The Barnabas Encouragement Connection

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Monthly Bible Study Challenge

February Bible Challenge

March Bible Challenge

April Bible Challenge

May Bible Challenge

Quote the Books of the Bible from Memory (in order) by the end of the month. Find at least one person to share your success with.

June Bible Challenge

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)

Memorize the names of Jesus’ Disciples by the end of the month. Find at least one person to share your success with.

July Bible Challenge

The 31 Day Proverbs Challenge

A very simple way to engage God’s Word and share it with your family and others.

  • Starting July 1, read the chapter in Proverbs that corresponds with that day’s date.
  • After reading the chapter, choose one verse from the chapter that you want to share with someone.
  • Go public with it! Post it on your Facebook status or twitter account. Make a point of working it into a conversation throughout the day. Sit down as a family or with a group of friends and share which verse you chose. The possibilities are endless…
  • Tomorrow, do it all over again…for the next 31 days.
"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)

Many of us have heard of a “Gratitude Jar”. This month’s challenge is to take this same concept and create a “Rejoice Jar”. Once a day simply write down on a small piece of paper a scripture that you’re holding to, a praise report, a prayer, or the words “Lord, I choose to Rejoice Today”. Each day place the piece of paper in your “Rejoice Jar”. At the end of the month, pull out the pieces of paper one by one and read them out loud.

* If you don’t have a jar, you can use a box, a large envelope…
* Maybe decorate your jar or box
* Families can do this together

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)