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player. Have this player draw a strip out of the basket and hand it to you. Read the choice out loud. The player announces his or her first name and then makes a choice. Continue until all have taken turns once or twice.Discover Gospel and DoctrineGospel: Move to the area where you have placed the Bible. This part of a Visions lesson is always dedicated to proclaiming the Sunday Gospelas it is presented in the weekly lesson. Because these online Early Start lessons can be used on any Sunday, the Sunday Gospels are not partof the lessons. Use this time instead to find out what your group knows about the Bible. Use the following questions or any of your own. Use the large Bible you brought to class to illustrate your answers to any questions young people have about the Bible. If you know this group and think they may have questions you cannot answer, invite the pastor or a parish worker with Scripture background to join you for this class.Tell me what the Bible is. Possible answersthey might give: The Word of God; stories about Jesus; stories about Moses and Noah and other long-ago people; what we read at Mass; stories about miracles; stories of how much God loves us; tells us how the world came to be; has the Ten Commandments.What are the two big parts of the Bible?Old Testament and New Testament. The word testament means an agreement. The Bible tells how God and people get along.What is the Old Testament? The stories about the Jewish people, who are also called Israelites because they are from the land of Israel. God rescued the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and helped them travel to the land that had been promised to them. In return, the Israelites didn’t worship any other gods. They kept the Ten Commandments that God gave them. Jesus wasOnline Early Start Lesson 2a Jew. He studied the Old Testament and prayed the prayers called Psalms.What is the New Testament? The New Testament has 27 books. Four of these books are the Gospels.Who are the Gospel writers? Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This fall we read from Luke’s Gospel.What else is in the New Testament? Acceptall answers and then show in the Table of Contents there are many letters, or epistles, a book called the Acts of the Apostles, and one called Revelation. The young people will learn about these books during the year. However, the Gospel will always be the center of each Visions lesson.Conclude by showing the children a copy of Visions. Show them where the Sunday Gospel is printed, usually on page 4. Tell them that in their regular class time, they will proclaim the Sunday Gospel using the copy printed in Visions.If you have purchased the Venture/Visions CD, play “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1) and lead your group in singing along until they learn it. Lyrics are available at the GospelActivity: Discovery Bingo: Distribute pensor pencils and copies of the “Discovery Bingo” activity page. Give the young people time to fill in the lines labeled “1” with their answers for the questions. When everyone has finished, have young people find others in their group whose answers for the questions match theirs. A person with a matching answer prints his or her initials on the line labeled “2.”When a young person collects initials in five lines in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, he or she can claim “Bingo!”Early Start 2: We Gather Together©2017PflaumPublishingGroup,adivisionofBayard,Inc. Permissionisgrantedtoreproducethispageforusebyparishes,schools,andfamiliesusing PflaumGospelWeeklies.

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