Thursday, February 28, 2013


1. Multiple choice: The scribes and Pharisees accused Jesus  of blasphemy for saying  He forgave the sins of the paralytic. How did Jesus know about their accusation?  (a) He overheard them; (b) He perceived it in  His spirit; or (c) a disciple reported it.

2. Fill in the blanks: "Which is easier,  to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are -------- you,' or to say, 'Arise, take up your -------- and --------'?"

3. Multiple choice: Who in Jairus's household was sick to the point of death? (a) His wife; (b) his favorite servant; or (c) his daughter.

1. (b) He perceived it in His spirit (Mark 2:8).
2. "Forgiven....bed.....walk" (Mark 2:9).
3. (c) His daughter (Mark 5:23).

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


1. Question: Why did the four men lower their friend through the roof to be healed by Jesus?

2. Multiple choice: What was the illness suffered by the man lowered through the roof by his four friends? (a) Leprosy; (b) demon possession; or (c) paralysis.

3. When the man was lowered on his bed through the roof, what did Jesus say to him first? (a) "Take up your bed and walk;" (b) "Son your sins are forgiven you": or (c) "Your faith has made you whole."

1. The house was too crowded with people (Mark 2:4).
2. (c) Paralysis (Mark 2:3,4).
3. (b) " Son, your sins are forgiven you" (Mark 2:5).

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Gospels --Events

1. Multiple choice: Jesus said, "Get behind Me, Satan," to Peter because Peter refused to accept Jesus'
prediction. What did Jesus predict? (a) His own death and resurrection; (b) Judas's betrayal; or (c) Peter's denial.

2. Fill in the blanks: Jesus  said, "You who have followed Me will also sit on -------- --------' judging the twelve tribes of Israel."

3. Jesus said, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a -------- tied, and a
-------- with her."

1. (a) His own death and resurrection (Matt. 16:21),
2. "Twelve thrones" (Matt. 19:29). Jesus was fore telling that His disciples would rule in His future kingdom.
3. "Donkey...colt" (Matt. 21:2).

Monday, February 25, 2013


1.True or false? Jesus  said, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be loosed in heaven."

2. Multiple choice: From the time of Peter's confession of Jesus  as the Christ, what did Jesus  begin to predict? (a) His death and resurrection; (b) the persecution of the disciples; or (c) the increase of His ministry.

3. True or false? The disciples were not to tell of Jesus' transfiguration until He  had risen from the dead.

1. False. It is also bound in heaven (Matt. 16:19).
2. (a) His death and resurrection (Matt. 16:21).
3. True. ( Matt. 17:9). Once Jesus had risen, there was no longer a need to conceal His glory, which would have been seen and declared by all the witnesses to His resurrection.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


1. Multiple choice: What distracted  Peter from the Lord when he was walking on the water toward Him ? (a) The waves; (b) the cheering of the disciples; or (c) the wind.

2 True or false?  Jesus fed five thousand men, women, and children.

3. In the feeding of the four thousand, the number includes the men, women, and children.

1. (c) The wind (Matt. 14:30).
2. False.  He fed five thousand men and an additional number of women and children (Matt. 14:21).
3. False. Four thousand includes men only (Matt.15:38).

Saturday, February 23, 2013


1. Multiple choice: Jesus applied a prophecy from Isaiah to the scribes and Pharisees. What did Isaiah
say they taught as doctrines?  (a) "Idolatry"; (b) "the commandments of men"; or (c) "hypocrisy."

2. Question: When Peter walked on the water to Jesus and began to sink, what did he cry out?

3. Multiple choice: What did Jesus do in the fourth watch of the night when the disciples were in the midst of the sea and distressed by the wind and waves? (a) He calmed the storm; (b) He walked on the water; or (c) He rebuked their lack of faith.

1.(b) "The commandments of men" ( Matt. 15:9)  In this way, the Pharisees and scribes honor God with their lips while their hearts were far from him (v. 8).
2. "Lord, save me!"  (Matt. 14:30).
3. (b) He walked on the water (Matt. 14:24, 25). This was between 3:00 A.M. and 6:00A.M.

Friday, February 22, 2013


1. Multiple choice: Why did Jesus not do many miracles at Nazareth? (a) They didn't ask Him to; (b) because of their unbelief; or (c) His hour had not yet come.

2. What was Herod the tetrarch's explanation for the mighty works of  Jesus? (a) He used the power of  Beelzebub; (b) He was a prophet of God; or (c) He was John the Baptist risen from the dead.

