Tuesday, November 26, 2013


1. Multiple choice: For what reason was Saul (Paul) on his way to Damascus? (a) To meet with Jewish leaders; (b) to meet with church leaders ; or (c) to persecute Christians.

2. How did Ananias first respond when the Lord ask him to go to Saul of Tarsus and lay hands on him to receive his sight? (a) He was excited ; (b) he was reluctant ; or (c) he refused to go.

3. How did the Jews respond to Saul (Paul) when he first preached the gospel in Damascus and proved  that Jesus was the Messiah? (a) They received the message with joy; (b) they plotted to kill Saul; or (c) they searched the Old Testament to see if the gospel was true.

1. (c) To persecute Christians (Acts 9:1-3).
2. (b) He was reluctant (Acts 9: 13,14). He knew of Saul's reputation as a persecutor of the church.
3. (b) They plotted to kill Saul (Acts 9:22-25). 

Monday, November 25, 2013


1. Multiple choice: What did Stephen see as he was being stoned to death for his faith? (a) A band of angels coming for him ; (b) Jesus standing at the right hand of God; or (c) a flaming chariot.

2. True or false? As soon as the people of Samaria believed  the gospel spoken by Philip, they were
baptized and received the Holy Spirit.

3. Multiple choice: The Ethiopian eunuch was reading an Old Testament prophet when Philip met him. What prophet was he reading? (a) Isaiah ; (b) Jeremiah; or (c) Daniel.

1. (b) Jesus standing at the right hand of God (Acts 7:55).
2. False. They did not receive the Holy Spirit  until Peter  and John came down  from Jerusalem (Acts 8:12:-16).
3. (a) Isaiah (Acts 8:28). He was reading in Isaiah 53, which describes God's Suffering Servant and looked ahead to the crucifixion of Jesus.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Renovate your thinking by learning the Word of God
1. Multiple choice: How did the Jewish leaders react to Peter's and John's healing of the lame man?
(a) They asked them to do more miracles; (b) they didn't believe the healing was a real miracle; or (c) they told them they could not speak or teach in the name of Jesus any more.
2. Barnabas  is first  mentioned in Acts for a specific act he did.  What was that act? (a) Preached  a gospel message; (b) brought money and laid it at the apostles' feet; or (c) helped build the first church building.
3. True or false? When it became known that certain widows were being neglected in the church's daily distribution of food, the apostles began to distribute food as well as to teach.
1. (c) They told them they could not speak or teach in the name of Jesus any more (Acts 4:18).
2. (b) Brought money and laid it at the apostles' feet (Acts 4:36,37). The money came as a result of the sale of some land that Barnabas had owned.
3. False. They had the congregation choose seven spiritual men that they could appoint to distribute food (Acts 6:1-3).

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Nation in Crisis

There is no cause to fear for the future of the United States. God is perfect  and His perfect plan continues in time of disaster as well as prosperity. He will continue to sustain, protect, and bless
the advancing believer through all of life's circumstances, God always wills the highest and best for the believer. The pivot of mature believers in the client nation will be delivered  from or through any national crisis as His plan advances in the church age.
Lessons taught by R.B. Thieme III
Renovate your thinking by learning the Word of God.

Friday, November 22, 2013


1. Multiple choice: The day that the Holy Spirit came in a special way on the apostles in Jerusalem was a feast day for the Jews. What was the name of the feast? (a) Passover; (b) Pentecost; or (c) Tabernacles.

2. What effect did Peter's sermon in Acts 2 have on the listening Jews? (a) They were angry at Peter; (b) they didn't believe his message; or (c) they were greatly convicted in their hearts.

3. What miraculous event made it possible for Peter  to preach his second sermon recorded in Acts 3?
(a) All the apostles speaking in tongues; (b) the healing of the man born blind; or (c) the healing of the man born lame.

1. (b) Pentecost (Acts 2:1). If possible, all Jewish men were to attend all three feasts in Jerusalem.
2. (c)They were greatly convicted in their hearts (Acts 2:37).
3. (c) The healing of the man born lame (Acts 3:12-26).

