WHAT IS EPIC?
An epic is a grand story about a hero with exciting events and adventures. At EPIC, Christ Community elementary kids are invited to discover the grand story of Scripture, where God is the hero. On Wednesday nights during the school year, kids at the St. Charles, DeKalb, and Aurora campuses find friendship and encouragement as they together read, memorize, and learn from God's Word.
Get the whole Year 3 (2022-2023) reading schedule by clicking below.
This year, we have launched a new Bible Reading Video series, where we pastors and leaders that the kids know read the EPIC Daily Bible Readings.
Understand the story behind what we are reading.
Who wrote it? John Mark
When was it written? Between the mid 50’s and late 60’s AD.
Other important information:
This is one of the four biographies of Jesus in the Bible. The others are Matthew, Luke and John. These four books tell us about some of the things that Jesus did and taught. These four books of the Bible are also referred to as the “Gospels.” Gospel means “good news.” It’s the good news that God offers us salvation through his Son, Jesus Christ. The book of Mark, and the other 3 gospels, are the good news about Jesus and his kingdom.
Who wrote it? Psalms has more than one author. The following people wrote different parts of the book of Psalms: David, Asaph, the Sons of Korah, Solomon, Heman, Ethan, Moses, and some parts of Psalms we’re not sure who wrote them.
When was it written? Between around 1440 BC - after 538 BC.
Psalms was written by a handful of different people and it took around 900 years to get them all written.
Other important information:
Psalms is a book of poetry. Psalms is a collection of prayers and songs that God’s people have prayed and sung for thousands of years. There are different types of psalms. Some are psalms of praise and worship, some are psalms of people confessing sin, some are psalms of people crying out to God for help, and there are more types than just those.
Psalms teaches us true things about God. Psalms also has some prayers that we can pray to God ourselves. Don’t just read Psalms as the prayers other people prayed. Which Psalms can you read as your own prayers to God?
Who wrote it? King Solomon and other wise men
When was it written? Mostly when Solomon was king, between 970-930 BC.
Other important information:
Proverbs makes statements about the way life usually works. Proverbs are different than promises from God that you can always count on. Proverbs teaches us about wisdom so we will gain knowledge about life and that knowledge will then help us to make wise choices.
Do you want to be a better friend? Read Proverbs
Do you want to have better relationships with your family? Read Proverbs.
Do you want to know how to handle money well? Read Proverbs.
A psalm. For giving grateful praise.
1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his[a];
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
1 Corinthians 13:1-7
13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
The Romans Road
3:23: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
6:23: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.”
5:8: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
10:9-10: “ If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
10:13: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 to APRIL 26, 2023
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 6:30-8:00PM
ST. CHARLES | DEKALB | AURORA
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