Know your Bible?   1 comment

submitted: Paul Wood

Sort the children, or even ideally the whole congregation, into two teams.  If pew Bibles are available it is even more ideal!

The address is basically a general knowledge Bible quiz, but with trick questions.  It was born from watching Alan Davies frequently klaxoned on Q.I. on BBC2!  Questions such as:

1.  What kind of creature swallowed Jonah?  (Answer: a big fish.  5 points off for "Whale") 2.  How many of each animal did Noah take into the ark? (Answer: 7 of every clean animal, 2 of every unclean animal.  5 points off for "2").
3.  Where was Jesus born (5 points off for "Stable" which isn’t mentioned) 4.  How many magi visited Jesus? (5 points off for "3")

Each time tell the congregation the Bible reference after the wrong answer is revealed to show the true answer.

There are many other questions of this type that can be used for popular Bible stories that have been only partly told or even changed.  The point is that there is no substitute for reading, and getting to know, the Bible.

I have used this address a number of times and I always find that after the first couple of questions, the number of people with their hands up drops off very quickly!

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Posted November 19, 2010 by dgbmcc in Christmas, General

One response to “Know your Bible?

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  1. It would be helpful if the Bible references to back up the answers were listed after each question.

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