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Junior Bible Quiz
What Is JBQ?
JBQ is a quizzing program that uses the Bible Fact-Pak as its foundation curriculum. The Bible Fact-Pak is a teaching tool that helps children learn, understand, and apply important Bible truths. It includes over 500 questions and answers.
Some of the questions provide background about the Bible and its contents. Other questions explore the teachings and doctrine within the Bible. All of the questions together give children a solid basis for a strong and lasting relationship with God.
The success of JBQ involves some exciting competition principles. During JBQ meets, two teams of four quizzers each sit behind a set of buzzers. Each quizzer may activate his own buzzer at any point during the reading of the question, and the first one to buzz in gets to answer. If the answer is correct, the quizzer’s team is awarded points based on the difficulty of the question. Through the competition of quizzing, children learn to win without boasting, lose without complaining, and treat opponents and officials with respect.
The Goal of JBQ
JBQ, based on cooperative competition, motivates children to learn the questions and answers in the Bible Fact-Pak and helps assess their knowledge. But the primary goal of JBQ is to plant the Word deep in the hearts of children so they may grow in close relationship with God. Elementary-age children, especially in grades three through six, are often referred to as being in the “golden age of memorization.” Poems, Bible verses, and stories learned at this age can usually be quoted for a lifetime. How important it is to capitalize on the ability to memorize God’s Word!
When a child commits God’s Word to memory, the Holy Spirit can help him recall those words for guidance and strength. For example, a child tempted to yell angry words may stop when the Holy Spirit reminds him, “In your anger do not sin” (Ephesians 4:26). Helping children hide God’s Word in their hearts will not only help them know right from wrong now, it will also guide their decisions in the years to come.
Being a part of JBQ is not the only way to help kids learn about God’s Word. Children within your local church can be challenged to learn the Bible Fact-Pak questions, beginning with the suggested review questions in Radiant Life’s Primary, Middler, and Preteen Sunday School Teacher Guides. Children can compete against themselves as they answer these Bible Fact-Pak questions correctly, or Sunday School classes may want to challenge each other to quiz matches similar to spelling bees.
As children learn the all-important truths in God’s Word through JBQ and the Bible Fact-Pak on their own, they will develop a love for the Bible and an understanding that its truth can guide their lives daily. Success in Junior Bible Quiz is not dependent on winning in competition. Success comes when a child internalizes and develops a love for God’s Word, allowing it to guide him throughout his life.
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