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One-Year Daily Devotional

CHAMPION

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QUIET TIME

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Introducing your

Quiet Time

It’s 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 time in God’s Word every day is very important for you to grow closer to Him.

This booklet is divided into three sections: Personal Prayer Journal

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.

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.

Daily Quiet Time Pages Each day has a Scripture passage to read and questions or activities to help you understand and apply the truths from God’s Word.

HEY PARENTS!

This Quiet Time provides an easy, fun opportunity to interact with your child about the vital truths of God’s Word. Here are some tips to help your child get the most out of their time in God’s Word. • Work together to decide on a regular daily time to set aside for their Quiet Time.

• Ask your child what the passage was about, what they learned, or how they will live it out.

• Work together to decide on a good place to keep their Bible, this Quiet Time, and other supplies needed.

• Share with your child a way that passage impacts your own life.

• Be available to help your child find the Bible passages and answer questions they may have.

• Encourage your child to use the Prayer section, and ask if they would like you to pray for any specific request.

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 DAILY PASSAGE

WEEKLY INTRODUCTION

Each day, read the verses shown from your Bible.

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

ACTIVITIES AND QUESTIONS Complete the activities and answer the questions to better understand the thoughts of the passage and why they are important.

LIVE IT Complete this section to put God’s Word into action.

PRAYER Use this to start off your time talking to God after reading His Words to You. You can also write prayer requests in the front of this Quiet Time. The important thing is to remember to spend time talking to God in prayer.

THINGS I NEED FOR MY QUIET TIME: My Bible • My Quiet Time • Pen or Pencil • A Quiet Place 2


My Personal Prayer Diary Spend time with God through prayer. Keeping a Personal Prayer Journal 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. Prayer is the chance you have to talk to the One who loves you the most. God wants to hear what you’re thinking and feeling. He wants you to share anything that is on your heart with Him. He wants that time with you. Some ideas of what to talk to God about include: FRIENDS AND FAMILY: safety, health, problems, and those who don’t know Jesus as their Savior.

PRAISE TO GOD: You can praise God for Who He is and His salvation through Jesus.

YOURSELF: that you will grow in your Christian life and become what God wants you to be. You can pray about any problems or struggles you have.

THANKS TO GOD: You can thank God for answered prayers, specific people, and so many other things.

MISSIONARIES: You can ask them for specific prayer requests. Write these on your prayer pages.

AUTHORITIES OVER YOU: Teachers, people in government, pastors, church leaders, and parents.

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Prayer Requests DATE

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PRAYER REQUEST/ PRAISE/ THANKS

GOD’S ANSWER


Week 1

SUNDAY

RUTH 1:1-14

Sometimes life is hard. How can I be a good friend to someone who is going through a hard time? RUTH 1:1-2 A hard thing Naomi’s family faced was a ____________________. AMFEIN

RUTH 1:3-5 Naomi’s husband and two sons died, and she was left with her daughtersin-law. Their names are ___________ and __________ (v. 4). One hard thing I have faced or a friend has faced is: ___________________________________

RUTH 1:6-7 Naomi decided to return to _____________ (v. 7). She told her daughters-in-law to ____________________ (v. 8).

LIVE IT!

Ruth 1:14

Orpah returned to her people. Ruth stayed with Naomi. Choosing to stay with Naomi showed that Ruth was: q LOYAL

q KIND

q COMPASSIONATE

q ALL OF THESE

I show loyalty, kindness, or compassion to my friends or family when I: (Write or sketch.)

PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank You for being faithful to me. Help me to be loyal, kind, and compassionate to this person: _______________________.

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MONDAY

RUTH 1:15-22

If I want to follow God, I need to make a choice. RUTH 1:15-18 When Ruth chose to follow Naomi, she also chose to follow God. In v. 16 it says: “Your people shall be my people, and your God ____ _____.” (Fill in the verse.) Have I made the choice to follow God? (Circle one.) YES / NO / I’M NOT SURE.

RUTH 1:19 When Naomi and Ruth returned to Bethlehem, what was the reaction of the people who saw them? q BORED

q EXCITED

q AMUSED

LIVE IT!

Ruth 1:20-22

This was not fun for Naomi. The words she used to describe herself at this point were: (Circle.) SWEET

BITTER

FULL

EMPTY

Who chooses if I will follow God during both good times and bad? (Underline or highlight.) IT’S MY PARENT’S CHOICE. IT’S MY FRIEND’S CHOICE. IT’S MY CHOICE.

