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1 The Master s Challenge CLC - Summer 2013 Why do we do The Master s Challenge? We have a passion for teaching children about Jesus Christ and His Word. The bible knowledge that the kids learn now will stick with them throughout their lives! As they grow older, we pray that this knowledge grows into wisdom, understanding, and a deep faith and hope in Jesus Christ. What is The Master s Challenge? This summer, we encourage the kids to learn 60 basic Bible questions, ranging from basic bible facts and concepts to Christian doctrines. The questions come from an amazing program called Junior Bible Quiz (PA and Jen participated in JBQ when we were in elementary school, and we can still remember the questions, even after all these years! By the way, our church participates in JBQ during the school year and we ll be using many of these summer questions ask us if you re interested!). How it works: Each Wednesday we will introduce and explain 5-10 new questions. Then the kids will break up into small groups to work on learning the new questions for that night. We then play a game as a group to practice the new questions and review the ones we ve already learned. (Then we ll play outside! Yeah summer! J ) At the end of the summer (Wednesday, August 21), the kids can choose to take The Master s Challenge. If they can correctly answer 5 out of 10 randomly pulled questions (out of all 60 questions), they earn a ribbon. If they can answer 7 questions correctly, they earn a ribbon and a pizza party. If they answer all 10 correct, they earn a ribbon, pizza party and either a handshake or a big wet sloppy kiss from Pastor Aaron during the Awards Ceremony! J Kids who are absent on August 21 can be quizzed the following Sunday or Wednesday. Wednesday night, August 28 will be our Awards Ceremony and Pizza Party night! We re aware that many kids will miss one or more Wednesday nights due to the summer schedule; so we ve included the questions for the entire summer so that even if your child misses a week, they can still learn the questions at home. J Even if your child does not attend on Wednesday nights, they can still learn the questions and earn the ribbon/pizza party. For that matter, any parent who studies the questions and takes the challenge can earn a ribbon/pizza party!!! This is a great family activity! Study the questions with your kids. Learn them together. Look up the stories or verses in the bible. (It s much easier to memorize the answer to a question if you already know the story.) Let s get passionate about learning God s Word!!! FYI: Most answers also include a Bible reference (in italics) that does NOT need to be memorized (we just wanted to include it in case you wanted to find the answer in the bible). Any QUOTATION QUESTION should be memorized word- for- word (or as close as possible) including the bible reference. There is also a BONUS question for each week: these questions will help the kids to learn all 66 books of the bible. Pastor Aaron and Jen

2 Summer dates to remember: July 3: Pastor Aaron speaks in the adult service J July 15-19: VBS July 24: Wacky Water Night!!! (Rain date: August 7) July 29- August 2: Kids Camp at Carlisle, PA (open for kids who have finished 2 nd - 6 th grade) August 21: The Master s Challenge August 28: Awards Ceremony and Pizza Party September 4: Begin Traveling through the Bible: New Testament

3 Bible Questions REAL Kids Summer 2013 June 5 - BIBLE BASICS 1. How many books are there in the Bible? What are the two divisions of the Bible? Old Testament and New Testament 3. About how many people did God inspire to write the Bible? About What are the four Gospels? Matthew, Mark, Luke and John 5. What does the word gospel mean? Good news 6. In what language was most of the Old Testament written? Hebrew 7. In what language was most of the New Testament written? Greek 8. What is the longest book of the bible? Psalms 9. QUOTATION QUESTION. Why is it important to memorize Bible verses? Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. 10. What do we mean when we say the Bible is infallible? The Bible cannot fail and it has no errors. (1 Thess. 2:13, 1 Peter 1:23) BONUS: What five books of the Bible are called the Pentateuch? Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy

4 June 12 OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY 1. Who were the first man and first woman? Adam and Eve 2. How did sin enter the world? Through the disobedience of Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:20) (Gen. 3:1-19; Rom. 5:14) 3. When the Flood came, how long did it rain? 40 days and nights (Genesis 7:12) 4. What was the original name of the country God promised to Abraham? Canaan (Gen. 12:5) 5. What new name did God give to Jacob and what did it mean? Israel, which means struggles with God or Prince of God (Gen. 32:28) 6. QUOTATION QUESTION: Which is the first of the 10 Commandments? Exodus 20:3 You shall have no other gods before me. 7. Which of the judges was very strong? Samson 8. What giant did David kill? Goliath (Judges 14:5-6) (1 Samuel 17:23) 9. To what city were many of the people of Judah taken as captives? Babylon (2 Kings 24:10-16) 10. What happened to Daniel when he continued to pray to God instead of to the king? He was cast into the lions den. (Daniel 6:4-16) BONUS: What are the 12 books of Old Testament history? Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

