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THE WORDLED BIBLE Web Edition

A project by the 2011-2012 7th Grade Class at Abiding Savior Lutheran School (The above image is the entire NIV version of the Bible in a wordle)


THE OLD TESTAMENT

The Above image is the entire NIV version of the Old Testament in a wordle


Genesis By: McKenna

AUTHOR – Moses BACKGROUND  Moses teaches how all creatures were created.  In Genesis the Earth was made and God liked it.  Two other important sets of documents demonstrate the reflection of Mesopotamia in the first 38 chapters of Genesis. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. 2.

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Genesis 1:1- “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.” Genesis 1:27- “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 2:7- “Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” – God breathing life into Adam.


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE

The biggest words in Genesis are God, Jacob, Lord, Father, Joseph, Land, Son, and Years. I think Jacob, Joseph and Abraham are bigger because they are in God’s family tree and they go way back. In Genesis I thought that Moses would be in the wordle, but it wasn’t. I saw the word years in my wordle because there were tons of years they had to fight and go through. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ is found in the story of Abraham. When Abraham was going to sacrifice his son, God stopped him from doing this. This is where Christ can be found because you see how Abraham was going to sacrifice his son to God for a punishment and how God sent his son, Jesus to die for us to save us from going to hell and have eternal life. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? Why do you think God has put you and your family on earth? What do you have that God has given to you?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving me a family and life here on Earth. Thank you for the Bible and for letting Genesis be the first book in the bible. I hope that this book of the bible speaks to your heart and you keep on reading on. May God be with you and keep you safe. Amen!


Exodus By: Lexy

AUTHOR - Moses BACKGROUND  Exodus tells how Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt and through the wilderness to Mount Sinai.  The Israelites were told to leave bread and to mark their doors with blood of the dead sheep so that the "the spirit" will "pass over" them while killing the first born of their family. This was the first Passover.  In the book of Exodus the 10 commandments were written on Mt. Sinai. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Exodus 4:11 The LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? 2. Exodus 3:14-15 God said to Moses, "I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'


3. Exodus 2.17. The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I thought it was pretty cool how God, Moses, and Israelites came out all together because God told Moses to go and lead the Israelites out of Egypt. It’s fascinating how the wordle ties into different stories in the book of Exodus. Some of the bigger characters in those stories are Aaron, Pharaoh, Moses, Israelites. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? What Moses did symbolizes what God did for us. Christ guided us out of slavery and out of sin to save our eternal life. When Moses wrote the 10 Commandments for God, it gave laws that we have to follow. We can’t and don’t always follow those rules and for this we deserve eternal punishment. But our God is so loving and forgiving, that He sent Jesus to die in our place. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? What was God’s purpose for the Passover? Why do you think Moses come up the most in this wordle?

PRAYER Dear God, Thank you so much for this AMAZING day! Thank you for sending Moses and for guiding him to give us the 10 Commandments! Every day we try so hard to follow your rules but we know were not perfect but you love us anyway! Give us the strength and courage we need to follow your rules and live by them. In your name we pray, Amen


Leviticus By Madyson

AUTHOR – Moses BACKGROUND  Leviticus’s main purpose is to teach Israel how God shares His holiness with them and how they should live in His holiness.  The book of Leviticus was written in 1445 BC.  The theme is uncleanness; sin requires a blood sacrifice 3 MEMORY VERSES 1.

Leviticus 2:1- “When anyone brings a grain as an offering to the Lord, his offering shall be fine flour.” This means that you shall only give the best to Jesus.

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Leviticus 4:22- “When a leader sins, doing unintentionally any one of all the things that by the commandments of the Lord his God ought not to be done, and realizes his guilt.” This means that God will forgive you if you admit that you have done wrong.


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Leviticus 22:4-“These are the appointed feasts of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them.�

MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE When I look at the Wordle, some big words are offering, Lord, and unclean. Some small words are sin and without. I think the big words relate to the small words because Moses may have been communicating the message of how we need to give God and Jesus offerings because we are sinful and unclean. Also, if we are without Jesus we are more sinful than those who are with Jesus.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? I think that Christ can be found in all of the laws and the offerings in this book. The Lord as He is called mostly in this book has made many laws that need to be followed and needs to be given offerings. Leviticus shows us how we should live, but we are sinful and cannot live this way. This earns us death. But because of Jesus, we can have eternal life in Heaven.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. Are there things in your life that you need to admit to God and have you done that? 4. What are some offerings you have given back to Jesus in your life? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Leviticus and its messages. Please help us to learn that without your laws we would be lost. Thank you for always being with us. In your name we pray. Amen.


NUMBERS By: Chandler

AUTHOR - Moses BACKGROUND  Numbers is a record of counting of two different groups  It includes a warning to the children not to make the same mistakes their parents did.  It is recorded events on the Sinai Peninsula. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Numbers 24:17 “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the people of Sheth.” 2. Numbers 6:24-27 "The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And


they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.� 3. Numbers 23:19 says, "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE The words offering, Moses, Lord, one and Israelites all jump out to me. I think that a message of Numbers could be Moses trying to tell the Israelites that they should have ONE God. Also, that they should give offerings to God. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? In verse 17, Moses is talking about the coming Messiah. He is giving hope to the Israelites during a hard time. Christ gives us home during our hard times also. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How do you get hope in your life? What kinds of offerings do you give?

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving us hope through faith in Christ. Help us to give offerings with a good attitude. In your name I pray. Amen.


DEUTERONOMY By Neil

AUTHOR – Moses BACKGROUND  It told about Moses’s death.  The book is one of the history books written by Moses.  This was the last book written by Moses. MEMORY VERSES 1. Deuteronomy 18:15, ''The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto Him ye shall hearken.'' 2. Deuteronomy 6:6 “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart”. 3. Deuteronomy 7:9 – “Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with


those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations”. MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I noticed that the word “Lord” and so is the word “God.” This may have been due to the language of the translation. Some other words I noticed were go, land, and people. A main message of this book might be God telling the people of Israel to go somewhere. This meant that God’s people had to have faith in God’s plan.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Deuteronomy 18:15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him”. The prophet Moses could be talking about Jesus and how he will raise up and we should listen to him and trust in him. Moses can also be seen as a Christ-like figure, because of how he led the Israelites out of Egypt.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

Why do you think the biggest word is that big? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? What does it mean to take God’s word into your heart? Do you know what God does for you?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Deuteronomy and all its prophesies. Thank you for Moses’s life and him writing this book. Please let this book of history make an impact on people’s lives. Amen


Joshua By Stephen

AUTHOR –Joshua BACKGROUND  Joshua talks about Israel's settlement in the land of Canaan and their first couple of centuries in the land  Joshua is the sixth book of the Christian Old Testament.  The Book of Joshua picks up immediately where the Book of Deuteronomy left off. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” 2. Joshua 1:1 “After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord the Lord said to Joshua son of nun of aide.” 3. Joshua 3:5 “Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE The big words are Lord, Joshua, Land, Jordon, Israel, People, and God. I think land is talking about Israel and the word people is talking about the Israelites. God and Lord are related. The wordle talks about Israel and describes Israel. I think the people worked together because the wordle says together.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Joshua’s name is kind of like Jehovah. In the story of Rahab, she put the red rope in the window and that saved her. This is similar to God saving us through the blood of Jesus. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? What is your favorite word from Joshua? What words do you see that connect to each other?

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Joshua. I want everybody to read it for you and your son. Please keep everybody safe from the devil. Amen


Judges By: Max

AUTHOR – Samuel BACKGROUND  The title Judges comes from the leaders that came from God to lead Israel.  Each story has a cycle, part 1 the Israelites do evil in God’s eyes, then God sent a judge to help the Israelites and lead them to freedom for many years.  In this book the Israelites forget to lead a life for God and started to worship idols, God then chose to send a judge to make sure they know and worship Him and in return they will not be defeated. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Judges 2:20 So the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He said, “Because this nation has transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers and has not listened to My voice, 2. Judges 3:7 – 10 – “The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD; they forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs. The anger of the LORD burned against Israel so that he sold them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram Naharaim, to whom the Israelites were subject for eight years. But when they cried out to the LORD, he raised up for them a


deliverer, Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, who saved them. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, so that he became Israel's judge and went to war. The LORD gave CushanRishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him. 3. Judges 9:15 - "The thorn bush said to the trees, 'If you really want to anoint me king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, then let fire come out of the thorn bush and consume the cedars of Lebanon!� MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE In this Wordle, you see words like Israel, went, men, Gideon and Lord pop out. The Lord helped the Israelites to get through many challenging tasks. Most of them were completed by God sending a judge to help the Israelites and lead them in the right path.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ in judges is represented by the judges that God sends to save the Israelites from something that may defeat them, since Jesus does not actually show up many times in Judges, He is represented by Judges that are sent by god to help them overcome a certain task. Although the judges were sent by God, they still had questions and problems that they needed help with, they were still human, but sent by God to help the Israelites. Christ is our judge also. He helped us conquer our sin.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. Who are the leaders in your life, that help you like the Judges did the Israelites? 4. How does Christ lead you in your life?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father,


God, thank you for bringing us people that know what to do in hard times. Thank you for your guidance and your teachings. Thank you for your everlasting grace and for your promise of live eternally with you in heaven. Amen


RUTH By: Aarti

AUTHOR - This book doesn't specify the author’s name. Some people say that the book of Ruth is written by the prophet Samuel. BACKGROUND  This book is about 3 people: Ruth, Boaz, and Naomi  The book of Ruth took place when the judges ruled.  The book was written between 1011 and 931 BC. MEMORY VERSES 1. Ruth 1:10- And said to her, "We will go back with you to your people." 2. Ruth 1:16 - But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 3. Ruth 2:4 - Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, “The LORD be with you!” “The LORD bless you!” they answered.


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE My Wordle makes it pretty clear that the book of Ruth is about three people: Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz. Another big word was Lord. I think the word Lord was important because in this book Naomi and Ruth had struggles like losing a loved one, but they should know that the Lord was always with them. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be seen in Boaz. Boaz paid the full price for Ruth, just like Jesus paid the full price for us. We are like Ruth because we cannot do anything on our own. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? What do you think God’s purpose for Ruth was? What are some ways you can relate to Ruth?

