Luke 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 #matthewtorevelation and #2022readthebiblechallenge!
Read - 400 Points
Read all the chapters of Luke 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 Luke, use coloured pencils to mark all the occurrences of emotions (eg: joy, rejoicing, weeping, amazement, fear etc.). When the four gospels are paralleled with the four faces of the cherubim, Luke’s gospel is aligned with the man – the priest. Therefore, one of the main titles ascribed to Christ in the gospel of Luke is “Son of Man.” It is a title of a relatable priest, a suffering servant, and ultimately a coming judge – For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Because of this there is a greater emphasis on emotion here than any other gospel.
Bible Art - 500 Points
Literature - 200 Points
Read through one of the following books and share a quote or two.
The Forerunner – John the Baptist by Mark Allfree
Messiah and his ministry: Journey to Jerusalem (part 2) by Andrew E. Walker
A Time to Hear by S.J. Knight
A Time to See by S.J. Knight
Nazareth Revisited by Robert Roberts
A Life of Jesus by Melva Purkis
Peter, Fisher of Men by Alfred Norris
Looking Unto Jesus by Jonathan Cope
Media - 300 Points
Hymn Study - 100 Points
Learn to play and sing hymn 202 – “Fierce was the billow wild”. 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.
The Heart - 150 Points
CROOKED ROADS STRAIGHT
Here was John the Baptist’s mission statement: “A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill shall be made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mankind will see God’s salvation.” (Luke 3:4-6).
I wonder if this should be our mission statement too? John the Baptist prepared the hearts and minds of the people to receive Jesus Christ. Where there were barriers in the way to accepting him, John removed those barriers. Where people needed to turn a corner in their lives to find Jesus, John helped them around. John made finding Jesus easy for people. His job was to point people to Jesus, and by the time Jesus started his ministry, the people were ready for him.
John did a good job with his generation, but for “all mankind” to see God’s salvation, more work needs to be done. That’s where we come in. Let’s follow John’s example and make it easy for people to find Jesus whether they are looking for him or not.
Thank you to Julie S, Karen P, Bailey M, Tanya W, Sarah W, Sheva B, Lindsay B for the contributions to this Challenge!
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