Ezekiel Bible Reading Challenge
Use this challenge sheet filled with a variety of activities and Bible reading extensions. 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. (Activity details are below.)
One of the best parts of a challenge is doing it together. Find another family to do it with, or involve your Sunday School or CYC. You can also share your thoughts, favourite verses, quotes, reviews, etc in “Sisters Bible Study” on Facebook or “readthebiblechallenge” on Instagram with the hashtag #psalmstomalachi and #2021readthebiblechallenge!
Read - 400 Points
Read all the chapters of Ezekiel for 400 points! Print off one of these templates can help track your reading.
Bible Journal - 500 Points
Use a notebook or a Bible Reading Journal to take notes while you read. You can order this one on Amazon or use your own notebook. You can also download and print this set of Bible Journal suggestion pages to paste in your notebook, if you wish. Share your thoughts or favourite verses.
Bible Marking - 100 Points
As you read through Ezekiel, use coloured pencils to mark all the occurrences of the following phrases: “know that I am the LORD”, “Son of man”. These words are from the King James Version and may not be the same in other translations.
Bible Art - 500 Points
Find a verse that encourages or exhorts you in Ezekiel. Maybe you want to draw pictures to illustrate them and put them where you can see them. Share your creations here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1393428964180459
Literature - 200 Points
Read through the following book and share a quote or two.
The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel by W.H. Boulton
Media - 300 Points
Listen and write a summary!
Search for this talk on Christadelphian Bible Talks and Exhortations: The Moral Power of Ezekiel’s Temple by Mark OGrady. Write a short review to share what you learn.
Dig Deeper - 150 Points
Aerial photo of Tyre taken circa 1934.
Learn about the city of Tyre and what happened to it. https://biblereadingarcheology.com/2017/09/13/what-happened-to-tyre/comment-page-1/
Food - 300 Points
Try your hand at making Ezekiel bread: https://comfortablefood.com/ezekiel-bread/
Hymn Study - 100 Points
Learn to play and sing hymn 318! This website provides piano music for each of the hymns that you can sing along with.
Write out the hymn (using the above template), and list Bible passages that relate to the different lines from the hymns along the side.
Geography - 100 Points
Use this map and the included worksheet and activity instructions to find places mentioned in Ezekiel! Answer key is also in the pdf download.
Map the Babylonian empire. https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/map-of-the-babylonian-empire-under-king-nebukhadnetzar
Bible Study - 200 Points
Create mini book on Ezekiel 37. https://www.magnifyhimtogether.com/2018/10/08/ezekiel-37-mini-book-template-for-children/
Art Project - 150 Points
Draw the vision Ezekiel saw of the living creatures in chapter 1.
The Heart - 150 Points
“Peace and war, with all the dangers attendant upon the latter, are not due solely to man; the controlling influence is with God who puts down and sets up men and nations in a way that will ultimately bring into existence a situation that will result in the fulfilment of His purpose on earth. Having expressed this principle, God indicated Ezekiel’s position as a prophet. ‘So you, Son of Man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel: whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at your hand.’ The prophet was in the position occupied by the watchman in the illustration that had been given. The principle runs through all times. Today there are individuals who are in the position of watchmen. Their responsibility is real and they cannot avoid it. An illustration may be found in the New Testament. When Paul was on his way to Jerusalem he arranged to interview the elders of the church in Ephesus, and warned them of their duties toward the believers who formed the flock in their charge. His words were clear. ‘Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you guardians, to feed the church of the Lord which He has obtained with His own blood. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock… Therefore be alert.’ Whether or not the elders or their flock took the warning Paul discharged his responsibility The principle is as real today as it was in the days of Ezekiel and of Paul.”
W.H. Boulton, The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel
Thank you to Julie S, Karen P, Bailey M, Tanya W, Sarah W, Sheva B, Lindsay B for the contributions to the Jeremiah/Lamentations Challenge!