Monday, December 31, 2012

Gospels--People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Who was imprisoned  for robbery, insurrection, and murder? (a) John the Baptist; (b) Malchus; or (c) Barabbas.

2. Who was "in the beginning with God"? (a) Satan; (b) Gabriel; or (c) the Word.

3. John said he baptized with: (a) Love; (b) water; or (c) spirit.


1. (c) Barabbas (Luke 23:19; John 18:40).
 
 
2. (c) The Word (John 1:1).
 
 
3. (b) Water (John 1:26).  John said this in order to contrast his baptism with the ministry of the greater One who was about to emerge (v. 27).

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Gospels--People and Places

1. Question: When Jesus began His Galilean ministry, He Taught in the synagogue and healed extensively in a city on the northern shores of the Sea of Galilee. What was this city which became the home base of Jesus' travels?

2. Multiple choice: Some of the disciples were known by more than one name. By what other name was Judas  the son of James known? (a) Simon the Canaanite; (b) Judas Iscariot; or (c) Thaddaeus.

3. What did Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Susanna have in common? (a) Deliverance from harlotry; (b) support of Jesus' ministry; or (c) presence at the Crucifixion.

 
 
 
1. Capernaum (Luke 4:31).
 
 
2. (a) Simon the Canaanite (Luke 6:16; Mark 3:18).
 
 
3. (b) Support of Jesus' ministry (Luke 8:2, 3).

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Gospels--People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Who was described as "a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher"?  (a) Elizabeth; (b) Mary; or (c) Anna.

2. Who was the Caesar when John the Baptist began to preach " a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins"? (a) Tiberius; (b) Titus Flavius; or (c) Marcus Aurelius.

3. Question: What was the ethnic origin of the man in Jesus' parable who demonstrated neighborliness to the victim of a beating and robbery?

 
 
1. (c) Anna (Luke 2:36).
 
 
2. (a) Tiberius (Luke 3:1)
 
 
3. Samaritan (Luke 10:33).

Friday, December 28, 2012

Gospels--People and Places

1.Question: What happened to both John the Baptist and Jesus at the age of eight days?

2. Who had been the most famous resident of Bethlehem, so much so that Bethlehem was known as his city?

3. Multiple choice: To whom had the Holy  Spirit revealed that he should not die before he had seen
the Lord's Christ?  (a) John the Baptist; (b) Simeon; or (c) Herod.


1. They were circumcised (Luke 1:59; 2:21).
 
 
2. David (Luke 2:4)
 
 
3. (b) Simeon (Luke 2:25, 26).

Monday, December 24, 2012

Gospels--People and Places

1. Multiple choice: What would be true of John the Baptist from his mother's womb? (a) He would wear camel's hair; (b) he would be filled with the Holy Spirit; or (c) he would never speak to women.

2. Luke identified the angel who announced the birth of Jesus to  various people. Who was he? (a) Gabriel; (b) Michael; or (c) Raphael.

3. The family of John the Baptist lived in the hill country of which tribal area? (a) Judah; (b) Levi; or (c) Simeon.


1. (b) He  would be filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 1: 15).
 
 
2. (a) Gabriel  (Luke 1:19, 26). In the Old Testament, Gabriel appeared in Daniel as the angel who interpreted  Daniel's vision and revealed the prophecy of seventy weeks (Dan. 8:16-27;
9: 21-27).
 
 
3. (a) Judah (Luke 1:39).

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gospel--People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Who feared John the Baptist because he was a just and holy man? (a) The Pharisees; (b) Herod the tetrarch; or (c) the Roman soldiers.

2. The Pharisees were separatists who rejected contacts  with the  Roman occupiers. The Herodians were collaborators  with the Romans. What cause, recorded in the Gospels, united the Pharisees and Herodians? (a) Building the temple; (b) hatred of Herod;  or (c) a plot to destroy Jesus.

3. What was the connection between Mary  the mother of Jesus and Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist ? (a) next door neighbors; (b) the same age; or (c) blood relatives.


1.(b) Herod the tetrarch (Mark 6:20). John the Baptist had preached against Herod for marrying the wife of Herod's  brother Philip. Herod arrested John  to silence him, but he wanted to protect John because he respected and feared  him (vv. 17, 18).
 
 
2. (c) A plot to destroy Jesus (Mark12:12,13).Both felt their plans threatened by the spiritual kingdom of Jesus.
 
 
3. (c) Blood relatives (Luke 1:36).

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Gospel--People and Places

1. True or false? In the parable of the sower, the birds which ate the seed that fell by the wayside represented the Pharisees.

2. Multiple choice: Who  was named  Legion? (a) The centurion at the cross; (b) the group of demons who went into the swine; or (c) a half brother of Jesus.

3. Who was the synagogue ruler whose daughter was raised by Jesus? (a) Nicodemus; (b) Zacharias; or (c) Jairus.



1. False. The birds represented Satan (Mark 4:4,15).
 
 
2. (b) The group of demons who went into the swine (Mark 5:9).
 
 
3. (c) Jairus (Mark 5:22-43; Luke 8:40--56).

Friday, December 21, 2012

Gospels---People and Places

1. Question: Whom did Jesus call "Sons of Thunder"?

2. The scribes accused Jesus of casting out demons by the ruler of the demons, Who is the ruler of the demons?

3. Jesus  said that blasphemy against  someone was an unforgivable sin. Who was that person?



1. James and John (Mark 3:17). Their worst outbreak of rage was during an incident at a
Samaritan village when they wanted to call down fire from heaven to destroy it and its
inhabitants (Luke 9:51-54).
 
 
2. Beelzebub (Mark 3:22).
 
 
3. The Holy Spirit (Mark 3:29 ).

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gospels--People and Places

1.  Multiple choice: Two of the disciples were from Bethsaida but had a house in Capernaum Who were they. (a) James and John; (b) Thaddaeus and Bartholomew or (c) Simon and Andrew.

2. Question: How many friends lowered a paralytic through a roof to be healed by Jesus?

3. Multiple choice: Whom did Jesus identify as the Old Testament character who ate the showbread from the tabernacle "when he was in need and hungry"? (a) Moses; (b) David; or (c) Job.


1. (c) Simon and Andrew (Mark 1:2, 29; John 1:44).
 
 
2. Four (Mark 2:3).
 
 
3. (b) David (Mark 2:25). Jesus used this incident as an example of the way which God's institutions are to serve mankind rather then bind them into harmfully rigid forms (v. 27).

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gospels--People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Who drove Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted? (a) The devil; (b) the Holy Spirit; (c) the scribes and Pharisees.

2. Who said, "What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth?...I know who You are---the Holy one of God"? (a) The thieves on the cross; (b) Simon Peter; or (c) an unclean spirit.

3. Question: What is the more familiar name for the tax collector Levi, the son of Alphaeus?



1. (b) The Holy Spirit (Mark 1:12). The Holy Spirit had come upon Jesus at His baptism and immediately began to motivate Him to pursue the ministry the  Father had for Him.
 
 
2. (c) An unclean spirit (Mark 1:24).
 
 
3. Matthew (Mark 2:14). This is the Matthew who penned the first Gospel.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gospels--People and Places

1. True or false? When the eleven disciples saw Jesus in Galilee after His resurrection, some worshiped but some doubted.

