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).