Book 2: Chapter 3:11
- Righteous Rubies/Holy Rollers/Red Roots
-Who was Pontius Pilate?
-What animal was in the denial of Peter?
-Why was the stone rolled back from the tomb?
If you could answer these and a bunch of other
questions, maybe you've got what it takes to win.....
THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE!!!
If it's Maundy Thursday, then we're closing in on
Easter. The American Bible Challenge is here to get
dressed and get brainy. Our 3 teams this week are::
Hometown: Ontario and Corona, CA.
Charity: The Ruby Project, dedicated to helping
physically, sexually, and emotionally abused teenage
Team Members: Peace Amadi (psychology professor);
Ndidi Amadi (teacher); Ogechi Nwankwo (RN). These
fun-loving, high-energy, Nigerian-American “sisters”
are passionate about The Ruby Project, which was
founded by Peace and her good friend Leslie Nwoke.
The Ruby Project grew out of both of their personal
experiences being teased and bullied in school and
their heart for empowering women and girls who’ve
experienced all kinds of abuse. The Ruby Project
provides retreats for young women suffering the
effects of abuse and trauma and addresses issues
pertinent to them through their YouTube channel (rubycommunity).
Check them out also on Twitter (@RubyInsiders) and
Hometown: Simi Valley and Moorpark,
Charity: Live Ride Christian Church’s Annual Angel
Tree Toy Drive, which delivers Christmas presents to
children whose parents are in prison
Team Members: Billy Brown (pool man); Brian Matthews
(truck driver); Dana Palminteri (cosmetologist).
These three bikers, with their Bible-verse leather
jackets and inspiring tats, spread the Good Word on
their Harleys as part of a very unconventional
ministry that reaches those who might not otherwise
be exposed to God's saving grace.
Hometown: Moss Point, MS
Charity: Home of Grace, an addiction recovery
program founded by their pastor—and the first place
the Red Roots performed
Team Members: Natalie, Nika, and Nicole Taylor
(sisters and band members). These 21-year-old
triplets formed the Christian-pop-country band “Red
Roots,” named in honor of their red hair and their
renewal in the blood of Christ. These sweet Southern
girls are also passionate, tough competitors!
And as an extra added bonus, whoever wins
this one will go to the semifinals. That means we won't have to wait
for 3 more teams to come in to the playoffs. So with that....
LET THE CHALLENGE COMMENCE!!!!
BIBLICAL GREETING CARDS
10 points up for grabs as we read these
"Congratulations! Not just
for your beautiful wedding...but for getting all that extra wine for
FREE! (It's a catering miracle!)": This would most likely have been
sent to a wedding in what town- Cana, Bethlehem, Jerusalem or
Cana is what the rollers said and they
get 10. Next card:
"We would have gotten you
a traditional birthday cake...but we only had 968 candles. (So
close!) Happy birthday, anyway!": Who from Genesis would've most
likely gotten this- Noah, Adam, Methuselah or Larry King?
The Rubies get Methuselah and....it's
correct! Last card:
"With sympathy on the
ironic and very public death of your scheming husband...but at least
they followed all your suggestions!": The wife of what person who
unwittingly suggested his execution method might've received this
card- Xerxes, Mordecai, Haman or Wile E. Coyote?
The roots have Haman and we're all tied
at 10. This is the way we start things off with a bang. Now the
25-point question before the adverts run:
What percentage thought
the seven days of creation were literal 24-hr. days- 78%, 54% or 12%
They all went with 78 percent. The
answer: 54. No quarters for everyone!
Maybe luck will change as we play....
STICK A FORK IN IT
You know how it goes, flip a spoon by
using a fork in the glass for it to count. Got it? Let's go. The
rubies go first and the 5 are:
Hezekiah, Uriah, Ibzan, Lazarus & Stephen
60 on the timer....and it starts now.
1. He died in John 11...but he
They get Lazarus and...that's the right
2. He was a king who
learned that prayer can add 15 yrs. to your life.
Hezekiah adds a right one to their guess. Last one....