PRAYER: Dear God, sometimes it might be hard to choose to follow You over other people or things in my life. Help me to always follow You. One way that I can do that is by ___________________________________________. 18


TUESDAY

RUTH 2:1-12

“And be kind to one another…” Ephesians 4:32 RUTH 2:1-4 Ruth gathered leftover grain in the field of a man named Boaz. What kind of words did Boaz use when talking with the workers in his field? q MEAN

q KIND

q SARCASTIC

Words like that spoken to me make me feel: (Sketch an emoji.)

RUTH 2:5-7 Like Boaz, I will keep a look out for people around me that don’t have it easy and help them. YES / NO

RUTH 2:8-9 Boaz showed kindness to Ruth by: _________________________________________________________________. Ruth 2:10-11

LIVE IT!

Ruth was kind to Naomi. Boaz was kind to Ruth. I am kind to my friends and family: q ALWAYS.

q MOST OF THE TIME.

q SOMETIMES.

Ruth 2:12 When someone is unkind to me, and I feel alone, Whom can I go to for refuge? _______ _________ (Unscramble.) het dorL

PRAYER: Dear God, help me to be kind to others, even if they are unkind to me. Help me to be kind to my friends by: (Doodle or write)

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WEDNESDAY

RUTH 2:13-23

My attitude affects my actions toward people and God. RUTH 2:13-16 Ruth was a foreign stranger in a new town. Boaz made Ruth feel welcome by: (Underline the ways.) SHARING A MEAL WITH HER. ALLOWING RUTH TO GATHER EXTRA SHEAVES OF GRAIN. GIVING RUTH ALL HIS MONEY. What kind of example is Boaz here? KIND MEAN UNCONCERNED

LIVE IT! I can follow Boaz’s example by being ___________________________________ to new people in my class, neighborhood, or church.

Ruth 2:17-21 What was Naomi’s reaction when Ruth brought home the grain and told her about Ruth’s day? (v. 20) q She was sad. q She was angry. q She praised God. Right now I will thank and praise God for His many blessings to me by: q praying. q singing a worship song. q telling someone what God has done for me.

PRAYER: I praise You, God, for caring for me and being my refuge. Thank You for all Your many blessings. I will sketch or write below one way God has cared for or blessed me. 20


THURSDAY

RUTH 3:1-18

Am I showing my love for God by being obedient? RUTH 3:1-4 Was Ruth obedient even though she may not have understood why Naomi asked her to do this? YES / NO I will decide now to obey God, my parents, or teacher even when I don’t understand why I should do something. YES / NO

LIVE IT!

Ruth 3:5-7 Ruth was obedient to Naomi. I am obedient: q WHEN I AM ASKED TO DO SOMETHING. q AFTER I KNOW WHY I AM BEING ASKED. q RARELY OR NEVER. A way I can obey even when I don’t understand why is: (Sketch or write.)

A PARENT

A TEACHER

RUTH 3:8-18 Ruth and Boaz obeyed God’s directions about a relative that redeems a widow. A way I can obey God’s Word is: (Write or sketch.)

PRAYER: Dear God, help me to obey right away and with a good attitude when I am asked to do something.

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FRIDAY

RUTH 4:1-12

Boaz redeemed Ruth. When I chose to follow Christ, He became my Redeemer. What am I redeemed from? RUTH 4:1-8 Boaz took action! (Match.)

FIRST HE FOUND THE

sandal.

THEN HE FOUND

closer relative.

THIRD, HE EXPLAINED

ten witnesses.

LASTLY, HE MADE IT OFFICIAL WITH A

Ruth 4:9-11

the situation.

LIVE IT!

They made it official and fulfilled the debt legally. Christ took action to redeem me from my sin. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) Have I accepted Christ’s action for me? q I have asked Jesus to redeem me from my sins. q I would like to talk to someone about this. q I will talk to God about that now. q If I have questions, I can talk to ______________________________________, a strong believer in Christ.

