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Puzzle Ideas:

  • Match the Pictures with its Bible Verse to reveal a code or message.
  • Physical Puzzle of a picture or collage of pictures. (leave tape in room and by taping the pieces together they can look on back side and see message.
  • Black Light and flourescent.
  • Something missing type puzzle.
  • Brain Teaser that items are locked together and you have to get them apart.
  • NO Specific order to the puzzles. but a definite number of puzzles to solve.

Test #1 Jude


There are 5 puzzles.

1. Puzzle #1:

  • PUZZLE: DIFFUSE THE BOMB. 1 person is the diffuser, and the rest are the 'experts' with the manual. They must talk the diffuser through disarming the Bomb.

    • MANUAL: Use the brothers of Jesus to diffuse the Bomb.
  • FACT: The four brothers of Jesus named in the Bible: James, Joseph (also referred to as Joses), Simon, and Judas (also referred to as Jude).

Jude 1:1 — Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

Mt 13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

  • This contradicts the R.C. doctrine of the 'perpetual virginity of Mary.' (Matthew 1:25 'first born son')

2. Puzzle #2:

  • FACT: His names: Jude, Judas, Thaddaeus, or Lebbaeus, "not Iscariot"

Jude 1:1 — Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

John 14:22 — Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

Matthew 10:3 — Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

"Judas" in New Testament contexts corresponds to "Judah" in Old Testament ones. Note that masculine names ending in "-ah" when translated from Hebrew directly to English usually end in "-as" when the translation passes through Greek, since in Greek a terminal "-a" is normally feminine, but a terminal "-as" is normally masculine. Thus we have "Elijah" => "Elias," "Jeremiah" => "Jeremias," etc.)

Judah (Hebrew) -> Judas (Greek) -> Jude (English)

As in English names like Edward, Ed, Ted, and Ned, are considered to be equivalent so different names can be considered equivelant in Hebrew. Also, many Jewish names are considered in some Jewish circles to have Gentile equivalents (Moishe = Maurice, Yitzak = Isadore, Yaakov = Jack, Label = Larry, Shmuel = Shawn, etc.).

3. Puzzle #3:

  • FACT: Many quotations from this book are used in II Peter. The Book of Jude is closely related to the book of 2 Peter. The date of authorship for Jude depends on whether Jude used content from 2 Peter, or Peter used content from Jude when writing 2 Peter. The Book of Jude was written somewhere between A.D. 60 and 80.

History of the Large Handwritten Bible. The project, initiated in 1923 by then Superintendent of the Bible Society, Edmund T Garland, involved distributing pages from an old Bible along with large (21’x28’) blank sheets. Individuals from across the State each copied a page using pen and ink. The desire was for a broad cross-section of citizens to participate. The oldest was Aunt Mary, a 91-year-old Quaker from Brunswick; the youngest was a 6-year-old who wrote, "Jesus wept”. One page was written by a millionaire, one by a pauper. One copyist was a college president; another was a man whose whole school life consisted of only a few weeks. Another was written by then Gov. Percival Baxter, and yet another by a prisoner serving a life term. A Jewish Rabbi and a Greek Catholic Priest did their pages with equal grace, and the Book of Ruth was copied by girls named Ruth. Many of the copyists were students at secondary schools or colleges, including a student from Cuba. Each signed their name at the bottom of the page. There are also beautifully ink-drawn, full-page illustrations. In March 2017, we donated this treasure to the Maine Historical Society, located in Portland at the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 489 Congress St., Portland, Maine.

4. Puzzle #4: Video Puzzle

  • FACT: The Book of Jude is an important book for us today because it is written for the end times, for the end of the church age. The church age began at the Day of Pentecost. Jude is the only book given entirely to the great apostasy. Jude writes that evil works are the evidence of apostasy. He admonishes us to contend for the faith, for there are tares among the wheat. False prophets are in the church and the saints are in danger.

Jude 3: “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.”

According to verse 3, Jude was anxious to write about our salvation; however, he changed topics to address contending for the faith.

WATCH THIS: (Mary Jones and her Bible)[]

Mary jones country: Wales, Shared her Bible with Mary Jones by allowing Mary to visit her house to read: Mrs. Evans, how many years did she earn money for buying a bible? 6 years, how far did she walk for her Bible? 40 km (25 miles). Preacher selling bibles: Rev. Charles. The First Bible Society of Wales.

5. Puzzle #5: Where was Jude possibly martyred?

  • Puzzle: Map
  • FACT: "Passion of Simon and Jude" a 4th century writing depicts Simon the Zealot and Jude went together as missionaries to Persia, and were martyred there.