FQ: He was a soldier who
didn't get the memo to retreat.
They get Uriah and....they got it with 11 ticks left. The Rollers
are up and we have for your consideration:
Elijah, Ahab, John the Baptist, Balaam & Herod
1 minute and....GO!
1. He literally lost his
John is the choice and it's good, but time is a wasting, they have
to hurry with this....
2. After he died, he went
to the dogs.
Ahab is what the answer was, but the buzzer soundeth. The Roots will
try better and the 5 is.....
Jezebel, Sapphira, Rachel, Sarah & Miriam
They have 60 seconds, and we begin
1. She cheated the
offspring, but NOT death.
Sapphira earns a right answer and moving on to....
2. She survived a bout w/
leprosy but later died anyway.
Miriam earns them a knockout punch to this....
She was buried on the way to the little town of Bethlehem.
Rachel sinks teh GW-shot with 5 ticks left, but with 2 teams tied,
we decide to award them anyway, so the Rubies and the roots are all
squared at 60 while the rollers are stuck at 10. Moving on to....
BUDDY OF BILBO OR BRO OF JOB?
You have to tell us if it refers to Lord
of the Rings or a Biblical Charcter. Understood? Good, and it's
2-player action, so 50 points for each as the Rollers start with...
It's a Bro of Job and it's....CORRECT! The Rubies have this.....
A buddy of Bilbo is what the answer was and it's correct, too. The
Roots have this to wrap it up....
Buddy of Bilbo is the one and that is....RIGHT! Everyone's correct
in that round, but we move on to....
KIDS SAYETH THE CUTEST THINGS
We get a video of a kid saying something
about a shepherd and we watch sheep graze while the teams graze on
this. The Rollers will go first....
What minor prophet's
identified as a shepherd in the first line of his book- Haggai, Amos
They were supposed to go with Amos, but
they went with Zephaniah. If they went with Amos, that would've been
correct. The Rubies have this:
According to 1 Peter, when
the Chief Shepherd appears, what will the overseers of the church
receive- the staff of life, the sword of the spirit or the crown of
They wear the crown of glory and....wear
it well. That's right. The roots end with this....
Which book uses the word
"shepherd" or "shepherds" most often- Psalms, Zechariah or John?
They go with Psalms, but Zechariah was
teh one. So after 4, The rubies are at 160, The roots at 110 and the
Rollers at 60. Maybe this'll change their batteries, it's....
THE CHOSEN THREE
The Rubies are up and they want to
know 3 stories that lasted no more than 40 days:
Joseph in prison, Moses on Mt. Sinai, Joshua explores
Canaan, Nehemiah builds the wall, Goliath stands vs. army or Gideon &
They get teh mountain, the fleece and the
Canaan exploration.....HAT TRICK!
The Rollers are next, they want to
know the excuses from the Great Banquet in the book of Luke:
bought a field, need some sleep, father died,
trying out new oxen, just got married or have to build tower?
They get the field, but for the death of a
father and tower building.....both a no. Trying out new oxen and
marrying were the ones.
The roots go dead last, and here's the
In Genesis 22:6, which three
of these items did Abraham & Isaac carry up the mountain to prepare
for the sacrifice- wood, fire, knife, sack of food, rope or cup?
They get Wood & Knife, but the sack of
food....they got sacked for a loss on the play. Fire is the last one
and the roots and the rubies are ready to fire it up for the finale
while the rollers roll out the door with $2500. Bible Study Showdown
time and this is what they'll get....
THE TWELVE APOSTLES
So in the study roms they enter while Kirk
& The gang with the notable absence of Stewart Copeland and the Sypro
The clock struck midnight and it's time to
let the hounds out. The roots go first, they get....7. So the Rubies
need 8 to take it all.......and they do with 13 on the clock. $20K to
them while the roots go back to teh countryside with $5000.
Today's episode was brought to you by the
letter R, for Rollers, Rubies and Roots, but we got more Reading,
Revelation and Romans next week as we enter the first semifinal show.
THOU SHALT SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!
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