Updated: Jun 16, 2021
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Ohio church's quizzing program impacts children
Amelia Naz Teen Quiz Team
The children’s Bible quizzing program at Amelia Church of the Nazarene in Ohio is turning heads within the church as well as the community.
Verna Lain had participated in quizzing programs over the years with most of her children as she and her husband, Larry Lain, pastored across the United States. They started when their children were young as a way to teach them Scripture.
“We found we weren’t teaching the Scripture like we wanted to,” Verna said. “We were committed to [teaching them Scripture], but it wasn’t happening. We were looking for a way to add a little bit of accountability into training our children.”
Verna saw how quizzing impacted them, providing a foundation that they have taken with them well into adulthood.
“As parents, we believe that if they have that biblical foundation in them, then the Holy Spirit can then use that knowledge to guide and mature them,” Verna said.
When her husband, Larry, became the lead pastor at Amelia Naz in 2014, there were next to no children in the church and there was no quizzing program. Verna decided to start one for her youngest child and her friends. After the first group graduated from the children’s program, she started a teen program.
Today, Amelia Naz has four students in the teen quizzing program and nine in the children’s program. The program’s impact is being recognized by other members of the church, who see increased maturity in the children both spiritually and socially.
Leah Norris, a member of Amelia Naz, has two daughters — a second grader and sixth grader — who are on the children’s quizzing team. Norris says her daughters are so immersed in Scripture that they initiate conversations around biblical topics.
“It’s organic, and they make these connections because they’re so immersed in studying,” Norris said. “When they notice something happening in real life, they’re quick to make connections back to Scripture and quick to ask questions around the dinner table.”
Norris noted that her oldest daughter has felt empowered to just open the Bible and read along with what the pastor is preaching.
“She’s so comfortable with the idea [because] she’s in the Bible all the time that she just opens it up and joins,” Norris said. “It just makes the gospel more approachable to them.”
The quizzing program has attracted students from outside the congregation, like 10-year-old JoJo.
“I used to think that God was just for adults,” JoJo said. “I probably got that idea from the church I used to go to. At that church, only the adults were allowed to take Communion. But then I came to this church and started with the quizzing team. One day, I was reading and it hit me…I’m reading the Scripture for myself. That’s when I realized that God is a God of children as well.”
Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News | 02 Jun 2021
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M O S A I C K I D S
This weeks topic is:
Seek God First
❓❓ Bible Trivia ❓❓
New CHALLAGE! Be the first to email me with 100% correct and get a PRIZE! mosaicnazarene.org
1. True or False: The Bible was first written in the English language?
2. Q: Who was the first man and woman?
3. Q: What was God’s sign to Noah that he would never destroy the earth again?
4. Q: What did Laban make Jacob do to finally marry Rachel?
5. Q: Where did the slave traders take Joseph?
6. Q: Who were the only two Israelites allowed to go into the Promised Land after many years?
7. Q: What trait did Solomon pray for from God?
8. Q: When Daniel prayed to God after it was not allowed, where was he thrown into?
9. Q: What happened when Saul was on the road to Damascus?
10. Q: Who cut off a soldier’s ear when Jesus was being arrested?
Answers will posted on the next Newsletter.
🏆 CONGRATULATIONS again to Carolyn Kurtz for winning last week! 🏆
Last weeks answers:
1. Q: Who was Abram’s handmaid?
2, Q: Where did Hagar and her son leave to?
A: Into the desert
3. Q: Who was the first son Jacob had with Rachel? A: Joseph
4. Q: What catastrophe did Joseph predict by interpreting the Pharaoh’s dream? A: A severe, seven-year famine.
5. True or False: Jesus would sometimes “spit” as part of his healing miracles. A: True
6. Q: How did Jesus leave Earth and go to Heaven? A: He rose up into the clouds
7. Q: Name the person who received the 10 Commandments from God? A: Moses
8. Q: Who was Saul? A: He persecuted Christians
9. Q: Name all 9 Fruit of the Spirit. A: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self- control. (sometimes patience is translated forbearance or longsuffering
10. Q: Where did Peter stay during his ministry in the city of Joppa? A: In the house of Simon the tanner
Question: The ark was built in 3 stories. The top one had a window to let in light. How did the bottom two stories get light?
Answer: They used floodlights.
Question: Who is the greatest baby-sitter mentioned in the Bible?
Answer: David -- he rocked Goliath to sleep.
Question: Why was Goliath so surprised when David hit him with a slingshot?
Answer: The thought had never entered his head before.
Question: If Goliath would come back to life today, would you like to tell him the joke about David and Goliath?
Answer: No, he already fell for it once.
Question: What is the best way to get to Paradise?
Answer: Turn right and go straight.
Question: Which of Yahweh's servants was the Bible's most flagrant lawbreaker?
Answer: Moses, because he broke all 10 commandments at once.
Abraham bought himself a fancy new computer. He was showing it to Isaac one day. "Look at all the wonderful programs it has on it. And look at all the neat things it can do..."
Isaac was impressed, but a little concerned..."But dad, I don't think your computer has enough memory."
Abraham said "Don't worry son; the Lord will provide the RAM."
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