Church of Christ

Shivajinagar, Bangalore, India

Bible Quest 2019 – Annual Quiz

Bible Quest 2019

Topic: Gospel according to Matthew

January 27, 2019 Sunday at 3 PM

2nd Floor, Ramanashree Chambers,

37, Lady Curzon Road, Shivajinagar,

Bangalore – 560 001.


The congregation hosted over 60 participants from across several congregations from Bangalore, Mysore and Kerala. Of the 32 teams that participated, 5 teams took a big stride forward into the final round, including a perfect score of 100 in the qualifications by Bro. Pavan and Bro. Anvesh from the Anandapuram congregation.

“Dedicating one hour everyday in reading the Gospel helped us secure the first place”, said Bro. Pavan and Bro. Anvesh who bagged the first place with a cash prize of ₹20,000 and gleaming trophies.
Sis. Rachel Sundaram, who bagged the third place, pointed out that at the end of the day, it is the learning that we should be taking back with us.

Quiz Results:

1st Prize – Bro. Pavan and Bro. Anvesh
2nd Prize –  Sis. Preeti and Sis. Jennifer
3rd Prize –  Sis. Rachel and Bro. Lanson
4th Prize –  Sis. Nancy and Sis. Chandrakala
5th Prize –  Bro. Ravikanth and Sarah


We conducted this Bible-based quiz to encourage one and all to absorb God’s word because we recognize that “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16

We want to encourage people to study with the attitude of treasuring God’s word in their hearts and not merely in their minds so that they live righteously before God. “Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.” Psalm 119:11

We also wanted to encourage all participants to embark on their preparation for the quiz prayerfully asking God to shine light on their lives and their understanding of God.


Guidelines for the Quiz.

  • Quiz will be in a team format. Team size will be 2 members. Participants must choose their own partner. If a participant can’t find a quiz partner, they may seek the quizmaster’s help.
  • Quiz is open to all ages
  • Teams must register using the registration form below before January 15th
  • Teams are encouraged to register early to be enrolled into a WhatsApp/SMS broadcast list that will receive encouraging posts and messages on the topic of the quiz
  • Memorization of the words of Jesus is encouraged
  • Quiz will be conducted in English and using the NKJV Bible
  • Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to winners
  • Registrations will be confirmed by email or text message. There will be a cutoff on the no. of registrations owing to limited space and resources. Please register early to avoid missing out.
  • An example of a participant well-prepared on the day of the quiz is shared below:
    • Has studied (not merely read through) the book of Matthew for at least 60 hours
    • Knows the content outline of Matthew and sections within each chapter
    • Is able to quote entire sections of Jesus’ discourses from memory like the Beatitudes, Cost of Discipleship, etc. 
    • Is able to recall and apply a specific verse or section to answer questions pertaining to the Christian’s life and challenges and the character of God for example
  • Participants are discouraged from leaving their preparation to the final days or hours of the quiz and are encouraged to have a steady and consistent preparation schedule
  • Participants are encouraged to call the Quizmaster (Jay Swamidass available on +91 9880705996) for questions, clarifications and doubts


God willing, Bible Quest will return in 2020.