Book 2: Chapter 1:1
- Preachin' Divas/Anointed Ink/Sisters of Mary
-How many churches are there in the book of Revelation?
-"This too shall pass" is located where?
-What animal was involved in Peter's denying?
If you could answer these and a bunch of other
questions, maybe you've got what it takes to win.....
THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE!!!
The hit show GSN took to the top is back again. New
batch of questions, new batch of teams, same fericious
attitude. What about the choir, you ask? Well, no more
same clothing, it's "come dressed as you are," and
leading it is Grammy-award winner Kirk Franklin. And
with Jeff Foxworthy still in tow, we got 3 more teams to
kick off season 2 and they are:
Hometown: Oakland, Concord, and
Charity: A.D. Willis Memorial Center - a family life
center construction project for their East Oakland
Team Members: Michele Brown (writer); LaShawn Taylor
(underwriting assistant); Jacquelyn Melton-Jenkins
(graphic designer). These self-proclaimed divas love
to preach and teach the word of God —and to serve
their East Oakland community through their church,
Lily of the Valley Christian Center. One of the
outreach ministries of the church is Project Lily
Love, a service that provides resources and
referrals to those infected and affected by
HIV/AIDS. Their passion is fueled by LaShawn's
story. Her former husband was discovered to have
been living with AIDS for more than 10 years,
undiagnosed. Miraculously, LaShawn and her child
were both found HIV negative.
Hometown: Porter, Batson, and Katy,
Charity: Inner Cry Ministries, which helps
rehabilitate former gang members by covering gang
tattoos with uplifting substitutes
Team Members: Scott Hill (tattoo artist); Leigh
Ballinger (evangelist); Chris Peacock (clothing line
owner). Each team member ministers outside the
“church box”—Scott via his Anointed Ink tattoo
parlor, Chris via his “Redemption” clothing line and
MMA involvement, and Leigh via his evangelization
throughout the US, Canada and Australia.
Sisters of Mary
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Charity: Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the
Eucharist. Any winnings will be used to provide for
the futures of the Sisters in the Order, and to
ensure that they are provided for as they advance
Team Members: Sister Peter Joseph (novice); Sister
Maria Suso (Professed Sister); Sister Evangeline
(novice). These three young nuns love a
challenge—from soccer to Scrabble. They’re very
committed to religious life, and want to provide
support for the Sisters in their order, especially
the older Sisters, who have been sources of
inspiration to them.
It's about to go down. Judson's Legacy has
their title banner hung. Who's the next to be champions?
LET THE CHALLENGE COMMENCE!!!!
First round is....
LISTINGS IN THIS WEEK'S TV GOD
Forget Duck Dynasty or 19 Kids & Counting.
It's these shows they made up. 10 points up for grans in this one.
1. "How I Met Your Mother Mary":
Joseph is beside himself when 12-yr.-old Jesus is missing. Where did
his parents find him- in the temple, in the market, in the desert or
in line at the Apple Store?
In the temple sayeth the Ink and a Pendant
of Life, er, 10 points go to them. Next listing....
2. "Project Runaway": After the
prodigal son runs home, he's rewarded w/ a stylish outfit, much to the
chagrin of his competitive brother. Also known as "the lost son", the
prodigal son was given what from his father to wear- robe & ring,
crown & mantle, shirt & boots or cloak & dagger?
The Ink get Robe & ring and they ring up 2
in a row. Last listing....
3. "Divineliest Catch": A slow
fishing day miraculously picks up when Jesus arrives & the crew
becomes overwhelmed w/ their abundant catch. How did they handle it-
they pray for less fish, they let the fish go, they call for a backup
boat or they call for a sushi chef?
The Sisters call for a backup boat and
sail to 10 points. Ink out in front by 20, but we have a new feature
called the "Biblical Brainbender." These 3 teams will ponder this
question over the break and then the results will be revealed. Here's
According to 100
YouVersion app users, what percentage
said they would rather fast for 40 days than eat manna for 40 yrs.-
65%, 41% or 8%?
The Divas and the Ink lock in with 65,
while the Sisters get 41. The actual answer is.....65 percent. Credit
25 points to both of them. Moving on to....
STICK A FORK IN IT
As if the Bible Challenge takes a cue from
"Think Fast," we have a stunt involving the Bible, of course. Here's
how it goes:
Under a red cloth are five
drinking glasses representing five Biblical people. Each trio has a
min. to ID up to three of those people from facts out of their
obituaries. To lock in an answer, they have to use a spoon to flip a
fork into the corresponding glass. The team w/ the most right answers
the fastest adds 50 pts.
