Scope and Sequence of ABC 2nd Edition


Answers Bible Curriculum covers the whole Bible chronologically in four years of lessons for all ages.


Old Testament (120 Lessons)

Unit 1

  1. God’s Word Is Our Foundation
    Psalm 19:7–11; Proverbs 30:5
  2. Attributes of God
    Psalm 90:2; 1 Samuel 2:2; Romans 5:8; Psalm 36:5, 115:3, 96:13, 86:5; Exodus 20:2–3
  3. We Can Know God Exists
    Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:13–15; Romans 1:20–21
  4. The Trinity
    Genesis 1:1–3; John 1:1–5, 1:14; Matthew 3:16–17
  5. God’s Word Guides Us
    2 Timothy 1:1–2, 2:9, 3:16–17
  6. God Preserves His Word
    Luke 24:25–27; Jeremiah 36:1–4, 36:22–23, 36:32
  7. God’s Word Is Complete
    John 14:25–26, 21:24–25; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18; Revelation 22:18–19
  8. Don’t Change God’s Word
    Deuteronomy 18:20–22; Acts 17:10–11; Galatians 1:6–9
  9. The Gospel Is Good News
    1 Corinthians 15:3–5; Revelation 4:11; James 2:10; Romans 3:23; John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 5:8; Mark 1:14–15; Acts 16:30–31; Luke 13:3
  10. Review

Unit 2

  1. The Seven C’s of History
    Genesis 1:1, 1:31, 2:17; Romans 5:12; Genesis 7:23, 11:9; Matthew 1:21; John 19:17–18; Revelation 21:4
  2. God Creates the Universe
    Genesis 1:1–27; Exodus 20:11
  3. Creation: Days and Kinds
    Genesis 1:1–19; Exodus 20:11
  4. Creation: Animals and Man
    Genesis 1:20–21, 1:24–28
  5. Creation: Adam and Eve
    Genesis 2:7–8, 2:18–24; Mark 10:6–9
  6. Dinosaurs and Dragons
    Job 40:15–24; Job 41 (selected verses)
  7. The Age of the Earth
    Genesis 5:1–5, 5:32, 11:10, 11:26
  8. Stewards of God’s Creation
    Genesis 1:26–28, 2:15, 8:20–9:1; Romans 1:22–23
  9. Corruption: Sin Enters the World
    Genesis 3:1–7, 3:15, 3:21; Hebrews 9:22; 1 Peter 3:18
  10. Unit Review

Unit 3

  1. Effects of the Fall
    Genesis 2:16–17, 3:14–19, 3:23–24; Isaiah 65:25; Revelation 21:1, 21:4, 22:3
  2. Cain and Abel
    Genesis 4:2–5; Hebrews 11:4; 1 John 3:12; Genesis 4:8–9, 4:12–15
  3. The Hearts of Man
    Genesis 3:6; Romans 5:12; Genesis 6:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:10–11, 3:23; John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:17, 5:21
  4. Catastrophe: The Flood
    Genesis 6:5–9, 6:13–14; Romans 3:23; John 3:16, 10:9
  5. God Saves Noah
    Genesis 7:1–7, 7:11–12, 7:21–23, 8:6–12, 8:15–16
  6. The Worldwide Flood
    Genesis 7:17–21, 9:11, 9:16
  7. Noah’s Ark
    Genesis 6:14–16, 6:19–20, 7:2
  8. The Ice Age
    Genesis 7:11
  9. Confusion: Dispersion at Babel
    Genesis 9:1, 9:7, 11:1–9
  10. Review