3. In Jesus' parable of the dragnet, what activity will occupy the wicked who are cast into the furnace of fire? (a) Repentance; (b) prayer for release; or (c) wailing and gnashing of teeth.

1. (b) Because of their unbelief (Matt.13:58). Jesus did not always demand faith as a condition for healing, but He never healed in the face of rejection.
2. (c) He was John the Baptist risen from the dead (Matt. 14:2).
3. (c) Wailing and gnashing of teeth (Matt. 13:50).

Thursday, February 21, 2013


1. Multiple choice: To what event in His life did Jesus compare Jonah's stay in the great fish? (a) His
gestation in Mary's womb; (b) the wilderness temptation; or (c) His entombment.

2.True or false?  When Jesus healed a man with a blind and mute demon, the multitude wondered if  Jesus was the Son of David.

3. Multiple choice: The Pharisees accused Jesus of casting out demons by the power of Beelzebub. What were the symptoms of the demon-possessed man whom Jesus healed on that occasion? (a) Seizures; (b) living in tombs; or (c) blindness and muteness.

1. (c) His entombment (Matt.12:40). Jesus said He would be "three days and three nights in the heart of the earth".
2. True (Matt. 12:23).
3. (c) Blindness and muteness (Matt.12:22).

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


1. Multiple choice: What did Jesus say to the man with the withered hand when He healed him?
(a) "Talitha, cumi"; (b) "Be it to you according to your faith", or (c) "Stretch  out your hand."

2. Who was Jesus healing when He asked, "Of  how much more value then is a man than a sheep?"
(a) A man with a withered hand; (b) a leper; or (c) the woman with the flow of blood.

3. When Jesus healed the man with the withered hand, the Pharisees asked Him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?" Why did they ask that question? (a) They wished to be instructed about the Sabbath; (b) they wanted to accuse Him of breaking the Law; or (c) they were healing, too.

1. (c) "Stretch out your hand" (Matt. 12:13).
2. (a) A man with a withered hand (Matt. 12:11, 12).  The comparison had to do with Sabbath observance. The  Pharisees said that a man could aid  an endangered sheep on the Sabbath but not an infirm man.
3. (b) They wanted to accuse Him  of breaking the Law (Matt.12:10).

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


1. Multiple choice: When will the friends of the bridegroom fast? (a) When the brides stands up with the groom: (b) when the bridegroom asks them to; or (c) when the bridegroom is taken from them.

2. True or false? Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum repented in sackcloth and ashes.

3. Question: How long was Jonah in the belly of the great fish?

1. (c) when the bridegroom is taken from them (Matt. 9:15). Jesus was telling the disciples of John the Baptist that His disciples would not fast until He had left the earth physically.
2. False. (Matt.11:21-24). Jesus pointed them out as the cities of Israel, which witnessed more of His
mighty works than any others. Therefore, they would be subject to the most severe punishment because they did not repent.
3. Three days and three nights (Matt. 12:40).

Monday, February 18, 2013


1 .Multiple choice: Jesus warned His disciples that they would be brought before governors and Kings
for His sake for a testimony to two  groups. Who were the groups? (a) Jews and Gentiles; (b) scribes and Pharisees; or(c) rulers and Gentiles.

2. True or false? Jesus predicted that persecution would be so intense for His disciples that only  natural family ties would be strong enough to protect believers from betrayal.

3. Multiple choice: How does this saying of Jesus end? "You will  not have gone through the cities of Israel before ..." (a) "The temple is entirely destroyed"; (b) the Son of Man comes"; or (c) "you  see the abomination of desolation".

1. (c) Rulers and the Gentiles (Matt. 10:18).
2. False. Family members will betray one another (Matt. 10:21).
3. (b) "The Son of Man comes." (Matt.10:23).

Sunday, February 17, 2013


1.Multiple choice: Which Gospel is the only one to record the healing of two blind men who followed Jesus to the house where He was to stay? (a) Matthew; (b) Mark; or (c) Luke.

2. Whose son did the two blind men following Jesus say that He was? (a) God's (b) Joseph's; or (c) David's.

3. True or false ? When Jesus told the two blind men whom He healed, "See that no one knows it,"
they kept the secret carefully.

1.(a) Matthew (Matt. 9:27-31).
2. (c) David's (Matt. 9:27). Their spiritual eyes already saw that Jesus  was the Messiah who  could restore their  physical eyes.
3. False. They spread the news all around (Matt. 9:31).

