Head Coach - Melvyn Van Horn: First time to coach at Nationals
Assistant Coach - Bonnie Van Horn - Mother of quizzers.
Assistant Coach - Victoria Van Horn - Sister of quizzers. Quizzed in Teen Bible Quiz for one year - quizzed over Luke
Michael Van Horn - 9th year in quiz - First year at Nationals
Andrew Van Horn - 8th year in quiz - First year at Nationals
J.B. Van Horn - 8th year in quiz - First year at Nationals
THE 4TH BROTHER can be found in Hebrews 2:11 "Both the one who makes men Holy and those who are made Holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them Brothers."
This is our first year to go to Nationals.
It is always interesting when we get asked, "Where is the FOURTH brother"? The interesting thing is that they really do have a fourth brother. Joshua is now serving this great nation with the United States Army in Afghanistan. The Fourth Brother in this case is Jesus - see Hebrews 2:11
Most Exciting Match This Season
The most exciting match this year was at the Northwest Regional's against Bellevue. Both teams were their respective State Champions. Tension was building the entire match, with multiple lead changes throughout. It came down to the last question. The only way we could win was for them to interrupt and get it wrong, and for us to get the re-read correct. Bellevue did interrupt and was judged incorrect. And Andrew buzzed in and quoted the first two verses correctly. Unfortunately there was a third verse, and our wonderful quizzer number 2 (the second brother) said a phrase from a different verse, and was ruled incorrect, resulting in us having the opportunity to experience "The Agony of Defeat". It was a long walk home for Andrew:)
Favorite contest (weirdest, most clever, etc)
When a quizzer from the opposing team buzzed in on the question --"When was Enoch commended as one who pleased God"......the quizzer answered..."Before he died"---the Quiz master ruled the answer correct. We contested and said "Enoch did not die" - rebuttal stated that "This is only true of two people in history, and therefore we agree with their contest".
Favorite quiz question (weirdest, funniest, etc)
Somehow the author of Hebrews manages to answer two questions with two questions..give them?
J.B. Van Horn - Hebrews 2:11 - "Both the one who makes men Holy and those who are made Holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them Brothers."
Andrew Van Horn - Hebrews 10:38-39 - But my righteous one will live by faith and if he shrinks back I will not be pleased with him. But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.
Michael Van Horn - Hebrews 4:15-16 - For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Tournaments attended this year
Best non quiz-related moment
Playing Dutch Blitz with fellow quizzers in the hotel lobby after the Snake River Classic.
What opportunities has your team had to use Bible Quiz outside of the church?
When we meet new friends, they often ask what our hobbies are. This gives us the opportunity to tell them about Bible Quiz, and how much studying God's Word means to us. It has proved to be an excellent witnessing tool.