A Summer Challenge

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I so remember Ken’s first day of seminary. He wondered (as we all do in new situations) what it would be like. Would it be challenging? Would it begin with a long list of assignments? What would the professors expect?

Then he came home.


His first assignment in his first class was writing the books of the Bible in order.

Not hard, right? Most of the students could do that.

But then the professor said – every book must be spelled correctly. He said if they were to be pastors, they needed to know how to spell the names of the books.

That WAS challenging.

I don’t remember if anyone got them all right, but I know not many students did.

Ken missed Philippians – he added an extra “l.” But then the professor said they would start the class out that way every day until everyone got them right.

Ken was done the second day, but some had to do it several


Can you do it? Which one trips you up? I get tripped up on Deuteronomy.

Why not make this a challenge for you and your family this summer? See if you can spell all the books correctly. Knowing the correct spelling really is important to us if we’re teaching others.

  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • Leviticus
  • Numbers
  • Deuteronomy
  • Joshua
  • Judges
  • Ruth
  • 1 Samuel
  • 2 Samuel
  • 1 Kings
  • 2 Kings
  • I Chronicles
  • 2 Chronicles
  • Ezra
  • Nehemiah
  • Esther
  • Job
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs
  • Ecclesiastes
  • Song of Solomon
  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Lamentations
  • Ezekiel
  • Daniel
  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Obadiah
  • Jonah
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah
  • Haggai
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi
New Testament
  • Matthew
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • John
  • Acts
  • Romans
  • 1 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians
  • Galatians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • 1 Thessalonians
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Timothy
  • Titus
  • Philemon
  • Hebrews
  • James
  • I Peter
  • 2 Peter
  • 1 John
  • 2 John
  • 3 John
  • Jude
  • Revelation

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