Daughter Great Game: S1E1!”
Compiled by Ramesh C. Reddy
Editors Note: Seven years ago today, Esther
was seen kissing the Bible on April 19, 2013 which was posted on
facebook. Little did I know, seven years later this day, she would
play a daddy daughter Bible game before we looked at the memory. When I took my precious
daughter Esther (7) to school, she would recite Bible verses from
A-Z. Then, she would share 5 things she was thankful to the Lord for
from the previous day. She would also love to play the alphabet
Bible names game. She would start reciting the alphabet in her mind
and when I say stop, whatever letter she stopped at, she would give
me the Bible name for that letter and share about what she knows
about that character. With this home order still going on due to the
COVID-19 virus, this is a great game for anyone to play with. For
the season opener, we used Esther's name to give 6 Bible names and
what she recalled from the Bible going back and forth between daddy
and daughter. The video of Esther is from 7 years ago. The game is
E for Esther:
Esther saved the Jews. Esther has my
name. Esther has a cousin named Mordecai. Jesus told Esther to save
the Jews. She heard that [Haman] was going to kill all her people.
Because of Esther, the king arrested Haman.
E for Elijah:
Elijah won a battle against Jezebbel.
Elijah became depressed and wanted to die because he was afraid.
Elijah thought he was the only righteous person left. Elijah was
told by God that there are others who won't bow down to Baal. Elijah
dared the worshippers of the idol Baal to bring fire to the logs
but no matter how much they prayed to the idol Baal, the fire did
not come. Elijah then challenged them to pour water on the logs and
prayed to the Lord for fire to come on the logs and fire came.
Elijah later got rain to come too after a 3 year drought. Elijah is
mentioned in James about the prayer of a righteous man availeth much
bc Elijah prayed and rain came. Elijah realized the Lord was not
found in fire, water, earthquake, but in small voice. Elijah
appeared to Jesus and 3 of the disciples during the Transfiguration.
S for Simon:
Simon Peter was a fisherman. Simon was
a disciple of Jesus. God said, I am going to change your name to
Peter, which means Rock. Simon Peter had a little brother.
S for Saul:
Saul persecuted Christians. Saul wanted all the Christians
to die. Saul was there when they stoned Stephen to death because
Stephen was worshipping the Lord Jesus. Saul was blinded by a light
on his way to Damasus to persecute Christians. Saul heard a voice
saying, 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is Jesus' Saul was
told by Jesus to go find a man named Ananias to restore his sight.
Saul gave his life to Christ and changed his name to Paul. The
Apostle Paul preached to the Gentiles writing many epistles inspired
by divine inspiration. Paul was so joyful even when he was in jail
writing to the Philippians to rejoice in the Lord. Paul was content
whatever he had and did not worry. Paul was a Roman citizen. Paul
mentored Timothy and went on Evangelistic missions with Silas. Paul
wrote letters to the Romans, Corinthians, Ephesians, Galatians,
Thessalonians, to Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Colossians, and
T for Titus:
Titus got three letters from Paul, chapters 1, 2, & 3.
T for Thomas:
Thomas was called 'Doubting Thomas' because when the
disciples told him that they saw Jesus on Resurrection Sunday, 3
days after his crucifixion, he did not believe them. Thomas said,
unless I see the nail scars in his hands and put my finger there and
put my finger and touch his side, I won't believe. Thomas was then
surprised to see Jesus in the room and said, "My Lord, and My God!"
Thomas was told by Jesus to put his fingers in his hands and to the
side. Then, Thomas was told by Jesus: 'Blessed are those who do not
see me and yet believe."
H for Herod:
Herod was a king. Herod was a person people go to when they
did something bad. Herod could not do anything when they wanted
Jesus to be crucified. Herod had a lot of servants and a big palace.
H for Hosea:
Hosea was a minor prophet in the Old Testament. Hosea was
commanded to marry Gomer who was a prostitute. Hosea obeyed God and
married Gomer. Hosea found out that Gomer was unfaithful to him and
still loved her very much. Hosea learned from the Lord that Gomer
represented Israel and her unfaithfulness to the Lord but the Lord
never gave up on Israel. Hosea learned that the Lord loved Israel
very much even though the people were faithless. Hosea also learned
the Lord's faithfulness towards Israel.
E for Elizabeth:
Elizabeth had a baby named John the Baptist who was Jesus'
cousin. Elizabeth had a husband. Elizabeth was helped by Mary
during her pregnancy.
E for Emmanuel:
Emmanuel means 'God is With Us'. Jesus is called Emmanuel.
R for Reuben:
Reuben did not do something good and slept with [Jacob's
wife]. Reuben was Joseph's big brother. Reuben's dad was
Jacob. Reuben was not a good brother because he wanted to sell
R for Ruth:
Ruth was Naomi's daughter-in-law. Ruth was praised by the
people of the town because she loved her mother-in-law more than
seven sons. Ruth had more love for her mother-in-law than seven sons
combined. Even though Ruth's husband died and she could have gone
back to her parents, she did not. Ruth was a Moabite. Ruth was so
loving that she did not abandon her mother-in-law but told Naomi,
where you go, I will go. Your people will be my people. Ruth married
[Boaz]. Ruth became the mother of Obed, the grandmother of Jesse,
the great-grandmother of King David, and the great-great grandmother
of King Solomon.
We hope you enjoyed this game and can play with your children or
people you know. Use your name and post the answers in the comment
section if you choose too.