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One-Year Daily Devotional

CHALLENGER

NAME:

QUIET TIME

FOR GRADES

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Introducing your

Quiet Time

a special time that you set aside each day to read God’s Word, to get to know Him better, and to learn how He wants you to live. During this time, God speaks to you through His Holy Word, the Bible, and you speak to God through prayer. What an adventure! As a Christian, spending this time in God’s Word every day is very important for you to grow closer to Him.

This book is divided into three sections: Your Personal Prayer Diary

Quiet Time Activity Pages

Olympians Program Pages

This is where you can write prayer requests to remind yourself to pray for people that you care about and things that are happening.

These pages contain creative activities to challenge you to understand truths from the Bible every day.

This section tells you all about the Olympians program if you attend one at your church. It also provides a place to document your progress.

Hey, Parents! This Quiet Time is a great opportunity for you to have fun together with your child. Here are some tips to help your child get the most out of their time in God’s Word. • Sit down with your child around the same time each day. • Gather supplies needed for activities. • Use the Bible to look up references together. • Talk through the activity and personal application.

• Encourage your child to use the prayer suggestions in the Pray section and pray with them. • Complete the week by documenting how many days were completed and writing an encouraging note.

This Quiet Time is just one part of a comprehensive Children’s Ministry program called Olympians. You can learn more about it in the back of this book, or go to wol.is/olympians for more information. 1


Your Daily Quiet Time WEEKLY INTRODUCTION

WEEK

Be Wise Guys

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Get a sneak peek into what you will learn about each week.

SUNDAY

EZRA 5:11

The Israelites were called servants of God. Servants are helpers.

How can you be wise?

You can be a helper, too. Choose one thing you can do today and circle it.

DAILY PASSAGE By reading God’s Word.

Each day, read the verses shown from your Bible.

By obeying God’s Word.

DAILY ACTIVITY

HELP A FRIEND

SHARE EONE TELL SOMESUS J T U O AB PRAY SET THE TABLE

PRAY

Complete the activity for that day.

MONDAY

PRAYER

EZRA 6:12 King Darius was a king in Bible times. Jesus is the King of kings.

Let the prayer statement guide you as you pray each day.

Put a square around the crown shape in each row that matches the first one.

You can also write down prayer requests in the front of this Quiet Time. The important thing is to remember to spend time talking to God in prayer.

Thank God for Jesus, the King of kings.

PRAY

Ask God how you can help today.

TUESDAY

EZRA 6:16

The Israelites were happy that the temple was finished. Are you happy when you go to church?

Circle 7 things that are different in the bottom picture.

PRAY

Thank God for your church. 3

WEEK

Be Wise Guys

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SUNDAY

You can be a helper, too. Choose one thing you can do today and circle it.

By reading God’s Word.

By obeying God’s Word.

HELP A FRIEND

MONDAY

EZRA 6:12 King Darius was a king in Bible times. Jesus is the King of kings.

Put a square around the crown shape in each row that matches the first one.

PRAY

Thank God for Jesus, the King of kings.

SHARE

NE TELL SOMEO ABOUT JESUS PRAY

SET THE TABLE

PRAY

Things I need for my Quiet Time:

EZRA 5:11

The Israelites were called servants of God. Servants are helpers.

How can you be wise?

Ask God how you can help today.

TUESDAY

EZRA 6:16

The Israelites were happy that the temple was finished. Are you happy when you go to church?

Circle 7 things that are different in the bottom picture.

PRAY

Thank God for your church. 3

MY BIBLE MY QUIET TIME CRAYONS OR MARKERS A QUIET PLACE 2


My Personal Prayer Diary Spend time with God through prayer. Keeping a Personal Prayer Diary is a great way to remind yourself to pray for specific people and things. It also reminds you to thank God and to tell others when He answers your prayers. FRIENDS AND FAMILY Ask God to help you to be more obedient and get along with others, so you can become the person He wants you to be. Your prayer time could include praying for friends and family, especially those who don’t know Jesus as their Savior. MISSIONARIES As you learn about missionaries who serve the Lord around the world, you can pray for them, too. PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING Some of your prayer time should be used to thank and praise God. Thank Him for sending Jesus to die on the cross for your sins. You can thank Him for things like your family, home, friends, and church, and for creating the beautiful world we live in. YOU CAN TALK TO GOD ABOUT ANYTHING! If someone in your family will be traveling, you can ask God to protect them. You can also ask God to meet needs for things like clothing, food, or even a job for your dad. Really, you can talk to God about anything. But be careful not to be selfish! Don’t ask for things that you want only for yourself.

