to understand, and unless a teenager knows how to read them correctly, they can even seem childish. This night begins by putting teenagers into a “Vacation Bible School” environment, with lots of depictions of Bible stories for children. The Gather features a popular VBS sing-a-long song that will give the teens an opportunity to be goofy as the night begins. This transitions into a brief teaching that gives an overview of the Pentateuch and explains how we are to interpret it within our Catholic Tradition. Teens will attend three rotating sessions during the Break. They will be given an opportunity to learn about specific passages within the Pentateuch and how they prefigure Christ. Teens will have an opportunity to discuss these passages at each rotating session. The night closes with a prayer that utilizes the “Shema” found in Deuteronomy 6:4-6; this is the commandment to love God above all else. During a brief reflection, teens will prayerfully examine how they have failed to love God with their whole mind, soul, and body – and will resolve to give themselves to God in the coming week. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to give teens an overview of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, and to demonstrate how they prefigure and help us understand Christ. Catechism # 37 # 159 # 337 # 362 # 375 YouCat # 8 # 14 - 17 Scripture Genesis 1:0 Genesis 2:1 -3 Genesis 22:1 -18 John 21:25 Exodus 14:10 -31 Deuteronomy 4:25 -31 Matthew 5:17 -18 Romans 10:4 Church Documents dei-verbum 11 - 16 Key Concepts All Scripture must be read and interpreted in relation to the whole Bible. The Old Testament is read in the light of Christ and the Incarnation. The first five books of the Bible are called the Pentateuch, and they contain important accounts of the history of Israel, the patriarchs of the Church and the characters that prefigure Christ. There is no conflict between religious truth and scientific or historical truth. Catholic understanding of Scripture allows us to interpret it without being overly literary or fundamentalist in our understanding of them. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full verison of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.