Puzzling Puzzles – Edition 5

This is week 5 of Puzzling Puzzles! Today, you have a Directional Cryptogrid, Quick Quiz, Quotedrop and a Rokudoku to complete. Each week the first person to submit the correct answers to all that weeks’ puzzles will win a box of chocolates or something equally exciting. There are 2 categories; Adults and Under 18’s.

Please submit answers to puzzles@bloginthelight.com – scans/photos of sheets or typed answers permitted – or return to Alex at Church on a Sunday.

Good luck! 🙂 The answers will be provided in 2 weeks’ time. (24th September 2017)


Here is a Rokudoku (Mini-Sudoku). Find the verses below in your Bibles then fill the grid with the respective number of that verse using the coordinates for each answer. This gives you your starting Rokudoku grid, which you then complete as normal. Each 3×2 box must contain the numbers 1-6. Additionally, each number may only appear once in any horizontal or vertical line.

For:  EH
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:__)

For: BJ, DH
I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 37:__)

For: AL, BI
He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. (Psalm 23:__)

For: DK, EJ
‘After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: ‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God’ (Revelation 19:__)

For: EI
If your grain offering is prepared on a griddle, it is to be made of the finest flour mixed with oil, and without yeast. (Leviticus 2:__)

For: CK, FG
God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. (Genesis 1:__)

Quick Quiz

  1. What was the title of this morning’s talk?
  2. List 3 of the good deeds that were shown in the video.
  3. What was the Bible verse that was mentioned from the Book of Proverbs?
  4. Which major Prophet book from the Old Testament is the Valley of Dry Bones vision found in?


Directional Cryptogrid


Below is an empty grid (except for punctuation), and above it a line of letters for each column of the grid. The letters in each column are not in the order they drop down into the grid. Drop the letters into their correct grid positions in their respective lines to spell out the Bible verse.

TIP: Start by placing the letters in columns that only have 1-2 letters and then work on words that are short in length.

Hi Everyone!

Hi all,

Welcome to my blog! My name is Alex, and this is going to be my area where I can blog about what happens in my daily life and at the same time making it interesting to read and be full of helpful advice for all of you.

Something I care greatly about is my faith, and how my faith affects my daily life and also those around me. I am a Christian and nothing pleases me more than sharing Jesus with others. Hopefully by leading a Christian life I can lead them to Jesus so that they too will realize the price He paid for us by dying on the cross and rising again in glory.

Much of my blog will be about my Christian faith, my ministry and youth work within our local churches and how all of these effect my daily life. I aim to post my thoughts on the scriptures that I am currently reflecting on, talks and activities for use with services and lots of other things too.

Away from my Christian faith, I am an avid Motorsport fan, so I will also be talking about that a fair bit too.

Anyway enough from me for now. I look forward to sharing my life with you in the future.

Many blessings,


Originally posted 2016-09-20 15:42:55.

Philippians 4:13

‘I can do all things through him who strengthens me’
Philippians 4:13 

By now you are most probably wanting to know why I have chosen this piece of scripture for the tag line of this blog.

I should at this point stress that it does not mean what the average person would think. Most people would read that and think that God would bless whatever I choose to do in life and I will therefore be successful at it. However, the true meaning is this: God gives believers the strength to do whatever he asks them to do.

To truly understand you need to put this into context with the previous verse:

 ‘I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.’
Philippians 4:12-13 

Paul learnt that doing everything through Christ Jesus, he could be content in everything no matter what the outcome. It is not what you achieve in life that is important, it is about how you do things.

Being content with everything in life no matter what the outcome is going to be, would be wonderful and something that I should always strive to achieve. That is the promise of the scriptures and the reason why for this blog Philippians 4:13 is so true. I need to be content with however successful or not this blog is and also it should echo my day to day life.

There are many other examples in the scripture where this understanding can be further strengthened. Isaiah 40:29-31, Ephesians 3:16, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 to name but a few. I will endeavour to look at these scriptures in greater depth in the future.


Originally posted 2017-05-17 12:20:54.

Puzzling Puzzles – Edition 4

Week 4 of Puzzling Puzzles contains a wordsearch, crossword and a quick quiz. The first to submit the correct answers to all of the weeks’ puzzles will win a box of chocolates or something equally exciting (Adult and Child).

Please submit answers to puzzles@bloginthelight.com or return to Alex at Church on Sunday.

The answers will be provided in 2 weeks’ time. (17th September 2017) – Good luck!


Today, the 3rd September, marks the feast day of Saint Gregory the Great (Pope Saint Gregory I) in the Church of England calendar. Gregory was Pope of the Catholic Church between 3rd September 590 to his death on the 12th March 604. Gregory is the patron saint of students, and teachers – very apt given the new school year is just about to begin – as well as musicians and singers.

Can you find the 21 words relating to Gregory, his life and ministries in the below wordsearch?

Quick Quiz

  1. What has been the name of our current sermon series?
  2. What is today’s sermon title?
  3. Can you name each of the other individual sermon titles? (1 point per answer)
  4. We didn’t look at this one but what does Jehovah El Roi translate to?
  5. What about Jehovah Yireh?
  6. What is the Hebrew for ‘the Lord our righteousness’?


Here is a crossword grid.
Answer the clues to get the word for the corresponding position in the grid. The numbers in red brackets tell you how many letters the answer is split into as 1 answer might have two words, for example an 8-letter answer might be split 4,4. To get you started, the first answer has been provided as an example. Just place it in the grid in the correct position and off you go! 🙂