Rod and Staff Bible - Grade 8

Bible Grade 8:

God's Redeemed Family—the Church

The Pupil's Book

Use: Workbook Versus Textbook

The pupil's book may be used as a consumable workbook or as a textbook. It is designed as a workbook, which allows the student to write answers in the book and to keep it after he completes the course. However, since most exercises are numbered or lettered, schools that prefer to reuse the books for several years may ask the students to write their answers on paper.

Chapter and Lesson Divisions

The pupil's book is divided into six chapters, with five lessons and a review in each chapter. A chapter is intended to provide work for six weeks. Chapter tests and a final test are available in a separate booklet.

This series (The Story of God's Chosen Family, Grades 5-8) follows a general chronological sequence through the Bible. This workbook is a study of the Epistles and Revelation. Most lessons have the following sections.

  1. Lesson Scope—This lists Bible chapters or verses on which the lesson is based.
  2. Lesson Introduction and Interest Box
  3. A. Answers From the Bible—The exercises in this part direct the student to Bible passages for answers. This is the core section of the course and should be completed by all students.
  4. B. Bible Word Study—This part is intended to increase the student's understanding of unfamiliar words and terms.
  5. C. Thinking About Bible Truths—The teacher may use these questions for class discussion or additional assignments. These are often more challenging than the other exercises. Some may be difficult for eighth grade students to answer on their own.
  6. D. Learning More About Bible Times—This background information will help students better understand Bible facts, customs, characters, and lands.

The Teacher's Book

Oral Review

These questions are for optional use during the class period. They provide a continual review of some main points, to avoid having all the review come just before the test. If you wish, you may duplicate the questions and hand them to the students for written work or personal study.

In This Lesson


This section provides a brief outline of main events or teachings on which to focus while teaching the lesson.


This section lists important facts or skills that the students should learn. The reviews and tests are based on these objectives.

Truths for the Teacher

Bible class should not consist merely of drilling facts. This course provides an excellent opportunity to convey spiritual truths. Several important truths in each lesson are listed for your benefit. The list is not exhaustive, nor should you feel it necessary to cover all the points mentioned. Rather, the list is for your benefit, to provide inspiration and a sense of direction. Teach as the Lord directs, with truths He has instilled in your heart.

Answer Key

A copy of the pupil's page is provided, with the answers given in colored ink. Teachers should use their own judgment when deciding whether an answer is correct. Vague or incomplete answers will not suffice.

This course calls for complete answers when long blanks are given. Some teachers might want to require students to give sentence answers for all long blanks, while other teachers might require sentence answers only when a sentence is needed for a complete answer. Teachers should tell their students what type of answer they will consider to be complete.

Sometimes the Answer Key gives several options for an answer or has some other directions for the teacher to consider in relation to a question. If this requires too much space to fit in the Pupil reduction, two arrows (>>) direct you to look in the margin for the additional answers or further direction.


Along the right margins are additional directions and notes that you may find interesting and helpful in teaching. The directions are in italic type, with the first line indented. The notes are preceded by bullets.

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