2017 Bible Challenge Worksheets & Puzzles
What is This?
The Bible is the single-most important book in history. It is God's self-revelation to a fallen man. Within it, we learn of the glorious and praiseworthy character of God, the wretchedness of our fallen existence, and of the redemption that God worked for his people through his Son, Jesus Christ. In doing so, it tells a story that begins at creation and continues through and into a new creation, one that is free from the effects of the Fall. This book is responsible for the rise and fall of nations and has changed the life of billions.
It is the single most-printed book in the history of mankind and there are more books written about the Bible than of any single event in history. In America, the vast majority of households have at least one, if not many. At the same time, it is often one of the more confused books because it is often had, occasionally read through, and seldom read deeply. Our aim is to rectify that at least in so far as our little communion of believers here at Burry's Church. We think that the Bible should be read by every Christian every day -- and read closely and carefully.
To that end, it has been our practice to issue a "Bible Challenge" -- a reading plan that will take you through sections or all of the Bible every year. This year, your options are a bit of a smorgasbord. Every Monday, there is a theme. The sheets posted above have a selection of passages that you can dig into to explore that given theme, digging deeply into the Word. Tuesdays are a reading from the Psalms, Wednesday-Friday are readings from the Old Testament; and Saturday contains a New Testament reading. If you follow along and read all of these passages, you will complete a reading of the Bible by the end of the year, plus you will have explored some themes in a good deal of depth. Yet, if you want to break things up a bit, you can just do the thematic readings, the Psalms, the Old Testament, or the New Testament or any combination thereof. And as always, there is a crossword puzzle on the back -- this year all the questions are drawn from the thematic readings. Also, as has been our practice, no readings are assigned for Sundays. That allows Sunday to be a day where you catch up, go back to favorite readings, or study something in more depth.
May God bless you in your studies.