Unit 4

  1. One Race: The Human Race
    Genesis 11:8–9; Acts 17:26; Genesis 3:20; 1 Samuel 16:7
  2. Job’s Suffering
    Job 1:1–12, 1:14–22, 2:4–7, 42:12–13
  3. God Calls Abram
    Genesis 12:1–5; Hebrews 11:8–10, 11:16, 11:6
  4. Abram and Lot
    Genesis 13:5–13, 14:14–23
  5. Sodom and Gomorrah
    Genesis 18:23–26, 18:32–33, 19:15–17, 19:23–26
  6. God’s Covenant with Abram
    Genesis 15:1–6, 16:15–16
  7. Isaac: Child of Promise
    Genesis 17:15–21, 21:1–3; Galatians 3:16
  8. Abraham’s Test
    Genesis 22:1–13; Hebrews 11:17–19
  9. A Bride for Isaac
    Genesis 24:52–53, 24:63–67
  10. Review

Unit 5

  1. Esau Sells His Birthright
    Genesis 25:21–34
  2. Jacob Steals the Blessing
    Genesis 27:27–29, 27:39–40
  3. Jacob’s Family Grows
    Genesis 28:13–15, 29:22–30, 29:32–35, 30 (selected verses), 35:18
  4. Jacob Returns to Canaan
    Genesis 31:3, 32:7–8, 32:24–29, 33:1–4
  5. Joseph Becomes a Slave
    Genesis 37:5–11, 37:18–24, 37:26–28, 37:36
  6. God Blesses Joseph
    Genesis 39:1–4, 39:20–23, 40:20–23
  7. Joseph Rises to Power
    Genesis 41:1–8, 41:15–16, 41:39–43, 41:48–49
  8. Joseph Forgives His Brothers
    Genesis 45:26–28, 46:3–4, 50:19–20
  9. Israel’s Blessing
    Genesis 49:8–10, 49:22–24, 50:24–26; Exodus 1:8–11
  10. Review

Unit 6

  1. God Protects Moses
    Exodus 2:1–22
  2. God Calls Moses
    Exodus 3:6–11, 4:1–15, 4:30–31
  3. God Displays His Power
    Exodus 7:2–5, 7:10–13, 7:19–23, 8:6–7, 8:16–19, 8:21–22, 10:21–23
  4. God Sends the Final Plague
    Exodus 12:3–14, 12:29–34; John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:7
  5. God Parts the Red Sea
    Genesis 15:13–14; Exodus 12:35–36, 13:17–22, 14:5–8
  6. God Provides in the Wilderness
    Exodus 16:2–3, 16:11–15, 15:23–25, 17:3–6; Philippians 2:14
  7. God Gives the Ten Commandments
    Exodus 20:1–17; Galatians 3:24
  8. God Punishes Idolatry
    Exodus 32:1–4, 32:11–14, 32:21–24, 32:35; 1 Timothy 2:5
  9. God Dwells Among His People
    Exodus 25:8–9, 27:1–2, 30:17–19, 25:17–18, 28:4, 40:34–35; Hebrews 10:11–14
  10. Review

Unit 7

  1. Moses Sends the Spies
    Exodus 3:8, 23:20–23; Numbers 13:23, 13:27–28, 13:32–33
  2. God Judges Rebellion
    Numbers 16:1–3, 16:12–14, 21:5–9; John 3:14–15
  3. God Prepares the Way
    Deuteronomy 3:1–5; Numbers 22:26–35, 23:8–12
  4. Rahab Helps the Spies
    Joshua 1:5–6, 2:1, 2:11, 6:25; Hebrews 11:31
  5. Israel Crosses the Jordan
    Joshua 3:14–17, 4:19–24; Luke 22:19–20
  6. Israel Conquers Jericho
    Joshua 6:1–6, 6:15–17, 6:20, 6:23, 6:25
  7. God Gives the Victory
    Joshua 7:1, 7:4–6, 7:20–22, 10:9–14
  8. Israel Receives a Land
    Joshua 11:4–5, 11:23, 14:11–13; Genesis 17:6–8; Joshua 24:14–15
  9. Israel Turns to Idols
    Joshua 21:43–45; Judges 2:11–16, 3:7–12; Luke 18:18–23
  10. Review