2. Question: Of whom was it predicted in the Old Testament: "Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You"?

3. True or false? Jesus came from Nazareth to the Jordan to be baptized by John the Baptist.


1. True (Matt. 28:16,17). This was not the credulous group theorized by some skeptics who assume that the disciples created the Resurrection story because they so desperately wanted to believe it.
 
 
 
2. John the Baptist  (Mark 1:2-4). Both Isaiah and Malachi predicted the ministry of John the Baptist (Is. 40:3; Mal.3:1).
 
 
3. True. (Mark 1:9). 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gospels--People and Places

1. True or false? Herod the tetrarch commissioned the guards who watched the tomb of Jesus .

2. Multiple choice: Who rolled back the stone from the door of Jesus tomb? (a) Several woman; (b) an angel; or (c) Jesus.

3. Question: Where did Jesus arrange to meet His disciples after His resurrection?


1. False. It was Pilate the governor (Matt. 27:65).
 
2. (b) An angel (Matt. 28:2).
 
3. Galilee (Matt.28:10).

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gospels--People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Which governor of Judea tried Jesus ? (a) Herod; (b) Agrippa; or (c) Pilate.

2. Question: How many  criminals were crucified with Jesus?

3. Who  went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus after He  had died on the cross?



1. (c) Pilate (Matt. 27:2)
 
 
2. Two (Matt. 27:38)
 
 
3. Joseph of Arimathea (Matt. 27:57, 58)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Gospels-- People and Places

1.Multiple choice: Who was the high priest when Jesus was tried and condemned  to death? (a) Annas; (b) Pilate; or (c) Caiaphas.

2. Question: What sign did Judas use to identify Jesus to the mob sent to capture Him?

3. Multiple choice: To whom did Jesus say, "Hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven"? (a) Nicodemus; (b) the high priest; or (c) the repentant thief.

1. (Caiaphas (Matt. 26:57). Caiaphas was the son-in -law of Annas who had been high priest and who still exercised behind- the- scenes power over Caiaphas (cf. John 18:13).
 
 
2. A kiss (Matt. 26:48).
 
 
3. (b) The high priest (Matt. 26:64). Jesus word made reference to one of Daniel's prophecies about the Son of Man who would establish an eternal kingdom (Dan. 7:13,14).

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gospels--People and Places

1. Multiple choice: What did a woman do to Jesus at the house of Simon the leper in Bethany?
(a) Anoint Him with costly oil; (b) touch the hem of His garment; or (c) ask for crumbs from the table.

2. True or false? Judas Iscariot asked the chief priests how much they would give him for delivering Jesus to them.

3. Question:Who did Jesus predict would deny Him three times?



1. (a) Anoint Him with costly oil (Matt. 26:7).Jesus interpreted her behavior as preparation for His  burial (v.12).
 
2. True (Matt. 26:15). The betrayal was initiated by Judas rather than by the chief priests (v.14).
 
 
3. Peter (Matt.) 26:34).

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Gosples-- People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Who did Jesus say would sit on His right and left hands in His kingdom?
(a) James and John; (b) His mother and brothers; or (c) those for whom the Father prepares those places.

2. Who were the sons of Zebedee? (a) Simon and Andrew; (b) James and John;or (c) Luke and Theophilus.

3. Which Jewish sect did not believe in the resurrection from the dead? (a) The Herodians; (b) the Pharisees; or (c) The Sadducees.


1. (c) Those for whom the Father prepares those places (Matt. 20:23).
 
 
2. (b) James and John  (Matt.4:21). Before becoming disciples of Jesus, James and John worked with their father in a family fishing business.
 
 
3. (c) The Sadducees (Matt.22:23).

Friday, December 7, 2012

Gospels--People and Places

1. Question: Two Old Testament characters appeared on the Mount of Transfiguration to converse with Jesus. Who were they?

2. How many disciples accompanied Jesus to the Mount of Transfiguration?

3. True or false? Jesus told His disciples three times that He was going to Jerusalem where He would be put to death and rise again.



1. Moses and Elijah (Matt. 17:3).
 
 
2. Three--Peter, James, and John (Matt. 17:1).
 
 
3. True (Matt. 16:21; 17:22, 23; 20:17-19).

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gospels-People and Places

1. Multiple choice: About whom did Jesus say, "You are an offense to me, for you are not mindful of the things of God"? (a) Peter; (b) Judas; or (c) John the Baptist.

2. When Herod the trarch had a birthday, he gave a gift to his wife's daughter. What was it ?
(a) The head of John the Baptist; (b) one-half of his kingdom; or (c) the city of Tiberias.

3. Who first identified Jesus in this way: "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God"? (a) Thomas; (b) Mary Magdalene; or (c) Peter.




1. (a) Peter (Matt. 16:23).
 
 
2. (a) the head of John the Baptist (Matt. 14:3-11). Herod offered the daughter of Herodias anything up to half of his kingdom, and Herodias pressured her into asking for John's head (v.8).
 
 
3. (c) Peter (Mat.16:16). This confession was a turning point in the ministry of Jesus  to His disciples. After this identification of His person, Jesus began to teach about His purpose of dying for sins (16:21-23;20:18, 19).

Monday, December 3, 2012

Gospels-People and Places

1. Multiple choice: What did Peter ask Jesus to do to prove that it was He  who was walking on the water and not a ghost? (a) Command him to walk on the water; (b) eat a broiled fish; or (c) turn the water into wine.

2. True or false? The woman whose daughter had an unclean spirit identified as a Canaanite. a Greek, and a Syro- Phoenician.

3. Multiple choice: To whom did Jesus say that He  would give the keys of the kingdom of heaven?
(a) Philip; (b) John; or (c) Peter.



1. (a) Command him to walk on the water (Matt. 14:28).
 
 
2. True (Matt. 15:22; Mark7:26). Matthew and Mark want to make it very clear that this woman of great faith was a Gentile who would have been despised by proud Jews.
 
 
3. (c) Peter (Matt. 16:18,19). This  promise of Jesus was based on Peter's confession of faith in Him as the Christ, the Son of the living God (v. 16).

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Gospels - People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Which city completes this prediction by Jesus: "You,  --------, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades"?  (a) Nineveh; (b) Babylon; or (c) Capernaum.

2. Who sows the tares among the wheat in the kingdom of heaven?  (a) An enemy ; (b) false teachers; or (c) the birds of heaven.

3. Question: Where is a prophet without honor?



1. (c) "Capernaum" (Matt. 11:23). Capernaum's exaltation had been in witnessing so much of the ministry of Jesus: its condemnation would come from having rejected Jesus.
 
 
2. (a) An enemy (Matt. 13:28).
 
 
3. "In his own country and in his own house" (Matt. 13:57). Jesus did not do many mighty works at Nazareth because of the unbelief there (v.58).


Friday, November 30, 2012

Gospels -People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Who were James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? (a) Disciples of Jesus; (b) lepers cured by Jesus; or (c) brothers of Jesus.

2. What did Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Mary have in common? (a) They were Jewesses; (b) they were at the cross when Jesus died; or (c) they were in the genealogy of Jesus.

