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!!
a Bible for each person playing (preferably with no tabs on them to make it fair)
Submitted by Tiffany in USA on 11 Aug 2008Has this game been helpful?