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).

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