3. Jesus said that it would be more tolerable in the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon then for two cities where He had done many mighty works. Name the cities. (a) Chorazin and Bethsaida; (b) Capernaum and Jerusalem; or (c) Bethany and Nain.



1. (c) Brothers of Jesus (Matt.13:55).
 
2. (c) They were in the genealogy of Jesus (Matt. 1:3,5, 16). Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth were Gentiles; and Tamar, Rahab were involved in immoral activities (Gen. 38:14-26; Josh. 2:1).
 
3. (a) Chorazin and Bethsaida (Matt. 11:21, 22).

Thursday, November 29, 2012

People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Some of the disciples were known by more than one name. By  what two other names was Thaddaeus known? (a) Simon and Peter; (b) Matthew and Levi; or (c) Lebbaeus and Simon.

2. Question: Which of Jesus  disciples was identified as the one "who also betrayed  Him"?

3. Fill in the blank: Speaking of John the Baptist, Jesus said, "If you are willing to receive it, he is
-------- who is to come."




1. (c) Lebbaeus and Simon (Matt.10:3; Luke 6:15).
 
2. Judas Iscariot (Matt. 10:4).
 
3. "Elijah" (Matt. 11:14). Jesus said this to the multitude after John had sent disciples to ascertain Jesus identity (vv 2, 3,7). 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

People and Places

1.Multiple choice: The first disciples whom Jesus called were a pair of brothers. Who were they?
(a) James and John; (b) Peter and Simon; or (c) Simon and Andrew.

2. Question: Which of the disciples was a tax collector before Jesus  called him?

3. Multiple choice: Jesus said that it would be more tolerable for Sodom  and Gomorrah in the day of judgment then for a certain place. What place? (a) Jerusalem; (b) a city which would not receive His disciples; or (c) Nineveh.


1. (c) Simon and Andrew (Matt. 4:18,19).  Of those two , Jesus first contacted  Andrew who went and told Simon (John1:40,41).
 
 
2. Matthew, or Levi  (Matt. 9:9; Mark 2:14). Tax collectors in the Roman Empire bid for the right to collect taxes in an area. They kept what they could collect above a base amount due Rome.
 Usually, tax collectors were unscrupulous  and greedy.
 
3. (b) A city which would not receive His disciples (Matt. 10:14, 15).

Monday, November 26, 2012

People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Where did Joseph take Mary and Jesus to escape Herod's attempt to kill Jesus?
(a) Nazareth; (b) Egypt; or (c) Bethlehem.

2. True or false? When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Pilate was the king of Judea.

3. Multiple choice: For which of the patriarchs did John the Baptist say God could raise up children from the stones? (a) Noah; (b) Abraham; or (c) Moses.



1. (b) Egypt (Matt. 2:14).  Matthew then quoted Hosea 11:1 to show that Jesus was repeating the Exodus as God's Son being delivered from an evil oppressor (v15).
 
 
2. False. Herod was (Matt.2:1).
 
 
3. (b) Abraham (Matt.3:9).

Sunday, November 25, 2012

(Gospels) People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Who said, "She will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins"? (a) David; (b) Joseph; or (c) an angel of the Lord.

2. Which Old Testament prophet had predicted that Jesus would be born of a virgin? (a) Isaiah; (b) Jeremiah; or (c) Ezekiel.

3. Which Old Testament prophet had predicted that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem? (a) Amos; (b) Hosea; or (c) Micah.



1. (c) An angel of the Lord  (Matt. 1:20, 21). The angel revealed this truth to Joseph while convincing him not to break his engagement with Mary.
 
 
2. (a) Isaiah (Matt. 1:23; Is. 7:14).
 
 
3. (c) Micah (Matt. 2:6; Mic. 5:2).

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Malachi prophesied of Christ, "But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears?  For He is like a  ----------- fire And like -------- soap."

2. Even though the people had robbed God, Malachi prophesied that He  would bless them if they would  "Bring all the -------- into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house".

3. Malachi's messianic prophecy to Israel was, "But to you who fear My name ----- of ------- shall
arise With healing in His wings."

4. Sentence completion: Malachi told those who feared the name of the Lord that they would grow fat like stall-fed calves. when "The Sun of....."
 
 
 
 
1. "Refiner's...launderers (Mal. 3:2).
 
2. "Tithes" (Mal. 3:10). The tithes were to provide adequate supplies for the operation of the priestly system in the temple.
 
3. "Sun...Righteousness" (Mal.4:2).
 
4. "Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings" (Mal. 4:2).

Friday, November 23, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Zechariah fore saw, "And someone will say to him, "What are  these ---------
in your hands?" Then  he will answer, "Those with which I was -------- in the house of my friends."

2. Zechariah heard the Lord say to Satan about Joshua the priest, "Is this not a  -------- plucked from the  ------- ?"

3. The Lord said to Zechariah about the partially rebuilt temple, "Who has despised the day of ------
things?"

4. Multiple choice: Malachi compared the fates of what two brothers to illustrate God's special love for Israel? (a) Cain and Able; (b) Joseph and Benjamin; or (c) Jacob and Esau.


1. "Wounds....wounded" (Zech. 13:6). This is another of the many messianic prophecies in Zechariah.
 
 
2. "Brand...fire" (Zech. 3:2).
 
 
3. "Small" (Zech. 4: 10).
 
 
4. (c) Jacob and Esau (Mal. 1:2,3). God said, "Jacob I have loved; But Esau I have hated"

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Zechariah wrote, "So I took the -------- pieces of  ------- and threw them into the house of the Lord for the potter"

2. Zechariah predicted, "Then they will -------- on Me  whom they have --------."

3. Sentence Completion: Jesus later quoted Zechariah who said, "Strike the Shepherd, And ....."



1. "Thirty ...silver" (Zech. 11:13). Zechariah performed this symbolic act, which predicted the remorseful attempt of Judas to rid himself of the price of his betrayal of Jesus (Matt. 27:3-10).
 
2. "Look....pierced" (Zech.12:10). The apostle John marshaled this as one of the prophecies fulfilled by the crucifixion of Jesus (John 19:37).
 
 
3."The sheep will be scattered" (Zech. 13:7; Matt.26:31; Mark 14:27).
 
 


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: Zechariah wrote of Zion, "He who touches you touches ...."

2. Zechariah wrote, Not by might nor by power, but ...."

3. Fill in the blanks: Zechariah predicted, "Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your -------
 is coming to you.... Lowly and riding on a -------."


1. "The apple of His eye" (Zech. 2:8).
 
 
2. "By My Spirit, Says the Lord of hosts" (Zech. 4:6). Jerusalem would not be restored after the Babylonian captivity by military might but by the power of God's Spirit.
 
 
3. "King.....donkey" (Zech. 9:9). Jesus fulfilled this prophecy on Palm Sunday by means of His
triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Matt. 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:29-38; John12:12-15).

Friday, November 16, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Zephaniah saw judgment this way, "They shall build -------, but not inhabit them; They shall plant  -------, but not drink their wine."

2. When Judah said the time to complete the temple had not come, Haggai posed this question from God: "Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your --------  -------, and this temple to lie in  ------?"

