Ask Biscuit: Ready, Set, Read!

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Biscuit Gilmer, Trinity Church Mascot

A big hello to all the kids of Trinity! It’s back to school time again. Boy, summer went by so fast. It’s already October. I do have a thick coat, so I’m looking forward to a little cooler weather.

Now that you’re at school, you probably have a lot of books to read. You might have a math book, library book, or science book. Those backpacks can get pretty heavy with books and other school items. I’d like to tell you about the book that you can read now, and still be reading it for your whole life. Can you guess which book it is? It’s the Bible, of course!

If you have the Spark Story Bible, I hope you are enjoying the stories and all the great pictures. One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the one about Samuel. He’s a boy who is called by God to do great things. But at first, he doesn’t realize who is calling him. It’s an awesome story that reminds us that we are never too young to do things that help others.

If you have a Bible for older kids or for adults, you too can look up the story about Samuel. It’s found in the book of 1 Samuel. (When we say the book’s name, we say “First Samuel,” but it’s written like this:  1 Samuel.) It’s called 1 Samuel because there is a 2 Samuel. You can look at your Bible’s table of contents to find the page numbers for each book.

We know which book contains the story of Samuel. Do you know what we need to find out next? It’s the chapter and the verse or verses. The chapters of each book are numbered, just like other books you might read. (The numbers of the chapters are easy to find; they’re bigger than the other numbers on the pages.)

Samuel’s story is 1 Samuel 3:1-22.

We look at that and see the book is 1 Samuel.

1 Samuel 3:1-22

The chapter is 3.

1 Samuel 3:1-22

The colon that comes after the 3 tells us the verse numbers are next.

1 Samuel 3:1-22

Now you know how to look up stories in the Bible! Woohoo!

The Bible has lots of great stories that can help guide us in life. It teaches us how to love, forgive, help people, and teach others about Jesus. Keep reading!

Remember my motto: Paws for Jesus!



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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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