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Sheryl Moore


Sheryl Moore

Greenville Free Methodist Church
Greenville, IL
Quizzed 1973-1979
Inducted 2018

Bio

1st in 1973/1974

2nd in 1977/1978

Questions & Answers
What were the highlights of your quizzing years?

I loved the comradeship of being on a team.  I enjoyed studying with my team mates and cheering other teams on from our conference when they went further than we did.  I loved the electric atmosphere during the Final Round of the tournament. 

Our team got the Spit Shine Award 2 times.  That was when they were actual outfits and not just a T Shirt.

I received a Bible for being on the All-Star Team one year.  I was very excited and proud to be on it.

What was your favorite scripture?

I have favorite scriptures from each year I quizzed so it’s difficult to pick just one.  Some favorites offered comfort.  Some were prayers.  Others were beautiful passages about the nature of God.  Others were promises from God.  Still others were instructions for living a Godly life.  Some favorites are below:

Peace I leave with you.  My peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  John 14:27

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!  Who has known the mind of the Lord?  Or who has been his counselor?”  “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?”  For from him and through him and for him are all things.  To him be the glory forever! Amen.  Romans 11:33-36

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  Ephesians 3:16-19

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  James 1:2-4

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  James 1:5

How did quizzing affect you as a teen?

Since I was studying God’s word, I learned a lot about God’s love for us and his constant presence.  Quizzing helped me be more knowledgeable about God and because of the competition and stress that comes with it, I was able to draw on the promises to help me through it as well as situations that came up outside of quizzing.

What difference has quizzing made in your life to this day?

I didn’t memorize everything at the beginning, but the passages I did memorize stuck with me and they come to me at times when I need encouragement, etc.  Because I studied each book or group of book(s) for a year, I can easily find passages when I want to look up something even for the years when I didn’t memorize everything.  The books I did memorize are some of my favorite books in the Bible:  John, Romans, James, Galatians-Colossians.  Because I learned a lot of verses that are helpful for different situations in life, I have been able to give those verses to friends when they needed comfort or encouragement.

Are you presently involved in Bible quizzing in any way?

This year I coach a Young Teen Veteran team at WayPoint Free Methodist Church. 

When I moved to Clarkson Free Methodist (now WayPoint) after I got married, they didn’t have a quiz team so I asked Pastor Clancy Thompson if I could start one.  He said yes, so I coached it for several years and then helped by being a quizmaster when my kids were little.  When my girls were older they were all in quizzing and I began coaching again and still coach.

What ministries are you currently doing? How are you presently active in serving the Lord?

I serve on the Finance Team at WayPoint, lead a Care Group with my husband, Glen, and coach a Bible Quiz Team.