Copy the following chart of categories and points on a large dry-erase board. (You may choose to use only 10 to 50 in the game, and if the teams want to play again, you can use the harder questions 60 to 100.) Divide into 2 or 3 teams and choose a Captain for each team. All the players on the team may help with the answers, but the Captain is the speaker for the final answer. A time-keeper may help to keep the game moving quickly. Team 1 chooses a category and begins with the easiest question (10 points) in that category. The score-keeper reads the clues from the lists provided and awards points for each correct answer. (Erase the points from the chart so everyone will see which questions have been answered.) After each correct or incorrect answer, play moves to the next team, who chooses which category they prefer, working from the easy questions (10 points) to the harder questions (100 points). (To make the points more even use an odd number of questions, by omitting the 10 point or 100 point questions.) These questions and answers are from the King James Version of the Bible. If you use another version, you may wish to verify the wording beforehand. ** Teams may get double or triple points for correct answers to those specially noted questions. Ten extra points for knowing the name of the song writer in the last section.
10 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things _____ _____" Hebrews 11:1
20By faith we understand that the worlds were made by _____. Hebrews 11:3
30 By faith he offered a more excellent sacrifice than Cain. Hebrews 11:4
40 By faith he prepared an ark to the saving of his house. Hebrews 11:7
50 ** Double Points
By faith he and his wife looked for a city whose builder and maker is God. Hebrews 11:8-11
60 By faith he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter and lead the children of Israel through the Red Sea. Hebrews 11:23-29
70 By faith these walls fell down after the Israelites marched around seven days. Hebrews 11:30
80 By faith, when he died, he asked the children of Israel to take his bones out of Egypt. Hebrews 11:22
90 By faith she perished not because she hid the spies with peace. Hebrews 11:31
100 Who is the author and finisher of our faith in Hebrews 12:2?
"O Come, All Ye Faithful"
Questions from Hebrews 11 -- The Faith Chapter
"Away In A Manger"
Give the next two words from these verses from Luke 2.
10 “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from _____ _____...” Luke 2:1
20 “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger: because there was no room for them in _____ _____.” Luke 2:7
30 “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock _____ _____.” Luke 2:8
40 “And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were _____ _____.” Luke 2:9
50 “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to _____ _____.” Luke 2:10
60 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ _____ _____.” Luke 2:11
70 “And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in _____ _____.” Luke 2:12
80 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will _____ _____.” Luke 2:14
90 “And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by _____ _____.” Luke 2:18
100 “But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in _____ _____.” Luke 2:19
"We Three Kings"
Answer these questions about kings in the Bible.
10 Who was the first king of Israel after the days of the judges? I Samuel 10
20 Who killed the giant, Goliath, and went on to become king? I Samuel 17
30 What king asked for wisdom and was given great wisdom, wealth, and honor by God? II Chronicles 1:11 & 12
40 What king had Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego thrown into a fiery furnace because they would not bow to his image? Daniel 3:2-17
50 What king saw the hand writing on the wall? Daniel 5:1-5
60 Who was king when Daniel was thrown into the den of lions? Daniel 6
70 What king wanted to kill baby Jesus? Matthew 2:16
80 Who was crucified under the title "THE KING OF THE JEWS"? Matthew 27:37
90 Who sat on the throne in the palace of Shushan during the days of Esther? Esther 1:2
100 To what king was Nehemiah the cupbearer? Nehemiah 1:11 & 2:1
These Bible events happened at night.
10 Who were "keeping watch over their flock by night" when the angel of the Lord came to bring news of Jesus' birth? Luke 2:8-9
20 Weeping may endure for a night, but what comes in the morning? Psalm 30:5
30 ** Double Points
How did the Lord lead the Children of Israel by day and by night after they left the land of Egypt? Exodus 13:21
40 ** Double Points
How many days and how many nights was Jonah in the belly of the whale? Jonah 1:17 and Matthew 12:40
50 What Pharisee came to Jesus by night and Jesus told him, "Ye must be born again"? John 3:1-7
60 What had Simon been doing when he said , "Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing"? Luke 5:2-5
70 What did King Ahasuerus ask for when he could not sleep? Esther 6:1
80 Who was let down by the wall in a basket one night when the Jews planned to kill him? Acts 9:23-25
90 Who threw down the altar of Baal at night because he feared the men of the city, and also put out a fleece of wool at night to prove God's will? Judges 6:27-40
100 On which day of creation did God say, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years"? Genesis 1:14-19
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
Give the next line in each song.
10 "Away in a manger, no crib for a bed. The little Lord Jesus ..." (Martin Luther)
20 "Silent night, holy night, All is calm, ..." (Joseph Mohr)
30 "Joy to the world! the Lord is come;..." (Isaac Watts)
40 "O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, Come ye,..." (John Francis Wade)
50 "The first Noel the angel did say Was to certain poor shepherds..." (English Carol)
60 "O little town of Bethlehem! How still we see thee lie; Above thy deep and dreamless sleep..." (Phillips Brooks)
70 "It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious song of old, From angels bending near the earth,..." (Edmund H. Sears)
80 "Hark! the herald angels sing,..." (Charles Wesley)
90 God rest ye merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay, For Jesus Christ, our Saviour,..." (Traditional)
100 "O holy night! the stars are brightly shining -- ..." (John S. Dwight)