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Ruth and its messages. Help us know that you will always be with us even when we feel sad or mad. Help us to not loss hope on you if we get struck by unfortunate things. In you name we pray, Amen.


1ST Samuel By: Meredith

AUTHOR – Samuel BACKGROUND  Samuel was a prophet, king, and priest.  Samuel’s importance as God’s representative is similar to that of Moses  Israelites desired a king to lead them into battle and for security so Samuel arranged for kingship. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. 1 Samuel 3:10- The Lord came and stood there calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel”! Then Samuel said “Speak for your servant is listening”. 2. 1 Samuel 13:14- But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people because you have not kept the Lord’s command. 3. 1 Samuel 12:14-If you fear the LORD and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the LORD your God—good! But if you do not obey the LORD, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your ancestors.


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE When I look at my wordle LORD stands out as does Samuel, went, David, men, and Saul. I think that Samuel was trying to say that the Lord went to Samuel and David to tell them to teach the word of the Lord to men and people and tell them that he is everlasting, almighty, and amazing. I also think that Samuel was trying to communicate that David would be related to Jesus and also David’s troubles with Saul. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found when he is calling to Samuel to be his servant because Jesus wants us to spread his word to others. Christ calls us to serve and worship him and to tell others about him who don’t know about him.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How has God blessed you? How have you served God?

PRAYER

Dear Jesus, Thank you for the book Samuel and all its good messages. Thank for teaching us that we can be a servant to you and pray to you whenever we need to please be with everyone who reads this, that they have a blessed life. Amen


2 Samuel By Stephen

AUTHOR – Samuel BACKGROUND  The book of 2 Samuel records the life of David as king.  The author of 1 and 2 Samuel wrote about the main events in the lives of Samuel, Saul and David.  The name of the book comes from the first important person in 1 Samuel. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. 2 Samuel 2:3 – “David also took the men who were with him, each with his family, and they settled in Hebron and its towns.” 2. 2 Samuel 1:4 "What happened?" David asked. "Tell me." "The men fled from the battle," he replied. "Many of them fell and died. And Saul and his son Jonathan are dead."


3. 2 Samuel 1:3 “The king and his men marched to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites, who lived there. The Jebusites said to David, "You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can ward you off." They thought, "David cannot get in here." MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I think the very important words are David, King, Lord, Son, and God. These words are the biggest because they are the main characters in the stories in 2 Samuel. I think the word went explains when people went to Israel. I see that there are a lot of servants because the word came up twice. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? This book tells the story of one person, David. David is Jesus’s ancestor. Jesus was born from the line of David. In this book, David also talks about his fortress and refuge. Jesus is both of these to us today. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. Do you think I could have put some other important words?How were servants treated? 4. Are you a servant of Christ? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of 2 Samuel and its messages. Thanks for everything you do for us. Please protect us and please help other people resist the Devil. Thanks you for this day and every day after that. Amen


1 and 2 Kings By Abby and Spencer

AUTHOR - Unknown BACKGROUND-It was written in 550-560 B.C., It was written prior to the Babylonian exile in 538 B.C., THe author stresses the importance of prophets. 3 MEMORY VERSES2 Kings 19:6: Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master, ‘This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard—those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 1 Kings 21:20: Ahab said to Elijah, “So you have found me, my enemy! “I have found you,” he answered, “because you have sold yourself to do evil in the eyes of the LORD. 1 Kings 22:14: But Micaiah said, “As surely as the LORD lives, I can tell him only what the LORD tells me.”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE The biggest words are King, Lord, and Israel. I think that this shows how God used the Kings of Israel to spread His Word and improve people’s faith. Another word that stands out to me is Son. I believe that God was telling of the coming of His Son. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK?

In Mark 6:30-44, Jesus feeds 5,000 people with 5 loaves of bread and two fish. There was food left over. In +2 Kings 4:40-44, Elisha feeds 100 people with 20 loaves of bread and he said that God told him that there would be left over bread. I think that this is a sign that Jesus would feed the 5,000. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

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What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? If you were God, how would you have told of the coming of Jesus? Who was your favorite King in these books? Why?

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the books of 1 and 2 Kings and the lessons that they teach us. Thank you for loving us and sending your son to be our king. Please help us to listen to you and do right. In Your Name I Pray, Amen


1st & 2nd Chronicles By: 7th Grade Class

AUTHOR - Ezra BACKGROUND

 Written for the Jews who returned to Jerusalem after 70 years in captivity  Events described in 1 Chronicles took place in Israel from the time of King Saul to captivity  2nd Chronicles serves as a reminder of God’s guidance and direction for the people who had returned from captivity 3 MEMORY VERSES

1. 1 Chron. 16:34 “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 2. 1 Chron. 16: 35 – 36 “Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.” Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the LORD.”


3. 2 Chronicles 2:1 - "Solomon gave orders to build a temple for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself."

MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE Some of the bigger words we noticed were Son, David, Father, Lord, Isarel, God, descendants, people, relatives, temple, Solomon, and firstborn. We think a message being communicated is one about the Lord is leading people to Israel. Also about how God is our Father and we are his people and together we make a family. There is also a lot about King David.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ and the theme of how we are all part of God’s family through Christ can be found throughout Chronicles. Because of what Christ did on the cross for us, we get to be in God’s family. Also, 1 Chronicles 17:11-14, talks about how Christ would be a descendant of David.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How can you ask God for help? How does family help you? How are you and God similar? Related.

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for making us part of your family. Thank you for the books of 1st and 2nd Chronicles and all its lessons and messages to us. Help us to stay in your word always. In Jesus’s name we pray. Amen.


Ezra By Madyson,Nolan,Julie

AUTHOR – Ezra BACKGROUND  The purpose of the book Ezra is to show the Judean’s how God uses the nations of the Earth for His saving purposes.  Ezra was written in about 440 B.C.  God fulfills his promises of mercy and the hand of God guides history for the sake of His people. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Ezra 3:11 – “With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever. ”And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.” 2. Ezra 7:10 - For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel”


3. Ezra 7:6 – “this Ezra came up from Babylon. He was a teacher well versed in the Law of Moses, which the LORD, the God of Israel, had given. The king had granted him everything he asked, for the hand of the LORD his God was on him MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE When we look at the Wordle, some big words are God and descendants. Some small words are guilt and law. The big words relate to the small words because it shows how we are all descendants of Adam and Eve whom God created. We break God’s law which makes us guilty and in need of forgiveness. This could have been a main message of Ezra’s in writing this book. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? "For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel." (Ezra 7:10, NIV) Ezra was a dedicated servant of the Lord, who was with the people of Israel, when they went back to Jerusalem after their Exile into Babylon. He taught them to respect God and to look forward to the coming of the Messiah, promised by God. The coming back of the people to Jerusalem, their holy city, is sort of like God’s children coming to him, their holy God. Sometimes we ‘rebel’ against God, and go away from Him. However, we go back to him later and ask for forgiveness. Also Ezra talks about a remnant. It is this remnant that Christ comes to save.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. How much time do you put forth for God? 4. When in life have you gone back to God to ask Him for forgiveness? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Ezra and its messages. Please give us the strength to stay in your faith, but if we do, give us the strength to go back to you. In your name we pray. Amen.


NEHEMIAH By: 7th Grade Class

AUTHOR - Nehemiah BACKGROUND  Some scholars think that Ezra used Nehemiah’s writings to complete the book  Written as a guide for the returning exiles  Written after Nehemiah arrived back in Jerusalem around 433 BC. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Nehemiah 4:6 – “So we rebuilt the wall until it was half its height.” 2. Nehemiah 8:10 – “Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” 3. Nehemiah 4:14 – “ . . .Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE Some bigger words we see are God, people, son, Levites, wall, Jerusalem, priest, gate, and storerooms. A message that Nehemiah may have been trying to communicate could have been about God’s love for his people. Also, we should trust in God and let him lead us. We liked how God was bigger than the Levites, symbolizing how much more important God it. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? The story about Nehemiah helping the Israelites rebuild the wall is symbolic of Christ. Jesus came and actually tore down a wall between us and God. In the same city where Nehemiah helped rebuild the wall, Christ died and rose again for us. Finally, just as Nehemiah prayed passionately on behalf of the Jewish people to God, Christ is our prayer warrior with God. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How does God point you and your family back to Christ? How has God protected you in times of trouble?

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the messages of Nehemiah. Thank you for speaking to use even today about leadership, the importance of trusting you and the good news of our Savior, your Son, Jesus. Please help us to use these lessons daily. In Jesus’s name we pray, Amen.


Esther By: Tori

AUTHOR – Unknown, but some say Mordecai, Ezra or Nehemiah BACKGROUND  God’s grace was shown in Esther through a heroine type of Jesus.  The time period was in the third year of Xerxes reign.  The feast of Purim was also held at this time. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Esther 4:14-For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? 2. Esther-2:20 “But Esther had kept secret her family background and nationality just as Mordecai had told her to do, for she continued to follow Mordecai’s instructions as she had done when


he was bringing her up.” I choose this because she kept it a secret because Mordeci didn’t want her to get hurt because she was a jew. 3. Esther2:8- “When the king’s order and edict had been proclaimed, many young women were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the king’s palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem.” I choose this because it shows how she became queen, which was the beginning of her going to see the King. MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE When I looked at the Wordle of Esther, the biggest words that jump out at me are king, queen, Mordecai, Haman, Xerses, and Jews. The wordle reminds me of verse 4:14. It says “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” I also admire Esther’s courage to go in front of the king not summoned because you could die if you did that. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found in Esther’s courage in how she came to the king not summoned. It shows her saving her people just as in God died on the cross for us. Jesus obeyed God’s orders to go on the cross. Esther went with her gut feeling to save her people. They both sacrificed their lives. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

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What words stand out to you? What words surprised you in this wordle? What courageous thing have you done lately? What is something that you could do that is courageous that could help others?


PRAYER

Dear Lord, Thank you for Esther’s courage. Please be with us and help us do something courageous for others. Even if it is out of our comfort zone, like Send Me (mission work), to help us realize that it helps others and makes us feel good. Help us follow instructions to the best of our abilities. In Jesus’s Name, AMEN!