3. Zechariah fore saw a time when "ten men from every language ..... shall grasp the sleeve of a
--------- man, saying, "Let us go with you, for we have heard that -------- is with you."



1. "Houses....vineyards" (Zeph. 1:13).  Zephaniah was predicting judgment on a generation in Jerusalem who thought. "The Lord will not do good, Nor will He do evil" (v.12).
 
 
2. "Paneled houses....ruins" (Hag. 1:4). The  work on the temple had been stopped for fourteen years, from 534 to 520 B.C., when Haggai began to prophesy.
 
 
3. "Jewish.....God" (Zech. 8:23). 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Habakkuk prayed, "O Lord, revive Your work in the  -------- of the years! In  the
---------- of the years make it known; In wrath remember  -------."

2. Habakkuk said,  "The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like -------feet, And He will make me walk on my ---------- hills."

3. Habakkuk said, "Though the fig tree may not  --------, Nor fruit be on the vines...... Yet I will
-------- in the Lord, I will  -------- in the God of my salvation."


1. "Midst....midst....mercy" (Hab. 3:2).
 
 
2. "Deer's.....high" (Hab. 3:19).
 
 
3. "Blossom....rejoice...joy" (Hab. 3:17,18). This passage is the resolution of the book of Habakkuk because here the prophet expressed his willingness to trust God  even through a time of harsh judgment.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: The most famous line from Habakkuk reads, "But the  -------- shall live by his
------- ."

2. Sentence completion: Habakkuk echoed Isaiah when he wrote, "For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord....

3. Habakkuk said, But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let......"




1. "Just...faith" (Hab. 2:4). Paul quoted this statement in Romans 1:17 to bolster his point that the gospel was powerful to awaken faith and in Galatians 3:11 to illustrate the superiority of faith over law as an adequate basis for achieving justification before God.
 
 
2. "As the waters cover the sea" (Hab. 2:14; Is. 11:9).
 
 
3. "All the earth keep silence before Him" (Hab. 2:20). Habakkuk was here contrasting the living God
with lifeless, man made images and idols ( vv. 18, 19).

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Habakkuk said to God, "You are of ------- eyes than to behold evil, And cannot
-------- on wickedness."

2. God charged Habakkuk, "Write the vision And make it  -------- on tablets, That he may  -------
who reads it."

3. God assured Habakkuk, "For the vision is yet for an appointed time.....Though it tarries, -------
for it; Because it will surely --------."




1. "Purer...look" (Hab. 1:13). Habakkuk could not understand how God could use the terrible Babylonians to judge the sinful nation of Judah. He asked , Why do You....hold Your tongue when the wicked devours A person more righteous than  he?"
 
 
2."Plan...run" (Hab. 2:2).
 
 
3. "Wait...come" (Hab. 2:3). The coming event was the invasion of Judah by Babylon which Habakkuk dreaded (1:6, 15-17).

Friday, November 9, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Nahum wrote, "Behold, on the --------  The feet of him who brings ------ -------,
Who proclaims  ---------!"

2. Nahum condemned Nineveh like this, "Woe to the  ------- city!"

3. Sentence completion: The Lord promised Habakkuk, "I will work a work in your days Which you would not believe..."



1. "Mountains....good tidings....peace" (Nah. 1:15).
 
 
2. "Bloody" (Nah.3:1).
 
3. "Though it were told you" (Hab. 1:5).
 
 
 
 
It has taken a few days to recover from the  shock -- as we prayed so for our country.
 
God has a plan and we must remember HE puts these people in power.
God only gave us gentiles the promise of eternal life.
 
 Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we  have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2. through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Micah wrote, "But you,  -------- Ephrathah, Though you are ------- among the thousands of  ---------. Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be -------- in Israel."

2. Micah asked, "And what does the Lord require of you But to do  ---------- , To love -------, And to walk  -------- with your God?"

3. Micah said, "Therefore I will ------ to the Lord; I will -------- for the God of my salvation; My God will ----- me."



1. "Bethlehem..... little.....Judah.... ruler" ( Mic.5:2). The chief priests and scribes in Jerusalem referred  the wise men to this prophecy when they came asking, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?" (Matt 2:1-6).
 
 
2. "Justly....mercy...humbly" (Mic. 6:8).
 
 
3. "Look....wait....hear"  (Mic. 7:7). This was Micah's conclusion after he realized that he could not trust any man to be righteous (vv. 3-6).
 
 


Monday, November 5, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Micah told wicked rulers, priests, and prophets, "Because of you Zion shall be 
---------- like a field, Jerusalem shall become heaps of  --------."

2. Micah joined Isaiah in predicting, "Nation shall not lift up  --------- against nation, Neither shall they ------  -------- anymore."

3. To represent peace and prosperity, Micah said, "Everyone shall sit under his  -------- and  under his
-------- tree."



1. "Plowed....ruins" (Mic. 3:12). Micah blamed this dreadful doom on the judges, priests, prophets who did their functions for personal gain rather than service of the Lord and His people (v. 11).
 
 
2. "Sword...learn... war" (Mic. 4:3 Is. 2:4).
 
 
3. "Vine....fig" ( Mic. 4:4).

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Jonah prayed from the fish's belly, "The waters encompassed me,even to my
 ------; The ------ closed around me; Weeds were wrapped around my head."

2. True or false? Jonah prayed from the bottom of the ship, "I went down to the moorings of the mountains; The earth with its bars closed behind me forever; Yet You  have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord, my God."

3. Fill in the blanks: In Jonah, God said that Nineveh had "more then one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their ------  ------- and their  ------."


1. "Soul...deep" ( Jon. 2:5).
 
 
2. False. He prayed this from the fish's belly (Jon. 2:1, 6).
 
 
3. "Right hand....left" (Jon. 4:11).

Friday, November 2, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Amos warned those who loved their sin, "Woe to you who are at  ------- in -----.


2. Amos warned of a famine, "Not a famine of  -------, Nor a thirst for -------. But of hearing the ------
of the --------."

3. Amos looked forward to a time of prosperity "When the plowman shall overtake the -------, And the treader of -------- him who sows seed."

 
 
1. "Ease....Zion" (Amos 6:1 ).
 
 
2. "Bread...water...words...Lord" (Amos 8:11).
 
 
3. "Reaper....grapes" (Amos 9:13).


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Amos warned, "Prepare to meet  --------  ----------, O Israel!"

2. Amos requested, "But let ------- run down like water, And ------- like a mighty stream."

3. Sentence completion: Amos said of himself, "I was no prophet, Nor......"

 
 
 
1. "Your God" (Amos 4:12) Israel would meet God in the form of the invading army of Assyria. That army would be His Instrument of judgment.
 
 
2. "Justice... righteousness" Amos 5:24).
 
3. Was I a son of a prophet" (Amos 7:14).

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Joel prophesied judgment on the gentile nations after the restoration of Judah, He described  "Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of  --------! For  the day of the Lord is near in the valley of  -------."


2. Amos wrote of oppressors, "They sell the righteous for silver, And the poor for a  ------- of  ------."


3. Sentence completion: Amos asked, "Can two walk together......"




1. "Decision...decision" (Joel 3:14).
 