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Prayer Requests PRAYER REQUEST

HOW MY PRAYER WAS ANSWERED

I am thankful to God for...

I praise God for...

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WEEK

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SUNDAY

A True Friend

The name Ruth means “Companion,” which is another word for friend.

Naomi was very sad. Orpah and Ruth were kind to Naomi and tried to make her feel better.

Ruth was a good friend to Naomi.

Ruth was a friend of God too!

MONDAY

RUTH 1:8

God is pleased when you help others. Circle the pictures of things you can do to show kindness to others.

PRAY RUTH 1:16

Ruth wanted to know Naomi’s God. Do others want to know about your God?

Ask God to help you be kind to someone today.

TUESDAY

RUTH 2:7

Ruth was a hard worker. God is not only pleased when you work hard, He rewards hard work.

Don’t keep your love for God a secret. Find the three letters hidden in the picture and write them on the line.

Choose 2 things you can do for God. Write the numbers in the sheaves of grain. Then do them!

1. Make my bed 2. Clean my room 3. Take out the trash 4. Wash the dishes 5. Visit someone who is sick 6. Make a card for someone

PRAY

Ask God to help you tell others about Him.

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PRAY

Ask God to help you work hard today.


WEDNESDAY

RUTH 2:21

Boaz took care of Ruth and her needs. Jesus loves you and will take care of your needs. Circle the words in the puzzle.

CHURCH CLOTHES FOOD HOME PARENTS

PRAY

C H U R C L O F O O H P O M D A N I U T E W R A C U P H O E R S E E L S N E P H A S U T G A R S S

Thank Jesus for caring for you.

FRIDAY

RUTH 4:9

THURSDAY Ruth listened to and obeyed Naomi. When you listen and obey, you please God. Draw a line to follow the hearts that lead to God. Start

Obey Listen

Obey

Obey Listen

Listen Obey

PRAY

Obey

GOD

Ask God to help you to listen and obey today.

SATURDAY

RUTH 4:13

Ruth now had a new family. When you become God’s child, you belong to God’s family. You become His son or daughter. Color the picture of the boy and girl who are the son and daughter of God. If you are a son of God, circle the boy, if you are a daughter of God, circle the girl.

Circle the picture showing how Jesus paid the price for your sin. Write “Thank You, Jesus” on the line.

Thank Jesus for paying the price for 14 your sin.

Listen

Listen

Boaz redeemed Ruth. That means he paid the price so that Ruth could be in his family. Jesus redeemed you by dying on the cross and paying the price for your sin.

PRAY

RUTH 3:5

PRAY

Thank God for your family.


Olympians is a fun Bible-based program for kids just like you in grades 1-6! CHALLENGERS (grades 1-2)

CONQUERORS

CHAMPIONS

(grades 3-4)

(grades 5-6)

Just like Olympic athletes train to be the very best they can be, your Olympians coach will help train you to be the best you can be for Jesus! The goal is to please Jesus in everything we think, say and do!

