Ignite Student Ministries

Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown

Call Us at (908)362-8979




Instructions for students and families

  • Jr. and Sr. High will meet on Sunday nights from 7-8:00 P.M.

  • All lessons will be posted on this website.

  • Students are responsible to work through the lessons and submit a "Journal Entry" via email to Ignite Leadership at    Ignitefodalo@gmail.com

  • Private/confidential messages should be sent to Pastor Rich at Rich@efcbnj.org.

  • Journal Entries 
    1. Students will share what they have learned through the video(s).
    2. Students will share what they have learned through the assigned reading. 
    3. They can also share any questions they may have as well.

  • During our Ignite Fellowship meetings, we will go over the assignment to reinforce the lesson.

  • As stated on our "Covid-19 Guidelines" page, we will be practicing social distancing and will create a safe environment for our students to grow deeper in their faith with Christ.

  • We understand that our students have homework and other responsibilities.  We encourage you all to encourage your children to make God their priority and watch them experience what God can do in their lives this year.

9/13 Ignite Ministries Kickoff / Lesson: What is the Bible?

This video explores the origins, content, and purpose of the Bible. Here you'll be introduced to a condensed history of how the Bible came into existence, and the different forms of the Bible in the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christian traditions.

This video summarizes the overall story of the Bible as a series of crossroad decisions. All humanity, followed by the Israelites, redefine good and evil and end up in Babylon. They are followed by Jesus, who takes a different path that opens up the way to a new creation.

9/20 Overview of Old Testament

This video is an overview on the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible, or the TaNaK. This video breaks down the literary design of the entire Old Testament and its flow of thought.

9/27 The Fall (read Genesis 3)

An overview video on Genesis 1-11, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Genesis, God makes a good world and commissions humans to rule it, and then they give in to evil and ruin everything.

(Read Revelation 2:7; 12:11;  22:1-2,14 regarding Tree of Life)

In the opening pages of the Bible, God gives humanity a gift that they quickly forfeit—eternal life that comes by eating from the tree of life. In this video, we explore the meaning of this powerful image and how sacred trees play a key role throughout the story of the Bible. It all leads up to Jesus himself, who died upon a tree so that he could become a new tree of life for all humanity.


10/4 God’s Covenant with Abraham (read Genesis 17:1-14)

From the beginning, God's purpose for man is to rule and enjoy Him forever. Understanding the covenants of God is the key to understanding these purposes and for understanding history (past, present, and future).

An overview video on Genesis 12-50, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Genesis, God promises to bless rebellious humanity through the family of Abraham, despite their constant failure and folly.


10/11 God Promises Deliverance (Read Exodus 6:1-13)

The first part of Exodus recounts how Abraham’s family ends up enslaved in Egypt. God raises up a deliverer to confront the evil of Pharaoh and to liberate the Israelites. From Egypt, they set out into the wilderness on the way to Mt. Sinai.

10/18 The Ten Commandments and the Law (Read 20:1-17)


The Israelites come to Mt. Sinai, where God invites them into a covenant relationship. He wants to make them his representatives to all the nations and come to personally live in their midst. But Israel rebels by making an idol of the golden calf, which is just a really bad idea.

In this video, we explore the importance of the ancient laws in the Old Testament. Why are they in the Bible, and what do they say to followers of Jesus? We explore how they fulfilled a strategic purpose in one key phase of the biblical story, leading up to Jesus who fulfilled the law and summarized it in the call to love God and love your neighbor as yourself.


10/25 The Day of Atonement (Read Leviticus 16)

God invites Israel to live in close proximity to His holy presence. Which seems awesome, but it’s actually dangerous. This book explores how the sacrificial rituals and purity practices cleared the way for morally corrupt Israelites to become God’s covenant partners.

God is on a mission to remove evil from His good world, along with all of its corrosive effects. However, He wants to do it in a way that does not involve removing humans. In this video, we trace the theme of God’s “covering” over human evil through animal sacrifices that ultimately point to Jesus and his death and resurrection.

This bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapter 16. Here we learn about the extremely important Day of Atonement.


11/1 Rebellious and grumbling people in the wilderness

(Read Numbers 14:1-25)

 A road-trip gone bad. Israel leaves Mt. Sinai only to rebel against God at every step. God responds with short-term severity and long-term generosity as He leads them into the promised land.


Here we see Israel refuse to enter the land of Canaan after 12 spies are sent in to survey the land.


11/8  Choose Life or Death, Blessings or Curse

(Read Deuteronomy 30) 

Moses delivers his final words of warning and wisdom to the Israelites before they enter the promised land. This is the epic conclusion of the Torah! And, spoiler alert: Moses dies.

An overview video on the book of Deuteronomy, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Deuteronomy, Moses gives final words of wisdom and warning before the Israelites enter the promised land, challenging them to be faithful to God.


11/15 Joshua leads the people into the Promise Land

(Read Joshua 1:1-9 and chapter 6) 

An overview video on the book of Joshua, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Joshua, after Moses' death, Joshua leads Israel and they settle in the promised land currently occupied by Canaanites.

Archeological evidence that supports Biblical account of the fall of Jericho

Is God Immoral for Killing the Canaanites?


"Whatever you do, 

work heartily for the Lord

and not for men."

Colossians 3:23



A Deeper Look

The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington State accomplished in seconds, hours, or just a few days, geologic work that normally would be interpreted as having taken hundreds or even millions of years. One particular canyon was formed, which has since been named the “Little Grand Canyon.” About 100 feet deep and somewhat wider, it is about 1/40th the scale of the mighty Grand Canyon. This canyon was formed in one day from a mudflow. A newly formed river then flowed through the Canyon formed by the mudflow.

The evidence here shows that one can logically accept that the Flood of Noah’s day—and its after-effects—could have accomplished extraordinary geologic work, carving out canyons and the laying down of sediments in massive quantities all across the globe—just as we see today!

Increasingly, most geologists—evolutionist or creationist—who have been to the Grand Canyon will now acknowledge that the Canyon was carved by a lot of water over a little period of time, not over millions of years.

In 2 Peter 3:7, the apostle Peter writes that in the last days, people will deny that there was a worldwide flood. Just like those who did not listen to the warning of the impending explosion of Mount St. Helens, how much more alert we should be today to heeding the words of Peter who says that there is a judgment to come, an enormous explosion (2 Peter 3:10)—much bigger than Mount St. Helens.

How Did All The Animals Fit On The Ark?