Job By: Meredith

AUTHOR –IS unkown. BACKGROUND  Job’s wealth was in his cattle, he was the greatest man among all the people of the East.  He acted like a priest for his family, but he feared God  Job had seven sons, and three daughters. He aslo owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred donkeys. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Job 4:9-11 At the breath of God they are destroyed; at the blast of his anger they perish. The lion may roar and growl yet the teeth of the great lions are broken. The lion perishes for lack of prey and the cubs of the lioness are scattered. 2. Job 1:7,8 The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it." Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on


earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil." 3. Job 19:25 I know that my redeemer lives and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE When I look at the wordle of course God stands out and so does darkness, wicked, almighty, and Job. I think Job was trying to tell us that the almighty God conquered the wicked and leads us out of darkness. To save us from are sins and that God uses suffering to test and teach us.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? I think that Christ is found in chapter 42 when Job says “I know that you can do all things no plans of yours can be thwarted you ask me, Who is this obscures my counsel without knowledge? Surley I spoke of things I did not understand things too wonderful to know.” I think he is found in this because Christ is Amighty and powerful. Job understood that everything God did was because he loves us and that he is trying to teach us what Jesus went through. Also in Job 19:25, Job mentions the Redeemer and this is talking about Christ.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 3. What words stand out to you? 4. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 5. Do you put your trust in God and know that he will take care of you? How? 6. How has God blessed you? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Job and for it’s messages. Thank you for everything in our lives and please be with the people who read this and let them know that you love them and will always be with them!

AMEN!


Psalms By: Loralyn

AUTHOR - David, Solomon, Moses, Asaph, Heman, and the sons of Korah. BACKGROUND  The book of Psalms is the longest book in the Bible.  Psalms are used in both Jewish and Christian worship.  The book of Psalms is sometimes called The Bible within The Bible 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Psalm 2:3- “But you Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” 2. Psalm 12:6- “And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.” 3. Psalm 12:7- “You Lord, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked.”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I find it interesting that some of larger words are God, earth, people, and love. This shows me that Psalms is about us and loving each other. Some other words that jumped out to me were forever, heart and praise. I think this communicates that God will always be with us, He loves us and we should return praise to him. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found in prasing God and the love that is expressed in Psalms. Also there are many prophecies about Christ in Psalms. Psalm 72:10 (“May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring tribute to him. May the kings of Sheba and Seba present him gifts.�) is a prophecy about the wisemen visting Jesus and bringing him gifts. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What do you find interesting that stands out? Why is it interesting? What words do you relate to in this Wordle? Do you praise God as much or as often as you want to? If not, how could you praise him more in your life?

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving us The Bible, help us to follow your ways and live like a true Christian. Help us to return praise to you in all we do! Thank you for the book of Pslams and all its messages and ways to praise you. Amen.


Proverbs By: Abby

AUTHOR – Solomon BACKGROUND  Proverbs was written to make men wiser.  This book was written in B.C. times.  Proverbs is not a prophecy. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Proverbs 3:5-“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” 2. Proverbs 14:16- “The wise fear the LORD and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.” 3. Proverbs 11:14- “Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I was surprised that it talks so much about the difference between the righteous, the rich, and the wicked. I was expecting that it would talk more about God’s love for us. I think that it is trying to teach people that riches and money do not matter. Your faith in God is what matters. I think the wordle shows that Proverbs is more about what we can do for God and how we can strengthen our relationship with Him.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found in Proverbs 24:21, “Fear the LORD and the king, my son, and do not join with rebellious officials.” It talks about how you need to fear the LORD. We should fear (honor or respect) the Lord because we are born sinful and enemies of God. HOWEVER, Jesus made it OK for us to talk to and have a relationship with God. Hmm, I also wonder who the KING is in Proverbs 24:21. (Hint Hint. Nudge Nudge. Wink Wink.) QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this Wordle? What do you think is more important, faith or money? Why? What lesson do you think this Wordle teaches?

PRAYER Dear God, Please help me to put faith first in my life. Thank you for all that you have given me, even though riches do not matter. Thank you for my faith and please help me to grow stronger in you every day. In your name I pray, Amen.


Ecclesiastes By: Spencer

AUTHOR King Solomon BACKGROUND  The purpose of writing this passage was to show how sad and how far some people’s lives are away from God.  King Solomon also warns us that happy and awesome lives will end in disaster if focused on different things instead of God, such as gold, money, and silver. King Solomon calls us to a good life with God.  There was no date on the time it was written. The theme of this book is the meaningless of man’s effort on earth apart from God. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Ecclesiastes 1:9 “what has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” 2. Ecclesiastes 1:2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” 3. Ecclesiastes 12:14 “For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLESome of the words that jump out to me are time, heart, meaningless, wise, and chasing. I think God is trying to tell us that the Bible is not just a book, it is The Book. We need to recognize that this was his command for us to follow him. It will take time to make a disciple of all nations. But, we have to believe in the one true God, The Three in One. I think another message is that God wants us to use our time wisely. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? There are no direct messianic prophecies in Ecclesiastes. However, in chapter 12 verse 10, the “words of truth” could be talking about Jesus. Also in chapter 12, verse 11: “these words” are given by one Shepherd. Jesus called himself the word in John 1. Jesus is also called our shepherd and we are his sheep. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How does this help with your faith life? What are the words of truth in your life?

PRAYER Dear God, Thank you for writing the book of Ecclesiastes. Lord help us to realize that your book is not meaningless, but that it has a lot of promises to learn. Thank you for teaching us your word. In your name we pray, Amen.


Song of Solomon By Kate

AUTHOR - Solomon BACKGROUND  Song of Solomon is a love song.  Although Solomon knew 1,005 songs (1 Kings 4:32), Song of Solomon is considered the greatest.  There are three main speakers in the book- The bride (a Shulamite girl) The king (Solomon) A chorus (daughters of Jerusalem) 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Song of Solomon 1:2: “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine.” 2. Song of Solomon 2:16: “My lover is mine, and I am his.” 3. Song of Solomon 8:6: Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy


unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE Some of the words that jump out to me are: beautiful, love, young fruit, friends and beloved. I can see how verse 1:2 relates to the wordle by talking about how others are more loved than wine, a delicious thing. I think that we can relate to that by we’re more loved by Jesus than any other thing. I also think that beloved jumped out the most, because it’s a love song. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Verse 3:6 talks about Jesus coming out of the wilderness to save us; he was perfumed with myrrh and frankincense. That is a direct reference to the Christmas story when the wise men went to see Jesus and brought gifts of myrrh and frankincense. Verse 5:16 talks about Jesus and how man is a reflection of Jesus is the lover and ultimate friend. Jesus may not be our only friend but will never lead us onto the wrong path. Verse 1:5 talks about how dark we are without Jesus. We need Jesus to lead our paths straight to him. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How has God come to you lately? What are some of the same things that you and God have in common? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Song of Solomon. Thank you for being my ultimate friend. Thank you for being born and saving us from sin, death, and the power of the devil. Please help us to come out of the darkness into your life. In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen


Isaiah By: Julie

AUTHOR – Isaiah BACKGROUND  Isaiah is a book that describes how God judges us and how he will save us.  It’s about how God is telling us how His word endures forever and last long.  Isaiah is the longest and most important of the prophetic books MEMORY VERSES 1. Isaiah 45:22-“Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other” 2. Isaiah 61:1 – “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives.” 3. Isaiah 55: 11-12 – 11 – “so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. “


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE The book of Isaiah talks about how Jesus is coming into the world. I saw words like come, coming, hosts, Israel, behold, king, become, young, and place. This makes me think how even if it was in the Old or New Testament and no matter what chapter or verse, the main message is that Jesus is coming to save us from sin and how he will come again. Isaiah always talks and points us to Jesus coming to save us from sins. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? I can find Christ in this book because they talk about the lord savior coming to the world through a virgin, they also say his name, Emmanuel. (Isaiah 7:14) Isaiah talks about how Jesus is coming to save us from our sin and how Mary is the mother even though she is a virgin and not yet married. He also talks about what Jesus Christ’s name will be there is a lot of names for him like, wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. They also talk about how Jesus Christ when he comes into this world he will be the King of all people and every living thing. No matter what it is He is in charge. (Isaiah 9:6) It may be short but it means so much. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How has God put the good in your life? How does God protect you?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for keeping us this day and this night. Thank you for all the good in life that you have gave me. Thank you for all the bad in life, witch makes me stronger a Christian and it strengthens my faith. Thank you for everything you have ever done for me to get me to this place where I am today. Keep me, my family, friends, and enemies. Amen


JEREMIAH By: Nolan

AUTHOR –Baruch (Jeremiah’s scribe. He wrote down everything Jeremiah said.) BACKGROUND  Jeremiah began prophesying in Judah halfway through the reign of Josiah (609-598 B.C.).  He was frequently being imprisoned with only brief times of freedom directly after King Josiah died.  He fled to Egypt from the Babylonians and died there. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Jeremiah 1:5 - “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” 2. Jeremiah 33:11 – “The sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank


offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, or the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the LORD.” 3. Jeremiah 22:6-7: “For this is what the LORD says about the palace of the king of Judah: “Though you are like Gilead to me, like the summit of Lebanon, I will surely make you like a wasteland, like towns not inhabited. I will send destroyers against you, each man with his weapons, and they will cut up your fine cedar beams and throw them into the fire.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE When I look at the Wordle I immediately see that LORD is the largest word and is separated from all the rest. For me it signifies that God is higher than everything and everyone else, and has all the power in the world. Next I see Jeremiah, Declares, King, Babylon, Judah, and Jerusalem. I think this means that Jeremiah had declared something about the king of Babylon and the city of Jerusalem with the tribe of Judah. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? God speaks through Jeremiah, His servant. Jeremiah 23:5-6 is a direct prophecy to Christ. It mentions how the savior will come from the line of David. Also, in 23:6-8 there is more reference to Christ’s story. “In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior. So then, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when people will no longer say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ but they will say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.’ Then they will live in their own land.” This is talking about when Jesus came to save us from our sins.


QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How does God work in your life? What blessings has God given you?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Jeremiah, and the lessons that come along with it. Please help us to feel your presence throughout our lives and help us to live our lives out for you. In your name we pray, Amen.


LAMENTATIONS By: Mrs. Montgomery

AUTHOR The Prophet Jeremiah BACKGROUND  This book is a reminder to us to cling to God’s character, especially in difficult times of life. The book is written in poetic form. It contains five laments (chapters), each containing 22 verses with the exception of chapter three, which contains 66 verses, three times 22, reflecting the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet.  Lamentations was written after the destruction of the city of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.. The city of Jerusalem was called “Daughter of Zion” to describe both the human characteristics of its inhabitants and the location of the city on God’s holy hill. By the time of Jerusalem’s destruction, wicked inhabitants outnumbered the godly.  In the midst of the lamenting, Jeremiah recalls the hope we have in the Lord. He finds comfort in a time of despair. He also points out our need for repentance, not just confession.


3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Lamentations 3:21-24 “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” 2. Lamentations 3:31-33 – “For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men.” 3. Lamentations 5:19 “But you, O LORD, reign forever; your throne endures to all generations.” REFLECTIONS OF THE WORDLE As I study the Wordle of Lamentations, the most obvious word is LORD. After reading through the chapter, it is a great reminder of that no matter what I’m going through, I should call on the name of the Lord. “Daughter” and “Zion” also stand out. Jeremiah names what he’s mourning —the beautiful city of Jerusalem. “Hands” and “people” are also prominent words. By the hands of the people of Babylonia, Jerusalem was destroyed, but it was also in the hands of God—His will for this city. The hands of His people would later rebuild—therein lies the message of hope.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Lamentations 3:58, “You have taken up my cause, O Lord; you have redeemed my life.” What a perfect parallel to Christ’s journey to the cross. He took up our cause. Because of His sacrifice, we are redeemed! What a powerful gospel message, embedded in between verses of complaining, doom, gloom. When all seems dark and lonely, remember whose you are, and what He has done for you.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle?


3. Are there times in your life when you are complaining and cannot see God’s message of hope for your life? 4. What areas of your life need rebuilding? PRAYER Gracious God, Oh, how we can sometimes identify with Jeremiah’s lamenting. When it seems the world is crashing down around us, help us reflect on ourselves, on our actions and inactions, and help us to truly repent for our sins. Then help us reflect on you—on your goodness, grace, and mercy. You have a plan for our lives; help us trust in that plan. Thank you for your steadfast love, even among our sufferings on this earth. Amen


Ezekiel By: Kate, Alec & Chandler

AUTHOR - Ezekiel BACKGROUND  The Jews are worried that they could lose their National/spiritual distinctions.  They are wondering if God can restore them.  Ezekiel’s audience was the Jewish exiles in Babylon. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Ezekiel 3:20 – “Again, if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits injustice, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die. Because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, and his righteous deeds that he has done shall not be remembered, but his blood I will require at your hand.”


2. Ezekiel 30:13 - “Thus says the Lord God: “I will destroy the idols and put an end to the images in Memphis; there shall no longer be a prince from the land of Egypt; so I will put fear in the land of Egypt.” 3. Ezekiel 18:4 - “Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I see how God is showing and leading the people to Him. There is only one way which is God. Two big words that stand out to me, which might not stand out to others, are Lord and man. Lord is definitely a bigger word than man. I think that means that He is trying to lead us and that He is more powerful than all. Things that catch my eye in the Wordle are lord, man and some other words I think it shows what Jesus did for the world and the people in it and how Jesus did all of those things for us. I think the lord is trying to teach us that he is always with us in our house, land, and within us. Even in the times when Israel was at war with nations. He is there to guide us to victory. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found in Ezekiel 30:13, when he was saying that He would put an end to all idols and be the Lord of everyone. God is the ruler of everyone and He performed miracles to show it. God will show us his love through faith our prayers and when we go to church. In Ezekiel 36: 25-27 it tells us that Jesus will give us his Holy Spirit, and he will give us a new heart through forgiveness cleanse us from all unrighteousness. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this Wordle?


3. Even though God is in power and guiding you, how are you and God similar? 4. How do you show your love to God? PRAYER

Dear God, Thank you for giving us the book of Ezekiel to help us fight temptations that might occur in our everyday lives. Please forgive us of all our sins and keep everyone safe. Help guide us to victory even in times of doubt. Amen

Daniel By: Jennifer

AUTHOR – Daniel BACKGROUND


 Date: 605-536BC.  A place in the book: Judah.  Purpose- to comfort the people of God. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Daniel 2:44-45- “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces. “The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy.” 2. Daniel 4:37- “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.” 3. Daniel 7:27- “Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE Some of the big words are Daniel, king, kingdom, God, people, Nebuchadnezzar. I think Daniel’s message may have been about Nebuchadnezzar as the king and Daniel helps him interpret his dream. More words are fire, high, heaven, north, south, came, and lions. Lions and fire tell the story of the lion’s den. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? There are no bible verses in Daniel that directly reference Christ. Jesus Christ spoke about the book of Daniel in Matthew 24:15-16: "So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place, then let those who are in Judea flee to


the mountains." Also, some people think that Jesus was the fourth man in the fiery furnace, although there is no proof of this being true. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. What do you do when you are discomforted? 4. Do you always trust in God, even when you are depressed? PRAYER Dear Lord, Please help us to be comforted in the times when we doubt. We need your comfort and love to survive. Thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ on the earth to save me from my sins. Thank you for letting us be on this earth and thank you for the Book of Daniel to comfort us. In Your Heavenly Name I pray. Amen.


Haggai BY: McKenna, Austin and Carter

AUTHOR – Haggai the Prophet BACKGROUND  This book was written is 520 B.C. Haggai is second only to Obadiah in brevity among the books of the Old Testament.  The prophets Haggai and Zechariah were contemporaries and therefore shared a common historical setting—Jerusalem.  The meaning of Haggai is “Festival”. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Haggai 1:4; "Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?" 2. Haggai 1:5-6, "Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never


have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.'" 3. Haggai 2:9; "'The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,' says the LORD Almighty. 'And in this place I will grant peace,' declares the LORD Almighty." MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE The biggest words in Haggai are Lord and Almighty. Other big words that surround it are month, days, declares, people, and Haggai. I think Haggai is saying that the Almighty Lord is declaring that this day, month, and year are to be to God’s glory. I also think he is saying that the High Priests, Governors, and all people will come together to see the son of God. This could be a hidden message that is foretelling the coming of Christ. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found in some foreshadowing Haggai does. One of them is in Haggai 2:6-9-This is what the LORD Almighty says: “In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. 7 I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,” says the LORD Almighty. 8 “The silver is mine and the gold is mine,” declares the LORD Almighty. 9 “The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,” says the LORD Almighty. “And in this place I will grant peace,” declares the LORD Almighty.” This means that Christ will rebuild the temple in heaven and send all of his children there. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? Why do you think Haggai is a big word in the wordle? How can Christians?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father,


Thank you for the book of Haggai and its messages. Thank you for letting it be in the bible to share the word. Thank you to Haggai who wrote this part in the bible. May you read on and have a great day as the lord declares. Amen!


Joel By: Jennifer, Meredith, and tephen

AUTHOR - Joel, the prophet. HISTORY  A place in the book is Jerusalem.  The purpose for the book is to call for fasting and repentance before the day of the Lord.  The book was written after the reign of Jehoshaphat. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Joel 2:1-2 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was in ancient times nor ever will be in ages to come. 2. Joel 2: 12-13 “Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for


he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. 3. Joel 2: 28-29 “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. REFLECTION OF THE WORDLE The biggest word is Lord. Other words that stand out are God, people, land, like, and great. This might mean that Joel talks a lot about the Lord, His people, and the land that we have. Some small words are done, locusts, army, dried, grain, and blood. This could be talking about the 10 plagues and maybe trying to reteach the lessons of them. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THIS BOOK? There are no verses directly to Christ. But the advent of Christ is foreshadowed, and if we put our faith in Christ for atonement of our sins, we have nothing to fear of on Judgment Day.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. How do you put joy in others when they are sad? 4. How do people make you happy when you are sad? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for everything you have given us. Thank you for sending Your Son Jesus Christ on the cross to save us from our sins. Thank you for the book of Joel to help us when we are unconfident or sad. Please help us to grow in Your Word and to trust in You to help us through problems. In Your name we pray. Amen.


AMOS By: Pastor David McBurney

AUTHOR – Amos, the Shepherd and Prophet BACKGROUND  The book of Amos is not written chronologically (Isaiah and John are other books in the Bible that are not arranged by order of time.)  Amos’ warning went to people who were very prosperous and openly committed idolatry and other sins.  Amos was warning them that God would punish them for turning from Him; but Amos also encouraged them to turn to God, who would relent. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Amos 4:13 – “For behold, he who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought, who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth-- the LORD, the God of hosts, is his name!”


2. Amos 5:23-24 – “Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen. 24 But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. 3. Amos 9:14-15 – “I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. 15 I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them," says the LORD your God.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE Two themes stand out upon examination of this wordle. The first theme is the awesomeness of the God of the people Amos is addressing. This LORD that is speaking through Amos is a God who is SOVEREIGN. He is eternal, unchangeable, ALMIGHTY and ever present. The second theme is that the Lord is personal. He is not some detached God, but He is a God that cares for PEOPLE. Throughout Amos we see very specific people that this God cares about, including ISRAEL, BETHEL, JACOB, MOAB, JOSEPH and AMOS. Even though they often turn from God through SIN, this loving God RELENTS. WHERE IS CHRIST FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ is found in Amos through the promised restoration of the Lord’s people in 9:14-15. This promised restoration was fulfilled through Jesus when he willingly went to the cross and took all of our punishment upon Himself. Just as God relented from giving Amos’ audience what they deserved, He has relented from punishing us for our sinfulness by being merciful to us. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words surprised you in this wordle? How is God a personal God to you? Are there any situations in your own life where you need to relent?

PRAYER Sovereign Lord, We praise you for being our almighty and personal God. We thank you for relenting from what we deserve and


blessing us with a Savior. Help us to confess Jesus as Lord with our lips and follow you with our lives. In the name of Jesus, Amen.


