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We have a new local celebrity! Ben Smitheram from Chingford is the new world Scrabble champion. As a tribute, this blog looks at Scrabble scores for bible words. For Scrabble geeks, this link explains how the scoring works.

Rebellion (max score: 158)
“Rebellion” means that we run our lives our own way and ignore God’s rules. We are all naturally like that. That’s why we deserve for God to punish us, and need to be rescued.

Salvation (max score: 194)
“Salvation” means “rescue”. When Jesus died on the Cross, he suffered God’s anger against human rebellion. He died in the place of all the people who trust in him, taking away the punishment that we deserve.

Adoption (max score: 176)
“Adoption” means “becoming God’s children”. If we trust in Jesus, God doesn’t just forgive us – he makes us part of his family forever!

Zaphenathpaneah (max score: 941)
And finally… it’s a shame that names aren’t allowed in Scrabble. Zaphenathpaneah (Genesis 41.45) could score 941 if laid across all three triple word scores – that’s over 5 times the highest score in Mr Smitheram’s winning game!

David Wilks

David has 2 slightly hyperactive boys who he spend his weekends chasing around Wanstead with his wife. At work, he writes code, devises algorithms and sometimes blogs.

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