Juniors Brigades' BIG Quiz

The Juniors Brigades' BIG Quiz will be held on Friday 27th March 2020 at Priory Methodist Church, Bedford, starting at 7.00 pm.

Each company can enter any number of teams consisting of three Juniors.

The highest score achieved by any team from a company will count towards the Brigades' BIG Quiz Trophy.

The Girls' Brigade will be competing for the same trophy as the boys. However, the GB teams will not affect the Champions' Cup scores.

It is a team quiz.

The quiz will consist of 8 rounds of 8 questions.

There is ONE specific round on the Bible which will be based on Mark 2: 1-17.  Questions will be set using the Good News translation.

There is one round on food tasting. Please notify the organiser of any allergies with your team entries.

The other rounds could be on any topic.

Please advise Rob Ciantar of your attendance and any team allergies by Wednesday 25th March. It is helpful to tell us even if you plan not to attend.


Mark 2: 1-17

A few days later Jesus went back to Capernaum, and the news spread that he was at home. So many people came together that there was no room left, not even out in front of the door. Jesus was preaching the message to them when four men arrived, carrying a paralysed man to Jesus. Because of the crowd, however, they could not get the man to him. So they made a hole in the roof right above the place where Jesus was. When they had made an opening, they let the man down, lying on his mat. Seeing how much faith they had, Jesus said to the paralysed man, “My son, your sins are forgiven.”

Some teachers of the Law who were sitting there thought to themselves, “How does he dare talk like this? This is blasphemy! God is the only one who can forgive sins!”

At once Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he said to them, “Why do you think such things? Is it easier to say to this paralysed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, pick up your mat, and walk’? I will prove to you, then, that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralysed man, “I tell you, get up, pick up your mat, and go home!”

While they all watched, the man got up, picked up his mat, and hurried away. They were all completely amazed and praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

Jesus went back again to the shore of Lake Galilee. A crowd came to him, and he started teaching them. As he walked along, he saw a tax collector, Levi son of Alphaeus, sitting in his office. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” Levi got up and followed him.

Later on Jesus was having a meal in Levi's house. A large number of tax collectors and other outcasts was following Jesus, and many of them joined him and his disciples at the table. Some teachers of the Law, who were Pharisees, saw that Jesus was eating with these outcasts and tax collectors, so they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such people?”

Jesus heard them and answered, “People who are well do not need a doctor, but only those who are sick. I have not come to call respectable people, but outcasts.”