Obadiah By: Carter

AUTHOR – The Prophet Obadiah BACKGROUND  It is written around the date 587-553 BC  Obadiah is called the “minorest” of the minor prophets  Its purpose is to decry how harsh the Edom’s are to the Israelites. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Obadiah 1:2 2 “See, I will make you small among the nations; you will be utterly despised.” 2. Obadiah 15-17 “The day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.16 Just as you drank on my holy hill, so all the nations will drink continually; they will drink and drink and be as if


they had never been. 17 But on Mount Zion will be deliverance; it will be holy,” 3. Obadiah 21 “Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion to govern the mountains of Esau. And the kingdom will be the LORD’s.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE The two biggest words are “day” and “Lord”. Obadiah is probably talking about how the Lord will come someday. He might be talking about how God will destroy Edom, because of the big word, disaster. He is saying that God still loves his people and he will take care of them. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ is only talked about in the Father form. Obadiah talks about God will destroy the people of Edom. Obadiah’s talk of a new order in which Christ’s people prosper is like Christ’s return on the Judgment Day. In verse 21, it shows that Christ will be coming back for his people. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How do you think we should help people that are persecuted? We need to always be ready for Jesus second coming. How do you prepare for his coming?

PRAYER Dear God, Thank for sending Obadiah, to tell us the good news of a time with no persecution. Thank you for giving him the strength to write this book. Help us to help others to that are persecuted. Please help us prepare us for your second coming. Amen


Jonah By- Megan

AUTHOR - Jonah BACKGROUND  Jonah most likely served the Lord during reign of the Assyrian king Adad-Nirari III.  There was conflict between Assyria and the Northern Kingdom before Jonah’s day. King Ahab had joined into an alliance with twelve kings to oppose Assyria.  If Jonah served during Assurdan, then three striking events might have “softened” the people up for Jonah’s message: 765 BC, a plague in Nineveh; June 15, 763, a total eclipse of the sun; and in 759, another plague hit the city. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Jonah 2:1-2 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God. He said “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.


2. Jonah 2:17- But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed, I will make good. I will say, “Salvation comes from the Lord.” 3. Jonah 2:6- To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit. MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE

I made my wordle look like a fish. Some words that jump out to me are angry, fish, and Ninevah. I think that this book is a lesson in compassion and patience. Jonah had to be patient while he was in the belly of a whale, and God gave him a second chance to tell Nineveh to stop the wrong that they were doing. WHERE CAN JESUS BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? God saves Jonah many times in this book. Jonah is very grateful to Him and praises Him constantly. But at the end, Jonah is angry because God shows compassion to Nineveh, and he forgets all the good things God has done for him, like we all do sometimes. This reminds me of what Jesus did for us because while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. What are some of the good things God has done for you recently? 4. How can you try to remember the good He has done? PRAYER Dear God, Thank you for the book of Jonah and its lessons in compassion. Please help me to show compassion to others, even when I think they don’t deserve it. Help me to show Your great love to everyone. Amen.


MICAH By Josh

AUTHOR – Micah, who was a minor prophet. BACKGROUND  Micah and Isaiah share similar stories and information, but Isaiah had more of a political point-of-view  Micah predicts the fall of Samaria  Micah’s message alternates between oracles of doom and oracles of hope 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” 2. Micah 2:12 - “I will surely gather all of you, Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel. I will bring them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock in its pasture; the place will throng with people.”


3. Micah 7:7- “But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior: my God will hear me.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE

Like most of the other pictures Lord is the biggest word. I think this is very important because He should be the biggest thing in our lives. I think it is very cool that Lord is much larger than evil, darkness, and sins. In the Wordle you can see that people isn’t as big as Lord. I think that is the main purpose of the Book of Micah is to remind us that God should be the most important thing to us. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2 This is a prophecy of Jesus’ arrival. It is saying that out of the tribe of Judah a descendant will come and save the world from sin and the devil. That descendant is Jesus QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this Wordle? 3. Is God the greatest in your life right now? 4. If not, how can you make Him the greatest thing in your life? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Micah and its messages. Please help us recognize Your greatness and Your supreme power. Help us give thanks for your everlasting forgiveness and righteousness. Amen


Nahum By: Loralyn, Josh and Seth

AUTHOR – Nahum BACKGROUND  The only thing known about Nahum is that his hometown was Elkosh  The Assyrians were brutally cruel  About 700 B.C. King Sennacherib made Nineveh the capital Assyrian empire. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Nahum 1:7 – “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him”


2. Nahum 2:2 – “The LORD will restore the splendor of Jacob like the splendor of Israel, though destroyers have laid them waste and have ruined their vines” 3. Nahum 1:12 – “This is what the LORD says: “Although they have allies and are numerous, they will be destroyed and pass away. Although I have afflicted you, Judah, I will afflict you no more.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE Nineveh and Lord are really big because in Nahum they speak of how God’s grace is turned into leadership through Nahum. We think that the main purpose of this book is to teach us that we can do anything with the power of God. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found in the way He is helping the people and explaining what His Father is going to do. We also think that Nahum is a foreshadowing of Jesus because they are both leaders (Nahum in Military leadership and Jesus in spiritual leadership). QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? Are you being a leader for people in your life? Did the wordle help you to reflect on anything you have done previously? PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for being our refuge and stronghold. Thank you for sending your only Son to die on the cross for our sins. You are our awesome leader Lord. Help us follow you in all our days. Amen.


Habakkuk By: Tori, Lexi, and Neil

AUTHOR – Habakkuk BACKGROUND  One who embraces or cleans  A profit the comforts  Some background is that Habakkuk has no prophecies. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Habakkuk 2:19- “Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’ Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’ Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it.” We choose this because we are the wood and he calls us to come to life, we can’t give guidance only God can. 2. Habakkuk 1:13–“Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than them?” We chose this because we may think we are not seeing the evil but we are, God is there to help us realize our sins.


3. Habakkuk 3:18-19- “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The sovereign Lord is my strength he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to tread on the heights.�

MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I love how Lord, People, Nations, and Earth came in all together as some of the biggest. If I rearrange those words I could make, the Lord loves his people from all nations on the earth. Habakkuk may also have been sending the message to the people that they would be terrible things happen to them if they do not follow the Lord.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found in verse 2:2 when they were talking about the 10 commandments. They were pointing back to when Moses was on the mountain writing the Ten Commandments. These 10 Commandments gave us laws to live by in our everyday life. They also point out our need for a Savior. It also says in 1:12 That we will not die and that points us towards Jesus dying on the cross to save our sins.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 5. 6. 7. 8.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How has God shown his love to you recently? How has your faith changed your life, since you believed?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for sending your book The Bible to us so we know right from wrong. We might not always follow those laws but as long as we try and remember your word we know were holy in your eyes. You love us so much and we might not realize it but you know in our hearts we love you too. Amen!


Haggai BY: McKenna, Austin and Carter

AUTHOR – Haggai the Prophet BACKGROUND  This book was written is 520 B.C. Haggai is second only to Obadiah in brevity among the books of the Old Testament.  The prophets Haggai and Zechariah were contemporaries and therefore shared a common historical setting—Jerusalem.  The meaning of Haggai is “Festival”. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Haggai 1:4; "Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?" 2. Haggai 1:5-6, "Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.'"


3. Haggai 2:9; "'The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,' says the LORD Almighty. 'And in this place I will grant peace,' declares the LORD Almighty." MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE The biggest words in Haggai are Lord and Almighty. Other big words that surround it are month, days, declares, people, and Haggai. I think Haggai is saying that the Almighty Lord is declaring that this day, month, and year are to be to God’s glory. I also think he is saying that the High Priests, Governors, and all people will come together to see the son of God. This could be a hidden message that is foretelling the coming of Christ. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found in some foreshadowing Haggai does. One of them is in Haggai 2:6-9-This is what the LORD Almighty says: “In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. 7 I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,” says the LORD Almighty. 8 “The silver is mine and the gold is mine,” declares the LORD Almighty. 9 “The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,” says the LORD Almighty. “And in this place I will grant peace,” declares the LORD Almighty.” This means that Christ will rebuild the temple in heaven and send all of his children there. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? Why do you think Haggai is a big word in the wordle? How can Christians?


PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Haggai and its messages. Thank you for letting it be in the bible to share the word. Thank you to Haggai who wrote this part in the bible. May you read on and have a great day as the lord declares. Amen!


Zechariah By: Mr. Akerson

AUTHOR – Zechariah BACKGROUND  The main purpose is show that God is at work and plans to live again with his people.  There are many Messaianic Prophecies in the book  There are many references to Zechariah in Revelation 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Zechariah 8:16 “These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts;” 2. Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 3. Zechariah 12:10 - 10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced,


and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE When I look at the Wordle obviously LORD stands out. Other words are almighty, Jerusalem, Judah and people. I think these are all related. I think a main message Zechariah is trying to communicate is to the people of Judah and that message is that the Lord is one and only, the almighty, the most powerful. The fact that day shows up larger than other words tells me that Zechariah may have been warning the people to be mindful of the day of the Lord and that we never truly know when that day is coming. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? One aspect of Christ’s life is specifically mentioned in Zechariah. In chapter 9 verse 9 it says, “Reoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” The king in this verse is obviously Jesus Christ and the verse is specially referencing Palm Sunday, when Christ entered Jerusalem on a donkey. Another way Zechariah points us to Christ is in chapter 12 verse 10. 10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. The grace spoken of here I think is talking about Christ. It mentions how they will weep for him who they have pierced. I see this as a reference to when Christ was on the Cross and they pierced his side. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How has God poured out His grace in your life? What are ways you could pass on that grace to others?


PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Zechariah and its messages. Help us to always be looking for Christ in our lives. Help us to speak the truth to one another in love. You are most powerful and almighty, but also so loving. Amen


MALACHI By: Alec

AUTHOR – Malachi BACKGROUND 1.

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Spurred on by the prophetic activity of Haggai and Zechariah the returned exiles under the leadership of their governor Zerubbabel finished the temple in 516 B.C. In 458 the community was strengthened by the coming of Ezra the priest and several thousand more Jews. King Artaxerxes of Persia encouraged Ezra to develop the temple worship and to make sure the law of Moses was being obeyed.