Thursday, November 21, 2013


1. Multiple choice: What major accomplishment was achieved by the disciples while they waited in Jerusalem for the promise of the Holy Spirit? (a) They selected  a chairman of the apostles; (b) they drew up the first church constitution; or (c) they selected a man to take Judas's place among the twelve apostles.

2. What two elements were involved in the method of choosing a replacement for Judas as one of the twelve apostles? (a) Prayer and secret ballot; (b) prayer and casting lots; or (c) prayer  and a sense of peace about the right choice.

3. When a successor was chosen for Judas, one of the criteria  was that he had accompanied Jesus during a certain time in His ministry. What were the two events chosen to mark this time period?
(a) The temptation of Jesus and His crucifixion; (b) the baptism of Jesus by John and the Ascension; or (c) the baptism of Jesus by John and the Resurrection.

1. (c) They selected a man to take Judas's place among the twelve apostles. (Acts 1:15--26).
2. (b) Prayer and casting lots (Acts 1: 24--26).
3. (b) The baptism of Jesus by John and the Ascension (Acts 1:21,22).

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Before I start my Bible study I name my sins to God the Father to be in fellowship and filled with the  Holy Spirit our Teacher in Jesus Christ Name.
1 John 1:9
1. Multiple choice: For how long did Jesus demonstrate that He was truly alive after His resurrection and before His ascension? (a) Thirty days; (b) forty days; or (c) one year.
2.True or false? After Jesus ascended into heaven, most of the disciples returned home to Galilee.
3. Question: What was the main activity of those who gathered together to wait  for the promised gift of the Holy Spirit?
1. (b) Forty days (Acts 1:3). Forty days is a significant number in the Bible, marking , among other things, the days of rain during the time of Nosh, the years of wandering in the wilderness, and the days of Christ's stay in the wilderness prior to His temptation.
2. False. They went to Jerusalem as Jesus had commanded them to do (Acts 1:12).
3. Prayer (Acts 1:14). Prayer was the crucial activity for the leaders of the early church. According to Acts 6: 1-4, the apostles refused to personally care for a practical need in the church so that they could give themselves continually to prayer and the ministry of the Word.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: Who  started out with Saul on his first missionary journey? (a) Silas; (b) Timothy; or (c) Barnabas.

2. Joseph was the name of the disciple not chosen to replace Judas Iscariot as one of the apostles. What was his surname? (a) James; (b) Justus; or (c) Barnabas.

3. Who went out with  Paul as he left Antioch on his second missionary journey? (a) Barnabas; (b) John; or (c) Silas.

1. (c) Barnabas (Acts 13:1-5).
2. (b) Justus (Act 1:23).
3. (c) Silas (Acts 15:40).

Monday, November 18, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: Several women waited with  the apostles in the Upper Room for the promise of the Holy Spirit. However, only one of them is named. Who is she? (a) Mary the mother of Jesus; (b) Mary Magdalene; or (c) Mary the sister of Martha.

3. True or false? The brothers of Jesus were present with the apostles when they waited for the promise of the Spirit in Jerusalem.

3. Question: Paul was tried before three different Roman officials before being sent to Rome to appear before Caesar. Name one of these three Roman rulers.

4. Multiple choice: Of the three Roman rulers who tried Paul before sending him to Rome which one was an expert in Jewish customs? (a) Felix ; (b) Festus; or (c) Agrippa.

1. (a) Mary the mother of Jesus (Acts 1:13, 14).
2. True (Acts 1:14).
3. Felix, Festus, and Agrippa (Acts 22-26).
4. (c) Agrippa (Acts 26:2,3).

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: Whose father was healed  of dysentery through the hands of Paul on the island of Malta? (a) Simeon's; (b) Julius's or (c) Publius's.