Unit 8

  1. God Uses Gideon
    Judges 6:1–2, 6:11–16, 7:2–7, 7:16–22; 1 Corinthians 15:9–10
  2. Samson Receives Strength
    Judges 13:1–5, 14:5–7, 15:4–5, 15:13–15, 16:17–22, 16:28–30
  3. God Blesses Ruth
    Ruth 1:16–17, 2:11–12, 4:13–17; Matthew 1:1; Ephesians 1:7; Galatians 4:4–5
  4. God Calls Samuel
    1 Samuel 2:23–26, 4:3–4, 4:10–11
  5. Israel’s First King
    1 Samuel 8:6–7, 8:19–20, 10:20–24, 13:5–12, 15:7–9, 15:22, 13:13–14, 15:26, 15:35, 16:14
  6. God Chooses David
    1 Samuel 13:14, 16:6–19; 1 Corinthians 1:27
  7. David Defeats Goliath
    1 Samuel 17 (selected verses)
  8. David and Jonathan
    1 Samuel 18:1–5, 18:10–14, 19:1–7, 20:31–33, 20:35–42
  9. Saul Hunts David
    1 Samuel 21:12–15, 23:14–17, 24:4–7, 26:1–25
  10. Review

Unit 9

  1. David Becomes King
    1 Samuel 31; 2 Samuel 1–5
  2. God’s Promise to David
    2 Samuel 5:17–6:15; 2 Samuel 7
  3. David Disobeys God
    2 Samuel 11; Psalm 51
  4. David Suffers the Consequences
    2 Samuel 16–18; 2 Samuel 24
  5. Praises to God
    Psalm 150 (Praise); Psalm 136 (Thanksgiving); Psalm 43 (Lament)
  6. Solomon Becomes King
    1 Kings 1:28–37, 2:1–12, 3:1–15, 4:20–34
  7. Solomon Build’s God’s Temple
    2 Samuel 7:12–13; 1 Chronicles 28:10–19; 1 Kings 6:1–14, 8:1–13; John 4:20–24
  8. Wisdom from God
    Proverbs 1:1–7, 2:1–6; Proverbs 19; Colossians 2:3
  9. Israel Is Divided
    Deuteronomy 17:14–17; 1 Kings 11:1–13, 11:41–43, 12:12–18
  10. Review

Unit 10

  1. Kings of Israel and Judah
    2 Chronicles 10:13–19 Israel: 1 Kings 14:7–18, 16:26–28, 16:29–33; 2 Kings 10:30–31, 17:1–2; Judah: 2 Chronicles 12:1, 12:12–14; 1 Kings 15:8–15, 22:51–53; 2 Kings 18:1–10, 24:17–20
  2. Elijah Stands for God
    1 Kings 18:20–45
  3. David Disobeys God
    2 Samuel 11; Psalm 51
  4. God Calls Elisha
    2 Kings 2:6–15, 5:8–19
  5. Elisha and Gehazi
    2 Kings 5, 6:8–23
  6. God Warns Israel
    Amos 2:6–12, 3:1–2, 3:9–11, 4:10–11, 5:4–7, 9:11–15
  7. God Sends Jonah
    Jonah 1–3; Matthew 12:38–41
  8. God Loves Israel
    Hosea 4:1–3, 11:1–11, 14:1–9; Isaiah 43:1–7
  9. God Judges Israel
    2 Kings 17:1–18, 17:24–41; John 4:9
  10. Review

