Bible Bowl 2009

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General Clifton will attend final round during Commissioning weekend.

by Cari Arias –

Quote the verse in the book of Luke that contains the unique word “baptize.” You have ten seconds. Come on. Think! How about this one: What did some Jewish elders plead earnestly for with Jesus? Don’t know it? Many of our teens throughout the territory do!

Bible Bowl is well underway around the territory, gearing up for the territorial playoffs during Commissioning weekend in June. All 10 divisions have reported Bible Bowl teams that are actively studying and practicing. Divisional playoffs will be held over the next few months, determining which lucky teams will head to the “big” competition.

The mission statement of this program reads, “The Bible Bowl program was instituted to enhance the corps cadet program and to get young people into God’s word. Intensive Bible study and Bible memorization help our youth grow as Christians. As they apply the truths they have learned to their everyday lives, it is anticipated that their understanding of God’s values and principles will deepen.”

And that is exactly what is happening throughout the Western Territory. Young people are digging deep into God’s word, which in turn is growing roots deep in their hearts. They are passionate about Scripture, and they are up for the challenge of competing against their peers across the territory.

The Territorial Bible Bowl Competition, focusing on the book of Luke, is scheduled to kick off Friday, June 12 at the Sheraton Hotel in Cerritos, with three rounds throughout the day. The competition will culminate on Saturday, June 13 with the final championship round attended by the General at 3:30 p.m. This is definitely an event you won’t want to miss.

By the way, if you’re still wondering about the answers to the questions above, just ask a Bible Bowler.

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