The Old and New Testaments


I can evaluate the accuracy of statements on the Old and New Testaments.

Warm Up

“For, though Christ established the New Covenant in His blood, still the books of the Old Testament with all their parts, caught up in the proclamation of the Gospel, acquire and show forth their full meaning in the New Testament and in turn shed light on it and explain it.”

Dei Verbum 16

Discussion Question

The Old and New Testaments

The Old and New Testaments form an organic unity—that they naturally fit together, and each one helps us to better understand the other. Both the Old and New Testaments to be equally the inspired Word of God and therefore of great value for our salvation and our spiritual lives.

Activity 1: The Old and New Testaments Statement Support

Check on the prediction guide the statements that were confirmed by the author in the reading.

Old and New Testament Statement Support

Read the handout closely, keeping in mind your predictions from the prediction guide.

The Old and New Testaments.pdf

Extension Activities

Activity: Old and New Testament Acrostic Poem

Create an acrostic poem using the word Scripture where each letter of the word is part of a statement about the Old Testament or the New Testament, or both, and their relationship to each other. Decorate your acrostic poems. An example is provided below.