PRAYER: Dear God, Thank You for loving me so much that You sent your Son, Jesus, to redeem me from my sins. Today I pray for ____________________________________________ (person’s name) that they will know about Jesus and accept His redemption, too! 22


SATURDAY

RUTH 4:13-22

God restored Naomi and redeemed Ruth. Can God do big things in my life, too? RUTH 4:13-14 Who was given the credit for the things that had happened? (Star one.) BOAZ

NAOMI

GOD

THE NEIGHBORS RUTH

Who should I give the credit for the good things in my life? MYSELF

GOD

THE PEOPLE AROUND ME

RUTH 4:15-17 God does not waste even hard things. Naomi’s life was: (Underline.) RESTORED

FORGOTTEN

ENDED

Obed was the father of Jesse, and Jesse was the father of: (v. 22) q PAUL THE APOSTLE q KING DAVID q GEORGE WASHINGTON

LIVE IT! Since God can work through these hard things in Naomi’s and Ruth’s lives, He: CAN / CANNOT (Circle one.) work through the hard things in my life. In my hard times I will choose to: q TRUST JESUS q PRAY AND OBEY q BOTH OF THESE

PRAYER: I will trust You, God, even in my hard times. One hard thing I have now or had in the past is: (Sketch or write here.)

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

Just like Olympic athletes train to be the very best they can be, your Olympians coaches will help train you to be the best you can be for Jesus! CHALLENGERS (grades 1-2)

CONQUERORS

CHAMPIONS

(grades 3-4)

(grades 5-6)

We all get to work together toward the best goal — Living for Jesus with all our thoughts, attitudes, words, and actions! 389


HOW TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PROGRESS Qualifier Award

QUALIFIER

QUALIFIER

Meeting 1

Meeting 2

Meeting 3

Motto

Collect all these items to be a qualifier and get your Qualifier award!

SERVICE ACTIVITIES Your Olympians coaches will help you show love for Jesus and others in creative ways that you can do!

BRONZE LEVEL TARGET DATE ________

Bronze Level Award

MEMORY VERSES

7 verses and pass the Test Hebrews 11:29a Bronze Verse Test

John 3:14 Philippians 1:6

1 Thessalonians 5:24

Matthew 25:21a

Titus 3:4-5a

1 Corinthians 13:4

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Description: __________________ ____________________________ Description: __________________ ____________________________ Description: __________________ ____________________________ Description: __________________ ____________________________

VERSE TEST DATE ________

Service 1 Service 2 Service 3 Service 4

CHRISTIAN BOOKS

Title: ________________________ ____________________________

MEMORY VERSES Keep track of each Bible verse you memorize!

CHRISTIAN BOOKS Read some great Christian books just for you!

Book 1

FAITHFULNESS Quiet Time

Attendance

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

SILVER LEVEL TARGET DATE ________

Silver Level Award

MEMORY VERSES

7 verses and pass the Test

Silver Verse Test

Daniel 1:8a

Psalm 139:7

1 Corinthians 1:18

Romans 8:16

Colossians 4:3a

1 Corinthians 11:26

Ephesians 6:16

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Description: __________________ ____________________________ Description: __________________ ____________________________ Description: __________________ ____________________________ Description: __________________ ____________________________

VERSE TEST DATE ________

Service 5 Service 6 Service 7 Service 8

CHRISTIAN BOOKS

Title: ________________________ ____________________________

FAITHFULNESS Read your Bible and spend Quiet Time with God regularly. Come to Olympians weekly!

Quiet Time

GOLD

392

Attendance

MEMORY VERSES

7 verses and pass the Test

LEVEL TARGET DATE ________

As you finish the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels you can receive some fine awards to recognize your hard work. Check them out on the next page.

Book 2

FAITHFULNESS

Gold Level Award

Gold Verse Test

Psalm 119:9

Psalm 38:4

Romans 10:9

Proverbs 27:17

Romans 12:1

Ephesians 4:25

Romans 13:8

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Description: __________________ ____________________________ Description: __________________ ____________________________ Description: __________________ ____________________________ Description: __________________ ____________________________

VERSE TEST DATE ________

Service 9 Service 10 Service 11 Service 12

CHRISTIAN BOOKS

Title: ________________________ ____________________________

Book 3

FAITHFULNESS Quiet Time

EXTRA CREDIT

Memorize books of the Bible.

Old Testament

Attendance

New Testament


Daily Passages WEEKS 1-32

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.

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

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

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

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 7 415


WEEKS 33-53

Week #

Books (Chapters)

2020-21 Academic Schedule

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

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

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

2021 Calendar Schedule

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

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