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.20 Youth Questions List - Printer ready
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.
The deck of 1,000+ Describe-It cards are available here. There are about 560 basic cards and an addition 240 cards for those who need a fuller, somewhat more difficult, set of adjectives. The cards are rated with one, two, or three stars according to difficulty so that leaders can adjust their deck to fit their group's level.
For additional ideas on how to use the cards, check out the Question Studies Page.