Unit 11

  1. God Protects Joash
    2 Kings 11:1–12:16
  2. God Answers Hezekiah
    Isaiah 36:13–20, 37:5–7, 37:14–21, 37:33–38; 2 Chronicles 32:1–23
  3. Messianic Prophecies
    Micah 1:2, 3:1, 6:1, 5:2–4, 7:18–20; Matthew 2:1–6; John 1:1–2, 10:11; 1 Peter 2:24; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6–7, 52:13–53:12; Matthew 1:23
  4. Josiah Follows God
    2 Kings 22:1–2, 23
  5. God Warns Judah
    Jeremiah 3:6–10, 4:5–8, 4:14–18, 5:18–19
  6. God Judges Judah
    2 Chronicles 36:14–21; 2 Kings 25:1–12, 25:18–21
  7. God Blesses Daniel in Captivity
    Daniel 1:8–21; Daniel 2
  8. God Displays His Protection and Power
    Daniel 3:1–30, 6:1–28
  9. Daniel Serves Several Kings
    Daniel 5–6
  10. Review

Unit 12

  1. Experiencing God’s Glory
    Ezekiel 1:26–2:5, 8:1–4; Isaiah 6:1–13; Revelation 4:1–6
  2. God’s New Covenant
    Jeremiah 31:31–34; Ezekiel 36:22–32; Hebrews 8:7–13
  3. Restoring Worship
    Ezra 1:1–2:2, 2:64–67, 3:1–11, 6:13–18, 6:22, 7:1–10, 8:31–36; Proverbs 21:1
  4. God Uses Esther
    Esther 2:5–9, 2:15–18; Esther 3:8–11, 3:13, 4:6–5:5, 7:1–10, 8:3–8, 9:20–22, 9:26–28
  5. Restoring God’s Law
    Nehemiah 8:1–12, 9:1–38
  6. Rebuilding the Walls
    Nehemiah 1:1–2:10, 2:17–20, 4:4–18, 6:15–16
  7. Worshipping God
    Malachi 1:6–2:9, 3:6–18; Hebrews 10:4; Psalm 51:17–19; Malachi 4; Luke 1:17; Mathew 11:12–14
  8. A Message of Hope
    Malachi 3:1–5; Matthew 3:1–3, 11:10–14
  9. Waiting for the Messiah
    Intertestamental Period
  10. Review

New Testament (80 Lessons)

Unit 13

  1. The Messiah Has Come
    Genesis 3:15, Hebrews 1; Luke 2:21–35
  2. We Can Trust the New Testament
    2 Peter 1:12–21; Revelation 22:18–21
  3. The Gospel Truth
    Luke 1:1–4; John 6:16–22; Matthew 14:24–33
  4. Angels Announce Two Births
    Luke 1:5–25, 1:26–38; Malachi 4:5–6; Isaiah 7:14
  5. Jesus’ Parents
    Luke 1:39–55; Matthew 1:18–25
  6. The Birth of Christ
    Luke 2:1–20; Micah 5:2; John 1:14
  7. Seeking the King
    Matthew 2:1–23
  8. Jesus Obeys
    Luke 2:41–52; 1 Corinthians 1:30–31; 2 Corinthians 5:21
  9. John Prepares the Way
    Luke 3:1–22; Mark 1:1–11
  10. Review

Unit 14

  1. Jesus’ Baptism and Temptation
    Luke 4:1–13; Matthew 4:1–11; Mark 1:12
  2. Jesus Calls Followers
    John 1:35–51; Matthew 4:18–22, 9:9–13; Luke 5:1–11
  3. Jesus’ First Miracle
    John 1:35–51; John 2:13–22
  4. Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
    John 3:1–21
  5. Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
    John 4:1–42
  6. Jesus Is Rejected in Nazareth
    Luke 4:16–30, 5:1–11
  7. Jesus Cares for the Sick
    Luke 5:12–26; Mark 1:45–2:12
  8. Jesus Calls Matthew
    Luke 5:27–32; Matthew 9:9–13
  9. John Prepares the Way
    Luke 3:1–22; Mark 1:1–11
  10. Review

