Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi 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 Haggai – Malachi 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
In Haggai mark the words “house” and “temple”, in Zechariah mark the word “Jerusalem”, and in Malachi mark the phrase “but/yet you say” (8x). These words are from the King James Version and may not be the same in other translations.
Bible Art - 500 Points
Media - 300 Points
Memory Verse - 250 Points
COMING SOON! Learn these three verses by heart: xx. 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.)
Hymn Study - 100 Points
Learn to play and sing hymn 301 – O Thou Everlasting Father (corresponding with Malachi). 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
The Heart - 150 Points
DOING GOD’S WILL
Doing God’s will is not always easy for us. There is always our own will to compete with, and often our own wants, ideas, desires, and the things that seem urgent or important get in the way when we want to do God’s will. But there are great rewards in doing God’s will above our own.
God’s people had just begun the good work of restoring the temple of the LORD that had been demolished by the Babylonians. They hadn’t started out that way. They had only been rebuilding their own houses. Now it was different and they were willingly restoring the temple.
That was when God gave them an amazing message.“Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the LORD. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the LORD. Work, for I am with you, declares the LORD of Hosts, according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not.” (Hag 2:4-5).
So this is my message for you today. When you are doing God’s will, be strong, do it well, keep at it, fear not. If we are doing God’s will, He will be with us. Doing God’s will is going to be so much more rewarding than doing our own. (- Robert Prins)
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!