Funstuf

By Charles W. Hitt


Who?

There are many interesting stories in the Old Testament. See if you can identify who the following stories are about without reading the verses. Then read the verses given to learn more about these interesting men.

  1. 1.

    This man and Sarah, his wife, had an only son. God asked this man to sacrifice his son on an altar. Although it was hard, he was willing, and because he was obedient, God stopped him and provided a ram for the sacrifice instead. (See Gen. 21:1–2; Gen. 22:1–14.)

  2. 2.

    Because this boy’s father gave him a coat of many colors, his brothers were jealous. They kidnapped him and sold him as a slave. He was taken to Egypt, where he explained a dream that the Pharaoh had. The Pharaoh then made him next in command over the country. (See Gen. 37:3–4, 12–14, 18–28; Gen. 41:15–40.)

  3. 3.

    The children of Israel sinned, so the Lord allowed them to become slaves of the Midianites, who worshiped Baal instead of God. The Lord told this man that he was to save the Israelites from the Midianites. He was allowed only three hundred men to fight against so many Midianites that they could not be counted. When he won, the Israelites wanted him to rule over them. But he refused, saying, “The Lord shall rule over you.” (See Judg. 6:1, 11–12, 14; Judg. 7:1–8, 12, 16–21; Judg. 8:22–23.)

Answers:

(1) Abraham, (2) Joseph, (3) Gideon.

Creation Crossword

Fill in the spaces by completing each phrase with the missing word. Each word can be found by looking up the title or verse in the first chapter of Genesis, given in parentheses [( )] at the end of the phrase.

Across

  1. 1.

    And _____ was upon the face of the deep (2)

  2. 5.

    The evening and the morning were the _____ day (5)

  3. 6.

    And _____ that may fly (20)

  4. 7.

    And it was _____ (9)

  5. 9.

    God _____ the heaven and the earth (1)

  6. 11.

    The herb _____ seed (11)

  7. 13.

    Over the fowl of the _____ (28)

  8. 15.

    The Spirit _____ God (2)

  9. 16.

    Whose _____ was in itself (12)

  10. 17.

    A firmament in the _____ of the waters (6)

  11. 22.

    God saw every thing that _____ had made (31)

  12. 24.

    Moved upon the face of the _____ (2)

  13. 25.

    Let the _____ land appear (9)

  14. 26.

    The evening and the morning were the _____ day (23)

  15. 27.

    To you it shall be for _____ (29)

  16. 28.

    The greater light to _____ the day (16)

  17. 30.

    Gathered together unto _____ place (9)

  18. 31.

    _____ fruitful, and multiply (28)

  19. 32.

    I have given every _____ herb for meat (30)

  20. 33.

    Which were _____ the firmament: and it was so (7)

  21. 36.

    The earth _____ without form (2)

  22. 37.

    And God _____ (29)

  23. 38.

    The _____ light to rule the night (16)

  24. 39.

    The darkness he called _____ (5)

  25. 43.

    And God made _____ great lights (16)

  26. 44.

    God called the firmament _____ (8)

  27. 46.

    I have given you every _____ bearing seed (29)

  28. 48.

    Let them be _____ signs (14)

  29. 50.

    And let the dry _____ appear (9)

  30. 51.

    The first Book of Moses called _____ (title)

  31. 54.

    Let us make man in our _____ (26)

  32. 55.

    It was _____ good (31)

  33. 56.

    To give _____ upon the earth (15)

Down

  1. 2.

    Replenish the earth, and _____ it (28)

  2. 3.

    God saw the light, that _____ was good (4)

  3. 4.

    Darkness was _____ the face of the deep (2)

  4. 5.

    Fowl that may _____ above the earth (20)

  5. 6.

    The earth was without _____ (2)

  6. 7.

    The evening and the morning were the _____ day (31)

  7. 8.

    Whose seed is in _____ (11)

  8. 9.

    The moving _____ that hath life (20)

  9. 10.

    And the fruit _____ yielding fruit (11)

  10. 12.

    _____ created the heaven and the earth (1)

  11. 14.

    Wherein there _____ life (30)

  12. 18.

    The evening and the morning were the sixth _____ (31)

  13. 19.

    Let _____ be for lights (15)

  14. 20.

    Male and _____ created he them (27)

  15. 21.

    There is _____ (30)

  16. 23.

    And the _____ and the morning (8)

  17. 24.

    God created great _____ (21)

  18. 29.

    For _____, and for days, and years (14)

  19. 31.

    And _____ of the earth after his kind (24)

  20. 34.

    After his kind, cattle, and _____ thing (24)

  21. 35.

    He made the _____ also (16)

  22. 40.

    The First Book of _____ (title)

  23. 41.

    The waters called he _____ (10)

  24. 42.

    _____ and female created he them (27)

  25. 45.

    The earth was without form, and _____ (2)

  26. 47.

    Divided the waters which were _____ the firmament (7)

  27. 49.

    God said, _____ there be light (3)

  28. 52.

    _____the beginning (1)

  29. 53.

    And over _____ the earth (26)

Riddle Bits

If a butcher is six feet tall and wears a size eleven shoe, what does he weigh?

Answer:

What goes up when the rain comes down?

Answer:

Spelled forward or backward,
I still look the same.
I have both a lid and a ball.
What is my name?

Answer:

Meat, of course

Umbrella

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