2. Who suffered death in Acts 7 as a result of his testimony for Jesus Christ? (a) James;  (b) Stephen; or (c) Peter.

3. True or false? The book of Acts ends with the death of the apostle Paul.

1. Publius's (Acts 28:8).
2. (b) Stephen (Acts 7:57-60). one of the seven chosen to care for the Hellenistic widow's (ch. 6).
3. False. Paul's death is not recorded in the Bible.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: Not many people are mentioned  by name as traveling with  Paul on his voyage to Rome. However, a Macedonian of Thessalonica is mentioned. Who was he? (a) Aristarchus; (b) Mysias; or (c) Barnabas.

2. Question: Sailing on the ship to Rome with Paul were a number of soldiers as well as the sailors. At the height of the great storm one of these groups tried to escape the ship in a small boat. Was it the soldiers or the sailors?

3. Multiple choice: Who was bitten by a poisonous snake while on the island of Malta but suffered no harm? (a) Peter; (b) John; or (c) Paul.

1. (a) Aristarchus (Acts 27:2)
2. The Sailors (Acts 27: 30).
3. (c) Paul Acts 28:3-5).

Friday, November 15, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: Who said to Paul, "You almost persuade me to become a Christian"? (a) Felix; (b) Festus; or (c) Agrippa.

2. What was the name of the Roman centurion who treated Paul kindly as he began his journey to Rome? (a) Justus ; (b) Julius; or (c) Publius.

3. Luke gives great attention to the centurion who accompanied Paul to Rome. He even mentions the man's regiment. What was it called? (a) The Julian Regiment; (b) the Augustan Regiment; or (c) the Corinthian Regiment.

1. (c) Agrippa (Acts 26:28).
2. (b) Julius (Acts 27: 1-3).
3. (b) The Augustan Regiment (Acts 27:1).

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Who succeeded Felix as governor of the province of Judea? (a) Festus; (b) Agrippa; or (c) Lysias

2. Who said to Paul,  "You have appealed  to Caesar? To Caesar you shall go"! (a) Felix; (b) Festus; or (c) Agrippa.

3. Question: Who accompanied  King Agrippa when he came to Caesarea to greet Festus?

1. (a) Festus (Acts 24:27). Festus served for only two years as governor. He was more just then Felix. However, he did not show much of his better side in dealing with Paul's case.
2. (b) Festus (Acts 25:12).
3. Bernice (Acts 25:13). Bernice was the sister of Agrippa, and had previously lived in an incestuous relationship with him. She was the oldest daughter of Herod Agrippa I and sister of Drusilla.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: Who was the Roman commander in Jerusalem who sent Paul to Felix? (a) Claudius Archelaus; (b) Claudius Lysias; or (c) Claudius Antipas.

2. When Ananias the high priest pursued Paul to where he was being held by Felix, he took along an orator. What was his name? (a) Justus; (b) Titus; or (c) Tertullus.

3. Who was the wife of  Felix? (a) Priscilla; (b) Martha; or (c) Drusilla.

1. (b) Claudius Lysias (Acts 23:26). This ruler had acquired his Roman citizenship by purchase (22:28). His name Lysias indicates that he was of Greek birth.
2. (c) Tertullus (Acts 24:1).
3. (c) Drusilla (Acts 24:24). Drusilla was the youngest daughter of Herod Agrippa 1. She  was only eighteen or nineteen years old when she met Paul.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

Thank You God, we can study Your Word openly and pray we always will be free to  study Your Word .
1. Multiple choice: When Paul was given his defense before the Jewish council , who was the Jewish high priest? (a) Annas; (b) Caiaphas; or (c) Ananias.
2. Question: Which Jewish party was Paul a member of; the Pharisees or Sadducees?
3. Which Jewish party believed in the resurrection and angels and spirits, the Pharisees or Sadducees?
1. (c) Ananias (Acts 23:1,2).  was high priest from A. D. 47 to 58. He was killed by Zealots in 66 for his sympathies with Rome.
2. Pharisees (Acts 23:6).  The name Pharisee means "Separated One".
3. The Pharisees (Acts 23:8).

Monday, November 11, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: Paul encountered hostile Jews in Jerusalem at the close of his third missionary journey. They were especially angry at Paul because they thought he had brought a Gentile into the temple with him. Who was this man? (a) Tychicus; (b) Trophimus; or (c) Ttoas.

