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Youth Questions in the Bible

The twenty questions listed below that youth in the Bible were asked can be used in a variety of ways in youth meetings, home school settings, or Christian schools. One of the best ways is with our set of Describe-It-Yourself cards as shown in the sample study below.

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"Will you go with this man?" (Gen. 24:57)
(sample study)

How would you describe the question that Rebekah was asked by her brother (Laban) and her mother about returning with Abraham's servant to marry Isaac (Gen. 24:57)? The photo below shows that 16 cards were selected from over 600 in the Describe-It deck for discussion purposes. Which ones do you think are fitting? Was the question difficult? Was it sudden? etc.

If the study group is sitting around a table, the cards should be placed face down and drawn randomly. Group members or teams take turns choosing a card and discussing the correct (fitting) and / or incorrect aspects of the adjectives or phrase.

For instance, if the "emotional" card is drawn, the sadness of Rebekah's mother when the question was asked and answered should be mentioned. (She wanted to delay the departure.) Also, it is undoubtedly correct to say that Rebekah was at least somewhat happy to be getting married. Yet, the main point regarding emotion is that Rebekah's decision was not just emotional. Everyone could see that God had providentially led. Thus, the question and the answer involved emotion, but they were not primarily so.

Competitive (Game) Approach: individuals or teams compete against each other in trying to draw a winning card which is more appropriate than the one(s) drawn by others. For instance, if the "clear" and "personal" cards are randomly drawn, the judge for the round might decide that "personal" better describes the nature of the question since marriage is very personal. In the end, it was Rebekah's personal decision even though the family was involved.

MAKING YOUR OWN STUDIES -- with Describe-It-Yourself cards

You can make your own Descriptive Bible Studies using Describe-It-Yourself cards. All you need to do is: 1.) decide what passage(s) you wish to study, 2.) decide whom or what you wish to describe, and then 3.) use a DIY card set to help you describe what or whom you chose.

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There are Four Describe-It-Yourself Card Sets to choose from. Two sets, (A) and (B), are shorter to save time. In two sets, (A) and (M), all the cards have blank lines for extra thought stimulation. Over half of the cards in the Pro (P) set have blank lines as well. Beaginners may enjoy the simplicity of the Short List (B) set, but those with time for detailed studies may like the Mid List (M) or Pro List (P) sets. Yet, the best set for most users is Short List (A).

© 2021 Jon F. Mahar, Hakusan City, Japan, Alexander, Maine, U.S.A.