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

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:

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

Listen and write a summary!

Search for this talk on Christadelphian Bible Talks and Exhortations: Son of Man in the Gospel of Luke by Mark O’Grady. Write a short review to share what you learn.

Memory Verse - 250 Points

Learn these verses by heart: Luke 12:24 & Luke 17:10.  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.)

12 Disciples Worksheet - 100 points

Use this worksheet to list and color the twelve disciples.

Language - 150 Points

Do a word study on the word “spirit” (Luke 1).  You can use the above Word Study template.  Share what you learn!

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.


Overview Study - 100 Points

Use this template to do an overview study of the book of Luke.

Luke Outline - 150 Points

Illustrate each chapter in the book of Luke.

Geography - 100 Points

Print and use this map to follow Christ’s journeys in Luke!  Answer key is here:

Bible Study - 500 Points

Use this Luke Journal to study the book of Luke: Luke Study Journal.

Food Craft - 100 Points

Pick a food craft from our food craft video library related to the gospel of Luke: Magnify Him Together – Video Library.

The Heart - 150 Points


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.


  (Robert Prins – Thinky Things)

Thank you to Julie S, Karen P, Bailey M, Tanya W, Sarah W, Sheva B, Lindsay B for the contributions to this Challenge!

More Resources

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