Bible Bowl Competition

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WHAT are the "prizes"?

Top prizes include $1,000 cash, "Free Chick-fil-A for a Year", and a new "Apple iPod". The "Top 10" individual winners of each age division will receive "Trophies". All contestants will receive a "medal", a Bible Plush, a Bible Duck, and an Aaron's Staff Bendable for simply participating (see images below). Also, please refer to the detailed "Prize Schedule", which further details the prizes for 1st-10th place winners for each Age Division (see schedule below).

Of course, the biggest prize to all participants is instilling God's Word in their minds & hearts! Spiritual benefits for participating in the Bible Bowl include one or more of the following: 1) knowing God more intimately and increasing one's faith, 2) receiving God's blessings from the obedient learning of His Word, 3) becoming more effective at resisting the evil one when he tempts you ("Sword of the Spirit" effectiveness), and 4) becoming a better witness and evangelist.

PRIZE SCHEDULE (click image for "pdf") [NOTE: Subject to change!]:

WHY does Bible IQ organize a "Bible Bowl" Competition?

We believe a Bible Bowl competition is a youth-enriching, community-uniting, and Christ-centered event that promotes and celebrates the learning and memorizing of God's Word in a fun, innovative and game-changing way.

WHO are the Bible Bowl "Sponsors"?


[NOTE: The above reflect the 2019 Bible Bowl Sponsors! We will update the 2020 Sponsors in due course.]

HOW does the Competition work?

The "Bible Bowl" competition has alternating rounds of the contestants individually answering a "Bible Trivia" question and then reciting a "Bible Verse". Each contestant will have 10 seconds to answer the "Bible Trivia" question, and each contestant will have 10 seconds to begin reciting the "Bible Verse".

Scoring will consist of the following:

"Bible Trivia" Questions:
Each correct answer will be awarded 2 points.

"Bible Verse" Recitations:
Bible verse recitation will be awarded up to 3 points as follows:
- 3 points for each verse that is recited with 0-1 mistakes (e.g., miss a word, out of sequence, etc.),
- 2 points for each verse that is recited with 2-3 mistakes (e.g., miss a word, out of sequence, etc.), and
- 1 point for each verse that the contestant recites the "gist" of it (i.e., the main idea).

After 10 rounds (i.e., 5 rounds of Bible Trivia + 5 rounds of Bible Verses), only the 10 contestants with the highest accumulated points will remain competing. After 5 additional rounds (the "Playoff Round"), the winners will be determined based on the contestants total accumulated points (i.e., 1st place through 10th place). If two or more contestants are tied a lightening round "play-off" will be played to determine final winners.

BIBLE BOWL RULES (click image for "pdf") [NOTE: These rules are subject to change!]:


HOW do I register for the Bible Bowl and is there a cost?

Registration for this event is not yet open.

BIBLE BOWL FLYER (click image for "pdf") [NOTE: To be updated soon!]:

2020 BIBLE BOWL "BIBLE VERSES"

Please note there is a separate set of Bible Verses for each age division. To download the "List of Bible Verses" for a particular age division simply "click" the related cover image. Please note these sets represent the "pool of verses" that the contestants will be asked to recite during the Bible Bowl. In other words, they will not be reciting all of them, rather they need to be prepared to recite the randomly selected verse that the judges ask them to recite during the Bible Bowl. The Bible Verses represent some of the most popular and important verses to know. The following Bible translations are allowed: NIV, KJV, ESV and NLT.

STUDY AID SUGGESTION:

Please visit our "Bible Verses" page which contains all of the Bible Bowl verses in the form of "e-flashcards", which provides an engaging & entertaining way to self-study! Please note the Beginner's Division verses are contained in the first 10 verses, the Primary Division verses are contained in the first 25 verses, the Junior Division verses are contained in the first 35 verses, and the Senior Division verses represent the entire 50 verses.

Top 50 Verses - NIV (for Senior Division)


Top 50 Verses - KJV (for Senior Division)


Top 50 Verses - ESV (for Senior Division)


Top 50 Verses - NLT (for Senior Division)


Top 35 Verses - NIV (for Junior Division)


Top 35 Verses - KJV (for Junior Division)


Top 35 Verses - ESV (for Junior Division)


Top 35 Verses - NLT (for Junior Division)


Top 25 Verses - NIV (for Primary Division)


Top 25 Verses - KJV (for Primary Division)


Top 25 Verses - ESV (for Primary Division)


Top 25 Verses - NLT (for Primary Division)


2020 BIBLE BOWL "BIBLE TRIVIA QUESTIONS"

Please note there is a separate set of Bible Trivia Questions for each age division, excluding the Beginners. To download the "List of Bible Trivia Questions" for a particular age division simply "click" the related cover image. Please note the trivia questions contain the related Bible "reference" and "category" simply for informational and studying purposes. The participants will NOT be tested on the Bible reference or category in the Bible Bowl competition.

BIBLE BOWL POSTER (click image for "pdf"):


Bible Bowl “Countdown” Clock

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The $1 Million Dollar Question:

Will you go to Heaven when you die? Here’s a quick test:
Q. Have you ever told a lie?
Q. Have you ever stolen anything?
Q. Have you ever used God’s name in vain?
Q. Have you ever lusted over someone?
Q. Have you ever hated someone?

If you have done these things, God sees you as a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, an adulterer-at-heart, and a murderer-at-heart. And this is only 5 of God’s Ten Commandments (a/k/a “God’s Law”). And the Bible warns that on the Day of Judgment, God will punish you in a terrible place called Hell. But, there is “good news”! God is not willing that any should perish. Sinners broke God’s Law, but Jesus paid their fine by shedding His sinless blood on a cross ~2,000 years ago. This means that God can legally dismiss their case (and yours!): “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Then Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death. Today, repent (turn away from your sins), put your complete trust in Jesus, and confess Jesus as your Lord & Savior… and God will give you eternal life as a free gift.

The $1 Million Dollar Myth:

Contrary to popular belief, being a “good person”, doing “good deeds”, or being “religious” will not get you a ticket to heaven! Many people are hoping God will dismiss their sins because their good deeds outweigh their bad deeds. They further hope that because God is “good” he will let them go unpunished and enter heaven. However, because God is “good” he must by nature punish sinners (i.e., God would not be a good judge if he let criminals go free). The Bible states: “There is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20) The Bible also states: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) And finally, think about this, if your goodness could save you, Jesus would have died in vain (i.e., for no good reason). The Bible states: “I (Jesus) am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father (God) except through me. (John
14:6) Friends, please don’t “roll-the-dice” and gamble your eternal life on the life-threatening lie that being a “good person” will get you to heaven.

Yes, today I am deciding to follow Jesus:

Here is a prayer you can use to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord & Savior. It is a suggested prayer – the key is that you are speaking from your heart.
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me turn away from sin going forward. I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus into my heart and I confess him as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for sending your Holy Spirit to help me obey you, and to do your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

Congratulations! And welcome to God’s family!

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Yes, I am already a follower of Jesus:

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I am a Christian and want to grow in my faith.I am recommitting my life to Christ.

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