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.
Print this badge book to keep track of your points and earn badges: Psalms to Malachi Printable Badgebook PDF!
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 #psalmstomalachi and #2021readthebiblechallenge!
To see all of the challenges go to www.magnifyhimtogether.com/bible-reading-challenge.
Psalms Book 2 – Challenge Sheet
Psalms 2 Challenge – see below for details for each of the activities.
Details for the Challenge Sheet Activities
Using the Bible Reading Companion, read Psalms 43-72.
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 Psalms to the Song of Solomon Bible Reading Journal.
As you read through all of the Psalms, use coloured pencils to mark all the occurrences of the following words: “blessed” or “happy”, “praise”, “mercy”, “strength”, “forever”. These words are from the King James Version and may not be the same in other translations.
Choose a verse that exhorts or encourages you during your bible readings. Share it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1393428964180459
Learn about Hebrew poetry: Psalms Poetry Printable PDF.
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: Psalms to Song of Solomon. Alternatively, you could see how well you do in this Psalms quiz: https://biblequizzes.org.uk/quiz.php?psalms.
Listen and write a summary! Search for this series of talks on Christadelphian Bible Talks and Exhortations: The Spirit of Christ in the Psalms by Bro. Harry Tennant.
Or listen to the Kids Daily Readings Podcast:
Learn these three verses by heart: Psalm 51:10; Psa 66:4. 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 word study on the word “praise”. 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 55 – Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord.
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).
Use S.T.E.P. meditation to pray through a Psalm. (Psalm 56): Meditations with God and Mankind – Magnify Him Together.
Use this template to keep track of the different themes throughout the Psalms: Psalms Themes Template!
Thank you to all the contributors for this Bible Reading Challenge: Julie S, Bailey M, Karen P!!!
More Psalms resources:
- Psalm 72 Illustrated book and free Psalm 72 Coloring Pages
- Songbooks – Psalms set to music
- Review of Seedbed – Psalms set to meter
For more Bible Reading ideas check out the following links: