Funstuf

By Janet Peterson


Women in the New Testament

Only a few women appear by name in the New Testament. Do you recognize them after reading the short descriptions?

1. Elisabeth

a. Anointed Jesus’ feet (Matt. 26:6–13; John 11:1–2)

2. Mary

b. Raised from the dead by Peter (Acts 9:39–40)

3. Anna

c. Struck dead for lying to the Lord (Acts 5:1–10)

4. Mary Magdalene

d. Mother of John the Baptist (Mark 1:9; Luke 1:13)

5. Martha

e. Prophetess who served in the temple where Jesus was brought when He was a baby (Luke 2:36–37)

6. Rhoda

f. Mother of Jesus (Luke 1:30–31)

7. Dorcas (Tabitha)

g. So happy to share the news that Peter was at the gate that she didn’t open it for him (Acts 12:13–14)

8. Sapphira

h. First person to see Jesus after His resurrection (Mark 16:9)

9. Mary of Bethany

i. With Mary and Mary Magdalene, she brought spices to anoint the body of Jesus (Mark 16:1)

10. Salome

j. Sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (John 11:1)

Answers:

(1) d, (2) f, (3) e, (4) h, (5) j, (6) g, (7) b, (8) c, (9) a, (10) i.

Queen Esther

Across

  1. 1.

    Enemy of Esther (Esth. 7:6)

  2. 4.

    Twelfth month of Jewish calendar (Esth. 9:1)

  3. 5.

    “And the king loved Esther above all the women, and ________ obtained grace and favour in his sight” (Esth. 2:17

  4. 7.

    Esther’s king (Esth. 2:16)

  5. 9.

    Esther asked the Jews to gather and to neither _________ nor drink for three days (Esth. 4:16)

  6. 10.

    Queen who refused the king’s commandment (Esth. 1:12)

  7. 11.

    Royal chair (Esth. 1:2)

Down

  1. 1.

    Esther’s Jewish name (Esth. 2:7)

  2. 2.

    Jew who raised Esther as his own daughter (Esth. 2:7)

  3. 3.

    Name of palace where the king reigned (Esth. 1:2)

  4. 6.

    Esther said, “I go in unto the king, which is not according to the _________: and if I perish, I perish.” (Esth. 4:16)

  5. 8.

    Haman “had _________ Pur, that is, the lot,” to have the Jews destroyed (Esth. 9:24)

Answers:

Across—(1) Haman, (4)Adar, (5) she, (7) Ahasuerus, (9) eat, (10) Vashti, (11) throne. Down—(1) Hadassah, (2) Mordecai, (3) Shushan, (6) law, (8) cast.

A-Maze-Ing!

With only one route to the cheese, which one should Mousey take?

Animal Rhymes

Complete each description by filling in the blank space with an animal name that rhymes with the boldface word. Example: A thin, small horse is a bony pony.

  1. 1.

    A drenched poodle is a soggy _______.

  2. 2.

    A rubber serpent is a fake _______.

  3. 3.

    An amiable game bird is a pleasant _______.

  4. 4.

    A clever young cat is a witty _______.

  5. 5.

    A brave fish is a daring _______.

  6. 6.

    A lively gobbler is a perky _______.

  7. 7.

    A weak sea mammal is a frail _______.

  8. 8.

    A droopy monkey is a limp _______.

  9. 9.

    A just grizzly is a fair _______.

  10. 10.

    A runaway fowl is a loose _______.

  11. 11.

    An ailing parasite is a sick _______.

  12. 12.

    An amusing cottontail is a funny _______.

Answers:

(1) doggy, (2) snake, (3) pheasant, (4) kitty, (5) herring, (6) turkey, (7) whale, (8) chimp, (9) bear, (10) goose, (11) tick, (12) bunny.

Cats and Dogs

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Corgi

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Cougar

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Tiger

Bulldog

Dachshund

Labrador

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