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Bible Drill

Relaxing games Memory games Large group games

How To Play Bible Drill

When youth leader says "draw weapons", each person sits on a pew or chair with their Bible held up in air with binding facing them (this is to keep people from putting their fingers IN the Bible while hold it up so there is no cheating).

The youth leader then calls out a scripture (i.e. John 3:16), makes everyone cite it back to him and then will say "Charge". As soon as "charge" is said, everyone tries to find that scripture in the Bible. The first person to find the scripture AND have their finger on the verse will stand up and start saying the scripture, if they are right, he gets one point. Play to whatever amount of points you would like - have a gift or a pat on the back for winner. (My kids usually are just happy to be a winner, they don't care about a gift)

We absolutely LOVE this game and it's a good builder for the group because they learn the books of the Bible and where things are found.

VARIATION: Play the same way but use a Concordance to pick verses that have the same "keyword" in them (i.e. pure). First person to guess the word that is showing up in all verses gets an extra point - then pick a new "keyword". (That way, everyone has to LISTEN to the verses that are being found)

Hope you enjoy playing as much as I have through the years!!

Materials Needed

a Bible for each person playing (preferably with no tabs on them to make it fair)

Submitted by Tiffany in USA on 11 Aug 2008

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I need Bible games for Bible Study with kids the age group ranging from 8-12, thanks in advance for you help.
class usually last for 1 hour.
Posted by Shemikia Vaughn on September 10, 2008 at 1:13 pm
This is a very fun game that i play with my family and also at Awana.
Posted by Anna Jones on October 19, 2008 at 8:50 am
Thanks that sounds like a great activity! I'm going to try it with my youth tonight!
Posted by Lisa on January 17, 2009 at 4:09 pm
I need games for youth age 15 and up
Posted by jonathan on January 27, 2009 at 2:57 pm
Thanks...Great way of getting the youth to learn scripture
Posted by Saroj Naicker on July 9, 2009 at 6:56 am
Please am holding Sunday School service for children with age ranging from 2 to 8 and 9 to 12,can you help me to get some christian games or activities for them.Thank you, may the Lord be with you. Samuel Italy.
Posted by Samuel Lawrence Nii Ayettey on July 19, 2009 at 11:27 pm
Samuel - Maybe try having a look at the Junior Games section here:

Hope there are some games in there that you can use! :D
Posted by Shorty on July 20, 2009 at 3:15 pm
this is Great! and I really love the way it got teens into the scriptures... They learned a whole lot about where they could find the books, in the old or the new testament. Thanks!
Posted by RENE on October 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm
Is game sounds great...i will try it out with my youth....fingers crossed!
Posted by Lupe Ramos on November 8, 2009 at 4:50 pm
I love the concept of "Draw you weapons!" I might even use that phrase whenever i want youth to get out their Bibles! The Word of God is our sword after all!
Posted by Alyce on November 17, 2009 at 7:49 pm
I learnt this on a bible camp in Australia and we had our bibles on our heads, later a fellow from England showed us the same game but called it Draw your swords and we put the bible under our armpits, but some of the youth with sweaty armpits refused to play after a few rounds, mostly everyone enjoys it
Posted by Ian on June 8, 2010 at 9:10 pm
This is really a good game..I manged to got teens into the scriptures...teens were very excited while playing..Thanks a lot.....
Posted by Nobel I. Main on July 12, 2011 at 2:28 am
omg this sounds great! im trying this tonight :)
Posted by angela on July 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm
Just played this game with my Youth, I changed it a little bit, so when I say the verse, I hide somewhere on the church campus and they have to find the verse and then find me and tell me the verse. It was a blast!
Posted by Brandon on December 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm
I love Jesus and these websites for us children to play even adults are so good!!!!! We meed more children and people ALL AGES to learn the WORD OF GOD!!!!!!!!
Posted by on February 16, 2012 at 9:58 am
I need bible games for all ages to grow youth in the word of God. To know the truth and live by example.
Posted by Tipsy on March 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm
We do this with the children at my church but we call it bible races It makes it more fun rather than a "Drill"
Posted by Janelle on June 23, 2012 at 12:17 am
It's a really nice game, the youths love it. We need more games and fun activities for our youths to grow in Christ.
Posted by Villon on July 19, 2012 at 2:22 am
i really need a bible game for youth such way that the can learn the bible
Posted by Claude on August 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm
I really need a new and different bible games. this is very helpful. God bless :)
Posted by Jaja on June 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm
played this game with my youths was a lot of fun
Posted by on June 21, 2013 at 11:15 am
I think it is very fun game:)because this game is the word of GOD very interested.God bless all:)
Posted by on August 3, 2013 at 1:03 am
Nice game I will try it
Posted by Kiewiet on November 1, 2013 at 6:56 pm
I grew up playing this game, but we called it a sword drill. We also got extra points for our team if we could recite the verse from memory instead of having to locate it in the Bible.
Posted by Vicki on February 18, 2014 at 8:35 pm
Nice games will try it tonight...
Posted by on February 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm
It's amazing and my sutdent will love this game.I can't wait to play this on saturday.hoping more games you have to share.
Posted by christine Enriquez on January 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm

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