Got it? Good. The Ink go frist and here
are the 5 they have to deal with:
60 on the clock. Let's begin with.....
1. He was the Bible's first sea
captain & lived 350 yrs. after his historic cruise.
They pick the master of the Ark, Noah and
after a few tries....it's CORRECT!!!
2. Before he died, he brought the
house down w/ his bare hands.
They chose Samson, but the buzzer soundeth.
It would've been correct. 1 for 3 in this frame. The sisters are next
and the answers they have to deal with are:
Goliath, Haman, Absalom, Uzzah &
A minute on the clock.....and....GO!
1. He got rocked, literally.
Remember David & Goliath? They get the
latter and it's.....Correct!
2. He had a bad
They chose Absalom even though the spoon
whould've been in the glass, but it's the rules of the game, and
nonetheless, it's the right one.
FQ: He died falling off his
chair, but he wasn't laughing.
They get the book of Eli and they bookmark
it with 10 ticks left. Way to go!
The Divas are last to get forks and we
have 5 answers to deal with:
Enoch, Methuselah, Abel, Aaron &
They got a minute and it begins....NOW!
1. In the Bible, he was the first
guy to die.
Abel is teh choice....and it's the right
2. He lived a total of 365 yrs.,
then poof! God "took him away".
Enoch knocks them to a correct answer.
FQ: The Earth opened up &
swallowed this man.
It was Korah, time ran out and the Sisters
pick up the 5-0.
So far the Sisters are in teh lead with
60, but we move on to 2-player action and we begin with....
HOORAY FOR HOLYWOOD
Let's hit the biblical flick house and see
which flicks coughed up 9 1/2 bucks. Divas are up. FIrst flick is....
a fish looks for his son who left
to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
They pick Solomon, but it's a no. Nehemiah
is what they wanted. The Sisters are next and this flick is.....
LIFE OF ______
the governor of Judea gets stuck
on a boat w/ a tiger.
Pilate is their guess and it's correct!
The Ink are last and they have this....
YOU'VE GOT _______
Meg Ryan falls in love w/ the son
They go with Ismael and they score! Let's
keep it going with
Social Media had never been this good. The
Divas go first and this.....
Lashawn & Jackie: "_________ liked
The Bitter Bethlehem Widowed Mother-In-Law Support Group."
They go with Ruth. Close, but no. It's
Naomi. The Ink have this....
Demetrius posted "Hey fellow fans.
GODDESSES RULE! She IS the Ephesian Idol. Private message me if you
want a silver replica of her shrine!" on whose fan page?
Going with Aprodite, it's mighty....wrong.
Artemis is the answer. The SIsters wrap it up with this:
God posted "I've got four words
for you: Mene mene tekel parain. (It'll make more sense after you lose
your kingdom.)" on whose page?
Belhazzar. Correct. After 4 periods, the
SIsters have 160, 95 for the Ink and the Divas stuck at a quarter.
Anything can still happen as we hit....
THE CHOSEN THREE
Whoever's last takes the bus ride home.
The SIsters go first. They want to know the 3 body parts found in the
famous "Eye for an Eye" justice system found in Exodus 21:
hand for hand, tongue for tongue, burn for burn, bite for bite, wound
for wound or bone for bone?
They get Hand and tongue, but
wound.....isn't it. Thankfully, it ws a self-inflicted wound, because
the 3rd was Burn. They have 360, It's time for the Preachin' DIvas to
get burned or burn a comeback if they know the 3 langauges inscribed
on the sign above Jesus' cross at the crucifixtion: Arabic,
Aramaic, Persian, Latin, Greek or Egyptian?
Aramic, Latin & Greek are the 3 tehy got
and it's a.....HAT TRICK! Comeback of the year! Maybe the Ink want to
stop the parade if they want to know teh 3 instruments found in Psalm
150: Timbrel, trumpet, zither, calliope, cymbals or harmonica?
They chose Timbrel, trumpet and cymbals
and they.....CRASH into the finale. The Ink and the Sisters advance,
but the Divas won't be having something to preach about because
they're leaving with $2500. On to the Bible Study SHowdown and the
subject they have to work with is....
ANGELS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
Off they go into the study rooms while the
choir sings with the notable absence of Matt Uelman and teh El Diablos.
TIme to blast this thing. The Ink go first and they get.....3. I'm
guessing the sisters may get 4 to win it all in a minute's
worth............................And they do with 18 ticks to go. The
SIsters rack up $20K and "nun"-sense while the Ink may have ran dry,
but not before they write a check to charity in the name of $5000.
That'll write the first chapter of this program to a close. Next week,
a new chapter begins. History will be written. I'm Pierre Kelly
THOU SHALT SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!
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