3 MEMORY VERSES

1. Malachi 3:10 - Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be found in house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty 2. Malachi 3:6 - “I the Lord do not change. So, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.”


3. Malachi 3:1 - “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty. MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE When I look at this wordle I see the words Lord, Almighty, covenant, and Israel. In my opinion Malachi’s message is centered on the covenant made between Israel and our Lord. This wordle is also referring, I think, to the relationship between the tribe of Israel and the Lord Almighty. I think it is also trying to communicate that our Lord is Almighty. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? In Malachi 3:6 it says “but who can endure the day of his coming… and who can stand when he appears? For he is like the refiner’s fire and like the fullers’ lye.” I think this is referring to the power that Jesus has over men when he comes. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 1. What kind of proof did the Israelites have of God’s almighty power? What proof do you have? 2. Can you see your covenant with your Savior Jesus? How? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Malachi and its contents. Help us to see the covenant with you today and not ignore it. Like the Israelites, help us to honor You and what You commands for our lives. Amen.


THE NEW TESTAMENT

The above image is the entire NIV version of the New Testament in a wordle


MATTHEW By Neil

AUTHOR - Matthew BACKGROUND  Matthew was first written in Hebrew.  The Book of Matthew is about Jesus’s life, ministry, death, and resurrection.  Matthew was a disciple of Jesus who was a tax collector before Jesus called him. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Matthew 5:17: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” 2. Matthew 5:43-44: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” 3. Matthew 22:37-40: "Jesus replied, '"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself." All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two.”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE Jesus is the biggest word because the book is about Him. The word “Disciples” is the second biggest word because it tells about them too. Other bigger words were tell, one, came, man and God. I think these were bigger because Matthew may have been trying to communicate a message about Jesus’ teachings, how He came to Earth as a man but He was also God.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ is found almost everywhere in this book. The book of Matthew is literally the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. (As well as everything in between) Matthew mostly focused on Jesus’s ministry and preaching. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

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What words stand out to you? What words surprise you? How do you tell people about Jesus? How do you think Matthew’s former tax collecting ways affected his point of view of Jesus? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Matthew and the other Gospels to tell us about Your Son Jesus Christ, so that we may believe in Him and be saved. Help us to never take for granted the lessons that your gospels teach. In Jesus’s name we pray. Amen.


Mark By: Lexy

AUTHOR - Mark BACKGROUND  Mark’s gospel vocabulary embraces 1330 distinct words, 60 of them are proper names  In the book of Mark it often explains Jewish customs and translates Aramaic words  Another major emphasis of Mark is the death of Jesus 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Mark 9:29: And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.” 2. Mark 11:24: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours 3. Mark 12:30: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE It’s cool how Jesus came up the most. Some other bigger words were one, God, came, asked, disciples and people. I like how you can make a sentence (sort of) out of these words. “God asked Jesus to come as one man for people and his disciples.” WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found all throughout the book. One specific place is when he is guiding John to baptize Jesus. John does not think he is worthy enough to baptize the Lord. This is just like us not being worthy of forgiveness, but Jesus still forgives us.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How is baptizing important to you? How might being baptized when someone is older, be difficult?

PRAYER Dear Lord, Thank you for leading us towards your family by the power of baptism. Please help guide the people who haven’t been baptized yet to know that you’re NEVER too old to be baptized! Help us to remember that you are the WORD of life and you will always be right there watching us. Thank you! In your name we pray! Amen


Luke By: McKenna

AUTHOR – Luke BACKGROUND  Luke had an outstanding command of the Greek language.  The place it is mostly written is Rome, though Achaia, Ephesus and Caesarea have also been suggested.  The main theme of the Gospel is the nature of Jesus’ Messiahship and mission, a key verse is Luke 19:10. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Luke 2:1-7-“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 and everyone went to their own town to register.4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him


in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” 2. Luke 19:10-“For the son of the Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” 3. Luke 24:2- “And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,” Jesus was not in the tomb nor was his body.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I would say Jesus is the biggest word because in Luke it contains Jesus’s life and death. Another word that jumped out to me was God and man. They say Jesus is man and God. Came and went were also bigger words. This may communicate the message of how Christ came to earth for us, but still went back to heaven. This again showed how he was both God and man. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Luke 2:1-7 “Jesus was born in this book of the bible. Mary wrapped him in blankets and laid him down in a manger.” Jesus also died in Luke on the cross. Luke is the story of Jesus’s birth, death and resurrection. All of these stories show how much God loves us, because Jesus did that for us!

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. Do you see how Jesus is the biggest word in the world, why do you think this? 4. How did Jesus show he was both true God and true man? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving us the book of Luke. Thank you for showing us the life of Jesus. Thank you for the peace and love of Jesus in Luke. Thank you for Luke and letting him write a gospel. Amen!


JOHN By: Alec

AUTHOR – John BACKGROUND  John’s purpose was to write a forth version of the Christian message that would appeal to Greek thinkers.  John’s other purpose was to build up believers and win new believers.  Some people say that the book of John was written to combat some form of heresy. Others think it was to oppose the continuing followers of John the Baptist. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world he gave his one and only son. So that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” 2. John 2:5 – “His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 3. John 8:58 – “Jesus said them, “Truly, truly I say to all of you, before Abraham was, I am.”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE When I look at the Wordle I see Jesus, Disciples, Father, and One. This means to me in my opinion that John’s message is that Jesus is God the Father. Also, that the disciples are part of the story too, because they were the first to receive the Holy Spirit. The disciples also helped Jesus proclaim the gospel after he ascended. Another message could be that John wants us to know that Jesus is the one and that he is God’s son, for the world.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THIS BOOK? Obviously Christ is everywhere in this book specifically in his birth, death, and resurrection. But John also talks about miracles/healings that Jesus did. Jesus did these because he wanted people to believe in him and come to him because believe and come are “big” words in this wordle. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? Why would God send his only son for US? How do we receive the Holy Spirit today?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for the book of John and its contents. But I also thank the disciples for giving us this book and completing their Holy mission of spreading the Gospel with the help of the Holy Spirit. And thank you for your son and his death for us and his miracles. Amen.


Acts By: Abby

AUTHOR - Luke BACKGROUND  This book revolves around Peter and Paul.  It was written in between 63-70A.D.  Luke relates the beginnings and expansion of the early Christian church. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Acts 2:21- “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 2. Acts11:16- “Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 3. Acts 15:16- “‘After this I will return and rebuild David’s fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it,”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I did not think that the disciples’ names would be bigger than Jesus’s name. I guess that this book focuses more on what the disciples did. The main characters seem to be Paul, Barnabas, Peter and Jesus. The disciples went many places to tell many people about God and Jesus. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ is in the first part of Acts and his ascension can be found in Acts 1. Even though he is gone from the earth, Paul tries throughout the rest of Acts, to communicate that Jesus is still working in our lives and saved us from our sins. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this Wordle? How do you think Jesus has strengthened people’s faith? Who is your favorite disciple? Why?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you so much for sending Jesus to forgive our sins. We know that he is your only Son and you sacrificed Him to save us. Thank you for loving us. Please help me to grow stronger in my faith every day. Amen.


Romans By: Julie

AUTHOR -The Apostle Paul BACKGROUND  The major theme is basic gospel  The writing place the early spring of A.D 57.  The purpose is for writing the letter was to prepare the way for his visit to Rome. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. 2.

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Romans 3:23 -”For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:9-18 – “What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin.” Romans 1:16-17 – “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God


is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I saw some words like one, spirit, faith, law, sin, sinful, and grace. I saw death, righteousness, brother, Jesus, Israel, evil, mercy, judgment, father, body, life, nature, power, raised, written, and justified. This is a little harder to reflect on because it has a lot of mixed words…but some of the words had to do with the sin we have and the grace we have after being forgiven. Some of these words remind us of Jesus’s first coming and that so one day he WILL come back again! Romans also talks about when Christ saved us by being raised from the dead. Justified was a word that made an impression on me, it means Jesus did save us and did come and will come again.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found in this book from many different bible verses. A good bible verse is Romans 8:29, which talks about how God controls everything in our world. Even when we ask him for something, he may not give it to us because we may not need it we, might just want it. Another good verse is Romans 9:1-33, this talks about how Jesus came to this world to die and save us from our sins. He lived a perfect life and then died for us. These verses talk about how someday he will come again so we can live with him forever. We may not know in our minds when he may come but we know in our hearts he will come someday. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. When was the last time you asked God for forgiveness… do you need to do that more often? 4. What does Christ mean to you… what does his coming into life and saving our sins mean to you?


PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you so much for coming and saving us from our sin. We sin all the time, please help us to slow down, go back and ask for forgiveness. Please help us to follow YOUR WAY, and not our own way. You lead us. You take care of us. You control our lives. You are writing our stories, our lives. Please help us to stay with you and believe in you forever. It’s easy to believe, because you give us faith, dear Lord. Even though we might not know when you will come, no matter what people say, we know that one day you WILL come on a time no one will know. Please help us to have a good and healthy life… even if we aren’t perfect. Even if my heart is filled with sin you clean it out every day. No matter what I look like on the out side, no matter what people say. You made me beautiful inside and out. Thank you my Lord. Amen


1st Corinthians By: Kate

AUTHOR – Paul BACKGROUND  This epistle of Paul was written about 55 A.D. near the end of his three year ministry in Ephesus during his third journey.  Corinth was a very important trading hub in ancient Greece.  Paul defines to this church how to live and obey Christ in their walk with Him. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. 1 Corinthians 13:4 – “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”


2. 1 Corinthians 1:21 – “For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” 3. 1 Corinthians 5:3 – “For though absent in body, I am present in spirit” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I see things that talk about how Jesus is coming to save all people. This can be seen in the wordle with the words everything, God, one, and called. Also how he is always helping everything, woman, man, and things. The words Lord, God, Jesus, one, and body are all bigger. I think Jesus is one with God, and we should be too! WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? 1 Corinthians 2:7 says “No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.” This says that God has secret wisdom and powers that we can not even start to describe. God has everything planned out for our livesall the sins we will make, all the fun we will have, and the troubles that will come with our lives. 1 Corinthians 4:20 says “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” This states how the kingdom of God is ALL power. God has our lives in His hands. Satan might lead us off track, but God will straighten us out on the road, because Jesus died on the cross to save us. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. How has God shown His secret wisdom to you? 4. How has God saved you from going on the wrong path? PRAYER Dear God, Please be with us this day as we will be tempted by Satan. Please guide us onto the right path. Show us your secret wisdom when we need it most. In Your Name I Pray, Amen


2nd Corinthians By: Kate

AUTHOR – Paul BACKGROUND  After Paul's visit to Corinth, Timothy informed Paul of the opposition that had formed against him from the Corinthians.  Timothy had worked at Paul's side in Corinth when Paul started the church there during his second missionary journey.  Paul anticipated that Timothy would arrive in Corinth after Paul's first letter had been received by the congregation. Timothy was then to rejoin Paul in Ephesus. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2. 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “My strength is made perfect in weakness.”