 
2. "Pair.....sandals" (Amos 2:6).
 
 
3. "Unless they are agreed" (Amos 3:3). This is the first in a series of rhetorical questions that assume a negative answer. Israel and the Lord are in disagreement because of Israel's sin. They cannot expect blessing from God. (vv.3-6).

Monday, October 29, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1.Sentence completion:  Joel prophesied , The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into
blood, Before the coming of the ..."

2. Paul in Romans echoed Joel's promise of deliverance,  "That whoever calls on ....."

3. Fill in the blanks: Joel advised the gentile nations to prepare for war: "Beat your plowshares into  
-------- And your pruning hooks into  --------- ; Let the weak say, "I am strong."




1. "Great and terrible day of the Lord" (Joel 2:31).
 
 
2. "The name of the Lord Shall be saved" (Joel 2:32; Rom. 10:13).  Joel anticipated deliverance from the physical disaster of the day of the Lord. Paul anticipated deliverance from the spiritual disaster of judgment for sin.
 
 
3. "Swords...spears" (Joel 3:10). Isaiah and Micah, on the other hand, anticipated a time when Israel could beat its weapons into agricultural tools, the reverse of Joel's advice (Is 2:4; Mic. 4:3).

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks:  In describing the locust-like army of Judah's invaders, Joel said,  "They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like  -------- of  -------; Every one marches in formation, And they do not break ------- ."

2. Joel described nature's response to the relentless approach of Judah's invaders: "The earth  -------
before them, The  ------- tremble; The sun and moon grow -------, And the  -------- diminish their brightness."

3. Joel advised  Judah to repent and be saved from the disastrous, approaching army: "So rend your
-------, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God.



1. "Men....war......ranks" (Joel 2:7).
 
2. "Quakes.....heavens....dark......stars" (Joel 2:10)  The literal fulfillment of this prophecy will come in the last days; its preliminary fulfillment came when the Babylonians captured Jerusalem.
 
 
3. "Heart" (Joel 2:13).

Friday, October 26, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Hosea complained , "Ephraim has  -------  himself among the peoples; Ephraim is a  --------- unturned."

2. Hosea advised,  "Break up your  --------  ------, For it is time to seek the Lord."

3. In his prophecy of the imminent invasion of Judah, Joel described it as " A day of darkness and 
--------,  A day of clouds and thick  --------, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains."




1. "Mixed......cake"  (Hos. 7:8).
 
 
2. "Fallow ground" (Hos. 10:12). The Lord was complaining about the harvest of wickedness
in the nation of Israel (v. 13) and encouraged the nation to prepare itself for a planting and harvest of righteousness.
 
 
3. "Gloominess.....darkness" (Joel 2:2).


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1.  Fill in the blanks: Hosea wrote of God, "I drew them with gentle cords, With ------- of -------."

2. God told Hosea,  "Go take yourself a wife of  ------- And -------- of -------."

3. Sentence completion: Hosea concluded, "My people are destroyed for ......"


 
1. "Bands....love" (Hos. 11:4).
 
 
2. "Harlotry...children......harlotry" (Hos. 1:2).
 
 
3. "Lack of knowledge". (Hos. 4: 6).

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Gabriel explained to Daniel that from the "command To restore and build  -------
 Until  -------- the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks......"

2. Multiple choice:  What did Daniel say would be set up when the sanctuary was defiled and the sacrifices were taken away? (a)  abomination of desolation; (b) an altar to Dagon; or (c) the tables for sellers and moneychangers.

3. Sentence completion:  After Daniel received the prophecy of the resurrections, he was instructed to "shut up the words, and seal the book until the ......"


1. "Jerusalem... Messiah" (Dan. 9: 25).
 
 
 
2. (a) The abomination of desolation (Dan. 11:31).  Antiochus Epiphanes set up a statue of Zeus in the temple at Jerusalem and sacrificed a sow on the altar in the second century B.C.  But  Jesus looked to yet future desecration of greater magnitude (Mark 13:14).
 
 
3. "Time of the end" (Dan. 12:4). The angel who spoke to the apostle John alluded to this verse when he said, "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand"
Rev. 22:10). The angel implied that the time for the fulfillment of Daniel's predictions are at hand too.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: According to two of Darius's governors, "It is the law of the  ------- and -------
that no decree or statute  which the king establishes may be changed."

2. Sentence completion: When Darius checked on Daniel in the lion's den Daniel reassured him concerning his condition, "My God sent His angel and ......"

3. In his interpretation of the horn of the fourth beast, Daniel said, "He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to ...."


1. "Medes...Persians" (Dan. 6:15).
 
 
2. "Shut the lions mouths, so that they have not hurt me" (Dan. 6:22).
 
 
3. "Change times and law" (Dan. 7:25). The horn of the beast sprang up to replace three of the original ten horns (vv.20, 24).

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blank: All King Nebuchadnezzar's men witnessed that the fire had no effect on Shadrach, Meshach, and  Abed-Nego; neither their hair nor their clothes were burned, "and the  -------
of fire was not on them."

2. Sentence completion: The inscription that King Belshazzar saw on the wall said.....

3. Fill in the blank: The men of Darius's court who wished to find fault with  Daniel knew they could find nothing against  him unless it concerned  "the  --------- of his God."



1. "Smell" (Dan. 3:27).
 
 
2. "MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN" (Dan.5:25). Belshazzar brought the judgment of God upon himself by using the captured vessels of the temple in a debauched banquet (vv. 1-4).
 
 
3. "Law" (Dan. 6:5).

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Ezekiel prophesied this promise of God to restored Israel in the valley of the dry bones, "I will put  -------  ------ in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it."

2. Sentence completion: In his prayer, Daniel praised God for revealing Nebuchadnezzar's dream to him by saying, "He reveals deep and ..."

3. When Nebuchadnezzar had commanded everyone to worship on command the image he had made, the herald announced: "Whoever does not fall down and worship shall be..."



1. "My Spirit" (Ezek. 37:14).
 
 
2. "Secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him" (Dan.2:22).
 
 
3. "Cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace" (Dan. 3:6).

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Familiar Phrases

Jordan
 
1. Fill in the blanks: Ezekiel prophesied of Israel returned to the Lord, He would sprinkle them with clean water and they would be clean; "I will cleanse you from all your  --------- and from all your
--------."
 
 
2. God asked Ezekiel,  "Son of man, can these bones --------- ?"
 
 
3. When Ezekiel prophesied, "breath came into them [the slain], and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great -------- ."
 
 
 
1. "Filthiness.....idols" (Ezek. 36:25).
 
 
2. "Live" ( Ezek.37:3). The dead bones represented the nation of Israel dispersed  among the nations.
God's question involved whether Israel would be a live nation again.
 
 
3. "Army" (Ezek. 37:10). This represented a time in the future when Israel would become alive to God and filled with His spirit.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. True or false?  The word of the Lord came to Ezekiel, saying , "Son of man, set your face against Magog, of the land of Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him."

2. Fill in the blanks: Ezekiel prophesied these words from God, "Woe to the   --------- of Israel who feed  --------!"

3. Ezekiel prophesied of Israel's shepherd, "I will establish one  shepherd over them, and he shall feed them---My servant  ---------."