Unit 15

  1. Jesus Teaches His Disciples
    Luke 6:12–16; Mark 3:13–19; Matthew 5:1–12
  2. Jesus Teaches About Trust
    Matthew 6
  3. Jesus Warns Against Judging
    Matthew 7:1–5, 7:24–29
  4. Jesus’ Authority Over Death
    Luke 7:11–17, 8:40–56
  5. Jesus Defends His Authority
    Matthew 12
  6. The Sower and the Seed
    Matthew 13:1–30
  7. Jesus Casts Out Demons
    Matthew 8:23–34
  8. Jesus Sends Out the Twelve
    Mark 6:7–29
  9. Jesus Feeds the 5,000
    John 6:1–21; Matthew 14:22–33; Mark 6:45–52
  10. Review

Unit 16

  1. Jesus Is the Christ
    Matthew 16:13–26; Mark 8:27–38
  2. Jesus Is Transfigured
    Matthew 17:1–8; Mark 9:2–8; Luke 9:28–36
  3. True Discipleship
    Matthew 16:24–27, 22:36–37
  4. Jesus Is the Great I AM
    Exodus 3:14; John 6:35, 8:12, 8:56–58, 10:7, 10:11, 11:25, 14:6
  5. Jesus Teaches on Prayer
    Luke 11:1–13, 18:1–14
  6. Jesus Heals a Blind Man
    John 9
  7. Jesus Teaches in Parables
    John 10:1–21; Luke 15:1–32
  8. Jesus Raises Lazarus
    John 13
  9. Jesus Saves Zacchaeus
    Luke 19:11–27
  10. Review

Unit 17

  1. Jesus’ Triumphal Entry
    Matthew 21:1–11; Mark 11:7–10; Luke 19:35–38; John 12:12–18
  2. Jesus Rebukes the Pharisees
    Matthew 23
  3. Jesus’ Last Supper
    Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; John 13
  4. Jesus Prays for His Followers
    John 17
  5. Jesus’ Betrayal and Arrest
    Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; John 18
  6. Jesus’ Trial and Crucifixion
    Matthew 26–27; Mark 14–15; Luke 22–23; John 18–19
  7. Jesus’ Resurrection
    Matthew 28:1–15; Mark 16:1–11; Luke 24:1–12; John 20:1–18
  8. Jesus’ Appearances
    Mark 16:12–13; Luke 24:13–43; John 20:19–21:25; 1 Corinthians 15:1–5
  9. Jesus’ Ascension
    Matthew 28:16–20; Luke 24:44–53
  10. Review

Unit 18

  1. The Holy Spirit Comes
    Acts 2
  2. The Apostles Are Persecuted
    Acts 4, 6, 7
  3. Saul Is Converted
    Acts 9
  4. Peter Goes to the Gentiles
    Acts 10
  5. Paul’s Early Ministry
    Acts 14
  6. The Jerusalem Council
    Acts 15
  7. Paul’s Missionary Journeys
    Acts 16–20
  8. Paul Preaches
    Acts 17
  9. Paul’s Journey to Rome
    Acts 18–28
  10. Review

Unit 19

  1. Overview of the Epistles
    Selected Passages
  2. Identity in Christ
    Selected Passages
  3. Faith Vs. Works
    Selected Passages
  4. Prayer: Communion with God
    Selected Passages
  5. The Church: A Community of Faith
    Selected Passages
  6. Becoming Like Jesus
    Selected Passages
  7. The Armor of God
    Ephesians 6
  8. Freedom Vs. Legalism
    Selected Passages
  9. Spiritual Gifts
    Selected Passages
  10. Review

Unit 20

  1. Living in Submission
    Selected Passages
  2. Being Good Stewards
    Selected Passages
  3. Joyful Living
    Selected Passages
  4. Walking in the Spirit
    Selected Passages
  5. Warnings Against False Teachers
    Selected Passages
  6. Loving Others
    Selected Passages
  7. Jesus Will Return
    Selected Passages
  8. Heaven and Hell
    Selected Passages
  9. Awaiting the Consummation
    Selected Passages
  10. Review

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