Bible in MFW:Melinda S in TX wrote:We want to go through the whole Bible. If you go through the five year rotation of MFW, how much of the Bible is covered? Does MFW pick out certain portions to read that pertain to the lesson and skip parts?
We are going to use MFW, just trying to figure out the Bible part.
Let me answer the unasked question. When does MFW require that the entire Bible be read by the student? That is part of the High School curriculum.
Here is what is covered/scheduled in the 5 year cycle which is geared for grades 2-8. I’m bound to leave out something important, so someone else can fill in.
ECC: the entire book of Matthew is read.
CTG: This is an Old Testament overview year. If you look on the Table of Contents on the online sample you’ll see the order that the topics are covered. It doesn’t list the books, but you can get the idea. Not all of the OT is read. Some books (such as Ruth, Jonah) that are short enough are covered completely. Most other books that are read in this year have the vast majority of the chapters read. So what are they? Gen, Job (which is inserted chronologically, but not covered completely), Exodus, Num, DT, Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel. 1 and 2 Kings, Jonah, Daniel, Esther, Nehemiah.
Some books you just learn the names of them but don’t read. (One part of the memory work is learning all of the names of the books of the OT.) This would include some minor and major prophets. Song of Songs is left out. Some of the Psalms and Isaiah are read and are part of memory work And I keep thinking there were sprinklings of other things covered especially in the context of studying the Old Testament Feasts. Remember too, that in CTG, the OT is the main history spine for the whole year.
RTR: This is a New Testament overview year. All of the book of Luke is read. Most of the book of Acts is read. Some of Revelation is covered. All of 1 John and Philippians are read. Memory work is taken from NT verses. And you at least learn all of the names of the book of the NT even if you don’t read them all this year.
EX1850: the entire book of James is read, studied and memorized.
1850-MT: a very different flavor of a year for MFW in Bible. I’m in week 17 so I can’t really comment on the year as a whole. But, the Bible time becomes more of a flavor of helping you and your family to be effective prayer warriors to impact today and tomorrow. Much of the Bible reading is topical and usually is from various places in the NT. Near the end of the year, you will do a study guide together called Witnesses to the World.
That's not the only things that are part of the Bible part of MFW, but it more about what parts of the Bible are you reading. Keep asking the questions!
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