If you would like ideas for activities and extensions for your Bible Readings, this Bible Reading Challenge is for you! Below you will find a challenge sheet filled with a variety of activities. Some activities may be particularly suited for children and families, while others may be suited for adults and teens – there is something for everyone. Each activity collects a certain number of points with a goal of 1000 points.
One of the best parts of a challenge is doing it together. Share your thoughts, favourite verses, quotes, reviews, photos, artwork, etc. in “Sisters Bible Study” on Facebook or “readthebiblechallenge” on Instagram with the hashtag #genesistojob and #2020readthebiblechallenge!
To see all of the challenges go to www.magnifyhimtogether.com/bible-reading-challenge.
Badgebook and Badges
Print out the Badgebook (print front and back), Badgebook Cover, and badges (Avery 22866 Badge Stickers 2 Sam to Job Black and White or Avery 22856 Badge Stickers 2 Sam to Job Color). You can also order the Badges as magnets at Christadelphian Book Supply (see: www.magnifyhimtogether.com/2020/07/01/books-of-the-bible-magnets-genesis-through-ezra/).
Job Challenge Sheet
Job Challenge– see below for details for each of the activities.
Details for the Challenge Sheet Activities
Using the Bible Reading Companion, read every chapter of Job. You can download the digital photo of the reading list (save it on your phone and use your photo editing to check off the boxes you have read), or print the less colourful version.
Use a notebook or a Bible Reading Journal to take notes while you read. You can download a page of suggestions (Bible Journal suggestions) to paste in your notebook if you wish. Share your thoughts or favourite verses. This is the link for the 1 Samuel to Job Bible Reading Journal.
Choose a verse from Job that exhorts or encourages you during your bible readings.
Share it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1393428964180459
Highlight the words “wisdom” and “wise” as you come across them in Job.
BOOK (or LITERATURE)
Read one of the following books:
Read one of the following books:
- To Speak Well of God by John Pople
- The Book of Job by Cyrill Tennant
- Job Study Guide
Keep a box for drama objects.
Most people have heard of Helen Keller. Here is something she said: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Job’s friends seemed to think the reason for suffering was punishment for sinning. Job seemed to think he didn’t deserve it. God’s answer to Job is to remind him of His power and wisdom as the Creator, and His ability to control the uncontrollable. How is this an answer?
Draw a map showing where the land of Uz is thought to have been. Where Was The Land Of Uz?
Job went through some extremely difficult times, but he did not curse God and die, he remained true to his faith in God although he did not understand what was happening. Perhaps you can think about that as you heat up the sugar so hot that it turns into caramel 🙂 Chewy Homemade Caramels
Sometimes a question to find the answer to can be helpful to keep little ones engaged. Aquila N. Priscilla has done an excellent job preparing lots of questions to ask before or after reading – you can find their book for purchase here: Know Questions: Genesis to Job. Alternatively, find the answers to this quiz. Job Quiz pdf
Search for this series of talks on Christadelphian Bible Talks and Exhortations: Job – Understanding How God Trains His Children by Jim Styles.
Use these outlines to draw picture summaries of each section of Job.
Learn these three verses by heart: Job 1:21, Job 9:8, Job 36:26. You can print out the pdf of these bookmarks to help you memorize them. You can also colour them, use them as bookmarks, or use them as a template to journal into your Bible margin.
Do a study on the word “satan”. This link explains how to do a word study including a template that may help: How to Do a Bible Word Study – Template Included. Share what you learn!
Spending time with a hymn related to the Bible passage that you are reading can enrich what you are reading. You can approach a hymn study in many ways. This month’s hymn is 136 – Father Hear the Prayer We Offer.
Option 1) If you don’t know the hymn already, you can learn to play and sing it. This website provides piano music for each of the hymns that you can sing along with.
Option 2) Sing it daily for a week.
Option 3) Write out the hymn (you can use this template!), and write Bible passages that relate to the different lines from the hymns along the side (you can also mark this right into your hymnbook to make the hymn more meaningful the next time you sing it).
Choose one of the animals that God mentions in Job 39: mountain goat, (the wild donkey and wild ox may be difficult), ostrich, horse, hawk or eagle. Find a photograph on the internet or in a book and try to draw them as God has depicted them.
“My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42:5-6 NIV)
“The more we see of the glory and majesty of God, and the more we see of the vileness and odiousness of sin and of ourselves because of sin, the more we shall abase and abhor ourselves for it. ‘Now my eye sees what a God he is whom I have offended, the brightness of that majesty which by wilful sin I have spit in the face of, the tenderness of that mercy which I have spurned at the bowels of; now I see what a just and holy God he is whose wrath I have incurred; wherefore I abhor myself. Woe is me, for I am undone,’ Isa. 6:5. God had challenged Job to look upon proud men and abase them. ‘I cannot,’ says Job, ‘pretend to do it; I have enough to do to get my own proud heart humbled, to abase that and bring that low.’ Let us leave it to God to govern the world, and make it our care, in the strength of his grace, to govern ourselves and our own hearts well.” (Matthew Henry)
Thank you to all the contributors for this Bible Reading Challenge: Julie S, Bailey M, Karen P!!!
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