Romans 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.

Read - 400 Points

Read all the chapters of Romans 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 Romans, use coloured pencils to mark all the occurrences of “flesh” and “spirit”. This is underlying conflict for all of humanity.

Bible Art - 500 Points

Choose a verse that exhorts or encourages you during your Bible readings. Share your creations here:


Literature - 200 Points

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


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

Romans by John Carter

Understand the Bible by Tecwyn Morgan (if you can find it)


Other booksellers include Detroit Christadelphian Book Supply, and Thousand Oaks Christadelphian Library

Media - 300 Points

Search for this talk on Christadelphian Bible Talks and Exhortations:

Romans series by Tecwyn Morgan


Write a short review to share what you learn.

Memory Verse - 250 Points

Coming Soon! Learn these verses by heart: John 1:29 & John 17:3.  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.)

Prayer - 200 Points

Consider the list that Paul gives of what it means to be a follower of Christ in Roman 12:9-21. Contrast this with the characteristics of Romans 1:28-32.  This change is effected by becoming a living sacrifice and transforming the mind  by God.

Take time to evaluate your heart and mind and pray to God  for help in your transformation.

Language - 150 Points

Do a word study on the words “sin” and “righteousness”. This link explains how to do a word study including a template that may help: How to Do a Bible Word Study – Template Included.  Share what you learn! 

Hymn Study - 100 Points

Learn to play and sing hymn

Hymn 337: “Be careful for nothing.”  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 Romans.

Dig Deeper - 400 Points

What does it mean to walk in the footsteps of the faith of Abraham?  What faithful steps did Abraham take throughout his life?  Make a list.  How can you walk in his footsteps?  Try to find an application in your own life.

Bible Study - 500

BIBLE STUDY: Choose a chapter in Romans to study more deeply. If you need more direction, here are some ideas:

  1. Read through and mark into what seem to be natural sections.
  2. Take one section at a time and work through the following.
  3. Write down any questions that come to mind, underline any words you would like to explore, note any quotations from other areas of scripture and look them up to note the original context.
  4. Look up any words that you have noted – note their meaning and where else they might be used in the chapter or book.
  5. Check out any cross-references.
  6. Briefly summarize what the main point(s) is/are.
  7. Check out other commentaries or books.
  8. What should you do with what you have learned?

Geography - 300

Colour a map of the Mediterranean region and the extent of the Roman empire. Find the city of Rome and mark it on your map.

Art Project - 150 Points

ART PROJECT: Have fun making some beautiful butterfly artwork: Monarch Butterfly Art Lesson for kids – Leah Newton Art

Our World - 100 Points

Find out what it means to be transformed. Investigate the lifecycle of a butterfly. How does God want you to change? You can watch “metamorphosis” here: The Life Cycle of a Butterfly – Science for Kids

The Heart - 150 Points

How often do we consider how our own conduct affects the welfare of others. Do we judge or despise one another? Do we cause others to stumble? Do we pursue peace with one another? Do we build each other up? Do we welcome one another as Christ has welcomed us? Take time to really think about what Paul has to say in Romans 14-15:7.

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

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