Imagine studying the Bible by landing between Bible verses and pages in the Bible as if it’s a territory to be discovered. That is how the First Journey Bible study quest began for the heroes and heroines (you and me) of this story.
First Journey Began When….
The quiet of the night lulled you to sleep, despite the unfamiliar surroundings.
Was it only yesterday when you decided enough was enough; it was time to get to know the Bible better? Things happened quickly, from the moment you signed-up followed by the preparation, the journey and finally arriving exhausted but happy at the inn.
It was late; you checked in and hurried to your room to rest for what tomorrow would bring….zzz
What’s happening….whose hands are these…. Who’s shaking me…?
“Wake-up”, a voice growled in your ear. Hands dragged your sleepy body from the bed and out of the room.
Half-asleep your abductors drag-walked you through a tunnel into a musty smelling room. It’s very dark here; maybe I should open my eyes…still dark…what’s that…whispering…so I’m not alone.
“On the floor close to you are torches.”
Bending down your fingers searched the floor, coming to rest against an object close to your left foot. “Must be the torch.” You picked up the torch. A hand holding another torch bent slightly towards your torch, lighting it. Within minutes, the room was lit.
Moving your head from side to side, your blinking eyes stared into puzzled faces and not so steady hands holding torches.
Light Replaced Darkness
Darkness was gone; light remained.
The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. (John 1:4-5 NLT)
Encouraged, your eyes wandered, taking in your surroundings.
Are we in a cave? That would explain the musty smell. Many people here…what’s that in the corner over there?
A voice filled with authority commanded your attention.
“You are here because you volunteered for training to be equipped for quests and journeys. This is the top priority and there’s no time to waste…your journey starts here. From this moment forward you are champions – the heroes and heroines of the kingdom.
Listen Carefully to The Instructions
- Your goal is to complete the journey quest.
- All the answers to puzzles and obstacles are in the Bible.
- Clues will guide you to the right answer.
- Gather information, items and treasures you find on your journey. Unfamiliar items you can bring to the tool master for inspection.
- Don’t be fooled by the obvious.
- Have fun.
As the king’s representative and steward, I’m in charge. You’ll receive all instructions from me.
6 Bible verses
- Philippians 4:7
- Hebrews 4:12
- Matthew 6:33
- Romans 1:16
- John 14:6
- Hebrews 11:6
Read these 6 Bible verses on your own or discuss it in a group. What does each verse mean to you?
When you’re done, come back here for the next step.
Share your answers in the comments below.