Chapter 6, Verse 66
- The Boys Next Door/Team Drama Mamas/Sweet Reeses
-Name the 3 men in the fiery furnace.
-In what sea did the Pharaoh's Army drown?
-How old was methuselah when he died?
If you could answer these and a bunch of other questions, maybe you've
got what it takes to win....
THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE
It's the final preliminary competition. Next week starts the semifinals.
So far, Minnie's Food Pantry, Judson's Legacy, Food Fighters, Georgia's
Grace Girls & the Power Team have all secured spots. We have 3 final
teams to make the transition complete and they are:
The Boys Next Door
Charity: Oasis USA, an organization dedicated to
ending human trafficking
Team Members: Drew Vinson (student); Sam Altis
(student); Matthew Blanton (student). These buddies
and neighbors may like to joke around, but when it
comes to their weekly trivia events, they are
serious competitors. Each grew up as a Christian,
but didnít come to the full realization of his faith
Team Drama Mamas
Charity: Locks of Love, an organization that
provides hairpieces to children suffering from
long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis
Team Members: Crystal Evans (private caregiver);
Amber Marsh (stay-at-home mom); Deborah Odehnal
(student/office manager). These drama-loving women
put on plays for their Sacramento church. As a
missionaryís daughter growing up in Papua New
Guinea, Amber would stay up all night reading the
Bible. Amber finds her creative outlet in the church
plays. Debbie is a breast cancer survivor and mother
of nine who does mission work around the world.
Charity: Created Treasures Performing Arts Academy,
a school that uses the arts to teach and heal
Team Members: Daniel Reese (student); Susan Marie
Reese (teacher); Derrek Reese (high school social
worker). Having survived personal crises earlier in
their lives, Derrek and Susan Marie have been
married several years and created a healthy home for
Daniel and his sister where they enjoy playing Bible
trivia, Bible Pictionary and Bible Outburst.
This will be a test of knowledge & nerve
on the Bible and only the Bible. Hold on to your plush toys....
LET THE CHALLENGE COMMENCE!!!
Let's jump in with:
MAN HAS FALLEN AND CAN'T GET UP
It's not about getting a life alert, it's actually about a fall in the
bible. 10 points up for grabs. Let's dive in.
1. After the Fall, which of these did God say was a consequence for
Adam- world's colors fading, life of toil, never knowing love or going
The Reese's answer with a life of toil. Double, double toil & no
trouble, they get 10 points, next question, on the double!
2. After the Fall, which of these did God say was a consequence for Eve-
pain in childbirth, shorter stature, colorblindness or high heels?
Boys Next Door answer with pain in childbirth. They're not kidding
around, it's right. Last one....
3. After the Fall, which of these was part of God's punishment for the
serpent- turning poisonous, growing fans, crawling on his belly or
Drama Mamas answer with crawling and guess what? Everybody's on the
board at the end of the period.
Time for the choir to sing, after that its....
Can you correct the mistakes from these verses gone wrong? They sure
could for 25 points. Let's begin.
1. "Therefore go & make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the BANKER & of the COP & of the Holy MACKEREL."
The boys answer with FATHER, SON & SPIRIT. All correct! Next mad
2. "Trust in the HULK w/ all your DUCKLINGS & lean not on your own
The Reese's ring in with LORD, HEART & UNDERSTANDING. Correct! Our next
mad verse is....
3. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who
SKYPE him, who have been ZOMBIFIED according to his CALENDAR."
The boys answer back with LOVE, CALLED & PURPOSE. Correct again! Our
last mad verse.....
4. "How WEIRD & pleasant it is when brothers BREAKDANCE together in
Very silly. The Reese's answer with LOVELY, PRAY & UNISON, but that's
wrong. The boys jump in with GREAT, DWELL & UNITY. Got only 1 right, but
not close enough. The answer: GOOD, LIVE & UNITY. 2 rounds are in the
books and the scoreboard reads: the sweet Reese's with 10, the boys next
door with 35 and the Drama Mamas with 10. The next 2 are duos as we
start things off with:
You have to tell us if it's Song of Songs or Just Wrong, meaning that
someone made it up. The Drama Mamas begin with this...
1. "Your teeth are like a flock of sheep coming up from the washing."
They say Song of Songs and they're....right. The boys have this ..
2. "Your eyes are like a cow's; like the noble bulls of Bashan."
They say its just wrong and it's just RIGHT! The Reese's end up with
3. "Your temples behind your veil are like the halves of a pomegranate."
They say just wrong...and it's wrong. It's actually Song of Songs.
Moving on to...
CSI: HOLY LAND
More biblical "who done did its" for 50 points. The drama mamas have
1. "The victims: An armor-bearer & a king/The location: A battlefield on
Mount Gilboa/The motive: Two apparent suicides"- was the king's name
Saul, Josiah or Rehoboam?
They say Saul, and it's right! The Boys have this....
2. "The victim: A 98-year-old priest/Cause of death: A broken neck from
falling off a chair/The location: The side of the road by the city gates
in Shiloh"- was the victim Samuel, Eli or Phinehas?
They say Eli as in Eli Manning and they score! The Reese's need to gain
momentum with this:
3. "Missing: Joseph/Evidence: Bloody coat found by Joseph's
brothers/Analysis: Blood not human. Suggests faked death"- was the
animal where the blood came from a sheep, cow or goat?
If you said sheep, you're wrong. Goat is the answer and they got it.
After 4 periods, it's the boys with 135, the drama mamas with 110 and
the Reese's with 60. And now the solo act known as....
THE CHOSEN THREE
Somebody is going home after this. The boys next door are going first.
They want to know Which three of these miracles are mentioned in at
least three of the Gospels- cursing a fig tree, feeding the 5,000,
transfiguration, miraculous catch of fish, calming the storm or healing
the 10 lepers?
They get feeding and calming, but is catch there?....BUSTED!
Transfiguration is the third one.
The Reese's are next, they have this:
Susan: Which three of these people from the Bible lived to be over 150
years old- Ishmael, Isaac, Shem, Enoch, Joshua or Job?
She gets Shem & Enoch, but is Joshua there?....nope. Isaac was the 3rd
one. The Drama Mamas want to make a dramatic comeback with this....
Crystal: Which three of these men are listed by name in Luke's genealogy
of Jesus- Noah, Jesse, Jonah, Judah, Lot or Saul?
She gets Noah, Jesse & Judah....and they're all right! The mamas & the
boys move on, but the sweet Reese's are sour with $2500 in their
And the final spot is up for grabs. The final bible study showdown has
this subject for you to ponder.....
So both teams exit for 10 minutes while the choir sings with the notable
absence of Dan Forden and the Kombat Kapers.
Time to rise & shine. The mamas go first, they get....5. All the boys
need to do is get 6 for the victory or 5 to tie. Anything less and the
mamas win. And the boys do with 2 ticks on the clock. The boys next door
slam the door shut on the drama mamas for the victory! The drama mamas
will be crying home to their mamas with $5000. Next week, the semifinals
are set. Which 2 of the 6 teams will go to the finals. Find out in
October. I'm Pierre Kelly saying:
THOU SHALT SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!
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