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 ------

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. "" (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. "" (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. "" (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."" (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).