2. Who was mistakenly identified by a Roman commander as an Egyptian insurrectionist who led four thousand assassins out into the wilderness? (a) Peter; (b) Judas Iscariot; or (c) Paul

3. Who was Paul's teacher in his instruction in Judaism? (a) Caiaphas; (b) Gamaliel; or (c) Shammai.

1. (b) Trophimus (Acts 21:28, 29). Trophimus was a Gentile and had been with Paul , but Paul had not taken him into the temple.
2. (c) Paul (Acts 21:37-39). Paul set the commander straight by speaking to him in Greek.
3. (b) Gamaliel (Acts 22:3).Gamaliel was held in such high honor as a teacher that he was called "Rabban"  ("Our Teacher"), a higher title than "Rabbi" ("My Teacher").

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: What did Luke call the people of Tyre who " told Paul through the Spirit not to go up to Jerusalem"? (a) Christians; (b) backsliders; or (c) disciples.

2. What prophet came to Philip's house while Paul was there, and prophesied that Paul would be taken captive if he went to Jerusalem? (a) James; (b) Manaen; or (c) Agabus.

3. What one of the seven deacons , first mentioned in Acts 6, had four virgin daughters who were prophetesses? (a) Stephen; (b) Nicolas; or (c) Philip.

1. (c) Disciples  ( Acts 21:4).
2. (c) Agabus (Acts 21:10,11).
3. (c) Philip (Acts 21:8,9). This is the same Philip who gave the gospel to the Ethiopian eunuch.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. True or false? Paul refused to meet with the Ephesian elders in Ephesus on his return trip to Jerusalem at the end of his third missionary journey.

2. Question: Who said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive"?

3. Multiple choice: What group of church leaders wept when Paul said he would not see them again?
(a) Philippian elders; (b) Ephesian elders; or (c) Jerusalem bishops.

1. True (Acts 20:16,17).  He did not want to travel inland to Ephesus and delay his trip to Jerusalem, so he sent for them to meet him at the seacoast city of Miletus.
2. Jesus (Acts 20:35). Although this idea is expressed  by Jesus in the Gospels, these exact words are not found on the lips of Jesus.
3. Ephesian elders (Acts 20:17,37,38).

Friday, November 8, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Question: Two men from Asia  accompanied Paul as he was concluding his third missionary journey. Both of  their names began with the letter T. Name one of them.

2. Multiple choice: What was the name of the young man who died during one of Paul's messages?
(a) Ananias; (b) Secundus; or (c) Eutychus.

3. What apostle preached  a message that lasted until midnight? (a) Peter; (b) John; or (c) Paul.

1. Tychicus or Trophimus (Acts 20:4). Tychicus is mentioned in Ephesians 6:21 as being "a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord."
2. (c) Eutychus (Acts 20:9).
3. (c) Paul (Acts 20:7). Paul preached this message at Troas on his way back to Jerusalem following  his third missionary journey.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: What two men who were helping Paul in Ephesus did he send on to Macedonia while Paul  himself stayed  behind? (a) Timothy and Titus; (b) Timothy and Erastus; or (c) Timothy and Josephus.

2. Who was the silversmith at Ephesus who tried to turn all the people against Paul? (a) Alexander; (b) Demetrius; or (c) Aristarchus.

3. In the mist of the uproar in Ephesus, which Demetrius the silversmith had started, a Jew was put forward to try to explain what was happening. What was his name? (a) Joseph; (b) Alexander; or
(c) Abraham.

1. (b) Timothy and Erastus (Acts 19:21,22).
2. (b) Demetrius  (Acts 19:23-27). Demetrius made his living by making silver shrines of  Diana (v.24). As people came to Christ they quit buying shrines  and ruined the silversmith's business.
3. (b) Alexander (Acts 19: 32,33). This  may be the same Alexander that  did Paul much harm when he was in Ephesus (2 Tim. 4:14).

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: Who taught daily in the school of Tyrannus for two years? (a) Peter; (b) Paul; or
  (c) Timothy.