Saturday, February 16, 2013


1.Multiple choice: What interrupted Jesus on His way to heal Jairus's daughter? (a) A funeral procession; (b) a woman with a hemorrhage; or (c) a demon-possessed man.

2. How long had the woman who touched the hem of Jesus' garment had a flow of blood? (a) Three years; (b) twelve years; or (c) twenty years.

3. Fill in the blanks: The woman with the flow of blood came up to Jesus "and touched the ---------
of His ----------."

1. (b) A woman with a hemorrhage (Matt. 9:20).
2. (b) Twelve years (Matt. 9:20).
3. "Hem......garment" (Matt. 9:20).

Thursday, February 14, 2013


1.Question: Jesus and the disciples were in a boat when a great tempest arose and covered it with waves. What was Jesus doing?

2. Multiple choice: In the miracle of the demons that were cast out and entered into a herd of swine, which Gospel writer tells that there were two demon-possessed men among the tombs? (a) Matthew; (b) Mark; or (c) Luke.

3. True or false? In Matthew's Gospel, Jairus's daughter is said to be dead when Jairus meets Jesus, while in Mark and Luke, news of her death reaches Jesus while He is on His way to her house.

1. He was sleeping (Matt. 8:24).
2.(Matthew 8:28). Mark and Luke mention only the one who becomes involved with Jesus.
3. True (Matt. 9:19; Mark 5:35; Luke 8:49).

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


1.Multiple choice: Herod ordered the murder of children in Bethlehem in attempt to destroy Jesus. Matthew compared  this to a mother who lost a child. Who was she (a) Rachel; (b) Hagar; or (c) Naomi.

2. What name is needed to complete this quotation of Hosea by Matthew: "Out of -------- I called My Son"? (a) Mary; (b) Bethlehem; or (c) Egypt.

3. John the Baptist fore told that Jesus would judge sinners. What two symbols for judgment did he use? (a) An ax and a winnowing fan; (b) a balance and a gavel; or (c) a judge and a king.

1.(a) Rachel (Matt. 2:18, quoting Jer. 31:15).
2. (c) "Egypt" (Matt 2:15).
3. (a) An ax and a winnowing fan (Matt. 3: 10, 12). The ax will chop down fruitless trees, and the winnowing fan will separate chaff from wheat.

Monday, February 11, 2013


1. Multiple choice: Satan took Jesus to the pinnacle of the temple and challenged Him to prove by a sign that He was the Son of God. What sign did Satan ask for? (a) Reconstructing the temple in three days; (b) destroying the temple; or (c) jumping and being caught by angels.

2. After one healing, Jesus told the man, "Show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses command." From what illness had he suffered? (a) Demon possession; (b) leprosy; or (c) paralysis.

3. Who said to Jesus, "Only speak a word, and my servant will be healed"? (a) A centurion; (b) Jairus; or (c) the Canaanite woman.

1. (c) Jumping and being caught by angels (Matt. 4:5,6).
2. (b) Leprosy (Matt. 8:2-4). The Law of Moses required priestly certification of recovery from leprosy (Lev. 14:1-32).
3. (a) A centurion (Matt. 8:8). Of this Gentile Jesus said, "I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!

Sunday, February 10, 2013


1.Fill in the blanks: The wise men said to Herod, "Where is He who is born --------- of the ------- ?
For we have seen His  ---------- in the East and have come to worship Him".

2. Multiple choice: How did Joseph know that God did not want him to take the young Jesus back to Judea when the family returned from Egypt? (a) An angel blocked the road to Jerusalem; (b) he was warned in a dream; or (c) a finger wrote on a wall.

3.Who do the Gospels say saw the Holy Spirit descend  on Jesus like a dove? (a) Jesus ; (b) Jesus and John the Baptist; or (c) all who had eyes to see.

1."" (Matt. 2:2).
2. (b) He was warned in a dream (Matt. 2:22). All the other warnings surrounding the Egyptian sojourn mention angels (vv. 13, 19).
3. (b) Jesus and John the Baptist (Matt. 3:16; John 1:32).

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Gospels ----- Events

1. Fill in the blanks:"After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she  was found with --------- of the -------- ----------."

2. "Behold, a -------- shall be with child, and bear a -------- , and they shall call His name ---------."

3. True or false? The men saw the star on at least two occasions: once in the East to set them on their journey, and again to lead them from Jerusalem to Bethlehem.

