Hosea, Joel, Amos 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 Hosea, Joel, and Amos 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 Hosea, Joel & Amos, use coloured pencils to mark all the occurrences of the following phrases: “seek” and “day of the LORD”.  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 Hosea, Joel, Amos. 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

Media - 300 Points

Listen and write a summary!

Search for this talk on BibleTalks4U: Amos the Herdsman by Carl Parry. Write a short review to share what you learn.


Dig Deeper - 150 Points


Find out about locusts.  Watch this documentary on the Invasion of Locusts.

Food - 300 Points

Learn about the fruit that Amos farmed. The Sycamore fig (Ficus Sycomorus) Make an Israeli fig bread: A Jewish Fig Bread Recipe for Tu B’Shevat

Memory Verse - 250 Points

Learn these three verses by heart: Hosea 2:19-20, Joel 2:13, Amos 5:8. You can print out the above bookmarks to help you memorize them.  (You can also colour them, or use them as a template to journal into your Bible margin.)

Language - 150 Points

Do a word study on the word “transgress.”  You can use the above Word Study template.  Share what you learn!

Hymn Study - 100 Points

Learn to play and sing hymn 401!  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.

Amos Geography - 100 Points

As you go through your Bible readings see how many places you can find on the map! Circle the places you find, or think of a different creative idea to make them stand out! Maybe you could even write the Bible verse reference next to the place.

Amos Map (black and white) PDF

Amos Map (colour) PDF

Thank you, Sheva Billington!

Journey to Israel: Bethel - 100 points

Bible Study Part 1: Joel Journal - 100 Points

Bible Study Part 2: Amos Journal - 100 Points

Overview - 300 Points

Coming Soon! – Use the Overview of Hosea, Joel, Amos to get a big picture of the book!  The completed version is great for teaching, review or coloring, and the worksheet version has blanks to use as an activity page!

The Heart - 150 Points

Has prosperity, comfort, materialism, a pursuit of happiness, or social media led to spiritual and moral decay in your life? Is your faith resulting in good works or self-absorption? Are you worshipping God His way or your way?


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!

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