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St Michael's School

Bassendean

4 James St
Bassendean WA 6054
PO Box 428
Bassendean WA 6934
08 6278 9888
Absentee Line - 6278 9802
admin@stmichaelsbass.wa.edu.au

St Michael's School

Bassendean

Faith for the Journey

The Bible

The bible comes from a Greek word biblia meaning “books’. There are 73 books in the bible. The old testament (or Hebrew scriptures) refers to books written before the time of Christ. The New Testament consists of 27 books and consists of Gospels, letters and books written in the first years of the Christian Church. The four Gospels are written by four disciples; Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. Jesus taught us how to live as good Christians through storytelling such as parables and these stories have been recorded and passed on through the Gospels. Each disciple gives a different perspective on the teachings and life of Jesus. The teachings of Jesus from the Gospels form an integral part of our Religious Education curriculum and we encourage students to emulate Jesus. Thinking back to Jesus as the person we meet in the Gospels, we often try to stop and think, ‘What would Jesus do?’.

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