Home straight of Bible challenge

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On September 1 we enter the home straight in the Summer Bible reading challenge, 28 days of the New Testament.

I thought it would be nice to have a mini challenge to get more people involved. Reading Matthew’s Gospel, which has 28 chapters, at one chapter a day, but also have a little word puzzle to solve as we read.

The answer is a sentence of seven words - 3, 5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 letters.

As you read each chapter you collect one letter a day.

What follows is the verse number and word in the verse that you need for that letter, it is always the first letter of the word. You must use the King James Version.

Chapter 1 - Verse 18 - 2nd word.

Chapter 2 - Verse 9 - 4th word.

Chapter 3 - Verse 3 - 12th word.

Chapter 4 - Verse 6 - 11th word.

Chapter 5 - Verse 30 - 4th word.

Chapter 6 - Verse 5 - 1st word.

Chapter 7 - Verse 18 - 4th word.

Chapter 8 - Verse 16 - 3rd word.

Chapter 9 - Verse 34 - 7th word.

Chapter 10 - Verse 2 - 11th word.

Chapter 11 - Verse 8 - 5th word.

Chapter 12 - Verse 42 - 8th word.

Chapter 13 - Verse 20 - 4th word.

Chapter 14 - Verse 28 - 7th word.

Chapter 15 - Verse 37 - 13th word.

Chapter 16 - Verse 7 - 3rd word.

Chapter 17 - Verse 24 - 18th word.

Chapter 18 - Verse 22 - 1st word.

Chapter 19 - Verse 29 - 2nd word.

Chapter 20 - Verse 33 - 2nd word.

Chapter 21 - Verse 41 - 3rd word.

Chapter 22 - Verse 10 - 3rd word.

Chapter 23 - Verse 34 - 21st word.

Chapter 24 - Verse 35 - 1st word.

Chapter 25 - Verse 24 - 5th word.

Chapter 26 - Verse 13 - 2nd word.

Chapter 27 - Verse 61 - 14th word.

Chapter 28 - Verse 20 - 1st word.

This is to run alongside the 28 days that we read the New Testament in the Summer Bible reading challenge, so please don’t just look up the verses, get the answer, and spoil it for other people by telling them the answer.

Read the whole of each chapter each day and write down that day’s letter. In four weeks write in with the answer. This would be good with children.

Paul Minter

Constable Way

Bexhill

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