1. "Child...Holy Spirit" (Matt. 1:18).  This is Matthew's opening line about the birth of Jesus after the genealogies.
2. "Virgin ...Son ...Immanuel" (Matt. 1:23). This is Matthew's quotation of the prophecy in Isaiah 7:14.
3. True (Matt. 2:2,9).

Friday, February 8, 2013

Gospels----People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Which disciple recognized Jesus when He caused them to catch so many fish?
(a) Thomas; (b) the disciple whom Jesus loved; or (c) Peter.

2. Question: Which disciple did Jesus ask three times,"Do you love Me"?

1. (b) The disciple whom Jesus loved (John 21:7).
2. Peter (John 21:15-17).

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Gosples------ People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Whom did Mary think Jesus was when He spoke to her outside the empty tomb? (a)The gardener; (b) one of the angels; or (c) one of the disciples.

2. Fill in the blanks: When Mary Magdalene looked in the tomb the second time, she saw -------
-------- standing by the place where Jesus had lain.

3. Multiple choice: Where was Jesus when He showed Himself to His disciples the third time after His resurrection? (a) The Sea of Tiberias; (b) the Dead Sea; or (c) the Jordan River.

1. (a) The gardener (John 20:15).
2. Two angels (John 20:12).
3. (a) The Sea of Tiberias (Galilee) (John 21:1)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Gospels-----People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Who dragged the net full of large fish after Jesus had told the disciples to recast the net? (a) John; (b) Peter; or (c) Nathanael

2. Who fed the disciples breakfast after their night of fishing? (a) Jesus ;(b) Peter or (c) Jesus mother.

3. Who told Thomas, "We have seen the Lord? (a) Jesus mother and Mary Magdalene; (b) the angels; or (c) the other disciples.

1. (b) Peter (John 21:11).
2.(a) Jesus (John 21;12,13). Jesus provided the catch of fish. He built the fire, and He cooked the fish (vv.6,9).
3. (c) The other disciples (John 20:25).

Monday, February 4, 2013

Gospels---People and Places

1. Question: Did Peter or the disciple whom Jesus loved win the footrace to the tomb?

2. Multiple choice: Who entered Jesus' tomb first after He had risen from the dead? (a) Simon Peter; (b) the disciple whom Jesus loved; or (c) Mary Magdalene.

3. True or false? Thomas did  not believe that Jesus was risen from the dead because he was not in the room when Jesus first came and stood in the disciples' midst.

1. The disciple whom Jesus loved (John 20:2-4). Peter  entered first while the other disciple peered through the doorway (v.6).
2. (a) Simon Peter (John 20:6).
3. True (John 20:24,25).

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Gospels---- People and Places

1. Multiple choice: Who came to the tomb early in the morning and found the stone had been taken away? (a) Mary, Jesus' mother; (b) Simon Peter; or (c) Mary Magdalene.

2. What two men were responsible for preparing Jesus' body for burial? (a) Peter and John; (b) Nicodemus and John; or (c) Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea.

3. After the Crucifixion, what secret disciple of Jesus asked Pilate if he could take Jesus' body away?
(a) Joseph of Arimathea; (b) Nicodemus; or (c) Caiaphas.

1. (c) Mary Magdalene (John 20:1).
2. (c) Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea (John 19:38-40). Both of these men seem to first declare their allegiance to Jesus after His death.
3. (a) Joseph of Arimathea (John 19:38). Joseph was a wealthy man who had a new tomb he could give for Jesus' burial (v. 41).

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Gospels----People and Places

Question: What does the Hebrew word Golgotha mean?

2. Multiple choice: Where was Pilate when he finally gave in to the Jews' demands to crucify Jesus?
(a) In his bed chamber; (b) in the temple;or (c) in the judgment seat.

3. Question: How many people were crucified alongside Jesus?

1. The Place of a Skull (John 19:17). Luke identified this same site as Calvary (Luke 23:33).
2. (c) In the judgment seat (John 19:13). This judgment seat was called The Pavement or, in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
3. Two (John 19:18).  The other two were thieves (Mark 15:27).

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Gosples---People and Places

1.Question: What city was the location for Jesus' triumphal entry?

2. Multiple choice: What city was the disciple Philip from? (a) Bethany (b) Bethsaida; or (c)Bethel.

3. Who cried out for Pilate to crucify Jesus? (a) The soldiers; (b) the chief priests and officers; or (c)
the Jewish populace.

1. Jerusalem (John 12:12,13).
2. (b) Bethsaida (John 12:21).
3. (b) The chief  priests and officers (John 19:6).