Bible Explorers

To be a Bible Explorer you need to read the Bible, explore what is in it, remember and put the concepts into practice.

Take some time to sit down on your own, or better yet, with a parent, and read the story in the Bible. You will need to use a full translation and not a story Bible.

Then answer the questions below.

Talk about what you have read.

  Level 1 – The Birth of Jesus

Read Luke 2:1-20

  1. What did Caesar Augustus want done?
  2. What town did Joseph and Mary leave from?
  3. What town did Joseph and Mary travel to?
  4. What were the first words that the angel spoke to the shepherds?
  5. Why do you think the angel said this?
  6. What was the good news?
  7. What then did the host of angels say?
  8. What did the shepherds do after seeing the baby?
  9. What was something new that you learned from this Bible passage?

    Level 2 – Magi Visit Jesus

    Read Matthew 2:1-12

    1. What did the Magi ask King Herod?
    2. How did Herod find out about the location of Christ’s birth?
    3. What did Herod ask the Magi to do?
    4. Why did the Magi not go back to Herod?
    5. Is there a verse that tells how many Magi were there?
    6. What was something new that you learned from this Bible passage?

      Level 3 – Jesus Feeds the 5000

      Read John 6:1-13

  1. Where was Jesus?
  2. Why did people follow him?
  3. What did Jesus ask Phillip?
  4. Who brought a boy to Jesus?
  5. How many and what kind of food did the boy have?
  6. How many people did they feed?
  7. What did Jesus do?
  8. How much was left over?
  9. What was something new that you learned from this Bible passage?

Level 4 – The Last Supper

Read John 22:7-20

  1. What holiday are the disciples getting ready for?
  2. Do you know what this holiday remembers? (hint: think about the passover in Exodus)
  3. How did the disciples find a room to meet in?
  4. Jesus wanted to eat the passover with the disciples before what happened?
  5. Jesus broke the bread and told his disciples what?
  6. After supper, what did Jesus say about the cup?
  7. What was something new that you learned from this Bible passage?

Level 5 – The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus

Read John 19:17-37

  1. How many people were crucified?
  2. What was the place called where they crucified Jesus?
  3. What did the sign on the cross say?
  4. What happened to Jesus’ clothes?
  5. What did Jesus tell his mother about the disciple standing there?
  6. What did Jesus tell his disciple?
  7. What did that disciple do from then on?
  8. What were Jesus’ last words?
  9. Who’s legs were broken?
  10. Who’s legs were not broken?
  11. How did a soldier make sure that Jesus was dead?
  12. What was something new that you learned from this Bible passage?

    Level 6 – The Empty Tomb

    Read John 19:38 – 20:9

    1. What did Joseph of Arimathea ask Pilate?
    2. Why was Joseph a disciple in secret?
    3. Who went with Joseph to get Jesus’ body?
    4. What did they take with them?
    5. What did they do with those materials?
    6. Where did they put the body?
    7. What did Mary Magdalene see when she went to the tomb on the first day of the week?
    8. Who did she tell?
    9. What did two disciples do?
    10. What did they see?
    11. What was something new that you learned from this Bible passage?

      Level 7 – Jesus Appears to His Disciples

      Read John 20:10-30

      1. Where was Mary standing after the disciples left?
      2. What did she see inside the tomb?
      3. When she turned around, who did she see, but not recognize?
      4. Who did she think he was?
      5. Once she recognized Jesus, what did she call him?
      6. Why did Jesus not want her to touch him?
      7. What did Mary go and tell the disciples?
      8. When did Jesus appear to the disciples?
      9. Was this the same or a different day from when they found the empty tomb? (See Level 6 for the answer)
      10. What did Jesus show them?
      11. Who was not there?
      12. What did he need in order to believe?
      13. How long after that until Thomas saw Jesus?
      14. What did Jesus say in verse 29 that is important for you and me?
      15. What was something new that you learned from this Bible passage?

        Level 8 – The Ten Commandments

        Read Exodus 20:1-17

        1. What do we call this list of rules?
        2. What is the first commandment?  What verse is it in?
        3. What is the second commandment?  What verse is it in?
        4. Why does God say we should not bow down or worship idols?
        5. What is the third commandment?  What verse is it in?
        6. What is the fourth commandment?  What verse is it in?
        7. Why did the Lord bless the Sabbath day?
        8. What is the fifth commandment?  What verse is it in?
        9. What reason is given for obeying the 5th commandment?
        10. What is the sixth commandment?  What verse is it in?
        11. What is the seventh commandment?  What verse is it in?
        12. What is the eighth commandment?  What verse is it in?
        13. What is the ninth commandment?  What verse is it in?
        14. What is the tenth commandment?  What verse is it in?
        15. What was something new that you learned from this Bible passage?

          Level 9 – Elijah and the Prophets of Baal

          Read 1 Kings 18:16-40

          1. How did Ahab accuse Elijah?
          2. How did Elijah say that Ahab had caused the trouble?
          3. Where were they going to meet after that?
          4. How many prophets of Asherah were invited?
          5. How many of the Lord’s prophets did Elijah say were left?
          6. Each side had a bull for a sacrifice.  What would prove which side had the real God?
          7. How long did the prophets of Baal call on Baal to send fire?
          8. Name one of the suggestions that Elijah gave them at noon in order to help them get Baal’s attention.
          9. What did the prophets do then to try and get Baal’s attention?
          10. Why did Elijah use 12 stones to make the altar?
          11. What did he put around the altar?
          12. How many large jars of water were poured on the sacrifice? (hint, it’s a math question)
          13. When Elijah started asking God to answer, did he take hours like the other prophets, or just a short prayer?
          14. List everything that God’s fire burned up.
          15. What happened to all the prophets of Baal?
          16. What was something new that you learned from this Bible passage?