HERE’S WHAT’S WAITING FOR YOU AT OLYMPIANS: A FANTASTIC KICK-OFF followed by fun songs, exciting games, and a Bible lesson to learn from A CARING OLYMPIANS COACH

to help you learn about the Bible, pray for your needs, and have fun with you

A GREAT TIME WITH FRIENDS

Olympians will be the highlight of your week! Don’t miss it! 119


HOW TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PROGRESS QUALIFIER

Qualifier Award

BRONZE LEVEL TARGET DATE ___________

Bronze Level Award

___________

SILVER LEVEL Silver Level Award

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

GOLD LEVEL

Meeting 3

John 3:14

Philippians 1:6

Hebrews 11:29a

1 Thessalonians 5:24

Service 1

Book 1

Attendance

MEMORY VERSES

Daniel 1:8a

1 Corinthians 1:18

Psalm 139:7

Romans 8:16

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Service 3

Book 2

FAITHFULNESS EXTRA CREDIT

Memorize books of the Bible.

Title: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Attendance

Psalm 119:9

Romans 10:9

Psalm 38:4

Proverbs 27:17

Service 5

Book 3

Silver Verse Test

Description: ______________________________ ________________________________________ Description: ______________________________ ________________________________________

Quiet Time

Service 6

CHRISTIAN BOOKS

MEMORY VERSES Keep track of each Bible verse you memorize. Your Verse Sheets are in this Quiet Time. SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Service 4

4 verses and pass the Test

Bronze Verse Test

Title: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

Quiet Time

4 verses and pass the Test

Motto

Description: ______________________________ ________________________________________ Description: ______________________________ ________________________________________

FAITHFULNESS

MEMORY VERSES

Gold Level Award

Meeting 2

Service 2

FAITHFULNESS

___________

VERSE TEST DATE ___________

4 verses and pass the Test

CHRISTIAN BOOKS

VERSE TEST DATE

TARGET DATE ___________

MEMORY VERSES

CHRISTIAN BOOKS

VERSE TEST DATE

TARGET DATE ___________

Meeting 1

QUALIFIER Come to Olympians three times and recite the Motto to receive your Qualifier Award!

CHRISTIAN BOOKS Gold Verse Test

Description: ______________________________ ________________________________________ Description: ______________________________ ________________________________________ Title: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

Quiet Time

Attendance

Old Testament

Your Olympians coaches will help you show the love of Jesus to others through service activities.

New Testament

Read some great Christian books written just for you. FAITHFULNESS Read your Bible and do your Quiet Time regularly, plus don’t forget to come to Olympians weekly.

This form is for those keeping records of program progress. Detailed instructions and a listing of Service Ideas are located in the Challenger program pages in the back of this book.

As you finish the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels, you will be able to receive some great awards to recognize your hard work. You can see them on the next page! 121


The following chart displays the Bible books and chapters for this year’s quiet times. All quiet times cover the same passages each day so the whole family can stay connected to God’s Word. Two schedules have been included or you can create your own for your group or family.

Daily Passages Week #

Books/Chapters

2020-21 Academic Schedule

week 1 week 2 week 3 week 4 week 5 week 6 week 7 week 8 week 9 week 10 week 11 week 12 week 13 week 14 week 15 week 16 week 17 week 18 week 19 week 20 week 21 week 22 week 23 week 24 week 25 week 26 week 27 week 28 week 29 week 30 week 31 week 32 week 33 week 34 week 35 week 36 week 37 week 38 week 39 week 40 week 41 week 42 week 43 week 44 week 45 week 46 week 47 week 48 week 49 week 50 week 51 week 52 week 53

Ruth 1-4 1 John 1-2 1 John 2-4 1 John 5, 2 John, 3 John Joshua 1-5 Luke 1-2 Luke 2-4 Luke 4-6, Psalm 3 Joshua 6-14 Joshua 20-24 1 Peter 1-3 1 Peter 3-5 Luke 6-7 Luke 8-9 Luke 9-10, Psalm 4 1 Samuel 1-9 1 Samuel 10-16, Psalm 5 Luke 11-12 Luke 12-13, Proverbs 10 Colossians 1-2 Colossians 2-4 Esther 1-5 Esther 6-10, Luke 14 Luke 14-17 Luke 18-19, Psalm 100, 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 17-20 2 Samuel 5-15 2 Samuel 18-24 Luke 19-21 Luke 22-23 Luke 23-24, Proverbs 13 Acts 1-3 Acts 3-5 Acts 5-7, Psalm 141 2 Corinthians 1-4 2 Corinthians 5-8 2 Corinthians 9-13 Acts 8-9 Acts 10-12 Acts 12, Jonah 1-4, Proverbs 18 Micah 4-7, Acts 13 Acts 14-16 Acts 16-18, Proverbs 22 2 Thessalonians 1-3 Acts 18-20 Acts 21, Proverbs 11-12 Proverbs 12, Acts 21-23 Acts 24-27 Acts 27-28, Philemon 1-25, Daniel 1 Daniel 1-3 Daniel 3-5 Daniel 6, Titus 1-3 Proverbs 27-29

