11/23/14: The Boys Take Bible Bowl I!
During the month of November we have been studying a type of biblical literature called “Old Testament Narratives” with a specific emphasis on I Samuel. We have learned some very important principles of biblical interpretation as well as specific lessons from the lives if King Saul and King David.
This past Sunday students were challenged to pull their knowledge together and compete in a class-wide Bible knowledge tournament. The Qualifying Round allowed everyone to attempt the first 20 questions.
The top three teams from each grade then advanced to the Competition Round and answered 20 more questions. The Championship Round featured the top team from each grade (plus a “Wild Card” team consisting of the student in each grade with the highest individual score) in a revised format, competing head-to-head in answering ten tough questions. (Sample: “Which Philistine king made David his bodyguard for life?”)
A team of 8th Grade girls provided stiff competition, but in the end it was the team of 7th Grade boys who claimed the trophy as our Bible Bowl champions. What a fun way to wrap up our month-long study of the book of I Samuel!
Next Sunday we will embark on a new series…our class will be traveling with John Bunyan’s “Christian” as he makes the long and dangerous journey from The City of Destruction to the Celestial City. Not only will we enjoy one of the greatest works of English literature, but in Pilgrim’s Progress we will find countless applications to our own journey of faith.
Happy Thanksgiving to all — see you on Sunday!