2. Through what man did God work unusual miracles in Ephesus so that even handkerchiefs and aprons brought from him were instrumental in healing diseases? (a) John; (b) Luke; or (c) Paul.

3. What was the name of the Jewish chief priest in Ephesus who had seven sons who tried an unsuccessful exorcism? (a) Abraham; (b) Jacob; or (c) Sceva.

1. (b) Paul (Acts 19:6,9,10). It was through this ministry that many went out and spread the Word of God all over Asia.
2. (c) Paul  (Acts 19:11,12). Paul's ministry in Ephesus lasted longer then at any other city on his missionary tours, continuing for over two years.
3. (c) Sceva (Acts 19: 13-16). To say that Sceva was a chief priest probably indicates that he was of one of the senior priestly families.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: What two people sailed with  Paul from Corinth to Ephesus? (a) Luke and John; (b) Aquila and Priscilla; or (c) Matthew and Mark.

2. What converted Jew in Ephesus is described  by Luke as  "an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures"? (a) Alexander; (b) Apollos; or (c) Theophilus

3. When Paul first came to Ephesus on his third missionary journey, he found about twelve disciples of whom? (a) John the Baptist; (b) Jesus; or (c) Gamaliel. 

1. (b) Aquila and Priscilla (Acts 18:18,19).
2. (b) Apollos (Acts 18:24).
3. (a) John the Baptist (Acts 19:1-7). There were several people who had heard the teaching of John and responded. When  they heard the fuller revelation of Jesus Christ, they immediately believed and received the Holy Spirit.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: Who was the ruler of the Corinthian synagogue who believed on the Lord in response to Paul's preaching? (a) Crispus; (b) Justus; or (c) Festus.

2. Who lived next door to the synagogue and housed Paul during at least part of his stay in Corinth?
(a) Justus; (b) Jason; or (c) Gallio.

3. After Crispus became a Christian, who replaced him as ruler of the Jewish synagogue in Corinth?
(a) Sosthenes; (b) Hermes; or (c) Justus.

1. (a) Crispus (Acts 18:8). Crispus was one of the few converts that Paul baptized personally in Corinth . (1 Con.1:14--16).
2. (a) Justus (Acts 18:7). Some identify this man as the Gaius that Paul baptized in Corinth (1Con. 1:14) and also as Paul's host during the time he penned the letter to the church at Rome (Rom.
3. (a) Sosthenes (Acts 18:17). It is most probable that Sosthenes also became a Christian since Paul
calls him a brother in his salutation of the first epistle to the Corinthians.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Act of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: What two people are mentioned  in Acts 18 as having been expelled from Roman because they were  Jews? (a) Paul and Silas; (b) Priscilla and Aquila; or (c) Peter and John.

2. Question: Who worked with Aquila and Priscilla in Corinth making tents?

3. Multiple choice: What two people rejoined Paul in Corinth, coming from Macedonia? (a) Silas and Luke; (b) Peter and James; or (c) Silas and Timothy.

1. (b) Priscilla and Aquila (Acts18:2). In Romans 16:3, Paul sends greetings to this couple and calls them his "fellow workers." It is obvious they had a wide ministry in early church and were held in very high regard.
2. Paul (Acts 18:1-3).
3. (c) Silas and Timothy (Acts 18:5). They  had been left behind at Thessalonica while Paul  went on to Athens. They met up again in Corinth.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: One woman was named as coming to faith through Paul's ministry in Athens. What was her name? (a) Dorcas; (b) Ruth; or (c) Damaris.

2. Question: A husband and wife joined  Paul in Corinth. The man  was named Aquila. What was his wife's name?

3. Multiple choice: What Roman ruler expelled all the Jews from Rome during his reign? (a) Julius; (b) Augustus; or (c) Claudius

1. (c) Damaris (Acts 17:34). There are only two converts mentioned by name as a result of Paul's ministry in Athens.
2. Priscilla (Acts 18:2). She was also known as Prisca and is usually named first when mentioned with her husband.
3. (c) Claudius (Acts 18:2)  Claudius was the Roman Caesar from A. D. 41 to 54.