3. 2 Corinthians 5:7 – “We walk by faith, not by sight.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I see God showing all His glory. I understand that he talks about what not to do-like boast and wander into danger. Paul is sending a message about some teachings of God. The word boast is bigger also this could mean that we are not to boast, just like Jesus did not. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? 2 Corinthians 2:7 says “Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow”. This talks about how God will comfort you and help you to overcome your sorrow. 2 Corinthians 12:10 “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong”. This talks about how Christ can help me when I am in distress. Christ’s weakest moment, when he was on the cross, is my strongest moment, when he saved me from eternal damnation. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How has God helped you when you were in distress? How has God comforted you?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of 2nd Corinthians. Thank you that you always help us when we are in distress. Help us to see when you are trying to comfort us. Please help me- when I am weak, to be strong. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.


Galatians By: Tori

AUTHOR – The apostle Paul BACKGROUND  Paul teaches the works of love that ought to follow faith.  Paul wanted to silence the boasting of false apostles.  Referred to as Luther’s book 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Galatians 2:16 – “Know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.”


2. Galatians 2:20-21 – “We have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” 3. Galatians 5:13-You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE The biggest words are God, Christ, and law. This was Paul’s letter to the Galatians and it reminds me that I should keep God’s law to the best of my abilities. Another word is faith, it reminds me to read the bible and pray everyday. It also talks about the gospel which should remind us of the good news of Jesus Christ. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found through Paul because he sent the letter to the Galatians out of love to get them back on the right path. Just like God tries to keep us on the right path and died on the cross because he loved us. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. Have you ever gotten off of the right path? 4. How does he help you get back on the right path? PRAYER Dear Lord, Thank you Lord for giving us the book of Galatians. Please help us stay on the right path. Help us keep God’s laws to the best of our abilities. Also remind us of your good news in the gospel. Also help us to be good examples for those who do not know of God’s love. In Jesus’s name, AMEN!


Galatians By: Tori

AUTHOR – The apostle Paul BACKGROUND  Paul teaches the works of love that ought to follow faith.  Paul wanted to silence the boasting of false apostles.  Referred to as Luther’s book 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Galatians 2:16 – “Know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.” 2. Galatians 2:20-21 – “We have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for


me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” 3. Galatians 5:13-You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE The biggest words are God, Christ, and law. This was Paul’s letter to the Galatians and it reminds me that I should keep God’s law to the best of my abilities. Another word is faith, it reminds me to read the bible and pray everyday. It also talks about the gospel which should remind us of the good news of Jesus Christ.

WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found through Paul because he sent the letter to the Galatians out of love to get them back on the right path. Just like God tries to keep us on the right path and died on the cross because he loved us.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. Have you ever gotten off of the right path? 4. How does he help you get back on the right path? PRAYER Dear Lord, Thank you Lord for giving us the book of Galatians. Please help us stay on the right path. Help us keep God’s laws to the best of our abilities. Also remind us of your good news in the gospel. Also help us to be good examples for those who do not know of God’s love. In Jesus’s name, AMEN!


Phillipians By: Spencer

AUTHOR - The Apostle Paul BACKGROUND  The purpose in this letter is to thank the Philippians for sending him a gift when they learned of his detention at Rome.  The date was 53-61A.D. The place of writing was in prison.  Paul tells the Philippians to be good "till the day of Christ." So he might have expected Jesus to return within their lifetimes. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” 2. Philippians 3:14 - “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” 3. Philippians 3:13 – “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE The words that jump out to me are Christ and Brothers. Paul’s message in Philippians might have been about how we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. The words know and gospel are bigger also. This could be because Paul wanted to communicate the importance of learning the gospel. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Paul tells the Philippians to be good "till the day of Christ." So he might have expected Jesus to return within their lifetimes. “The Lord is at hand." Phil 4:5. Paul thought that the end was near and that Jesus would return soon after he wrote these words. Paul’s mention of Chris in 4:13 and 3:14 tell us that he is always with and we can do everything through him and in his name. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. What do you think is the meaning of Philippians? 4. How does this help with your faith? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for sending your son Jesus. I also thank you for sending the Apostle Paul to write the story of Philippians, to teach people about God. Lord please help us to learn more about you and to serve you. Amen.


Colossians By: Megan

AUTHOR – Paul BACKGROUND  During the first generation after Jesus, Paul's epistles to various churches helped establish early Christian theology.  Colossians is one of the most Christ-centered books in the Bible.  Colossians explains the inconsistency of living without Christ since we are rooted, alive, hidden, and complete in Him. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Colossians 1:14 – “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” 2. Colossians 3:17 – “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”


3. Colossians 2:14 – “Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that were against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE Lord, God, and Christ are the biggest words in the wordle, because Colossians talks about Christ frequently. Body is another word that stands about, because this book talks about Christ being the Head of the body of the church. We are all the body of His church here on earth.

WHERE CAN JESUS BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Paul mentions what Christ did for us in Colossians 2. Paul says how we need faith in Christ to be saved. In the first chapter of Colossians, Paul says how redeemed us through His blood. Christ is continually talked about as our savior. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How is Christ the head of your life? When are sometimes when you feel you need to give a situation to God?

PRAYER Dear God, Thank you for being the head of our lives and having everything under control. Thank you for the book of Colossians and its lessons of You and how you have everything under control. Amen.


1 Thessalonians By Josh

AUTHOR – Paul BACKGROUND  Paul and Silas wrote this letter after running away from Thessalonica to Berea.  About six months later he sent another letter known as 2 Thessalonians.  Paul does another brave act as he writes 1 Thessalonians. 3 MEMORY VERSES 

1 Thessalonians 4:16- “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.”

1 Thessalonians 5:12 – “And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you.”


1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing. in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE

In this Wordle you can see that brothers and sisters are about the same size as Jesus. I think Paul was saying that we are man just as Jesus was born true man to save us from our sins. This makes us sinful and in need of forgiveness. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? When Paul wrote to the church of the Thessalonians, he made several references to the second coming of Christ. Paul told the Thessalonians that the second coming had not yet taken place. He reminds them of certain things concerning the nature of the second coming. Paul had taught them these things personally when he had been with them. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? Are you rejoicing to the Lord enough? If not, when should you rejoice? (Hint: The answer is always.) How could you rejoice more in your life? PRAYER Dear Lord, Please remind us to rejoice in Your name always, and to ask you whenever we need guidance. In Your name I pray. Amen.


2 Thessalonians By: Josh

AUTHOR - Paul BACKGROUND   

Paul and Silas wrote this letter after running away from Thessalonica to Berea. About six months later he sent another letter known as 2 Thessalonians. Paul does another brave act as he writes 1 Thessalonians.

3 MEMORY VERSES 1. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 – “Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.”


2. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 – “But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as first fruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.” 3. 2 Thessalonians 1:7 – “And give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE In this wordle you can see that Lord, Christ, God, and Jesus are very large. I think that is a life lesson. That you should keep those words in your heart. You should also teach that lesson to others in your life. Other bigger words brothers and sisters. Paul must be talking about how we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? In this book it speaks of how Jesus will come back and relieve all our troubles. Also the book talks about the Grace we earned through Christ’s death and resurrection. Paul also uses Christ as a comfort for the people during tough times. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? What kind of things have you done to share the word of God? Have you been letting people deceive you in your Christian lifestyle?

PRAYER Dear Lord, Please help us to learn about you in a way were you will want us to put you first in our lives. Help our brothers and sisters in the faith with the spreading of your word. I Jesus’s name we pray. Amen.


1 Timothy By: Nolan

AUTHOR – Paul BACKGROUND  Timothy was written as a letter.  The Saint Paul was writing to his friend Timothy to tell him to keep the people away from false teachings/teachers.  Timothy was written sometime during the years 63-65, at least 8 years after Paul’s three year stay in Ephesus. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. 1 Timothy 4:7- “Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.”


2. 1 Timothy 6:10- “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” 3. 1 Timothy 2:5- “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE Faith is one of the bigger words. The book of Timothy is used to tell the people of Ephesus not to lose faith and to strengthen it. Godliness is one of the smaller words. This stresses the importance of acting godly and being an example for others. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? He can be found in 1 Timothy 1:14, because Paul is praising God for giving him the strength to do everything he had done. Christ can also be found in 1 Timothy 6:13-16, because Paul is asking Timothy to stay in Christ and to not stray from the one, who will give him Eternal Life. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? What do you do to keep your faith strong? Which people in your life do you know that don’t have very strong faith? How can you help them strengthen it?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book 1 Timothy. Thank you for the messages of how we are to live our lives, and the great grace of your Son, Jesus Christ. In your name we pray, Amen.


2 Timothy By: Nolan

AUTHOR – Saint Paul BACKGROUND  2 Timothy was written while Paul was a prisoner of the Emperor Nero.  One of the reasons Paul wrote to Timothy was because he was lonely.  Another reason why Paul wrote to Timothy was because he wanted to speak to the Ephesian church through Timothy. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. 2 Timothy 2:16 – “Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.”