1. False. "Set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog" (Ezek. 38:2).
 
2. "Shepherds......themselves" (Ezek. 34:2). Ezekiel condemned the priests of Israel (v. 3).
 
3. "David" (Ezek.34:23).

Monday, October 15, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Multiple choice: Over the king of what city did Ezekiel lament, "You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you"?  (a) Jerusalem; (b) Samaria; or (c) Tyre.

2. Fill in the blanks: Ezekiel lamented of the king of Tyre: "Your heart was lifted up  because of your 
------- ; You corrupted your  -------- for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you."


3. Ezekiel preached that  God had no desire for the wicked to die; rather, He wanted them to repent and live. "For why should you die, --------  -------- of   --------?"






1. (c) Tyre (Ezek. 28:12, 15).
 
 
2. "Beauty....wisdom" Ezek. 28: 17).
 
 
3. "O  house......Israel". (Ezek. 33: 11).

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: God instructed Ezekiel that each man is answerable for himself: "Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins....."

2. God  said to Ezekiel concerning Jerusalem, "So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found..."

3. Fill in the blanks: Ezekiel wrote a parable of two sisters who "committed harlotry in Egypt... Their names:  --------  the elder and  ------ her sister."



1. "Shall die" (Ezek. 18:4).
 
 
2. "No one" (Ezek. 22:30).
 
 
3. "Oholah...Oholibah" (Ezek. 23:3,4).  "Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem is Oholibah," the capitals of the northern and southern kingdoms. The story is about the harlotry of both sisters and about the greater wickedness of the second sister who learned nothing from the fall of the first one.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: God told Ezekiel that Jerusalem would be destroyed . "Though these three men, 
-------- , ----------, and ----------, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness."

2. Sentence completion: Ezekiel, in his picture of Jerusalem as an unfaithful wife, said to them, "Indeed everyone who quotes proverbs will use this proverb against you: 'Like mother...!

3. Fill in the blank: Ezekiel pictured Jerusalem's beginnings as an abandoned infant. God said to her,
"And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood,
---------!"



1. "Noah... Daniel... Job" (Ezek. 14:14).
 
 
2. "Like daughter". (Ezek. 16: 44).
 
 
3. "Live" (Ezek. 16:6).

Friday, October 12, 2012

When You Debate

English Standard Version
 
 
If a wise man has a argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
 
 
Proverbs 29:9

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: God told Ezekiel that if the wicked man died in his iniquity without being warned so that he might be saved, "His blood I will..."

2. Fill in the blanks: When Ezekiel saw the vision of the cherubim and wheels in Jerusalem, "the
----------  of the  ----------departed from the threshold of the  -------- and stood over the cherubim".

3. As a sign to Israel, God told Ezekiel to "eat your bread with  -------, and drink your water with  ------ and anxiety."



1. "Require at your hand" (Ezek. 3:18).
 
 
2. "Glory...Lord...temple" (Ezek. 10:18).
 
 
3. "Quaking...trembling (Ezek. 12:18).

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Multiple choice: What  did God cause Ezekiel to eat that Ezekiel described as "in my mouth like honey in sweetness"?  (a) Locusts; (b) a scroll; or (c) bread.

2. Fill in the blanks: When God warned Ezekiel that Israel would not listen to what he told them, He said, "Behold, I have made your  ---------  strong against their  --------, and your  ------- strong against their -------."

3. Sentence completion: Ezekiel delivered this message from God to Israel concerning the Babylonian conquest: "My eye will not spare you, Nor will I have pity; But I will repay your ways, And your abominations will be in your midst; Then you...!


1. (b) A scroll (Ezek. 3:3) The contents of the scroll was the message Ezekiel was to deliver to the exiles in Babylon (v.4).
 
 
2. Face...faces...forehead...foreheads" (Ezek. 3:8).
 
 
3. "Shall know that I am the Lord" (Ezek. 7:4).

Monday, October 8, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: When God told Jeremiah that Israel would be restored and the land inhabited again, Jeremiah prayed, "Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is..."

2. Fill in the blank: In reconfirming the new covenant with His people, God told Jeremiah," -------
shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel."

3. Multiple choice: In Ezekiel's vision of the four cherubim, each of the four had a face of the following except: (a) An eagle; (b) a fox; or (c) a man.


1. "Nothing too hard for You" (Jer. 32:17).
 
 
2. "David" (Jer. 33:17). The man who will sit on David's throne will be "a Branch of righteousness, "
the Messiah (v. 15).
 
3. (b) A fox (Ezek. 1:10).

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1.Fill in the blanks:In his first letter to the exiles in Babylon, Jeremiah said, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a  -------- and
a  -------. "

2. Sentence completion: Jeremiah wrote this message from God to the exiles in Babylon. "And you will seek Me and find Me, when you...."

3. Multiple choice: When they are restored, what did Jeremiah say God would make with the houses of Judah and Israel? (a) A new covenant; (b) a new nation; or (c) a new temple.


1. "Future...hope" (Jer. 29:11).
 
2. "Search for Me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:13).
 
3. (a) A new covenant (Jer. 31:31).

Friday, October 5, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Multiple choice: What did Jeremiah curse in his misery, when he was put in stocks? (a) His mother for giving him life; (b) becoming a prophet; (c) the day he was born.

2. Fill in the blanks: According to Jeremiah, the name of the rightous king which God will put over Israel and Judah  to save them and to keep them safe will be "THE LORD ------  -------."

3. Sentence completion: After twenty-three years of speaking God's word to the people, Jeremiah told them, "And the Lord has sent to you all His servants  the prophets, rising early and sending them, but you have not listened nor...."



1. (c) The day he was born (Jer.20:14). He did not curse God while ruing the difficulty of the life of a prophet. He praised God and His  power (vv. 11-13).
 
 
2. "OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS" (Jer. 23:6).
 
 
3. "Inclined your ear to hear" (Jer. 25:4).

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Multiple choice: In Jeremiah's prayer concerning the drought, what did he tell God was "the joy and rejoicing of my heart"? (a) His judgment; (b) His word; or (c) His vengeance.

2. Fill in the blanks: The Lord told Jeremiah, "I... search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ------- , And according to the   -------  of his doings."

3. God told Jeremiah He planned to remold marred Israel when He  said. "As the  ------- is in the  -----hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!"

 
 
 
1. (b) His word (Jer. 15:16).
 
 
2." Ways....fruit" (Jer. 17:10).
 
 
3. "Clay.....potter's " (Jer. 18:6). The potter did not throw away the clay of a misshapen vessel. He
crushed the bad pot and remolded the clay into a good one (v. 4).

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Familiar Phrases

By The Garden of Tomb

1. Fill in the blanks: God instructed  Jeremiah that His people had committed two evils: "They have  ---------  Me, the fountain of   -------- waters, And hewn themselves   ----------  broken  -------- that can hold no water."
 
 
2. Sentence completion: One of the charges Jeremiah brought against Jerusalem was that everyone from the priest to the prophet lied. "They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, Saying,......".
 
 
3. Fill in the blanks: Jeremiah said that those accustomed to doing evil are as likely to do good as the leopard is to change his  --------- or the Ethiopian his  ---------.
 