 Level 10 – Daniel and Friends

Read Daniel 1:1-21

  1. Who was king of Judah at this time?
  2. What king came and attacked Jerusalem and captured the temple?
  3. What kind of people did King Nebuchadnezzar want to work in his palace?
  4. Where would their food come from?
  5. How long were they to be trained?
  6. What were the Hebrew names of the 4 young men?
  7. What were the new names given to the 4 young men?
  8. What did Daniel decide not to do?
  9. Did the official like Daniel’s request?
  10. How long did Daniel ask that a test be to see if they could eat just veggies?
  11. How did they look after that time?
  12. What did God give these 4 young me?
  13. At the end of 3 years of training, what did the king think?
  14. What was something new that you learned from this Bible passage?

 Level 11 – The Fiery Furnace

Read Daniel 3:1-30

  1. How big was King Nebuchadnezzar’s gold statue?
  2. What did the herald say the people had to do?
  3. What would happen if you do not?
  4. Who would not do this?
  5. What did the king threaten to do to the men?
  6. What brave answer did the men give?  What two verses gave the answer?
  7. How hot was the furnace heated?
  8. What command was given to soldiers?
  9. What happened to the soldiers?
  10. How many men did the king see in the furnace?
  11. What was the condition of the men after they came out?
  12. What was the king’s new decree?
  13. What is something new you learned from this Bible passage?

Level 12 – The Lion’s Den

Read Daniel 6:1-28

  1. How many administrators did King Darius have over the satraps?
  2. Who was one of those administrators?
  3. What did the king plan to do since Daniel did so well?
  4. What did the other administrators and satraps decide to do?
  5. What did the administrators and satraps suggest to King Darius?
  6. How many times each day did Daniel pray to God?
  7. Where did Daniel pray?
  8. What was the king’s response when he was told?
  9. What did the king say to Daniel before having him put in the lion’s den?
  10. How did they close the lion’s den?
  11. How did the night go for the king?
  12. When did the king go back to the den?
  13. What did the king ask?
  14. What was Daniel’s condition when he was removed from the lion’s den?
  15. Who was tossed into the lion’s den after Daniel was taken out?
  16. What did the lion’s do?
  17. What did the king decree?
  18. What is something new you learned from this Bible passage?

Level 13 – Jonah

Read Jonah chapters 1-4

  1. Where and why did God send Jonah?
  2. Where did Jonah head instead?
  3. What did God do?
  4. What did the sailors do?
  5. How did they determine who was to blame?
  6. What did Jonah tell the sailors to do to him?
  7. What did the sailors try instead?
  8. What did the sailors eventually have to do?
  9. What happened to the sea?
  10. What did God send?
  11. How long did Jonah spend inside?
  12. What did Jonah do while inside?
  13. What did the Lord command the fish to do?
  14. What did the Lord tell Jonah a second time?
  15. How long did it take Jonah to go through the big city?
  16. What did Jonah declare to the people?
  17. Did they believe him?
  18. What did the people do?
  19. Did the king of Ninevah believe?
  20. What was God’s response?
  21. How did Jonah feel about this?
  22. What did Jonah ask God to do to him?
  23. What did God provide for Jonah?
  24. What did God then send, and what did it do?
  25. How angry was Jonah about this?
  26. What was God’s lesson to Jonah?
  27. What is something new you learned from this Bible passage?

Level 14 – The Flood

Read Genesis 6:5 – 9:17

  1. When God was upset, how many years did he decide a man could live?
  2. What did the Lord see?
  3. How did that make God feel?
  4. What did God decide?
  5. Who found favor?
  6. Who were Noah’s sons?
  7. What did God tell Noah to make?
  8. What kind of wood?
  9. How would it be coated?
  10. How big?
  11. How many decks?
  12. What people would Noah be taking with him?
  13. How many people total would that be?
  14. How many of the animals were to be taken?
  15. But how many of the ‘clean’ animals were to be taken?
  16. How old was Noah when the flood began?
  17. What year/month/day did the waters start?
  18. What two places did the water come from?
  19. How long did it rain?
  20. Who shut the door on the ark?
  21. How high above the tallest mountain did the water rise?
  22. What happened to the things that breathed air?
  23. How long did the waters stay high and flooded the earth?
  24. What did God send to bring the water down?
  25. On what day and month did the ark hit something?
  26. What did it stop on?
  27. On what day did mountain tops begin to appear?
  28. How long did Noah wait until sending out a raven?
  29. What did Noah send out next?
  30. What did it find on that first trip out?
  31. How long did Noah wait to send it out again?
  32. What did the dove bring back this second trip?
  33. How long did Noah wait until a 3rd time sending out the dove?
  34. What happened with the dove?
  35. How old was Noah when the water finally dried up?
  36. What did God tell Noah to do?
  37. What did Noah do once he was out?
  38. What did he use?
  39. What was God’s covenant?
  40. What was a sign of that covenant?
  41. What is something new you learned from this Bible passage?

Level 15 – David and Goliath

Read 1 Samuel 17:1-54

Parents, Your children have enjoyed the Bible Explorers program.  Just because this is the last level in the church program, it does not mean that it has to end. For this level, your child must receive from you the questions from the Bible passage.  Write them down and have your child read and answer them.  Determine the number and difficulty of questions according to your child’s age and by what information you determine is interesting. Your last question should still be: What was something new that you learned from this Bible passage?