Bible crossword puzzle 23: Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude

Based on material in chapters 29 and 30 of Discovering the Bible by Alex Varughese, textbook for Introduction to Biblical Literature

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Challenge: Can you solve this puzzle even if you do not have the book by Varughese?

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This crossword puzzle was created for use in the course Introduction to Biblical Literature. The words and clues come from the textbook Discovering the Bible: Story and Faith of the Biblical Communities edited by Alex Varughese and published by Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, now called The Foundry.

    -- Howard Culbertson,


While each of these five New Testament books -- Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude -- has its own unique focus and style, they do speak to some of the same themes such as:

  1. Faith and Works: These books emphasize the importance of both faith and works in the Christian life. While faith is foundational for salvation, it should be demonstrated through good works and righteous living.
  2. Perseverance and Endurance: The authors encourage believers to endure trials and persevere in their faith despite challenges and persecution. They remind readers of the rewards that come from remaining steadfast in the face of adversity.
  3. Holiness and Righteousness: There is a consistent call to holy living and moral purity. Believers are urged to live in a manner that reflects the character of God and to abstain from sin.
  4. False Teaching and Apostasy: The authors warn against false teachings and the dangers of falling away from the faith. They exhort believers to be discerning and to hold fast to the truth of the gospel.
  5. The Second Coming of Christ: The imminent return of Jesus Christ is a prominent theme in these books. Believers are encouraged to live in anticipation of His coming and to be prepared for the day of judgment.
  6. The Sovereignty of God: God's sovereignty and control over all things are emphasized, particularly in the midst of trials and suffering. Believers are reminded to trust in God's providence and to submit to His will.
  7. The Power of Prayer: The importance and efficacy of prayer are highlighted as a means of seeking God's guidance, strength, and intervention in all circumstances.

While certain of these themes may be more prominent in some books than in others, they collectively contribute to the overarching message of faith, endurance, and godly living found in these New Testament writings.

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