 
 
 
1. ""Forsaken.....living....cisterns....cisterns" (Jer. 2:13).
 
 
 
2. Peace, peace!" When there is no peace". (Jer. 6:14).
 
 
3. Spots....skin (Jer. 13:23).

Monday, October 1, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah ends with words of judgment Jesus would later quote. "For their  ------- does not die, And their  -------- is not quenched."

2. When God called Jeremiah to be His prophet, Jeremiah responded, "Ah, Lord God!, Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a -------- ."

3. Sentence completion: Jeremiah wrote, "The heart is deceitful above all things, And ...?


 
 
1. "Worm... fire" (Is.66:24; Mark 9:44, 46, 48). This judgment was pronounced against those who will oppose the Lord in the final battle of good and evil.
 
 
2, "Youth" (Jer. 1:6). The response of the Lord was that age was not the deciding factor. The  important thing would be that the Lord would command  Jeremiah what to say (v.7).
 
 
3. "Desperately wicked; Who can know it" (Jer. 17:9). Jeremiah immediately answered his own question, "I the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind" (V. 10).

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: Isaiah wrote, "Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor..."

2. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah charged, "But your  --------  have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His --------  from you, So that He will not -------- ."

3. Isaiah wrote of God in the new creation, "It shall come to pass That before they --------, I will-----,
And while they are still  --------, I will hear".


1. "His ear heavy, That it cannot hear" (Is. 59:1).
 
2. "Iniquities....face.....hear" (Is. 59:2).
 
3. "Call....answer....speaking" (Is. 65:24). 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1.  Fill in the blanks: Isaiah promised, "For you shall go out with  -------- , And be led out with 
--------."

2. Isaiah invited, "Arise, shine; For your  -------  has come! And the  -------  of the Lord is risen upon you."

3. Sentence completion: Isaiah, like Jeremiah, said, "We are the clay, and You our potter..."


 
 
1. "Joy...peace" (Is. 55:12). This describes the harmonious conditions of the Messiah's future kingdom.
 
 
2. "Light... glory" (Is. 60:1). This glad promise looks forward to the time of  God's great blessing on Israel when "the Gentiles shall come to your light" (v3).
 
 
3. And all we are the work of  Your hand" (Is, 64:8).

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: Isaiah wrote for God, For My thoughts are not your thoughts...."

2. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah appealed, "Let the wicked  -------  his way, And the unrighteous man his 
-------; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have  -------  on him."

3. Sentence completion: Isaiah wrote, "Seek the Lord while He may be found...."





1. "Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord" (Is. 55:8).  This was part of the Lord's rationale for human inability to comprehend He purposes.
 
 
 
2. "Forsake... thoughts..... mercy" (Is. 55:7).
 
 
3. "Call upon Him while He  is near" (Is. 55:7).

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said, " ---------  to the Lord a  -------  song."

2. Sentence completion: Isaiah wrote, "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money...".

3. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah described Israel's sinfulness like this, "From the sole of the  ------  even to the  -----. There is no soundness in it, But  --------  and  --------  and putrefying sores."


 
 
1. "Sing...new" (Is. 42:10).Isaiah called to all the nations to praise the Lord for the salvation He would achieve for all men (vv. 10-13).
 
2. "Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without  money and without price" (Is. 55:1).
God had prepared a spiritual feast for Israel, which they needed only to accept in total trust to enjoy. Instead they wasted their spirits on vain, idolatrous pursuits (v. 2).
 
 
3. "Foot...head...wounds...bruises" (Is. 1:6

Monday, September 24, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: "And He was  -------- with  the transgressors,  And He bore  the  -------  of many, And made  ------  for the   -------."

2. The Lord said through Isaiah about judgment, "For I will not  ------  forever, Nor will I always be 
-------. "

3. Through Isaiah,  God said, "I am  God, and there is  --------  like Me, Declaring the  ------ from the
--------."


1. "Numbered... sin... intercession... transgressors" (Is. 53:12).  Jesus was crucified with two thieves, He  bore the sins of the world, and He prayed for those who executed  Him while He hung on the cross (Matt. 27:38; Luke 23:34; I John 2:2).
 
 
2. "Contend...angry" (Is. 57:16).
 
 
3. "None... end...beginning" (Is. 46:9, 10).

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: "He was led as a lamb to the slaughter..."

2. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said of Messiah, "For He was cut off from the  -----  of the  -----  ."

3. Isaiah wrote of Messiah, "Yet it pleased the Lord to  ------  Him; He has put Him to  ------."


1. "And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So  He opened not His mouth" (Is. 53:7).
Both  Matthew and Mark note Jesus' silence before His accusers and judges at His trials (Matt. 26:63; Mark 15:4,5).
 
2. ''Land....living'' (Is.53:8).
 
3. "Bruise....grief  (Is. 53:10).


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Familiar Phrases

Petting Zoo at fair in Jonesboro Ar

1. Sentence completion: "Surely He has borne our griefs..."
 
 
2. "But  He  was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities..."
 
3. "All we like sheep have gone astray;..."
 
 
 
1. "And carried our sorrows" (Is. 53:4). The apostle Matthew applied this verse to the healing ministry of Jesus (Matt. 8:17).
2. "The  chastisement for our peace was upon Him. And by His stripes we are healed" (Is. 53:5).

3. "We  have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord  has laid on Him the iniquity of us all" (Is. 53:6).

Friday, September 21, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: Isaiah asked, "Who has believed our report ?...

2. Isaiah said of Messiah, "He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him..."

3. "He is despised and rejected by men...




1. "And to whom has had the arm of the Lord been revealed" (Is. 53:1). The apostle John applied this verse to the Jews as they rejected Jesus just before His crucifixion (John 12:38).
 
 
2. "There is no beauty that we should desire Him" (Is. 53:2).
 
 
3. "A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief" (Is. 53:3).

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah encouraged,  "Look to the  -------  from which you were hewn, And to the hole of the pit from which you were  ------ ."

2. Sentence completion: Isaiah  said, "How  beautiful upon the mountains..."

3. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah wrote of  Messiah, "So  His   -------  was marred more then any man, And His  -------  more then the sons of men."


1. "Rock...dug  (Is. 51:1). Isaiah was encouraging righteous Israelites to remember the character and faith of Abraham and Sarah (V. 2).
 
2. "Are the feet of  him who brings good news" (Is. 52:7).
 
 
3. "Visage...form" (Is. 52:14).

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: "There is  no   -------- , says the Lord, for the  -------  ."

2. In Isaiah, God said to Messiah, "I will also give You as a  -------  to the Gentiles, That You should be My  -------  to the ends of the earth.

3. In Isaiah, God said to Messiah, In an  -------  time I have  ------  You, And in the day of  ------  I have helped You."



1. "Peace...wicked"  (Is.48:22).  This was the Lord's summary statement about His judgment on Babylon ( vv. 20,21).
 
 
 
2."Light...salvation". (Is. 49:6).
 
 
 
3. "Acceptable...heard...salvation" (Is. 49:8).  Paul quoted this verse to the Corinthians and concluded. "Now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation" (2 Cor. 6:2).