Aug 23 - Aug 29 Aug 30 - Sep 5 Sep 6 - Sep 12 Sep 13 - Sep 19 Sep 20 - Sep 26 Sep 27 - Oct 3 Oct 4 - Oct 10 Oct 11 - Oct 17 Oct 18 - Oct 24 Oct 25 - Oct 31 Nov 1 - Nov 7 Nov 10 - Nov 14 Nov 15 - Nov 21 Nov 22 - Nov 28 Nov 29 - Dec 5 Dec 6 - Dec 12 Dec 13 - Dec 19 Dec 20 - Dec 26 Dec 27 - Jan 2 Jan 3 - Jan 9 Jan 10 - Jan 16 Jan 17 - Jan 23 Jan 24 - Jan 30 Jan 31 - Feb 6 Feb 7 - Feb 13 Feb 14 - Feb 20 Feb 21 - Feb 27 Feb 28 - Mar 6 Mar 7 - Mar 13 Mar 14 - Mar 20 Mar 21 - Mar 27 Mar 28 - Apr 3 Apr 4 - Apr 10 Apr 11 - Apr 17 Apr 18 - Apr 24 Apr 25 - May 1 May 2 - May 8 May 9 - May 15 May 16 - May 22 May 23 - May 29 May 30 - Jun 5 Jun 6 - Jun 12 Jun 13 - Jun 19 Jun 20 - Jun 26 Jun 27 - Jul 3 Jul 4 - Jul 10 Jul 11 - Jul 17 Jul 18 - Jul 24 Jul 25 - Jul 31 Aug 1 - Aug 7 Aug 8 - Aug 14 Aug 15 - Aug 21 Aug 22 - Aug 28

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2021 Calendar Schedule Dec 27 - Jan 2 Jan 3 - Jan 9 Jan 10 - Jan 16 Jan 17 - Jan 23 Jan 24 - Jan 30 Jan 31 - Feb 6 Feb 7 - Feb 13 Feb 14 - Feb 20 Feb 21 - Feb 27 Feb 28 - Mar 6 Mar 7 - Mar 13 Mar 14 - Mar 20 Mar 21 - Mar 27 Mar 28 - Apr 3 Apr 4 - Apr 10 Apr 11 - Apr 17 Apr 18 - Apr 24 Apr 25 - May 1 May 2 - May 8 May 9 - May 15 May 16 - May 22 May 23 - May 29 May 30 - Jun 5 Jun 6 - Jun 12 Jun 13 - Jun 19 Jun 20 - Jun 26 Jun 27 - Jul 3 Jul 4 - Jul 10 Jul 11 - Jul 17 Jul 18 - Jul 24 Jul 25 - Jul 31 Aug 1 - Aug 7 Aug 8 - Aug 14 Aug 15 - Aug 21 Aug 22 - Aug 28 Aug 29 - Sep 4 Sep 5 - Sep 11 Sep 12 - Sep 18 Sep 19 - Sep 25 Sep 26 - Oct 2 Oct 3 - Oct 9 Oct 10 - Oct 16 Oct 17 - Oct 23 Oct 24 - Oct 30 Oct 31 - Nov 6 Nov 7 - Nov 13 Nov 14 - Nov 20 Nov 21 - Nov 27 Nov 28 - Dec 4 Dec 5 - Dec 11 Dec 12 - Dec 18 Dec 19 - Dec 25 Dec 26 - Jan 1