Bible Challenge — November 2019

BIBICAL GREETING CARDS---JOB Read 1 JOB 1.  **** The book of Job tells us that God loves to do protective gardening.  How does HE do that?  He plants a hedge around us.  A hedge is a thick brush that makes it difficult for invading armies to plow through and attack their target.  God’s hedge keeps … Continue reading Bible Challenge — November 2019

Bible Challenge — October 2019

BIBLE CHALLENGE CSI HOLY LAND—JEZEBEL Read 1 Kings 21 and 2 Kings 9:30-37 **** The Bible is full of violence.  Its pages show the worst to us.   That’s to be expected.  Mankind is prone to hate and kill, but thankfully the bad guys never win. Jezebel was the  baddest bad girl of the Bible.  She’s … Continue reading Bible Challenge — October 2019

Bible Challenge — September 2019

BIBLE CHALLENGE KIDS SAYETH THE CUTEST THINGS -- DAVID AND GOLIATH Read 1 SAMUEL-17:40-58 **** Maybe you’ve heard the expression, “hurt people hurt people.”  Those who have been criticized or rejected criticize and reject others to make themselves feel bigger.  Goliath needed some serious counseling.  As a kid, Goliath must have been called string bean … Continue reading Bible Challenge — September 2019

Bible Challenge — August 2019

BOOK OF ROMANS Read Romans 8:14-30. **** One of Rome’s greatest contribution to the world during their empire’s reign was the construction of roads.  Estimates attribute to Rome nearly two hundred fifty thousand miles of roads, connecting countries and making travel easier. One of Paul’s greatest contributions to our faith is Roman Road, a series … Continue reading Bible Challenge — August 2019

Bible Challenge — July 2019

CSI Holy Land--Eglon Read Judges 3:12-30**** During a tumultuous time in Israel’s history, at the beginning of their occupation fo the promised land, leadership was nonexistent.  God turned to judges to bring judgment on the enemies, delivering God’s people from oppression.  King Eglon, a Moabite working with the Ammonites and Amalekites, became that kind of … Continue reading Bible Challenge — July 2019

Bible Challenge — June 2019

WHAT DO YOU NOAH ABOUT THE ARK? Read GENESIS 6-9 – 7:13******* If God came to you and asked you to do  something, what excuse would you give him? “I’ve never done that before.” “I’m too old (or too young).” “But I’m going to face opposition.” “Oh no, the forecast looks rainy.” When God asks … Continue reading Bible Challenge — June 2019

Bible Challenge — May 2019

KIDS SAYETY the CUTEST THINGS----JONAH Read Jonah 1.******* God called Jonah to preach a message of repentance to the people of Nineveh, the capital city of the Assyrian Empire, who were, at the time, oppressing the Israelites.  It would be like a rabbi in Jerusalem traveling to Iran, walking into downtown Tehran and sating, “Hey, … Continue reading Bible Challenge — May 2019

Bible Challenge – April 2019

CSI HOLY LAND----Joseph Read Genesis 37   If I were Joseph, I would be pretty upset.  His brothers, out of jealousy over a stupid colorful coat, pushed him into a cistern and then sold him off to traders who carted him off  to  Egypt, where he got thrown in jail and forgotten for years.  Joseph, … Continue reading Bible Challenge – April 2019

Bible Challenge – March 2019

THE PARABLES Read Luke 18:1-14 You can call a parable a number of things:  a juxtaposition,  a metaphor, as simile, a story, a proverb, an example, or maybe even a riddle.  Whatever you call it, Jesus loved to use them.  He didn’t spell out exactly what he wanted to say, but he forced his listeners … Continue reading Bible Challenge – March 2019

Bible Challenge – February 2019

DANIEL'S VISIONS Read Daniel 7. Daniel saw some weird things in his day.  His visions perplexed not only him but modern-day quasi-prophets  who think they have unlocked the mysteries of what Daniel saw.  What was the purpose of the visions? Daniel  admitted that the visions troubled and disturbed  him, but God did his best to … Continue reading Bible Challenge – February 2019