2. 2 Timothy 4: 5 - “But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” 3. 2 Timothy 4: 17 “But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE One very small word I see is ‘quarrelsome’. This means that the people Paul was writing to people who fought amongst one another, and didn’t agree. The larger words are ‘God, Lord, Jesus, and Christ. This means that Paul focused mostly on Christ and what he did for us/them, and His teachings. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Paul wants people to be like Christ. He wants them to act as Jesus would and to do only God’s will. The people are being told not to act sinful, and with hate or malice. Christ was perfect, and while we cannot live a life just like Christ, it should be a goal of our to live more like him every day. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? What has God taught you in your life? How and when, can you be like Paul, and teach others about Christ and His message? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for this day. Help us to be more like your son Jesus in all we do. Send your Holy Spirit to places where quarrels may be happening. In your name we pray, Amen.


Titus By: Jennifer

AUTHOR – The Apostle Paul BACKGROUND  Date: AD 68.  A place in the book: Crete.  Purpose: To guide Titus’s teaching and administration. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Titus 2:15 – “These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.” 2. Titus 3:4-7- “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing


of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” 3. Titus 3:5 – “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE Some big words are self-controlled, God, people, must, and Savior. I think that this means that there are a lot of verses in Titus that tell us to be self-controlled, and that people must obey God and the Savior. Paul might want to be teaching us how to use our faith in a good way. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ shows up in Titus 1:1-. Which says, “Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ and Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.” The entire book is referencing to Jesus’s perfect life and that we should be like Christ. Titus is mostly about appointing elders who love what is good, rebuking those who fail to do good, doing well for the sake of the Gospel, and final remarks. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. Who do you take guidance from? 4. Where can you find peace? PRAYER Dear Lord, Please guide us in your way. Please teach us right from wrong. Thank you for letting us be on this earth. Thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross to save me from my sins. Thank you for the book of Titus to guide us. In Your Heavenly Name I pray. Amen.


Philemon By Madyson

AUTHOR – Paul, The Apostle BACKGROUND  The purpose was to reconcile Philemon to his runaway slave, Onesimus, who had become a Christian.  The book was written in Rome.  Paul wrote it in the year c AD 60. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Philemon 1:3 – “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2. Philemon 1:7 – “Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.” 3. Philemon 1:16 – “No longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother.”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE When I look at the Wordle, some big words are brother and Christ and some little words are heart, share, and benefit. It shows that if you use your heart and share your love of Christ with people you can get the benefits of going to Heaven. Brother and Christ being bigger shows how we are all related to Christ. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found as a master in this book because Paul talks about being a prisoner to Christ. We want Jesus to own our hearts and our role as “prisoners” to Christ is to serve and obey him willingly. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. Is Jesus your master? Why or why not? 4. Why do YOU think Paul wrote the book of Philemon? 5. How are you a prisoner of Christ? How do you serve him? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Philemon and its messages. Thank you for giving us Jesus as our master and leader. In your name we pray. Amen.


Hebrews By: Carter

AUTHOR – unknown BACKGROUND  It was written to Jewish-Christians  It was written in the year 63  It was written in Hebrew 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Hebrews 1:3-4 “3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.” 2. Hebrews 4:12-1312 “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”


3. Hebrews 9:13-14 13 “The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE The big word is God. He is talked about a lot because he is our Father. There are a lot of Old Testament people’s names because the author is talking about how prophecies have been completed. An example is the prophecy of Christ being a priest in Psalm 110:4, and then it is mentioned in Hebrews 5:5-6. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ is talked about in past tense. The writer is talking to others about God and Christ. He is talked about how he will come back. He is saying that Christ fulfilled prophecies that were in the Old Testament. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. How do you think God fulfilled some of the Old Testament prophesies? 4. What has God done in your life that he said he would? PRAYER Dear God, Thank you for sending Jesus to Earth for us. Thank you for helping Him to fulfill all the prophecies of the Old Testament. Please help us to tell others about You. Amen


James By: Chandler

AUTHOR James BACKGROUND  Describes the type of life a Christian should live.  James was probably a brother of Christ.  The people that James is writing to are only identified as the 12 tribes scattered among the nations” (James 1:1) 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. James 1:13 - “When tempted no one should say God is tempting me.” 2. James 4:6 - “He gives us more grace.” 3. James 4:7 - “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE Some of the bigger words on this wordle are Lord, sisters, faith, God, brothers and person. I think James is talking about how we are God’s children. We are brothers and sisters in God’s family. He gives us faith through the Holy Spirit. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Jesus died on the cross, to save us from our sins. Because of that death and resurrection, we get to go to Heaven on day. Jesus’s death brought us in to God’s family where we are saved and are all brothers and sisters. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? Why do you think they are in there? How do you make your faith grow? How do you think we are brothers and sisters of Christ? How should we act differently towards brothers and sisters in Christ? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for saving me from my sins. Thank you for protecting me from the devil and for my family. Thank you for making us brothers and sisters in Christ. Amen.


1&2 Peter By Seth

AUTHOR - Peter BACKGROUND  The purpose is to instruct and encourage the lord’s people as they endure suffering for the sake of righteousness.  Mount of Transfiguration is place peter mention in his book.  The date is before AD 67. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Peter (1:17-19) – “Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” 2. Peter (2:9-10) – “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the


people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 3. Peter (2:24-25) He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” [a] but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE Some bigger words on the wordle were God, Lord, Jesus, and Christ. Also good, people, evil, glory and body are larger words. I think Peter’s message might be about how Jesus died on the Cross for us and how that we should live holy and not in sin and how we should go to church every week to praise God. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ can be found when Peter said, ‘Whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” When Peter said that Christ caused us to be born again, he meant through baptism we are born in to God’s family. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? What word means the most to you as a Christian and why? What is the biggest word and is the word special you? How can we holy lives for Jesus?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving up your only son for us and please help us go to church more and please be in our life as we praise and give thanks to you. Thank you for answering our prayers. Amen.


1st JOHN By: Austin

AUTHOR – John BACKGROUND 

1st John itself contains no hint of the identity of the Christian community to which it was addressed.  It doesn’t give any specific clue to the identification of the locale involved where these believers lived.  The only thing that can be said for certain about the intended readers based on the content of the letter itself is that they were Christians. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. 1st John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 2. 1st John 2:3 “We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.”


3. 1st John 2:9 “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I think John is trying to say that Jesus, son of God, is coming back to save us. This comes through to me because of the words Jesus, and comes. I also noticed one, son, and God. He is now both true man and true God. Whoever believes will have life with him forever. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? 1 John 2:9 “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.” Jesus is in this verse as the “light”. Jesus shines the light of love on all our paths. I think that if you substitute some words out in this verse out it would say anyone who claims to be in God but still hates his brother is still in the devil. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. Are you in the “light” or are you in the “darkness”? 4. Do you believe that Jesus is coming back? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of 1st John and its messages. Help us to stay in the “Light”. Help us to confess our sins. Help us to know the true story of 1st John. In your name we pray. Amen.


2nd& 3rd JOHN By: Austin

AUTHOR – John BACKGROUND  3rd John was written to Gaius  2nd John was written to an unknown Christian church or woman  The place to where both letters were written is not known for certain. 3 MEMORY VERSES 3 John 1:2 “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 2 John 9 - “Anyone who runs ahead nd does not continue in the teaching of Christ, does not have God.” 3 John 14 – “I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.”


MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE I think John is trying to say that Jesus son of God is coming now to save us. He is now both true man and true God. Whoever believes will have life with him forever. The word truth is big in this wordle. I think John was trying to communicate the truth about Christ and what he has done for us. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ is obviously the truth mentioned so frequently in these books. 2 John 9 says that “Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ, does not have God.” This is another way to communicate that Christ is the only path to God. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? What areas of your life have you run ahead of God? What are some truths about Jesus that comfort you the most?

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the books of 2nd and 3rd John and the messages in them. Help us not to run ahead of you and to always have you leading us in our lives. In Jesus’s name we pray. Amen.


JUDE By: Max

AUTHOR – Jude  Jude was supposedly written in A.D. 70  The purpose of Jude was to expose the lying teachers to the world.  In Jude the word angel is sometimes used as messenger 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Jude 1:6 – “And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day.” 2. Jude 1:3 – “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.”


3. Jude 1:20 – “But you beloved, building yourselves up in the most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE This wordle has words like people, ungodly, authority and Christ that come out very large. A message that could have been communicated through Jude might be one that tries to keep God’s people from straying, and following ungodly teachings. Also, I think the message of Jesus is our authority comes through in the wordle. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? In verse 24 it says, “To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy.” Christ can help you in all situations no matter how bad it may seem. In verse 1 the author identifies himself as a servant of Christ. We should look for a variety of ways we can be servants of Christ. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

1. What words stand out to you? 2. What words may have surprised you in this wordle? 3. When you serve, you shouldn’t be nervous about it. What are some situations you need to pray for courage in serving? 4. Are you witnessing how the Bible wants you to? How? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for the book of Jude, I thank you for all you do for me, and I pray that you will continue to supply me with these gifts, I pray that I may continue to live a life for you, and a life forever with you in heaven. Amen


REVELATION By: Aarti

AUTHOR - John BACKGROUND  This book is about the future when Jesus comes to Earth again to save us.  It talks about Redemption Day  It tells that God will save us if we believe in him. 3 MEMORY VERSES 1. Revelation 1:3 – “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”


2. Revelation 1:8 - “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” 3. Revelation 2:11 – “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.” MY REFLECTIONS ON THE WORDLE A few words that stand out are God, Earth, and Heaven. I think John is communicating the message that God is coming. He will take people to Heaven, if they believe in him. I found it interesting that the number seven was so big. Seven was an important number to the Hebrews. WHERE CAN CHRIST BE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Christ is found in this book when it foretells that Jesus will come back to the Earth. He will judge us to see if we go either to heaven or hell. Christ is also called our Alpha and Omega, or first and last. (Rev. 1:8) Christ is also quoted in this book. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

1. 2. 3. 4.

What words stand out to you? What words may have surprised you in this wordle? How do you know that God will take you to heaven with him? Do you tell unbelievers about God and how he is going to come down to Earth? PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the book of Revelation and its messages. Help us to know that you will come down to Earth and we should be ready for that. We need to know that you died for us so that we go to heaven. In you name we pray, Amen.


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