“Joseph’s Coat of Many Colours”~ a Bible Story by Clíona (5th)

Joseph had a coat and it had a lot of colours. It was given to him by Jacob, his father. Joseph’s brothers envied him
because they thought the coat was an indication that Joseph would get family leadership. So when Joesph was 17 his brothers would have killed him if the eldest brother, Rueben, had not stopped and told them to put him in a pit, and he secretly planned to rescue Joesph later. But while Rueben was away, the brothers
 sold Joseph to some Ishmaelite merchants. Then they dipped Joseph’s coat in goat blood and told their father he had been ripped to shreds.

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“Noah’s Ark” ~ a Bible story by Ciara (5th)

Noah was a man of great faith. He prayed and spoke to God daily. One day God came down from the Heavens and told Noah about a great flood that was to come.
God said he was sick of people doing bad and evil things and he wanted to wash this all away.
God told Noah how to build this ark, what size it was to be and what to build it with.
Noah set to work with his family and built God’s Ark. It took 120 years to build it. God told Noah that he and his wife, three sons and their wives were to board the Ark. He also told him to gather two of each animal and bird species, one male and one female, so that they could repopulate the earth.
Eventually the rain came. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights and flooded the world. On the 47th day in the Ark, a dove that Noah had released returned with an olive branch. This was a sign that the flood waters were starting to go down. It took another 150 days for the waters to recede and Noah’s Ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat. Noah, his family, all the animals and birds left the Ark at this place and spread across the land making new homes.

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“The Parable of the Lost Coin” ~ by Shana (5th)

A woman with ten silver coins loses one. She decides she was going to light an oil lamp and sweep her house until she found it, rejoicing when she does. She’s so happy she decides she was going to call her friends and neighbors together saying “Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I had lost.” After this happens, Jesus tells the Pharisees and religious leaders and they accuse him of welcoming and eating with sinners.

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“The 10 Commandments” ~ a Bible story by Rachel (6th)

 

A group of Jews had been traveling for about 3 months, when they came to Mount Sinai. They were going to stay here for a while. Moses, at the age of 80, climbed the mountain. When he was at the top, God spoke to him. He gave Moses two tablets of stone. On one of the stones had the first 5 commandments and the other had the last 5. The 10 Commandments are:

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