Can You Name These Biblical Fathers?
“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26)
By faith ________, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” (Hebrews 11:17-18)
He had seven sons and three daughters, and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East. (Job 1:2-3)
When ________ had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. After Seth was born, ________ lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, ________ lived a total of 930 years, and then he died. (Genesis 5:3-5)
But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, ________; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.” (Luke 1:13)
________ was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. ________ had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Genesis 6:9-10)
The 31 Day Proverbs Challenge
A very simple way to engage God’s Word and share it with your family and others.
SOAP Devotion Study
SOAP is a way of reading your Bible and applying what you read in a practical way.
SOAP stands for:
Scripture – Read a passage of scripture and write
down a verse or two that jumps out to you.
Observation – What are your personal observations that you note from this scripture?
Application – How does it now apply to your everyday life? What can you do to apply this in your life today?
Prayer – Write a personal prayer based on your observation and application.
The book of Luke in the Bible has 24 chapters in it. You can read a chapter a day for the next 24 days, and on Christmas morning, you will know the events surrounding the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Choose One Scripture Each Week to Meditate On
To Meditate on God’s Word is to ponder and dwell on the Scripture. It’s a way to have the Word of God “dwell in you richly” (Col. 3:16).
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
To meditate is to purposely stay narrowly focused on a short phrase or verse and ponder it deeply. Meditating on the Word is more like cooking a stew for many hours than a quick sauté in a pan.
Meditating on the Word is not to get more information from the Bible, but to let even one word or phrase from the Bible take hold of your heart and mind.
There are many ways to meditate on the Word of God:
1. Read the Word - Slowly read the Bible verse several times. Discover key phrases or words.
2. Write the Word - Write the entire verse at least once.
3. Memorize the Word - Having the verse in your mind and heart frees you up to not have to look for your place on the page.
4. Speak the Word - Gently speak it out loud several times. It can help you focus and process the verse.
5. Sing the Word - Sing the Bible? Yes! (Col. 3:16) Singing can unlock the heart and emotions. It adds another dimension to meditating on God’s Word.
6. Pray the Bible - Turn the Bible into a dialogue with God. Thank God for the truth that the verse is pointing to. Commit to obey and ask God to empower your heart to follow-through.
7. Picture the Bible - For example, when Jesus says that the Kingdom of God is like a Sower going out to the field to sow seed, picture the scene in your mind. What is God thinking, feeling, and saying?
All of these are ways to meditate on God’s Word and be still in God’s presence. Be sure to write down any insights and thoughts you had and ask God to give you more.
Ref Pursuit Bible (https://pursuitbible.com/ways-to-study-the-bible/)
Can You Name these Biblical Mothers?
“Then the Lord God said, It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” (Genesis 2:18)
“The angel answered, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:35)
"I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her." (Genesis 17:16)
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” (1 Samuel 1:27-28)
“So the woman took the baby and nursed him. When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, "I drew him out of the water." (Exodus 2:9-10)
“Then _____ took the child, laid him in her lap
and cared for him. The women living there said, “_____ has a son’” And they
named him Obed. He was the father of
Jesse, the father of David.” (Ruth 4:22)
How many of these descriptions can you match with their Theological terms?
(Hint: It’s OK to call a friend or research them if you’re not sure)