Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk 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 Obadiah-Zepheniah 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 Obadiah to Zephaniah, use coloured pencils to mark all the occurrences of: “the 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 and 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 one of the following books and share a quote or two.

Read through the following book and share a quote or two.

Mercy and Judgement by Geoff Henstock

Micah Study Guide

From Hosea to Zephaniah by Fred Pearce

Media - 300 Points

Listen and write a summary!

Search for this talk on Christadelphian Bible Talks and Exhortations: Sign of the Prophet Jonah by Roger Lewis or Micah: Who is Like God?  by Nathan Badger.  Write a short review to share what you learn.

Memory Verse - 250 Points

Learn these three verses by heart: Obadiah 1:17, Jonah 2:3, Micah 4:2. 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 “mercy.”  You can use the above Word Study template.  Share what you learn!

Hymn Study - 100 Points

Learn to play and sing hymn 135- Although the Fig Tree shall not blossom (corresponding with Habakkuk).  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.

Prayer - 100 Points

Use Jonah’s or Habakkuk’s prayer as a template for your own.

Jonah Geography - 100 Points

Draw a map of Jonah’s travels!

Overview - 300 Points

Coming Soon! – Use the Overview of Obadiah – Zepheniah 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

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? (Micah 6:8)

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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