Monday, September 17, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: In Isaiah, God promised, "I will pour My -------  on your descendants, And My 
---------  on your offspring."


2. Sentence completion: In Isaiah, the Lord desires, "That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that  there is none besides Me, I am the Lord..."

3. Fill in the blanks: In Isaiah, God called, "Listen to Me ... I am the   ------- , I am also the  ------- ."



1. "Spirit...blessing" (Is. 44:3).
 
 
2. "And there is no other" (Is. 45:6).
 
 
3. "First ... Last" (Is. 48:12).

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said of Messiah, "A -------  reed He will not break, And  -------  flax He will not quench."

2. Sentence completion: Isaiah appealed for an audience, "Hear, you deaf; And  look, you blind..."

3. Fill in the blanks: In Isaiah, the Lord  predicted, "Behold, I will do a  -------  thing, Now it shall 
-------  forth."


1. Bruised...smoking" (Is. 42:3).
 
 
2. "That  you may see" (Is. 42:18).  The Lord was concerned that His servant Israel should be both deaf and blind toward the commands and signs given to her (v19).
 
 
3. "New...spring" (Is. 43:19). The new thing will be the restored nation of Israel related to the Lord by His new covenant (vv. 19-21).

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: Isaiah said, "But those who wait on the Lord Shall  renew their strength; They shall...

2. Fill in the blanks: In Isaiah, the Lord said  of  Messiah, I will keep You  and give You as a  -------- to the people, As a  ----------  to the Gentiles."

3. Isaiah said of Messiah, "He will not  ---------  out, nor raise His  ---------  , Nor cause His  -------,to be heard in the street."



1. "Mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint"
(Is. 40:31).
 
 
2. "Covenant...light" (Is. 42:6). When Jesus was eight days old, Simeon referred to this passage when he saw Mary and Joseph presenting Him as their firstborn (Luke 2:32).
 
 
3. "Cry...voice...voice" (Is. 42:2). Isaiah's lengthy statement about the gentleness of the Servant of the Lord (vv. 1-4) is quoted fully by Matthew because Jesus would not squabble with the Pharisees (Matt. 12:18-21). 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said of the Lord, "Behold, His  ------- is with Him And His ------ before Him."

2. Isaiah said, Behold, the nations are as a  ------ in a  ------- , And are counted as the small dust on the scales."

3. Isaiah showed the need to wait on the Lord by saying, :Even the  ------- shall faint and be weary, And  the young men shall utterly ------ ."



1. "Reward....Work" (Is. 40: 10).
 
 
2. "Drop....bucket"  (Is. 40:15).
 
 
3. "Youths...fall" (Is. 40:30).

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said, "All flesh is  ------, And all its loveliness is like the  ------ of the field."

2. Sentence completion: Isaiah said,  "The grass withers, the flowers fades, But..."

3. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said, "O Zion, You who bring good tidings ... Say to the cities of  Judah, 'Behold ------  -------!'


1. "Grass...flower" (Is. 40:6).
 
 
2. "The word of our God stands forever" (Is. 40:8).
 
 
3. "Your God" (Is. 40:9).

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said that  in the great judgment, "The ----- shall be rolled up like a  -----."

2. Isaiah predicted, "And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, And Zion with -----,  With everlasting ------  on their  ----."

3. Sentence completion: Isaiah said, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare...'


1. "Heavens...scroll" (Is. 34:4). Peter later wrote that Christians should be "looking for ... the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat" (2 Pet. 3:12).
 
 
2. "Singing...joy...heads"(Is. 35:10).
 
 
3. "The way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God" (Is. 40:3). John  the Baptist performed  this function for Jesus in New Testament times (Matt. 3:3).

Monday, September 10, 2012

Familiar Phrases

Cornerstone of the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Macau (1602)


1. Sentence completion:  Isaiah said the unlearned should be taught "Precept upon precept, precept upon precept..."


2. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah quoted the Lord as saying, "Behold, I lay in Zion a  --------  for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious  -------- ."


3. Isaiah predicted a time when the Lord's people will hear a voice saying,  "This is the way, -------  in it."





1. Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little" (Is. 28:13).


2. "Stone...cornerstone" (Is. 28:16). Isaiah said the Lord intended to rebuild Jerusalem from that cornerstone with the measuring line of justice and the plummet of righteousness (v17).

3. "Walk" (Is. 30:21).

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah envisioned a messenger arriving to announce, "Babylon is  ------  ,is 
------ !"

2. Sentence completion: Isaiah said Judah ignored  God's call to mourn and chose instead to say, "Let us eat and drink, for --------  !"

3. Isaiah said of the Lord, "You will keep him in perfect peace..."



1. "Fallen...fallen"  (Is.21:8,9).  At the time of Isaiah, such an announcement was unthinkable.
 
2. "Tomorrow we die" (Is. 22:13).
 
3. "Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You" (Is. 26:3).

Friday, September 7, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah predicted a time when : "The wolf also shall dwell with the ------  , The leopard shall lie down with the young goat... And a little   -------  shall lead them."

2. Sentence completion: Isaiah predicted that when Messiah reigns, "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As ..."

3. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah wrote of the wicked one, "How you are  ------  from heaven, O ------,  son of the morning!"



1. "Lamb...child"  (Is. 11:6).
 
 
2. "The waters cover the sea"  (Is. 11:9).
 
 
3. "Fallen... Lucifer" (Is. 14:12).

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks:  Matthew quoted this verse from Isaiah to note its fulfillment in Jesus, "The people who walked in  ---------  Have seen a great  ---------  ; Those who dwelt in the land of the   -------  of death, Upon them a light has shined." 

2. Sentence completion:  Isaiah predicted about the Messiah, "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us..."

3. Isaiah predicted, "There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse..."


 
 
1. "Darkness...light...shadow" ( Is. 9:2).
 
 
 
2. "A Son is given; And the government will be upon  His shoulder. And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor. Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" (Is. 9:6). These  names reveal the deity of Christ as well as the majesty of His activity as Messiah.
 
 
3. "And a Branch shall grow out of his roots" (Is. 11:1). Jesse, David's father, was like an old tree from which sprang a new shoot that would overshadow the old.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: Isaiah told King Ahaz, :Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign:  Behold, the virgin shall conceive..."




"And  bear a Son , and shall call His name Immanuel"  (Is. 7:14).
To King Ahaz, this sign had to do with when Syria and Israel would no longer be a military threat against Judah (vv. 1, 16). A greater deliverance was also in the mind of God (Matt. 1:21-23).

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Question:  What line cones after Isaiah's lament, "Woe is me, for I am undone"?

2. Fill in the blanks:  After Isaiah confessed his uncleanness, he said, "Then one of the ------  flew to me, having in his hand a live -------  which he had taken with the tongs from the  ------- ."

3. Sentence completion: After the seraphim cleansed the lips of Isaiah, he wrote, "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: 'Whom shall I send...'




1. "Because I am a man of unclean lips" (Is 6:5)
 
 
2. "Seraphim...coal...alter" (Is. 6:6). The live coal purged the iniquity from Isaiah's lips (v.7).
 
 
3. 'And who will go for Us ?' Then I said, 'Here am I! Send me' (Is. 6:8).