5 June 19 NEW TESTAMENT HISTORY 1. What gifts were given to Jesus by the Wise Men? Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh 2. Where did Jesus live as he was growing up? Nazareth 3. About how old was Jesus when He began His public ministry? About 30 years old (Matthew 2:11) (Matthew 2:23) (Luke 3:23) 4. QUOTATION QUESTION. With what words did John the Baptist introduce Jesus? John 1:29 Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 5. Where did John the Baptist baptize Jesus? In the Jordan River 6. Why did the rich young ruler fail to follow Jesus? He loved the things he owned more than he loved Jesus. 7. How did Jesus die? He was crucified, or nailed to a cross. (Matthew 3:13) (Matthew 19:16-22) (Matthew 27:35) 8. After Jesus walked and talked with His apostles for 40 days following His resurrection, what happened to Him? He was taken up and a cloud hid Him from their sight. (Acts 1:1-9) 9. Who was raised from the dead in answer to Peter s prayer? Dorcas (also called Tabitha) (Acts 9:36-41) 10. What happened to Saul of Tarsus near Damascus? Jesus appeared to him in a great light, and Saul (Paul) accepted Him as Lord (Acts 9:3-9) BONUS: What are the five books of Old Testament poetry? Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon

6 June 26 JESUS MIRACLES and PARABLES 1. What was Jesus first miracle? Turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana 2. How did Jesus prove his power over nature? By stilling a storm on the Sea of Galilee (John 2:1-11) (Matthew 8:23-27) 3. In Jesus parable, who helped the man who had been beaten and robbed? The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) 4. In the Parable of the Good Shepherd, what did Jesus say the Good Shepherd would do for the sheep? Give His Life for the sheep. (John 10:11) 5. In Jesus story of the Pharisee and tax collector, what was the tax collector s prayer? God, have mercy on me, a sinner. (Luke 18:13) BONUS: What five Old Testament books were written by the major prophets? Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

7 July 3 THE HOLY SPIRIT 1. Who are the three persons of the trinity? God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit 2. Why did Jesus say it was necessary that He go away? So that the Holy Spirit might come. (John 16:7) 3. What were Jesus disciples doing when they were baptized in the Holy Spirit? They were praying. (Acts 1:14) 4. What are the purposes of the baptism in the Holy Spirit? 1. To help us know Jesus better (John 15:26) 2. To help us understand God s Word (John 16:13) 3. To give us power to witness (Acts 1:8) 5. Does the Holy Spirit dwell in every Christian? Yes, the Holy Spirit comes into our hearts when we believe on Jesus. (Romans 8:9) BONUS: What 12 Old Testament books were written by the minor prophets? Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi July 10 TEMPTATION, SIN & GRACE 1. How did Jesus overcome the temptations of Satan? By using the Word of God. (Matthew 4:4-10) 2. Is it a sin to be tempted? No, it is only sin when we yield to temptation. 3. First John 3:4 contains what definition of sin? Sin is disobedience to God s commands. (James 1:12-15) (I John 3:4) 4. Quote Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 5. What is grace? Grace means that God offers us His love and forgiveness as a GIFT, not because we have earned it or deserve it. BONUS: What are the 5 books of New Testament history? Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts

8 July 17 Death and Heaven 1. What is death? Death is the separation of the body and the soul. (Luke 12:20; Matthew 10:28) 2. What happens to a Christian s soul and spirit at death? The Christian s soul and spirit go immediately to be with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:8) 3. What story of Jesus indicates that both saints and sinners are conscious after death? The story of Lazarus and the rich man (Luke 16:19-31) 4. What is heaven? Heaven is the place of eternal joy which God is preparing for those who love Him and accept Jesus as their Savior. (Matthew 25:34) 5. Name 3 of the 5 things which will not be found in heaven? Tears Death Sorrow (sadness) Pain Sin (Revelation 20:15) BONUS 1: What are the 13 epistles written by Paul? Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon No new questions! July 24 WACKY WATER WEDNESDAY

9 July 31 End Times 1. What is the Rapture? When Jesus returns to take His Church (saints both dead and living) out of this world (1 Thessalonians 4:16) 2. Who knows when the Rapture will occur? Only God the Father. (Matthew 24:36) 3. Which of Jesus parables tells us that some who claim to be Christians will be unprepared for His return? The parable of the 5 Wise and 5 Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) 4. Who will be resurrected? Both the righteous and the wicked the righteous will receive eternal life and the wicked to receive eternal punishment (John 5:28-29) 5. What are 3 different signs of Jesus soon return? (Accept any 3) 1. Increase in knowledge 2. Increase in evil 3. Wars and rumors of wars 4. Return of Jews to Israel 5. False prophets and messiahs 6. Earthquakes 7. Famine and pestilence (Daniel 12:4; Matthew 24:6-32) BONUS: QUOTATION QUESTION. Quote the two verses of First Thessalonians in which Paul describes the rapture of the church. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

10 August 7 Living for Jesus 1. Who should be baptized in water? Every person who believes in Jesus as Savior (Acts 2:41) 2. In Communion, what is symbolized by the bread and the cup? The bread represents Jesus body. The cup represents Jesus blood which He shed for our sins. (1 Corinthians 11:24-25) 3. What is the tithe? One- tenth (or 10%) of one s income, which belongs to God and should be given to the church to support its ministries. (Leviticus 27:30-32, Malachi 3:10) 4. What is prayer? Prayer is talking with God. 5. Why should we be careful about what we think? Because we become what we think about. (Proverbs 4:23-27; Matthew 12:34-35) BONUS: What are the 8 General Epistles (letters written to everyone)? Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude August 14 Review Questions August 21 - MASTER S CHALLENGE August 28 AWARD S CEREMONY AND PARTY

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